We know those precious nine months can feel a little hectic at times – and that’s before your baby has even arrived! If your pregnancy checklist is growing faster than your bump, having comfy maternity combos at the ready can be a total lifesaver.
Luckily, our summer maternity outfit ideas are full of bump-friendly looks you’ll be living in. From breezy basics and lightweight maternity tops to supportive flat sandals and maternity swimwear, our pregnancy pick-me-ups will give you one less thing to think about!
What To Wear When You’re Pregnant In Summer
Whether you want to kick back in the shade wearing maternity loungewear or soak up the sun in breathable maternity dresses, scroll down to discover what to wear when you’re pregnant in summer.
1. Stay Comfy With
No matter the season, feeling comfortable starts with the basics. For your pregnancy wardrobe, this means well-fitting maternity lingerie designed to support your changing body. We’re talking maternity bras with wide, adjustable straps and over the bump briefs for extra comfort.
You can also refresh your underwear with maternity bump bands. Wear them underneath maternity tops and dresses to support your back and bump from the first trimester until the last.
2. Step Out In Breathable
Summer Maternity Dresses
If there’s one item that will see you through your summer pregnancy in comfort and style, it’s a maternity dress. Breathable, easy to wear and ideal for layering, the right pregnancy dress will become your go-to summer staple.
Add a little sunshine to your look with tie-dye maternity maxi dresses or stay classic with jersey dresses in stripes and polka dots. This season, we’re loving floral designs in ditsy patterns and prints. The floatier, the better!
3. Beat The Heat In Wide Leg Trousers & Shorts
Maternity jeans are a wardrobe essential, but even the most reliable items need a re-think on the hottest days. Being pregnant in summer can make the temperature feel even warmer!
To keep cool while the weather heats up, swap your denim for wide leg maternity trousers or maternity shorts. Any designs with a drawstring waistband get a yes from us!
4. Keep Cool With Lightweight Maternity Tops
While many mums-to-be wear regular tops at the start of their pregnancy, it’s a good idea to switch to specialised maternity styles during the third trimester. Thanks to their longline cut, maternity tops can easily cover your growing bump to ensure you feel comfortable day-in, day-out.
From floaty vest tops and lightweight T-shirts to elasticated wrap tops that double up for nursing, stay cool with our stylish collection of maternity summer tops. Pair them with maternity joggers while you’re chilling indoors or complete your pregnancy summer outfit with crochet shorts for picnics in the park.
5. Make A Splash In Maternity Swimwear
Plenty of rest is vital during your pregnancy, but gentle exercise can be just as beneficial for you and your baby. For the perfect low impact workout, try swimming. Improving your circulation and endurance, swimming can also give you more energy. You’re going to need it when your little one arrives!
Our maternity swimwear makes styling for two as easy as possible. Be bold in animal print swimsuits or channel the tropics in floral and foliage patterns. For swimwear that grows with you throughout your pregnancy, choose designs with adjustable straps. A woven sunhat and oversized sunglasses will make the ultimate finishing touches for beach days.
6. Choose Supportive
We know carrying around a little one for nine months can be hard work! It’s no wonder many mums-to-be suffer from tired feet and swollen ankles.
To give your feet room to breathe during summer adventures, choose flat sandals with wide soles and supportive straps. As your bump grows during your third trimester, transition to slip-on canvas pumps in summery shades.
Other tips to reduce swelling include staying hydrated, exercising and our personal favourite – putting your feet up!
7. Unwind With Breezy Nightwear
Every mum-to-be deserves their downtime, packed summer schedule or not! For lazy days around the house, upgrade your comfies with super-soft maternity loungewear. You can also keep cool during hot summer nights with lightweight maternity nightwear. Slogan short sets and patterned maternity nightdresses get our vote!
For more maternity clothing inspiration, check out our maternity capsule wardrobe guide.