I Have a Baby Shower to Attend, So I Spent Hours Searching for the Best Outfits

We may no longer be in the thick of wedding season, but baby shower season, however, is pretty much year round (it’s not quite the kind of thing you can put a timer on). While you’ve likely celebrated a number of milestones with loved ones, from graduations to big birthdays and bachelorette parties, there’s a certain excitement that comes with celebrating when someone close to you is expanding their family. First things first, perhaps a gift for the expecting parents, but immediately thereafter: what to wear? Luckily, figuring out what to wear to a winter baby shower is as simple as digging into the vault of your favorite winter outfit ideas.

When in doubt, you can always refer to details on the invitation (or check with the host) for any need-to-know details around how formal the event will be, and whether or not there is a color theme to follow. If the dress code is less defined, however, your best bet is often to forgo casual styles such as jeans and t-shirts, and opt for something fresh, fun, and festive. Think pastel colors (they may match the decor, and will look great in photos), florals, and if you must wear black (it’s not totally forbidden), opt for something printed, light, and airy. Where winter baby showers are concerned, a stylish coat and trendy boots also come to mind.

This probably already has planning your outfit feeling like less of a daunting task (because it doesn’t have to be!), and naturally, there’s even more helpful inspiration ahead.

It’s a well known secret that knit dresses are one of the chicest but easiest outfits to put together. Want to add a unique spin to it? Try opaque tights and a pair of chic clogs.

Pink is a fun-loving color fit for the joyful energy of a baby shower. Go for a maxi dress to ensure the color really packs a punch, and you’re absolutely not wrong to keep it comfy in the shoe department with cowboy boots.

Nothing fits the mood of welcoming new life like a dress covered in blooming flowers. If you like to keep things on the edgier side, you can pair even the brightest of dresses with chunky boots. 

Opt for a flowy jersey dress for a comfortable outfit you can move in throughout the day. And on the feet, the chunkiest of patent leather platforms, of course. 

Yes, it’s totally okay to wear black and white, especially to a winter baby shower. For something that still feels festive, try a garment featuring a fun print. 

For a winter baby shower that falls on a particularly chilly day, a statement jacket and boots are the name of the game. If you have a plaid jacket, use it as your statement, and keep it simple underneath with a basic black dress.

How to dress up a neutral sweater dress 101: Keep the accessorizing minimal, yet bold. Try a belt with a statement buckle, fun sock boots, and a tote that also doubles as the perfect way to transport your gift.

Sundresses for baby showers just make sense, and it’s not a totally far fetched winter outfit idea with a few layering tricks in mind. First, style the dress over a lightweight ribbed sweater. Then, pair the ensemble back to warm chunky boots with tall socks underneath. 

Style your trusty leather jacket with two of the easiest pieces in your closet, a slouchy turtleneck, and a satin mini skirt, for a look you’re  probably going to end up wearing on repeat well after the baby shower is over. 

Admittedly, sweater dresses can, at times, read ultra casual. But that quickly changes as soon as you add a cold-shoulder. 

A button up cardigan and a satin mini skirt are subtly one of our favorite outfit combinations. Additionally, if you choose garments within the same color family, your outfit will instantly look more luxe.

Baby showers are often decorated in pastel tones, so try playing it up with a statement jacket. Then, go monochromatic underneath. This way, your outfit works just as well should you take your jacket off, too.

Next: 11 Cool Winter Birthday Outfits To Copy This Season.