Maternity Essentials for Summer Pregnancies 

Dressing for your pregnancy is hard enough, much less with the addition of three months of summer heat. Though it’s a safe bet that you’d rather just spend the duration lying in a camisole and soft shorts on your couch (the Netflix-and-chill love is real…), most of our lives don’t exactly dictate a schedule that supports that reality. So as we embark upon a season that’s sure to be a scorcher, we’re arming ourselves with the ultimate in maternity essentials for a summer pregnancy.

We’re setting out to keep you comfortable yet chic at the same time. Whether that means finding those lightweight joggers that are actually stylish or stocking up on more elegant staples like colorful bralettes and effortlessly slouchy tanks to wear with those maternity denim shorts you’ve already shopped in preparation, we’ve got you covered. So forget everything you thought you knew about how to dress during your pregnancy and start building your summer wardrobe from the bottom up. Once you’ve gathered an arsenal of these maternity essentials, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the chicest parent-to-be.

A bralette

Forget that underwire no matter how large your bustline is. Sometimes you’re just going to want to not have something digging into your torso, especially when you can’t stop dripping sweat. Besides, pretty lace bralettes are an ultimate style essential anyway.

Oversize tanks

To go with your pretty lace bralettes (because yes, you’re going to want to show them off!), have an arsenal of lightweight, oversize tanks on hand. At the beginning of your pregnancy, that might just mean sizing up on your current favorites, while later on, you’ll have to invest in some maternity brands. Either way, you’ll live in these tops all summer.

Pool slides

When you just want to slide your feet into something and call it a day, you’ll be thrilled that one of the biggest sandal trends of the summer—pregnancy or not—is just that easy (and stylish.) Besides, with a pair of slides, your feet can expand and contract as the day goes on without feeling like they’re suffocating.

maxi dresses

When you want a throw-on-and-go that will take you through morning, noon, and night, consider the maxi dress. It will fall right over your growing bump without fuss (and you can even belt it right below your bustline!), these full-coverage looks are also surprisingly breezy.

A swimsuit

Whether you’re shopping a bikini with a more full-coverage top or a maternity one-piece that will grow with your belly, you’re definitely going to want to have something on hand that will just let you hang out at the pool or beach all day long.

Bet you never thought your summer pregnancy could be so stylish.