All 3 of my pregnancies have had the majority of my 2nd or 3rd trimesters in the summer so I’ve learned a few things about pregnancy outfit ideas for summer! It’s not always easy to find clothes you’re comfortable in – both with a growing bump AND so you don’t overheat!
I honestly try to make do without buying too many maternity specific clothes but instead try to make do with things I can actually wear again.
Below are a few of my personal favorites as well as what I would get if this wasn’t my last pregnancy! I always recommend buying quality items with your first pregnancy so you’re more likely to wear them for additional ones and not have to worry about them not lasting.
Maternity (+ Non-Maternity) Clothes I Love
If you’ve been around my part of the internet for a while, you know I love a good pair of black distressed shorts.
Funny thing is, this is my 3rd pregnancy during the summer and the first time I’ve bought maternity shorts that I actually loved!!
These shorts are super comfortable, not too short and the perfect amount of distressing. I actually bought 2 other shorts from Pink Blush (these and these) for our vacation and I only wore the denim ones once because these black ones are superiorly more comfortable.
If you’re in between sizes I recommend sizing up!
*Side note – I do love the the denim ones as well but you need to size up. I didn’t and they were a bit too tight for me!
Here’s what they look like!
2. Grey Denim
Even in the summer you need a pair of good maternity pants and these have been in constant rotation so far for me!
I love skinny jeans whether I’m pregnant or not and these are perfect. The over the belly band doesn’t fall down and they have the perfect amount of stretch.
Grey is ideal for summer because you can pair it with white tanks or bright colored tops and everything in between!
I sized up to a size 4 in these (regular size is a 0 or 2 depending on the brand). They’ve been my go to pants this summer!
This dress is simply amazing! I bought it in purple when I wasn’t pregnant and loved it so much I bought it in black (and will likely buy it in even more colors before the summer is over).
It’s super flattering on all body types and is ideal for postpartum too!
I don’t size up on this dress otherwise the arm holes are too big. However, if you have a large chest you may want to size up one!
These are the most comfortable dresses ever! I typically prefer more fitted dresses so people don’t have to wonder if I’m pregnant or just put on some weight (haha!).
Dress this up with a kimono or wear it with sneakers for a casual stroll around the neighborhood. The options are endless!
Also available in black and coral.
5. Solid Tank
This racerback tank comes in a ton of colors! It’s long enough to cover any size bump and is super comfortable.
It’s great for layering under just about anything! It also doesn’t scream “maternity” so you can easily wear this postpartum if you don’t mind the length!
6. Pencil Skirt
This may be one of my favorite things to wear when I’m pregnant!
I love pulling stretchy pencil skirts up over my bump and pairing it with a knotted graphic tee or tank. I have 2 super old ones that I love to wear and got this non-maternity one off of Amazon that is perfect!
On My Wish List
These are absolutely amazing! If I knew I was having one more baby I would 100% buy them.
Side panel shorts are great for summer so you don’t have an added layer over your belly making you hotter than you already are and I’m obsessed with the look of these!
There’s a very good chance this will move from my wish list and over to my “in my closet” list! I love this dress so much!
I have a similar style dress (that’s actually non-maternity) that I got from a little boutique in California when I was pregnant with Penelope and it’s my favorite thing to wear while pregnant (and not pregnant).
Flowly maxi dresses allow air to move so you’re not too hot and are super flattering. You could easily transition this to fall with a cute denim jacket too!
This skirt isn’t maternity but I’ve seen it worn like I wear my pencil skirts (above the bump) on a few different pregnant ladies!
It’s long enough to hit more of a midi length and I love the pattern!
One final note: I am constantly pulling graphic tees, muscle tanks and joggers from my closet to wear this summer. Put items that no longer fit towards the back of your closet so you don’t even consider them in your rotation and just remember – it’ll be like your birthday when you can start wearing all of your old clothes again!
I hope this helps you with some fun maternity summer clothes!
Have fun dressing the bump!