Baby Shower Outfits for Family. Congratulations, you’re having a baby! And somebody is throwing you a baby shower. This is a wonderful occasion, a chance for friends and family to celebrate you and your little blessing on the way.
They will literally “shower” you with love and gifts. It’s a lot of fun and will be as traditional (or untraditional) as you and your loved ones want it to be… and you probably already know this, especially if this isn’t your first baby shower.
Today’s article is for those of you who are perhaps first-time parents and attending your baby shower as a couple (also known as a “co-ed” shower). You are the guests of honor, after all, and you will want to look your best. It’s also for those who already have a little one (or more) in tow and you want to be sure your whole family looks cute and photo-ready. Lastly, it’s for those Mamas who need a little inspiration, even if it’s just for themselves, and aren’t quite sure what to wear. Whatever category you fall into, there’s something here for everyone.
So, let’s get started with some tips, and then we will look at 15 different baby shower outfit ideas for the whole family!
What to Wear at Your Own Baby Shower?
Here are some tips to remember when choosing your outfit for the big event:
- Comfortable, supportive shoes are a must. You will probably spend most of the time on your feet, chatting with friends, taking pictures, or admiring the decor so do yourself a solid and wear comfy shoes!
- Is the baby shower outside? Is the weather going to be super warm? Figure out the answers to these questions ahead of time so you can dress accordingly. Your body is probably already sensitive to heat, what with the “cooking” of your little bun in the oven! So stick to appropriate fabrics like cotton and linen for warm weather.
- Show off the bump. As the body grows and expands to accommodate the tiny human growing inside, you might feel tempted to wrap yourself up in various layers… but this is a special day and a special time. Try and embrace whatever your body is looking like right now and opt for an outfit that showcases your beautiful bump. You will love looking back at pictures later on and remembering the day and what it felt like to be at this point of your pregnancy.
- When in doubt, choose a dress. It is one of the most common forms of attire worn to a baby shower. Go for one that you feel pretty in. Stick to lightweight materials, depending on the weather and location. You can wear a dress in the color of the shower’s theme (for instance, blue for a boy, or pink for a girl, or some other color that the shower is themed around) or stick to neutral white, which is always a flattering choice.
- However, in no way, shape, or form do you have to wear a dress. Wear what you are most comfortable in! That’s what really matters.
Now let’s look at our curated picks for outfits for families, couples, and mamas!
↓ 15. Matching Baby Shower Outfits
A super cute option for parents and kids is to wear matching tee shirts. Little kiddos will love their Brother and Sister tee-shirts and it’s an easy way to make sure they feel included at the baby shower as well. Go for a theme and stick to a couple of colors, like this adorable family who wore all white with a gold-and-pink theme. The whole ensemble makes for a wonderful photo op, something you can cherish for the rest of your lives! You can get more ideas from these Cutest Matching Mother Daughter Outfits On The Internet.
↓ 14. Baby Shower Outfits for Mom and Dad
It’s always good to know in advance (if possible, that is) what type of baby shower is taking place. Is it a super formal, dressy affair? Or is it you and your besties getting together to laugh, hug, and celebrate the coming miracle?
If the latter, you will find that a semi-casual outfit is your best option for both of you!
For Mama, a simple summer dress paired with a long cardigan, a cute hat, and the sandals of your choice.
For Dad, a white button-down, a neutral jacket, and jeans are just the thing to ensure he feels comfortable but stays photo-ready.
↓ 13. Dressy Outfits for Couple
If you know that your baby shower will be a little more on the dressy side, these outfits might be the better picks for you and your guy.
A ruffled, baby pink dress looks darling (and more than appropriate) when paired with statement earrings and ankle-strap sandals.
Your guy will look fantastic in a white button-down with sleeves rolled up to the elbows, trousers, and dress shoes. Some nice sunglasses will tie the look together!
↓ 12. Baby Shower Outfits for Mom and Daughter
If you have already been blessed with a little lady of your own, then dressing up with her for the baby shower of your next little blessing will be such fun for you both! She will love being your “mini-me,” and it’s a nice way to help her feel special on an occasion that isn’t as much about her…
Keep it simple. Stick to one solid color and maybe a single accessory. While we make no promises about her keeping a headpiece on, you could try hats, headbands, flower crowns, or wreaths like these beautiful gals did.
↓ 11. Matching Baby Shower Outfits for Mom and Dad
If your guy is game, wearing matching outfits to your bridal shower can be a lot of fun! Keep it simple and stick to a monochromatic look. This lovely couple went with pink and white (looks like a baby girl is on the way!). She wears a pink dress and a flower crown. He wears a pink tee, white pants, and pink sneakers. S’cute! You can also take some inspiration from these Celebrities Couples Matching Outfits.
↓ 10. For Him and Her
We are in love with this adorable couple who rocked these chic and stylish ensembles like nobody’s business. To get a similar look for you and your guy, stick to a similar theme of colors. Here we see they kept to various shades of blue, with complementing neutrals.
She looks stunning in an off-the-shoulder bodycon dress with nude heels (we still recommend nude flats, but if you can stand the heels, go for it!). And her guy looks awesome in a white button-down with light blue suspenders, dark blue dress pants, and brown Oxfords.
↓ 9. Long-Sleeved Top & Jeans
Are you not in the mood to wear a dress? Not to worry. Here is a simple but very pretty option showing how you can wear jeans, a long-sleeved blouse, and heels to feel and look amazingly stylish. If you love rocking heels, try a block or wedge heel that is a little shorter for better support. Get more ideas from our previous post on Comfortable Summer Baby Shower Outfits For Mommy & Guests.
Here is another option! Look for a long-sleeved velvet tiered blouse, blue denim jeans (or white skinny jeans), and black sandals.
↓ 8. Elegant Ivory & Blue Outfits for Couple
He wears a baby blue suit jacket and blue striped tie. She wears a lace bodycon dress. So elegant! Outfits like these best suit a formal or semi-formal baby shower.
↓ 7. Baby Shower Outfit Ideas for Mom
Whether this is your first baby shower or not, having lots of ideas for what to wear is always helpful. So here are three looks all based around dresses that we really love. From pink ruffles to white boots, these outfits will have you feeling fabulous.
↓ 6. Mommy & Son Outfits
Your little guy is going to be a big brother. Help him feel special by letting him dress up for the baby shower! A cute little button-down worn with khaki shorts is simple and comfy and he’ll love looking like a grownup.
For Mama, an embroidered pink maxi dress is so pretty and whimsical… You could also wear blue like your little man or he could wear a pink button-down.
Is your little tyke obsessed with denim? Dress up in matching jean jackets! This is a great “boy mom” look as well, and great for the mom who prefers leather leggings over a floor-length dress.
↓ 5. Stylish Outfits for Mom and Dad
Once again, sticking to a couple of colors with your outfits as a couple is the easiest way to coordinate. You can wear pretty much whatever you like, just make sure you stick to the same scheme. This lovely pair went white and neutral and so, Mama is in a full-length white ruffled dress and Dad is in a short-sleeve button-down, beige pants, and dress shoes. Simple, elegant, timeless.
↓ 4. Ruffles & Red Heels
Pair up a ruffled print dress with red heels and statement earrings for a full ensemble you will feel completely fabulous wearing!
You also want to make sure your hair is styled (because nothing elevates a look like a beautiful hairstyle) and your makeup is done as you like it. Whether that’s full flam or something a little more subtle (or bare-faced!) you do you, Mama!
↓ 3. Navy Blue and Sage Green
The easiest way to dress up the whole family is to stick to a color scheme. A floral dress brings together various colors and Papa and Baby can coordinate their outfits to match Mama’s flowers! We see that here with the green tones in the dress and the beige pants… An off-the-shoulder dress is also a lovely choice for a shower.
↓ 2. Baby Shower Outfit Ideas for Dad
Baby shower outfits for dads are simple. A light blue button-down (short or long-sleeved) paired with jeans and dress shoes is simple, stylish, and perfect for the occasion. This is a party, so no tee-shirts (unless you are doing themed matching tees!), basketball shorts, or slides. A watch and sunglasses are the only accessories he’ll need.
↓ 1. Baby Shower Outfits for the Family
Our final pick is a personal favorite. Look at those smiles! After all, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile…”
For Mama, a light blue ruffled midi dress is the perfect blend of comfy style and feminine elegance. Wear with flats or small heels.
For Dad, a simple button-down with the sleeves rolled up is functional and not over-dressy. Lastly, this little lady wears a little sleeveless dress with ruffles and sandals. So darling!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about dressing for your own baby shower. Check them out!
Q. How should you dress for a baby shower?
A. There are multiple factors that go into choosing a baby shower outfit. Things like the weather, the time of day, and whether or not the party is indoors. Or outdoors. But once you figure out those things, picking something to wear gets a lot easier!
There are no “shoulds” when it comes to baby attire. You should feel as comfortable as possible… however, because you will want to look back one day and feel happy about your wardrobe choice, stay away from loungewear, sweats, or pajamas. This is a party, after all, and you are basically the star! A typical favorite is a dress because it’s a one-and-done look that is also stylish, feminine, and comfortable.
Other options include jumpsuits, blouses and dress pants, a matching set, or a top and skirt. Stick to flats if possible and be sure your feet feel supported.
Q. Is it OK to wear jeans for a baby shower?
A. Sure thing. It’s not as popular a choice (stick to dress pants if possible) but a great pair of jeans can sometimes be just the thing. Pair them up with a blouse (think lace, chiffon, or embroidery) to keep it feeling light and ephemeral. Stay away from ripped jeans and consider white skinny jeans over regular blue denim. Check out outfit #9 for a good jeans outfit idea.
Q. What color do you wear to a baby shower?
A. Stick to elegant colors or neutrals. White is always a popular choice. Beige, blush, and soft pastels are others. Florals are also a great choice that won’t let you down.
And that’s all for today! We hope you enjoyed this post and are feeling confident to pick out your own baby shower outfits for you and your family!
R.H. Elias is a freelance writer, aspiring author, and freelance transcriptionist. She is a homebody all the way and loves curling up on a cold, rainy day with a good book and a warm cup of tea. Her favourite pastimes include reading, writing, and watching period films. She currently lives in Puerto Rico.