What to Wear to Your Baby Shower

What to Wear to Your Baby Shower

What I Wore to my Baby Shower Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous
What I Wore to my Baby Shower Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous
What I Wore to my Baby Shower Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous
What I Wore to my Baby Shower Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous
What I Wore to my Baby Shower Angela Lanter Hello Gogreous
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Last month, Matt and I traveled home to Ohio to celebrate baby girl Lanter.  We were so blessed with a beautiful baby shower hosted by our family.  The shower had so many special touches and the most gorgeous decor.  I’ll be sharing a detailed blog post this week with tons of shower photos.  If you are planning a baby shower soon, then don’t miss this post because our family came up with the most creative ideas!

I wanted to blog about my baby shower outfit because I had such a hard time choosing what to wear.  I’m a Pinterest girl (duh) and it’s always the first place I go for inspiration.  Honestly, I was a bit disappointed…  Pinterest didn’t have the outfit inspiration that I expected to find.  I know I can’t be the only mama-to-be looking for some ideas on what to wear to her shower, right?

When I started thinking about my look, I knew I wanted to wear a dress, but I had specific things I was looking for…  The day of the shower, I was only going to be 27 weeks pregnant, so I wanted to wear something that put my bump on full display.  During my pregnancy, I’ve been wearing mostly form-fitting clothes.  Funny enough, I actually feel most comfortable in tighter clothes than I do in the typical loose maternity wear.  I think I may be an odd duck because it seems like a lot of women want to wear looser fitting pieces while pregnant…  Not me, lol.

My dress checklist looked something like this: it needed to be form-fitting, a step up from casual (but not too dressy) and also feminine.  I placed several online orders for dresses from different retailers, but the second I tried on this light pink number, I knew I had found my baby shower dress.  I chose the Emma Long Sleeve Dress from Susana Monaco in “Nude” and I sized up to a Small, which ended up being the perfect fit.  On ShopBop I could tell the dress would be more of a soft pink than a nude and it turned out to be this lovely shade of baby pink.  Since I could only see the dress online, I wasn’t sure how stretchy it would be…  The material ended up being the softest, stretchiest material and absolutely perfect for a baby bump!

Here’s the bad thing about Ohio, especially in the Fall…  You never know what kind of weather you’re going to get.  We were so blessed with a sunshiny, beautiful day.  Honestly, I chose the perfect outfit for the occasion and the weather.

I wore Badgley Mischka heels on my wedding day, so of course I wanted to keep with tradition and wear them on baby shower day.  I chose the Kiara platform pumps and they ended up being way more comfortable than I expected.  They run true-to-size and I love Badgley Mischka because their quality is always amazing.  These heels matched my dress perfectly!  I’m wearing them in “Blush Satin” and they’re currently ON SALE for 40% off!

Jewelry is something I like to keep simple for events that will be photographed.  The reason I feel that way is because a lot of accessories tend to be trendy, and I didn’t want to look back and regret any trendy choices.  I skipped a necklace and instead wore my everyday diamond stud earrings.  I chose two bracelets: a pave link bracelet from Baublebar and a gold rhinestone stretch bracelet from Charming Charlie.  My Charming Charlie bracelet was so complimented but sadly it’s sold out online.  Below I linked severals similar options for you to shop, and the best part is the reasonable price point.

My mom surprised me with this darling pink and gold sash to wear during the shower from Bridal Bling N Bowtique on Etsy.  It was such an adorable touch to help make this mama-to-be stand out.

I can’t forget about undies.  Finding the perfect undies and bra for a tight dress while pregnant is NO JOKE, lol.  I hate, HATE panty lines.  I went with a pair of high-waist Commando briefs because they’re so stretchy and lightweight.  As for bras, my most recent favorite is my Third Love Classic T-Shirt bra.  Third Love’s website has you take a test and do your own measurements so you get the truest bra fit possible…  Love!

Last but not least, let’s talk beauty.  I wanted to keep my hair simple but pretty, so I went with my go-to curls.  I did use two tracks of clip-in extensions (from The Hair Shoppe here in LA).  In case you haven’t already seen this, here’s a tutorial of how I curl my hair using a curling wand.

My makeup was focused on clean, glowy skin with bold lashes and a nude lip.  Leave a comment below and let me know if you’d like to see me recreate this makeup look on YouTube.

Let me know in the comments below what you wore or are planning to wear to your baby shower.  Did you have a hard time choosing or finding the right look like I did?  I’m hoping this post will help some mamas-to-be out there who are searching for the perfect outfit!

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DressSusana Monaco  //  ShoesBadgley Mischka (ON SALE 40% OFF!) [c/o]  //  Pave Link Bracelet:  Baublebar

Gold/Rhinestone Bracelet:  similar herehere and here  //  Maternity Sash: Bridal Bling N Bowtique [c/o]

Bra:  ThirdLove [c/o]  //  Shaping UndiesCommando [c/o]  //  Nail PolishEssie “Angora Cardi” [c/o]  //  LipstickMAC

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  • Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

    I love this look for your baby shower! I preferred form fitting stuff when I was pregnant too. I felt like it made me look more pregnant, so most of my maternity clothes were form fitting other than some sweaters I had because I was pregnant during the winter. My baby shower dress was just a regular dress that I sized up in and it worked so well.

    The shower looks like it was lovely, I can’t wait to see the full recap on it! And I’d love to see how you did your makeup 🙂

    • Angela Lanter

      Thank you, Emily! I’ll be posting more photos this week! 🙂

  • You’re definitely not the odd duck lol. I think younger generations now are definitely more into form fitting. It’s generations like my parents/grandparents who just wore stretchy/loose clothing. Maternity fashion has changed so much over the years! I had my shower at 25 weeks because I also had to travel back to OH, and I wore a maxi dress (from Pinkblush). While I LOVED it, I didn’t look as pregnant as I wanted. In fact, people kept telling me that and it made me sad lol. Even at 33 weeks it still didn’t form over my bump as much as I had hoped – even though I’ve stayed relatively smaller than others, I still thought it would be so obvious! I was wrong though haha. So if I were to do it again I’d wear a super form fitting dress like you. Can’t wait to see more pics from your shower! I shared mine on my blog too, and just shared my third trimester update post too! It’s crazy how quickly pregnancy goes by.

    • Angela Lanter

      I know exactly what you were going for with your shower dress! I hate when you have a vision in mind and make all these plans only for it not to turn out the way you saw it in your head. That’s how interior decorating is for me. I see a room in my head (or piece of furniture) and it never turns out the way I think it will, lol!

  • You’re so pretty! Such a cute outfit. Did you post about your shower decorations and the cute touches your family came up with?

    • Angela Lanter

      Thank you, Cassie! The blog post with shower decor details and photos will be up this week. 🙂

  • Brittany Blackburn

    Yes to the makeup look please!

  • Samantha

    I would LOVE to see a makeup tutorial! Great pictures. You both look so happy 🙂

  • Michelle Johnson

    You look so gorgeous! I believe I have that same dress! I’m obsessed with that sash! I added that shop as a favorite and will have to make a hint to family and friends when it’s my time to have a shower. lol Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!

  • Theresa | Bridesmaids Confession

    OMGosh how amazing those heels are. You must be a total pro. I can’t walk in heels. Haha.

  • What a beautiful dress! I agree, I looked on Pinterest too when for my baby shower and felt the same way. I love this dress! And wearing your wedding shoes in tradition? Such a great idea.

  • That dress is beautiful! I was never this fashionable for my baby showers, but I would have loved a gorgeous dress like that!

  • Erica @ Coming up Roses

    You look so gorgeous!! Love your outfit. And it looks like you had a beautiful baby shower. Congratulations!!

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  • Caitlin Patton

    You look absolutely adorable! I love the fun detail on the back of those heels!!!

    • Angela Lanter

      Thank you! I love their shoes because of the detail! 🙂

  • OMG obsessed with those gorgeous shoes!!! I loved wearing form fitting clothes when pregnant, I felt super sexy with my bump on full display. I think pregnant women are so gorgeous!!

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