J&L Custom Maternity Dresses

Looking for that one-of-a-kind maternity dress for an upcoming photoshoot, baby shower, wedding, or another special occasion? J&L Designs Boutique specializes in handmade maternity dresses and gowns that fit your lifestyle and budget. In addition to ready-to-ship dresses, J&L Designs offers custom maternity dress design services. 

Pregnancy is a time when women experience a wide range of challenges, such as back pain, sore muscles, and chronic fatigue. Finding the right maternity wear can make a dramatic difference in an expecting mom’s comfort and overall outlook. When events like pregnancy reveals and formal gatherings come around, you want to feel beautiful and confident in your skin.

J&L Designs Boutique is proud to offer moms-to-be the opportunity to design their own custom maternity dresses based on their unique style preferences, fabric choices, and budget restrictions. From feminine A-line and maxi dresses to elegant sheath and off-the-shoulder numbers, dresses can be designed to suit your specific preferences and size requirements. 

Before starting the custom maternity dress design process, it is important to understand the benefits of designing your own maternity gown and the process that goes along with it. With help from the friendly team at J&L Designs, you can choose your favorite fabrics and styles to ensure that the final product exceeds your expectations. 

Benefits of Custom Maternity Dresses

It can be tough to find a maternity dress that is not only modern, stylish, and comfortable, but also fits just right. That is why many expecting moms choose to have their maternity dresses custom-made by reputable fashion designers. Here are some benefits you can enjoy when you choose a custom maternity dress:

One-of-a-Kind Design

When we say “custom,” we mean one-of-a-kind. Custom maternity dresses are made to the exact specifications and preferences of the client, meaning no two dresses are ever exactly alike. 


 J&L Designs Boutique prides itself on creating beautiful, handcrafted maternity dresses. Extensive time and effort are spent designing and creating each and every dress.

High-Quality Fabrics

The right fabric can make all the difference when it comes to your comfort and the fit of a dress. At J&L Designs, you can expect only the highest-quality fabrics, such as chiffon and satin. 

Fit Guarantee

Custom maternity dresses from J&L Designs Boutique come with a fit guarantee. Our team will use your exact measurements to ensure that your dress fits every inch of your body comfortably. 

Custom Maternity Design Options

Many different aspects go into the design and execution of a custom maternity dress. It is important to carefully consider what type of look you’re trying to achieve when choosing elements like fabric and style. Here’s a look at some of the most popular fabrics and styles offered by J&L Designs.

Types of Fabrics

There are many different types of fabrics that can be used in custom dressmaking. When comparing fabrics, it’s important to look at aspects like breathability, comfort, absorbency, luster, resilience, and care requirements. Fabric weight and drape play a direct role in the overall look and comfort of a garment. Some stretch in the fabric is also important to accommodate a growing belly.

Some of the fabrics used in custom maternity dresses include:

  • Chiffon – Lightweight, sheer, and known for its luxurious appearance. 
  • Lace – A delicate fabric that is ornamental.
  • Satin – Has a glossy finish that catches the light. 
  • Couture – Features layers of soft tulle with embroidery. 
  • Solid Knit – Offers the perfect amount of stretch.
  • Tulle – A fine, lightweight fabric with a romantic feel.
  • Velvet – Smooth, shiny, soft, and will instantly get you noticed.

Maternity Dress Styles

Choosing the right style of dress can be tricky. Consider your body type and aim to play up your best features. Consider the following tips for choosing a dress style for each body type:

  • Pear Shape – Expecting moms with pear-shaped bodies should opt for dresses with plunging V-necks, scoop necks, and/or bell-sleeves.
  • Apple Shape – Curvy apple-shaped women look incredible in dresses with A-line silhouettes, flowy fabrics, and V-necks. 
  • Larger Bust – If you have a larger bust, consider a wrap dress, a belted dress, or a fit-and-flare dress that will help accentuate your best features.
  • Bigger Arms – If you have larger arms, avoid dresses with tight cuffs or sleeves and instead choose dresses with wide straps and stretchy fabric. 


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How the Design Process Works

At J&L Designs Boutique, we bring your vision to life by creating custom maternity dresses based on your unique ideas and specifications. Here’s a little about how our design process works:

Dress Preferences

We begin with an initial consultation to discuss your maternity dress preferences. During this consultation, we encourage you to tell us about your dress ideas and inspirations, so that we can better understand your vision and help you design a dress based on your favorite styles, silhouettes, textiles, and colors. 

Measure Yourself

Taking detailed measurements of your body is key to achieving the perfect fit. Follow the infographic below to properly measure yourself in the comfort and privacy of your own home. 

Send in Information & Need by Date

Providing us with sufficient information will help ensure a satisfactory outcome. We’ll ask you to complete our form with your measurements, need by date, and design preferences and fabrics. You will also have the opportunity to upload inspiration photos.

Receive a Quote

Once we have received your information, we’ll provide you with a quote. This quote is based on several factors, including the fabric chosen, the complexity of the design, the amount of materials needed, and the need by date. 

Final Order

If you approve the quote provided to you, we’ll submit your order and get started on your custom maternity dress right away. We aim to keep our customers involved throughout the dressmaking process. Once completed, you can expect your custom maternity dress to conveniently arrive at your door.

J&L Designs Boutique makes designing your own custom maternity dress a fun and exciting experience. Best of all, you’ll have the rare opportunity to attend your special event or maternity photoshoot in a stylish, one-of-a-kind designer gown that fits every curve of your body perfectly. 

Submit Your Design

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If my dress doesn’t fit, can I get alterations done?

Yes! You can send back your dress to get alterations done.

Do we allow returns?

We don’t provide refunds on custom designs, but we will continue working with you until you are happy with the end result.

Can I submit my own design?

Yes! You can submit a request for a specific design. Depending on the request, we may be able to incorporate it into the design. We will let you know if it’s possible for us to create. 

What is the standard production time for custom maternity dresses?

The standard production time for a custom maternity dress is about 3 weeks. If we need to custom order fabrics, it might be longer. 

Why design your own custom maternity dress?

Not only will you receive a unique, one-of-a-kind design, you will have a dress made exactly how you want it. The custom maternity dress will hug every curve, perfectly complementing your bump and making you feel beautiful no matter the occasion.

Can I see a fabric sample before having my maternity gown made?

Yes! We can send over a sample of your desired fabric. We just ask that you cover the cost for USPS postage to your address.

Do we provide design production updates?

If desired, we can send updates and images for the different steps of the design production process. Just let us know and we are happy to keep you updated!