Editors handpick every product that we feature. We may earn commission from the links on this page.

14 Baby Shower Guest Dress Options You Can't Go Wrong With

We cracked the dress code.


This summer, your itinerary is booked solid with bridal showers, bachelorette parties, summer weddings, and baby showers. With each event comes a new dress code (bless your more laid-back friends who didn't enforce a black-tie situation) that leaves you frantically searching for the right dress. It can be confusing, especially, to dress for a baby shower—the occasion is a little less dressy than a wedding, but definitely more done up than if you were going to work. The solution? Simply wear a dress that looks good in pictures (there will be plenty of you posing next to the bump) and won't make you look like you're overshadowing the expectant mother. Ahead, I found 14 options for any baby showers that come your way.

1 of 13
Best for Outdoor Showers
Goldie Ruffled Floral-Print Linen Midi Dress
Zimmermann modaoperandi.com

Baby showers are happy and celebratory occasions, so dress the part in this linen yellow citrus floral printed dress. It's suitable for summertime showers when the expectant mother wants to host her party in the backyard or at outdoor venues. 

2 of 13
Best for Looking Sophisticated
Plissé Pleated Recycled Polyester Blend Dress
& Other Stories stories.com

For a baby shower where the mom has not announced the sex of the baby, arrive in a neutral-colored dress. This wrap minidress with billowy sleeves is effortless to throw on and even easier to style for the occasion. Slip on a pair of sandals and these two-tone-goes-with-everything earrings.

3 of 13
Best for Cooler Weather
Honey Tiered Floral-Print Cotton Dress
DÔEN net-a-porter.com

For boho baby showers,  show up in this loose-fitted dress from DÔEN. It's made of cotton with micro florals and a bohemian tiered skirt flows away from the body. Since this dress has sleeves, it'll be perfect for wearing to showers held in autumn.  

4 of 13
Best for a Pop of Color
Bow Bicolor Dress
Mango mango.com

The poppy colors on this Mango piece give it a dressy yet casual vibe, which makes it a versatile option for all your parties. You can easily wear this to a baby shower with flats, then add in heels before heading to that dinner date with your SO.

5 of 13
Best for Formal Showers
Edith City Crepe Fit & Flare Midi Dress
Gal Meets Glam nordstrom.com

Save your backless dresses and plunging neckline gowns for soirées that forgo all dress codes. This modest knee-length dress with sleeves is more suited for baby showers that focus on the mama-to-be. This dress comes in black and navy too, should you want a more neutral color. 

6 of 13
Best Casual Pick
Chambray Faux Wrap Dress
Draper James draperjames.com

Your friend didn't enforce a dress code for her baby shower, but you don't want to show up in just jeans. The solution? Wear this cap-sleeve denim dress from Reese Witherspoon's Draper James line. It has a stylish asymmetrical hem and will satisfy your desire to stay comfy and cute.

7 of 13
Best for Versatility
Sally Floral Maxi Dress
LoveShackFancy saksfifthavenue.com

This dress will pull double-duty for summer weddings and summer baby showers. The unexpected slit on the side and crisscross back add unique elements to this floral dress. Wear it with heels to the wedding, then swap for sneakers and cover up with a blazer or cardigan for the shower. 

8 of 13
Best for Dressing Up or Down
Kinsley Micro Print Wrap Dress
ASTR THE LABEL nordstrom.com

You're tired of seeing floral print everywhere, so opt for something different like this dress with spots. It has a casual feel but still looks appropriate for parties, especially if you style it out with your favorite statement jewelry.

9 of 13
Best for Impressing Your Hosts
Printed Jersey Shirtdress
Tory Burch shopbop.com

For showers with a slightly older crowd, you'll want to show up in this polished shirtdress from Tory Burch. It's formal without feeling overly stuffy, especially if you wear it with some metallic heels or sandals. 

10 of 13
Best for a Budget
Dress with Buttons
H&M hm.com

If you're on a budget, this $35 printed dress will make you feel like a hundred bucks at any baby shower. The print looks great on camera and you'll get many more wears from it post-shower.

11 of 13
Best for Feeling Like a Princess
Pleated Poplin Shirt Dress
Brandon Maxwell modaoperandi.com

Obsessed with Prince Harry and Meghan? You'll definitely want to channel some royal vibes in this pleated green number—it's the same dress Meghan wore last year while she was pregnant and on her first royal tour. Save this for the super fancy baby showers.

12 of 13
Best for Freeing Up Your Hands
Floral Button Front Dress
Charles Henry nordstrom.com

I love a dress with pockets and this one is most useful if you don't want to carry too many things to the baby shower. After all, you're already lugging that gift bag around. Stick only the essentials like your car keys and phone into the pockets.

13 of 13
Best to Wear Again and Again
Loulou Twill Dress
Frankie Shop net-a-porter.com

This dress works for both summer and fall/winter baby showers thanks to the cream color. When the weather is nice, style it with colorful accessories like a pink beaded bag. Once the temperature drops, you'll want to wear this dress with a duster coat and boots. 

For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
More From Fall Fashion 2020