Personal Shopper: A Maternity Cocktail Dress for Laura

Laura writes: Please help! I've just found out that I need a cocktail dress for my husband's company Christmas party coming up in DC. Normally I would be able to find something, but the problem is that I'll be 6 months pregnant by then (and I've never had to shop for maternity clothes until now). I've been going through some of your past maternity posts trying to find something, but nothing's really popping out at me from the sites. I'm looking for something with color, not just your usual black dress that most people wear, but I also don't want to stand out too much. I don't want to go too crazy on the price since I probably won't be wearing it that much as well. Can you help me find something?

Hey there, Laura! I, Outblush Operative and Mommy Rachel H., have found you some dresses that might fit the bill (and bump!). These are all under $100, and you won't stand out too much in all but #1, which I just had to include because it's so much fun.

(P.S. My favorite site for inexpensive yet fabulous maternity fancy-ish gear is ASOS Maternity. Go check it out.)

1 - Japanese Weekend Retro Shift Maternity Dress ($64, on sale)
2 - A Pea in the Pod Sleeveless Dress ($55, on sale)
3 - ASOS Maternity Bell Sleeved Dress ($48)
4 - ASOS Maternity Asymmetric Hem Bandeau Dress ($63, also in black)
5 - Motherhood Short Sleeved Pleated Dress ($40)
6 - ASOS Maternity Bobble Beaded Tunic Dress ($90, also in cream)
7 - Mamalicious Embellished Bib Dress ($69)
8 - Gap Maternity Tank Dress ($35, also in black)
9 - Japanese Weekend Dress ($56)
10 - A Pea in the Pod Rosette Detail Dress ($100)

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