Plus Size Maternity Dresses

Shopping for plus size maternity clothing while pregnant isn’t always easy. The selection of maternity wear in sizes over 2XL tends to be minimal, especially if you’re not looking to spend a fortune on clothes you’ll only wear for a short time.

At J&L Designs Boutique, we are proud to offer a wide selection of stylish maternity dresses and gowns. We specialize in handcrafted maternity clothes suitable for all types of occasions. Of course, our maternity line isn’t just for pregnant women. Non-pregnant women can also enjoy these designer dresses.

What Sizes Do We Offer?

Pregnancy can be tough but finding plus size maternity clothes doesn’t have to be. At J&L Designs Boutique, you’ll find maternity clothes in sizes ranging from XXS to 5XL. We also make it easy to find the right size for your changing physique. Simply take a few basic measurements to determine the appropriate size. The measurements we require include bust, underbust, waist, hips, arm, and dress length. Check out the infographic below to learn more!

Choosing the right size for your body size and shape will help ensure a comfortable fit that provides ample room for your lovely baby bump. Note that some of our dresses are only available in “One Size,” meaning one size fits most.

What Types of Maternity Dress Styles Do We Sell?

One of the most important decisions you’ll need to make when shopping for plus size maternity dresses is the style. If you adore fluid fabrics, feminine silhouettes, and artistic flair, then consider a bohemian option. An empire waist maternity dress can help showcase your bump throughout all stages of your pregnancy. A-line, shift, and sheath dresses are also excellent maternity options.

Fabric also plays a key role in the look and feel of maternity dresses, plus size or otherwise. At J&L Designs Boutique, we offer maternity plus size dresses in a range of stylish materials, such as:

1. Chiffon

Chiffon is sheer, lightweight, and known for its luxurious appearance. Evie is a lovely example of chiffon with its soft and flowing chiffon skirt and off-the-shoulder chiffon sleeves.  Under the chiffon, you’ll find a slip for added coverage.

2. Couture

If you’re looking for an elegant plus size maternity photoshoot dress, consider an elegant couture gown. Etoiles features layers of soft tulle adorned with gold and silver embroidered stars, perfect for a maternity photoshoot or boudoir session.

3. Lace

Lace is a delicate fabric that is often ornamental in nature. Penny is a bohemian style plus size maternity gown constructed of romantic lace and soft chiffon. This long sleeve maternity dress features a small side slit and elastic around the neckline.

4. Satin

Satin is known for its glossy finish that instantly catches the eye. Adalee is a beautiful option if you are in the market for a satin plus size maternity dress. This gorgeous design has a full circle skirt, clean lines, and a stylish V neck.

5. Solid Knit

Finding a plus size pregnancy dress that offers the perfect amount of stretch without sacrificing style is no easy feat. However, the Juliette gown pulls it off effortlessly. This maternity plus size dress is constructed of soft stretch rayon jersey knit with a chiffon train that detaches.

6. Tulle

Tulle is a fine, lightweight fabric that gives dresses a romantic feel. Euphemia is a gorgeous maternity tulle dress plus size option with its off-the-shoulder sleeves, sophisticated detailing, and flowy skirt. The dress also has a zip closure on the back to achieve a comfortable fit.

7. Velvet

Velvet has a soft, smooth, and shiny quality that makes it a popular option for plus size maternity wear. Imogen is a velvet gown that will instantly get you noticed when you enter the room. The dress features bishop sleeves, clean lines, and a stylish scoop neck.

Occasions to Wear Our Maternity Dresses

If you have a special occasion coming up that requires you to dress to impress, you’re likely on the lookout for plus maternity formal dresses. At J&L Designs Boutique, we offer a large selection of maternity dresses suitable for all occasions. Some of the most common special events that our customers attend include:

  • Weddings – Whether it’s your own wedding or someone else’s, you’re sure to find the perfect gown at J&L Designs. Our plus size maternity wedding dresses are handmade with great attention to detail to ensure that you feel like your most confident and beautiful self on the big day. Best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style – you can have both.
  • Baby Showers – During your baby shower, all of the attention will be on you. You’ll of course want to look your absolute best for the event. Baby shower dresses can range from simple to super elegant. A maternity maxi dress is a practical option for a baby shower. Or perhaps a cute maternity mermaid gown is more your speed.
  • Maternity Photoshoots – When you approach the final months of your pregnancy, you’ll likely want to remember this special time in your life with a maternity photoshoot. Plus size maternity photoshoot dresses can range significantly depending on your preferred style. Consider your backdrop, the season, and similar factors when choosing plus size maternity dresses for photoshoot.
  • Formal Events – Aside from plus size maternity dresses for baby shower events and other special occasions, we also offer gowns for a wide range of formal events. From galas and art shows to balls and ceremonies, there are countless occasions that call for formal wear. If you’re a pregnant person, you’ll need to find a formal gown that is stylish, practical, and appropriate for the event.

Do We Offer Plus Size Dresses for Non-Pregnant Women?

One of the most common questions we get asked is if we offer plus size dresses for women who are not pregnant. The answer is absolutely yes! While J&L Designs primarily caters to pregnant women, we also design and create stunning dresses and gowns for non-pregnant women.

We understand that finding plus size clothing available in the latest fashions can be difficult, especially when it comes to formal wear. We also know that you want to sport quality materials that not only look incredible but also feel amazing. That is why many of our ready-to-ship dresses are suitable for both pregnant and non-pregnant ladies.

Simply take a look at our extensive collection of designer gowns and dresses to find a look that reflects your personal style. There are plenty of options to choose from, many of which are available in plus sizes.

What Fit Would Look Best for My Body Type?

Body shape and size are important components in the fashion industry. Some dress designs simply look better on certain body types. It’s also important to analyze your own body and play up your best features. Here are some considerations to make when choosing a look for your particular body type:

  • Pear Shape – If you have a pear-shaped body, your waist is wider than your bust, you have full hips, a full rear, and narrower shoulders compared to your hips. If this is your body type, opt for pieces with plunging V necks, bell-sleeves, or scoop necks. Add plenty of layers and put embellishments in the right places, such as the neckline. For pear-shaped body types, try the Jolanta, Nevaeh, or Kanielle maternity dresses.
  • Apple Shape – You may have an apple-shaped body if your shoulders are broader than your hips, you don’t have a well-defined waistline, and you are not necessarily curvy in your hip area. Women with apple shaped bodies should consider V necks, flowy fabrics, and A-line silhouettes. Layers are also great, as well as strapless-style dresses. A maternity plus size maxi dress can be super flattering. Some great dresses for apple-shaped body types are Paisley, Jessie, and Ashley.
  • Larger Arms – If you have larger arms, it can sometimes be tough to find dresses that fit well. It’s important to consider sleeve shape above all else. Steer clear of tight sleeves or cuffs that are not only unflattering but also uncomfortable. Consider wide straps that provide ample support or sleeves made from stretchy fabric. Three-quarter sleeves that loosely wrap around the largest part of the upper arm can create the illusion of slimmer wrists. We offer several maternity gowns that are a great fit for this characteristic, including the Chloe, Xiomara, and Thea dresses.
  • Larger Bust – When it comes to finding maternity dresses for women with larger busts, it can be hit or miss. While some dress styles tend to look especially flattering on women with larger busts, other styles can be too constricting. If you have a large bust, consider wrap dresses, fit-and-flare dresses, belted dresses, or V neck dresses. A plus size maternity maxi dress can also be a stunning option for a larger-busted woman. Some of the best maternity dresses for larger busts include the Seraphine, Juliette, and Iona.

Plus Size Maternity Dresses from J&L Designs Boutique

Plus size women often struggle to find motherhood maternity wear that reflects the latest styles. Finding clothing to fit a particularly curvy figure often requires women to scour the internet, only to come up short on options. The good news is you don’t have to look any further for gorgeous plus size maternity gowns.

J&L Designs Boutique specializes in maternity dresses for weddings, baby showers, maternity photoshoot sessions, pregnancy reveals, formal events, and other special occasions. Shop our wide selection of ready-to-ship dresses and order your favorite for your upcoming event.