What are some tips when buying maternity dress?

Callista’s Mommy asked:

I’m still about 4 weeks pregnant, but I’d like to know what are the things that I should look or avoid when buying maternity dress.

What are the dos and don’ts?

Thanks a lot in advance!

What’s the best place to buy a maternity formal dress?

truth is… asked:

I’ll be going to my sister-in-law’s engagement party in late February and I’ll be about 34 weeks pregnant by then. I’ll need a maternity dress, but this is going to be a very formal event. Where’s the best place to buy nice (NOT jersey) maternity gowns or dresses?

What color shoes should I wear with a red/burgandy maternity dress?

Jessica A asked:

It buttons all the way down, with 3/4 sleeves. I don’t want to look too matronly, and its summer. I work in an air conditioned office and am 7 months along. Its sort of a soft burgandy more reddish color dress you find at motherhood maternity. Any suggestions? Oh, and if possible I want to avoid open toes and heels…so I was thinking flats but what color??