6 Elegant Maternity Dress Rentals For Your Baby Shower Or Maternity Shoot

Renting Maternity Dresses For Your Bump

Sourcing sustainable maternity apparel can be tricky. Because your pregnancy lasts for only nine months (and during those nine months your body is continually changing), it’s difficult to invest in a piece that you can wear over and over again. Even if you choose to have more than one child, mothers find that each pregnancy is different—something that may have fit during your first pregnancy doesn’t fit during the second.

Thankfully, online rental companies offer a solution—specifically for formal gowns, maternity shoot garments, and that one-time use special occasion dress. Founded by women who are committed to making your pregnancy as effortless as possible, these sites provide affordable and elegant maternity dresses. Whether it be for a special event, your baby shower, maternity shoot, or that last-minute babymoon, these online maternity rental sites can help dress you and your bump.

1. Rent The Runway

Price Range | $30+

With more than 200 elegant maternity dresses, we love Rent The Runway for high-end designer gowns that cost only a fraction of retail price. We also love that this female-founded company is committed to making luxury fashion affordable and obtainable to every woman.

Rent your maternity dress online or by visiting one of Rent The Runway's nationwide stores. You can choose to rent for just one occasion or sign up for a subscription membership for everyday clothing. They also cover shipping and dry cleaning, and a $5 insurance fee covers wear and tear. You can also include a free backup size with your order, as well as an additional style for an extra charge. A company by women and for women, 10% of every rental is donated to organizations supporting and empowering females.

We Love | Rent The Runway garments are dry cleaned with a non-hazardous, non-phosphate oil-based solvent and, at the end of each season, the company recycles the dresses through sample sales or by donating to organizations such as Operation Prom. All apparel is shipped in patented eco-friendly garment bags to reduce packaging (they estimate they have saved 900 tons of shipping waste). And, in 2017, the company phased out real fur and feathers.

Review | “Very comfortable for a pregnant woman looking to feel beautiful and not have to worry about her comfort level. Many compliments all night!” — Tina, Verified Purchase

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2. Mama Rentals

For mamas-to-be in Australia, Mama Rentals has the perfect dress for your bohemian-inspired maternity photo shoot. From lace to sequins, their selection offers showstoppers for photo shoots, baby showers, gender reveal parties, and other events. The company was started when the founder was planning her own maternity shoot and didn’t want to buy a new dress just to wear once. Her approach is to offer sustainable, affordable, and gorgeous options without adding to the world of fashion waste.

To complete the look, you can even rent a stunning flower crown made from delicate artificial flowers!

Price Range | $39 and up

We Love | In an effort to be a zero-waste company, Mama Rentals encourages customers to send back the packaging they used so that it can be recycled. Plus, they offer several recommendations of Australian photographers, so that you can plan your shoot hassle-free.

Review | “Amazing service! Such beautiful gowns to hire at a great price and the whole rental experience was easy. Will definitely be recommending to others!” - Jade S.

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3. Borrow For Your Bump

Price Range | $50+

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Borrow For Your Bump (BFYB) was founded by Krystal Stubbendeck in 2012. The company specializes in providing one-time maternity dress rentals, as well as subscription boxes for everyday maternity fashion. 

BFYB has a diverse collection of evening gowns, cocktail attire, and summer dresses. Do you need something formal for an upcoming wedding? Are you looking for a fun and breezy maxi for vacation? Whatever you need, this collection has something for every pregnant woman. 

We Love | Borrow For Your Bump maintains an inspirational and encouraging blog for expectant and new mothers. We especially love the birth stories, prenatal yoga guides, and bump fashion blogs. 

Review | “I rented this dress for a black-tie spring wedding I attended at 34 weeks pregnant. The dress fit nicely and was very comfortable. It is really beautifully made, and I got so many compliments from other guests!” — Elizabeth V., Verified Purchase

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4. La Belle Bump

Price Range | $30+

La Belle Bump was founded by a mother of three who discovered that she was unable to reuse most of her maternity clothes throughout her pregnancies. “My body had changed, seasons were different and frankly the material had worn out,” she explains. Her frustration led to the creation of La Belle Bump: a maternity subscription site that also offers one-time maternity gown rentals for special occasions. 

Cocktail, floor-length, sleeveless, maxi—the La Belle Bump maternity dress collection has it all. And with affordable prices, free shipping/return, and professional cleaning, the service is easy-to-use, leaving you more time to focus on self-care and your growing baby!

We Love | La Belle Bump also has a wonderful and resourceful blog for new and expectant mothers. Check out their post 5 Reasons to Rent Your Maternity Clothes to learn more about the benefits of renting apparel during pregnancy. 

Review | “An awesome maternity rental service, so pleased, great selection and easy, check them out!” — Cara, Verified Purchase

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5. Mine For Nine

Price Range | $22+

Mine For Nine has one of the largest online rental collections of maternity dresses and formal gowns for expectant women. It is also incredibly inclusive with size options for all body shapes and types—available dresses range from XS to 3XL.

All rentals at Mine For Nine are professionally cleaned once returned, and a $5 insurance charge covers normal wear and tear. Shipping is free over $75, and the Mine For Nine Rewards program gives you 25% off your fourth order.

Whether you need a little black maternity dress, something floral for spring, or a professional dress for a work event, Mine For Nine is the place to shop.

We Love | After a garment is too worn for the site, Mine For Nine donates the well-loved items to women’s organizations, such as Dress for Success.

Review | “I borrowed a dress for a black tie wedding. Came right away, customer service was excellent and it was the most comfy dress I've ever worn.” - Danielle C., Facebook Review

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6. Mama Bump Rentals

Price Range | $25+

Founded in 2014 in Clarksville, Tennessee, Mama Bump Rentals is the perfect website to find an affordable and stunning maternity gown for your baby shower, maternity shoot, or an upcoming special occasion. Dry cleaning is taken care of by the company, so need to worry about doing it yourself, and a $5 insurance fee covers normal wear and tear.

Most gowns in the Mama Bump Rental collection are formal and floor length, although a few are more appropriate for daytime baby showers and summer festivities.  

We Love | Retired rentals are posted for sale on the website for purchase to minimize waste. 

Review | “This gown was absolutely perfect for my maternity session. It fit well and was light and breezy enough for early Fall in Texas. I felt like a princess and my photographer enjoyed capturing the dress as much as I did wearing it!” - Tamara F., Verified Purchase

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