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What to wear to a baby shower when you’re single and don’t have a baby

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Baby showers are beautiful things. You get to celebrate the imminent arrival of a brand new human into the world. And usually the celebration is for someone you really care about, so showering them with gifts and well wishes is a wonderful and rewarding experience.

In some cases however, the showering of a baby-to-be can create an oestrogen-fuelled environment where all sorts of awkward questions are raised, mostly from well meaning aunties and grandmothers wanting to know when ‘your turn’ is coming?

And if, like us, you don’t have children, or even plans for children (just yet), then it can take some clever ducking and diving to escape interrogation and make it safely to the punch bowl.

But it’s not all bad news.

The upside to being an unmarried woman with no offspring is that you don’t need to feel guilty about splashing out on a hot new outfit to wear to the big event. Which could be even more advantageous if it’s one of these new-age baby showers where men are invited too.

We’ve searched high and low and come up with the sexiest, coolest, craziest (and yet highly appropriate) outfits you could wear to any number of different themed baby showers.

There’s no guessing games here, just lots of fabulous fashion…

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What to wear to a high tea baby shower

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THE ‘HIGH TEA’ BABY SHOWER

You always want to be dressed comfortably at a baby shower, nothing too short or restrictive – you need to be able to play games and socialise without worrying about your modesty. High tea definitely calls for a dress of some sort, and a maxi is a perfect ladylike fit. You’ll probably be seated at a table so you can manage a small heel, but play it safe with a clog or a wedge for guaranteed comfort.

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What to wear to a family gathering baby shower

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THE ‘FAMILY GATHERING’ BABY SHOWER

Baby showers are often hosted at a friend or relative’s house – so smart casual (more on the casual side) is usually the dress code here. Keep it comfy with draped or loose silouhettes and if you don’t want to wear a heel to someone’s house, then go for a flat dress sandal, but we adore these wedges!

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What to wear to a beach BBQ baby shower

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THE ‘BEACH BBQ’ BABY SHOWER

Australians love a beach BBQ and luckily we’ve got the weather for it, even in autumn. You can go a little boho at a beach BBQ with a floaty dress and you definitely need to wear flats.

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What to wear to a outdoor picnic baby shower

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THE ‘OUTDOOR PICNIC’ BABY SHOWER

You’re going to be seated on the ground so you’ll want to wear pants or a maxi, and a slip-on shoe is best for manoeuvring around a picnic rug.

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What to wear to a baby shower at your local pub

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THE ‘LOCAL PUB’ BABY SHOWER

This is one of those ‘new age’ type baby showers where the men are invited too, and what better way to keep a man occupied at a baby shower then to provide alcohol, sports screens and a pool table. This is a jeans and tee type occasion, but don’t feel like you can’t throw a statement jacket or shoe (or both) into the mix!

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What to wear to a baby shower at a fancy restaurant

Images from KIRRILY JOHNSTON, SSENSE, FARFETCH, and THE ICONIC

THE ‘FANCY RESTAURANT’ BABY SHOWER

This is probably the rarest of all baby showers, but we wanted to make sure all your bases were covered. These kind of events may start in the afternoon and have the potential to carry on into the evening (at least for the single guests). So you need a little day to night outfit that’s got some wow factor. This dress is one of our best finds yet!

Now after all that surely you have no excuse not to be the best dressed single at your next baby shower! But we want to know when was the last time you went to a baby shower, and what did you wear?

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