December 12, 2012 10:00 AM

Black lace is no longer demure — especially when you’re pregnant. From all-over to subtle sheer accents, stylish moms-to-be Amber Rose (Sept. 6), Brittany Perrineau (in A Pea in a Pod on Dec. 10) and Kelly MacDonald (Sept. 5) are proving this classic look can also be sexy.

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Whether you go all out or for just a touch, black lace dresses are a pretty way to dress up your bump. Ready to shop? We’ve rounded up our top picks — for every budget — below.

Courtesy Isabella Oliver


Isabella Oliver‘s Lulu Lace Dress ($225) may be pricey, but the stretchy lace fabric and flattering side ruching means you can wear it well after your baby arrives for more bang for your buck.

Courtesy A Pea in the Pod


Follow MacDonald’s lead and pair A Pea in the Pod‘s Lace Maternity Dress ($80) with edgy heels for a more modern look.

Courtesy ASOS

Bargain Buy

Want the same luxe style without the hefty price tag? Our pick: ASOS Maternity‘s Lace Skater Dress ($44), which is also available in magenta.

— Anya Leon

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