When you throw a growing bump, summer, hormones and baby pounds all into the mix, that’s a recipe for one hot mama!
Look flawless at every turn and make the most of your growing belly this summer in comfortable and cool clothes.
Life & Style share the best maternity dresses, tops and trousers to give all the expectant mothers some serious style inspo!
The trick is to stay true to whatever you would usually wear in the summer. Just because your body is changing it doesn’t mean you should totally transform your wardrobe. As the baby bump grows you’ll want to stay away from your partners joggers and oversized tees and slip into mummy-to-be summer clothes and look chic in the heat.
Trousers and jeans are hardly known to be forgiving when your waistline starts to expand. As much as they are a wardrobe essential, all new mums struggle to find a pair that fits comfortably.
However, they are a must-have and a foundation to building any outfit. So even if you are struggling to get the zipper up, be prepared to spend some time and effort to find the perfect bottoms to take you through summer. It will be worth it!
You’ll want to be super comfortable and cool as the heat naturally raises your body temperature. This can make you feel uncomfortable, miserable and dehydrated so it’s important to find something light weight, stretchy and cool.
Take for example the linen maternity trousers from George. They are extremely versatile and made with elasticated waistband that will make dressing in the morning quick and easy without the pain of buttons and zippers digging into the belly.
If you’re a jeans kind of lady, then a light denim maternity jeans featuring a stretchy bump cover will give you all the comfort you need and will go with just about with any top you team it with. For those casual, lounging days maternity jogging bottoms will suffice.
Maternity Summer Dresses
You should accentuate your stomach because it’s sexy. You don’t want to cover up your bump in baggy tops, so choose a stretchy fabric that will show off your shape in a good way. Dresses are probably the most comfortable thing to wear. It offers comfort and helps mummies stay cool.
Find a floral maternity maxi dress in a low v neckline as it will emphasize your feminine shape. Cap sleeves will discreetly cover your arms if you rather keep them hidden. Or how about a simple black midi dress? Accessories with a cute side bag, summer sandals and rounded sunglasses for a trendy spin to your summer mummy look.
Fashion tip: plunging necklines are really sexy on pregnant women making it the perfect stylization for many occasions.
Build around your jeans and wear tops that will fit well during pregnancy and post pregnancy. It’s ok to go a size or two up to give you extra room for your growing bump. Find a selection of fitted tees and stylish tops at George like this maternity off-the-shoulder embroidered top.
Cold shoulder tops are so summer! It’s feminine and will look super cute on pregnant mums. The lightweight material features a ruffle neckline and tie up shoulders for added style, so you and your bump will definitely look the part.
You’ll want a few basic vest tops and bright coloured camisole tops in a relaxed fit. The lightweight material will keep you cool when it heats up and skim your bump lovingly.
Maternity Style Extras
When you become pregnant you don’t want to lose your fashion sense. If anything it’s the perfect time to experiment with your style and have fun with it. Now that you have the essential pieces in your wardrobe, extra layering will add creativity and coolness to your overall look.
Kimonos look beautiful in the summer, its flowy and very versatile that can be worn once you have given birth. You can layer it over your top, jeans or dress or even at the beach over your bathing suit for that relaxed, chilled vibe.
If you have a selection of scarves sitting in your cupboard they will work too.
So there you have it, maternity summer clothes that are chic, flattering and most importantly, comfortable. For more selection, head over to George to shop for the hottest new trends.