Kate Middleton’s nude dress: Maternity wear for formal occasions

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a nude dress for the Queen’s 60th Coronation Anniversary — check it out:

I’ll join the majority of the commentary…this is a great dress, and the empire waist is perfect. And the whole ceremony did raise the question of what to wear to formal occasions when you’re pregnant, even if you’re not Kate Middleton cheering on the Queen — it is wedding season, after all. Here are three picks:

Maternity evening wear: Tulle dress
Love this Tulle dress by Maternal America, available at SevenWomen.ca — nice for a Gatsby-inspired summer.

Jessica Simpson maternity lace dress
This Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Lace Trim dress, available at Motherhood Maternity, while not the best choice for a guest at a traditional wedding, is really cute for other occasions.

And here’s a neat option: You can rent formal maternity dresses from the Belly Bump Boutique (they ship to Canada) — not a bad option for those once-in-a-summer occasions. Here’s the Olian Kora Beaded Dress from their inventory:

Formal maternity dress Olian

What are you wearing if you’re pregnant this summer?