So it’s summer and it’s hot and you are pregnant. Recipe for disaster? Not at all! You can be both cool and stylish this summer while rocking that fabulous baby bump. Here are our top tips for surviving a summer pregnancy in style.
The Right Fabric is Key
Lightweight clothing is an absolute must for any summer day, especially when you are pregnant. Look for natural, breathable fabrics such as linens and cotton that offer a classic summer look, while helping to keep your body cool in the summer heat.
Embrace the Baby Bump
Summer is a season for tees and tanks. Use this to your advantage to show off your beautiful baby bump with a classic staple style. Pair with a great pair of linen shorts or a fun maxi skirt for an easy, go-to summer look.
We Wear Short Shorts!
Well, maybe not short shorts, but definitely shorts! Shorts are a must for a cool, stylish summer maternity wardrobe. A few basic pairs of shorts can provide an ideal base to build your summer style around.
A favorite for summer, linen shorts in classic colors such as white, black, or mocha will create a cool summer style that can be worn time and time again. And don’t forget denim shorts. Another must for summer, denim shorts (both white and regular denim) are the perfect staple item for your favorite tank or fun summer top in the latest must-have prints.
Don’t Fear Pregnancy Swimwear
Think maternity swimwear is completely boring? Not anymore! Don’t be afraid to explore the various swimwear options available in the maternity world to find the perfect style and fit for you.
For moms who love to embrace the bump, don’t shy away from a great maternity bikini. If you love the baby bump but don’t want to embrace it quite that much, be sure to check out the many tankini options. This is a two-piece style that looks more like a one piece. You can find a more fitted look or you can opt for a looser style top. Tankinis are a fun option because they often come in fabulous coordinating prints in tops and bottoms.
But don’t discount the one pieces. This season’s one-piece styles are offered in delicious prints with beautiful accents such as ruffles or ties in the back, such as Ripe Maternity’s Wedgewood Ruffle Swimsuit.
Maxi, Midi, Whati?
So the maxi dress has had its moment for quite some time and we love it. It is an easy, breezy summer essential! This summer we are seeing new twists on maxi dresses that we just can’t get enough of. The midi (or tea) length dress is making a comeback.
This length can be difficult to pull off for those of us who aren’t blessed in the area of height. If that’s you, look for midi styles that are flowy or that have added interest like slits on the side like the Samantha Dress. With this style, the length is not as pronounced and harsh on a shorter body type.
Another of our favorite updated maxi dress options is the extreme high-low dress option. This style has a short, knee-length look in front with a maxi length in back. Buddy Love has pioneered and perfected the extreme high-low maxi style in a variety of fabulous summer prints like the Campbell Americana Dress.
Don’t Forget Your Feet!
Summer heat means swollen feet. Don’t sweat it! Shoes are a simple way to add a stylish vibe to any look and often at an affordable price. Slides are a huge trend this season that we are loving! Add a pop of style with an animal print slide or keep it classic with a great neutral like cognac or black leather. And the sneaker trend isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Pair with a classic T-shirt dress or linen shorts and a summer tank for a perfectly on-trend, comfy summer style. And a great flat in a fabulous print is always a win!