Personal Shopper: A Black Tie Maternity Evening Gown for Angela

Angela V. wrote, "I have to attend a black tie wedding in August and I will be 7 1/2 months pregnant by then. Do you have any suggestions for dresses that will not make me look like a big pumpkin? I am willing to spend around $150. Thank you! Angela"

Angela, Janetor here. Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy, from all of us here at Outblush! Maternity formal dresses have come a long way from the satin gunnysacks forced on our mothers, but they're not totally perfect yet. Here are six lovely dresses that should work for the black tie wedding, and if the bride & groom don't think it's formal enough, that's their problem - you're pregnant! You deserve to be comfortable!

1 - Ripe Maternity 'Deluxe' Satin Dress ($105 on sale, in 2 colors)

2 - Maternal America Maternity Stretch Tulle Dress ($146, in 2 colors)

3 - ASOS Maternity Exclusive Corsage Dress ($84)

4 - Red Halter Maternity Dress with Swarovski Brooch ($50 on sale)

5 - Christian Siriano Black Cowl Neck Maternity Dress with Rhinestone Belt ($166)

6 - A Pea In the Pod Sleeveless Empire Waist Silk Shantung Maternity Dress ($100 on sale)

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Posted on 07.27.10 at 8:48 PM

Thank you so much for all of the options. I really like dress #5--super stylish and classy-perfect for the wedding.

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