The Best Summer Maternity Clothes
You’ll covet these pieces even after you give birth.
Ah, maternity fashion. It’s a land filled with items you would might not elect to wear if not for your burgeoning bump (we’re looking at you, tent dresses and ruched everything), and, when confronted with finding options that suit your pre-pregnancy style in a sea of empire-waisted silhouettes, it can feel like hunting down the proverbial needle in a hay stack. And when your to-do list is growing longer each day, pulling together an outfit you actually want to wear shouldn’t be yet another box you need to check off.
But there’s good news for all the style conscious moms-to-be out there. There’s no reason to sacrifice your style. With all the great options on the racks, you might even surprise yourself by loving your maternity wardrobe even more than your pre-pregnancy one. There are tons of great pieces to pick from—and not just at maternity-only companies (although those are a great resource, too). You’ll be surprised by how many of your favorite retailers (think H&M, Topshop—even ASOS) carry their own lines just for moms-to-be. You may even find you’ll want to keep these on rotation long past your due date.
New Look Maternity Embroidered Off Shoulder Dress
Cut with enough room to grow into, but with all the stylish details of your regular wardrobe, you can toss this sweet shift on over your suit as a pretty beach cover up, or pair it with flat sandals for an easy and breezy weekend look.
To buy: $48; asos.com.
Topshop Maternity Mom Shorts
These white denim cut-offs have a loose, easy fit (so they’re already comfortable), but add to that the cleverly concealed, nearly invisible elastic side panels, and you’ve got a pair you’ll reach for every weekend. The fresh white color looks great with any top you pair them with.
To buy: $58; topshop.com.
Noppies Tess One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit
Made with enhanced support so you feel snug and secure (even while wearing next to nothing at the beach or pool—no easy feat!), this one-piece suit also has lightly padded cups that create a smooth, flattering shape and adjustable shoulder straps so it fits just right.
To buy: $80; nordstrom.com.
H&M Mama Open-Shoulder Top
Super soft cotton jersey makes this a comfortable pick for warm summer days. Pop it on over a pair of jeans (it works with white or blue denim) as replacement for a basic white tee—the on-trend open shoulder and ruffled sleeves feel fresh and fashion-forward.
To buy: $25; hm.com.
Under Belly Linen Wide Leg Maternity Pants
Sure, these flowy, striped trousers make for cuter-than-usual loungewear, but top them off with a chambray shirt and a Panama hat, and you have a stylish ensemble perfect for the beach or the boardwalk. A breathable linen construction means you’ll be reaching for these pants on even the hottest days. Also available in white and grey.
To buy: $88; apeainthepod.com.
Clarks Seanna Sun Sandals
Slip into these easy-on sandals when all you want to do is be off your feet (but it’s just not possible). The wide leather strap keeps your foot firmly in place, while the elastic band stretches to adjust with your movements. The cushioned sole is the next best thing to putting your feet up. Also available in black.
To buy: $80; clarksusa.com.