Spring maternity dresses for every budget

Apr 7, 2009 at 4:16 p.m. ET

This season's spring maternity dresses are feminine, flattering and beautiful. Forget tent-like frocks and unflattering florals, there are cute maternity dresses for Easter at every price point. Check out our pick of maternity spring dresses to make your Easter attire the envy of the congregation.

Pregnant Woman Wearing Spring DressGrab your bonnets and ready the Easter baskets, Easter is just days away. With church services to attend, egg hunts to giggle at and brunches to enjoy, you are going to need a cute Easter-appropriate look.

Don't worry if you are still looking for the perfect Easter look. There is literally something for everyone in maternity these days. The days of one-boxy look fits all for maternity are long, long gone. Instead, there are sexy, sweet, sophisticated and modest looks for every style and budget. We've scouted out the cutest and coolest dresses to deck out in without making your wallet weep.

Purple palate

Purple is the "it" color this spring and the shade of the Maternity Linen-Blend Ruffle Dress in Cosmopolitan Berry (Old Navy, $29.50) is spring-y, pretty and bound to make you glow. With a flattering faux-wrap design and cute ruffles along its V-neck, this dress blends cute with sophisticated. If you are worried about exposing your shoulders at church (or catching a chill, since it's still April), pair it with a simple cardigan and leave the buttons undone. And don't forget a big and bold pendant to complete the look.

Glam girls

If you are looking for a glamorous, modern look, check out the Shirred Yoke Dress in Sea Glass (Gap, $44.99). The elegant draping of the shirred neckline and simple tie around the empire waist is the perfect sophisticated look. Pair it with gladiator sandals and some stacked bangles for an outfit that women pregnant and not-pregnant will envy.

For the edgy mom who wants to look like a rock star at Easter brunch, check out the fun and flirty Spaghetti Strap Tiered Maternity Dress (A Pea in the Pod, $325). Although it's way too racy for church, this knee-length floral print dress just screams spring and would be perfect for a brunch date or party. Make sure you get out a pair of strappy heels to compliment the sexy silk number.

Modest mamas

Polka dots are always pretty. The off-set two-tone spots on the Elbow Sleeve Faux Wrap Maternity Dress in Green (Motherhood Maternity, $29.98) are unexpected and flirty, but sweet enough for an Easter church service or an after-church brunch. This is perfect for the mom-to-be who wants to be sexy, but a little bit more modest too. Pair it with heels and simple jewelry and you are good to go.

Another option for the modest mom-to-be is the Maternal America Front Tie Maternity Dress (Due Maternity, $128) in Raspberry. With a chic tie-front empire waist and a higher v-neck, this classy dress is perfect for any Easter gathering. Pair it with a multi-stranded pearl necklace and simple stud earrings for a tres chic and put-together look.

Easy-going chic

Finally, if you are more of a casual mom to be, the Juicy Couture Maternity Cotton/Silk Dress in Green Multi (Saks Fifth Avenue, $268)  is a spring-y look without the pretenses. The ruffled bottom is a sweet detail that will compliment your belly bumb. Pair it with a cardigan and some simple sandals for an easy-going Easter-appropriate outfit.

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