The Best Dresses for a Newborn Photoshoot

The Best Dresses for a Newborn Photoshoot

For moms planning a newborn photo shoot, selecting the perfect outfit is crucial for capturing those precious, early moments with your new arrival (after all, the pictures will hopefully be hanging all over your house to remember forever!!!). The ideal newborn photoshoot dress is one that combines comfort, style, and a touch of elegance, ensuring you look and feel your best, even when you just gave birth a few days ago! When it came to planning our newborn photos, I know I was STRESSING about what to wear for it, so I thought I could help ease that stress for you all. After all, the right dress will make you feel like a million bucks – even with no sleep. 

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The Best Dresses for a Newborn Photshoot

For a newborn photoshoot, you’re going to want something you feel comfortable (and flattering) in just days after giving birth, as well as something that isn’t going to take away from your beautiful baby in the shot (think whites and neutrals, or soft feminine prints!). It’s important to keep comfort and style in mind, as well as soft fabrics and flowy silhouettes that will make you feel AMAZING.

Dresses I love and would look perfect for a newborn baby photoshoot:

The Classic White/Cream Palette

These dresses have gorgeous silhouettes that are not too tight and with just the right length!

This White Linen Dress

This linen dress is such a great chic and comfortable option. It hangs so beautifully and is ultra flattering, perfect for creating memorable photo moments​​.

PinkBlush White Lace Mesh Overlay Long Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress

If you prefer a more elegant vibe for your newborn photoshoot, the dress is a great choice.


Seafolly Faithful Midi Dress in White 

For a simple but still chic look, these are definitely must haves!

Dresses with Pastel Colors

If you don’t feel like going with the traditional white-cream-beige options, these dresses have the just the right amount of color (more of a pastel!)

Free People Delphine Midi Dress in Pampas 

Dresses with Subtle Floral Patterns

If you prefer patterns, but don’t want to take too much of the attention in the photoshoot, try these options that aren’t too ‘noisy’ or ‘loud’.

Free People Golden Hour Maxi Dress in Tea Combo

V. Chapman Lily Dress in Pink Rose Print

When choosing your dress, consider the location and theme of your newborn photo shoot, as well as what will make you feel most comfortable and beautiful!!! 



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