It’s sweltering. Your feet are swollen, your calves are aching and your burgeoning belly doesn’t fit into anything. Welcome to pregnancy in summer. It’s no walk (or waddle!) in the park, and it’s not for the faint of heart. You will feel hot, sticky and uncomfortable, but one thing is for sure: You don’t have to sacrifice your signature style. Choosing breezy materials and flattering fits can help you keep your cool and look like the picture of a glowing mom to be (yes, we know it’s sweat, but we won’t tell). We’ve rounded up some summer maternity clothes for those 90-degree days you love to hate and hate to love. Hot mama coming through!
Flutter Sleeve Maternity Midi Dress
Maternity summer dresses are a mom-to-be must-have – you can expose your tan legs and show off your adorable belly! This comfy lightweight midi dress has playful flutter sleeves that offer full-coverage underarm gussets and an elasticized empire waist, so you can wear it throughout your entire pregnancy and even in your early postpartum days. Plus, it has pockets and that’s always a style win!
Maternity summer maxi dresses keep you cool and covered and can easily be dressed up or down. This chevron-print cami maxi dress hugs your middle and flares out in the most flattering way. It’s an awesome option paired with sandals for the beach or styled with wedges for a backyard barbecue. It’s nursing-friendly too!
If there is any time you can wear a skin-tight bodycon dress, it’s when you’re heavily pregnant. You can’t see regular belly rolls when your skin is stretched tight over a big pregnancy belly, so now is your moment to wear this otherwise limiting option.
We fully encourage you to show off that beautiful belly in an itty bitty two piece. But, if you’re feeling demure, you can stick to a one-piece or tankini. This gingham-print style offers full coverage, will grow with you throughout your pregnancy and supports your ample assets.
White jeans are a staple for your seasonal wardrobe. You can create all sorts of maternity summer outfits with this simple essential — dress them up or down, pair them with simple tees and blouses and rock with flip-flops or espadrilles. This skinny-fit pair features a full-belly panel to offer extra support and ultimate comfort.
You will want to live in cozy breathable cotton tanks and tees, like this striped button-top option. Comfort above all else when you’re dressing for two. What’s more, the snaps make it a subtle nursing option.
It’s sizzling out there, but you can feel great and look fab — big belly and all. Don’t forget to shop with Rakuten, so you can earn Cash Back on all your maternity summer dresses and ensembles. Stay cool, mama. You’ve got this!
Lauren is a digital editor, freelance writer, and Instagram aficionado with a feisty five-year-old boy and a sassy two-year-old diva at home. With a passion for family, travel, style, and alliteration, she spends her days chasing children, chugging coffee, and daydreaming about sleep. As a veteran lifestyle editor and media mom, Lauren loves to find ways to make the aspirational attainable for all the overwhelmed parents out there—because we really need to stick together! Lauren lives with her husband and kiddos in the suburbs of New York City.