You deserve to look and feel your best when you are expecting, but hot summer months can be challenging for maternity fashion! Whether you’re hitting the pool or grilling in the backyard, being pregnant through the summer can be a hot prospect. We’ve compiled some great wardrobe ideas to help keep you comfortable, cool, and stylish when the temperatures heat up.
Bump-friendly dresses don’t necessarily have to be maternity dresses. Many dresses will work as maternity dresses, depending on how the neckline and waist are constructed and what fabric they’re made of. Swing dresses and ruffle hems are very popular in fashion right now. Look for styles that are open and accommodating to your growing bump and consider sizing up. If you are looking for something ruched and fitted along the sides, an excellent choice is Ingrid + Isabel’s Everywear Tank Dress.
No need to hide that beautiful bump! Get out and hit the pool in style. Stylish summer maternity swimwear has never been better for expectant mothers. Featuring cute ruffled necklines, ruched tankinis, and floral one-pieces, maternity swimwear is not only accommodating – it’s fashionable. A truly fashion-forward option is Shein’s Maternity Ditsy Floral Ruffle Trim Ruched Bikini offering a high-waisted bottom and wide-sleeve top.
A Jean Jacket
A fashion staple, many moms-to-be forget they have this in their closets! Jean jackets are versatile throughout the year but great in the summer when it cools off at night. A perfect companion for any outfit, jean jackets, and jean shirts offer a bit of extra coverage without being too bulky or hot. We love a sleeveless summer jean jacket option like Maurices’ Medium Wash Denim Vest.
Keeping your balance as your bump grows is very important. Your center of gravity can shift and change during your pregnancy, plus you may be dealing with swelling around your feet and ankles. A classic pair of Birkenstock sandals and sneakers go a long way during the summer months. You can’t go wrong when pairing white Converse Chuck Taylors with a summer dress and a jean jacket.
Cute Summer Overalls and Rompers
Overalls have always been a staple during pregnancy but are making a comeback lately in the form of knit rompers and jumpsuits. Some are designed with nursing options for pregnancy and beyond. Wear maternity overalls as classic denim or look for more sophisticated options in silk or linen. You can buy them distressed, in solid colors, or go bold with patterns. We really like Seraphine’s Black Maternity & Nursing Overalls because of their comfy knit construction and ability to move beyond pregnancy.
A Bump Photoshoot Dress
Summer marks an excellent time to schedule your “bump” photo session. Many mothers-to-be choose a flowing dress to mark the occasion. From a natural vibe to sophisticated elegance, photoshoot dresses can make many statements. The Baby Exo Maternity Chiffon photoshoot dress is available in an array of versatile colors at an affordable price point.
Regardless of whether you are a first-time mom or a veteran, you should look and feel great all summer long. Choose maternity fashion that makes sense for you and your unique style.