Ladies who are pregnant during the dog days of summer, you have my sympathy (I was with my 2nd)! At this point, you’re probably d.o.n.e. trying to find comfortable oufits, let alone making sure they’re cute. We feel ya. That’s why we took four of our easiest summer outfit ideas and translated them into maternity outfits that you can wear now, then transition to fall by adding a few key layers.
Maternity Boyfriend Shorts + Embroidered Top
Shana showed us how to stay cool and look cute during sweltering late summer days in an easy uniform of pretty embroidered tops + boyfriend shorts – so comfortable when it’s too hot to live and you’re sweating for two. Switch out shorts for maternity boyfriend jeans and a long sleeved floaty top this fall.
QED London Tie Detail Embroidered Top, Asos: On sale! Not technically maternity, but flowy enough to wearing during pregnancy and postpartum, too.
Ella Moss Keyhole Detail Maternity Top. A Pea in the Pod: A dressier option for work or events.
Maternity Embroidered Tassel Top, LOFT: Easy, breezy, and an extra 60% off right now!
Surf Gypsy Embroidered Beach Top, Asos: Floaty and gorgeous boho top, on sale.
Secret Fit Belly Boyfriend Shorts, A Pea in the Pod: Perfectly destroyed and on sale.
Luxe Essentials Denim Secret Fit Belly Destructed Boyfriend Maternity Jeans, A Pea in the Pod: Confession: I wore maternity jeans maybe until halfway through my kids’ first years. Confession 2: Even though I will never, ever be preggo again, I’d seriously consider buying these jeans because they’re so much more comfortable around the waist (gentle bellies) than regular ones!
Embroidered Maternity Top, Macy’s: Such pretty black and golden embroidery on this gorgeous top, on sale!
Denim Maternity Boyfriend Jeans, Macy’s: Love the cool patchwork and distressing on these, on sale under $40!
7 For All Mankind Secret Fit Belly Josephina Destructed Maternity Boyfriend Jeans, A Pea in the Pod: Nice lighter wash, great reviews, on sale! These will be wardrobe go-tos all fall.
Ingrid & Isabel Mia Maternity Boyfriend Shorts, Nordstrom: Well-made and a great price.
Laura rocked the easiest way to look chic in 30 seconds – just pop on a soft jersey jumpsuit and short booties. Simply add a scarf, jean jacket or moto jacket for cooler weather.
Rosliston Maternity Jumpsuit, Isabella Oliver: On sale! Amazing reviews and that famous Isabella Oliver flattering ruched top. A dressier option for work or events, just add fancier accessories.
The Onesie, Hatch: This is such a cute jumpsuit. I’d live in it postpartum, too. I love how they styled it with a jean jacket and scarf for cooler weather, you could add a long sleeve tee and booties and wear through winter, too.
The Georgie Jumper, Hatch: Gorgeous draping in versatile navy blue, and great sale price! Add a moto jacket or pop on a sweater for cooler weather.
Zoey Maternity Jumpsuit, Isabella Oliver: Flattering draping and on sale. The sleeveless version of the Isabella Oliver jumpsuit in the top left, perfect for layering a cardi or jacket for those maternity hot flashes where you’re going to straight up faint if you can’t de-layer fast enough!
Jeffrey Campbell Taggart Booties, Anthropologie: Like air conditioning for swollen pregnancy feet! Both color options are really pretty and get top ratings from reviewers.
Silent D Studded Suede Boots, Anthropologie: The prettiest soft gray booties get an edge with studded designs. I love the low low cut ankle for when your ankles swell to 3 times their normal size but you still have to wear shoes because society.
Actress Ankle Boots, Asos: (The ones above disappeared from the site but I actually like these ones from Asos better – the sides are cut lower to accomodate any ankle swelling, the price is better and the stripes on the back make them versatile when trying to figure out what they “go” with.
Bettye by Bettye Muller Flynn Perforated Booties, Anthropologie: The soft perforated suede keeps your feet cool and the low heel means they’re walkable through all trimesters!
Maternity Slip Dresses + Tees
Julieta came up with this cute 90s inspired nursing-friendly outfit that you can start wearing way before baby’s here! I included some cropped t-shirts for ease of layering without the bulk (and nursing access) but your favorite tees that have gotten a little too short to cover your growing bump would work too!
Maternity Knitted Dress with Hem Detail, Asos: Soft, stretchy and flattering maternity tank dress, check out the cool hemline in back!
The Ricky Slipdress, Hatch: This fabric is incredible and drapes just right in pretty, versatile gray or on-trend dusty rose. Wear this one long after baby’s here.
Asos Maternity Casual Smock Dress, Asos: Love this soft, calming color and huge POCKET!
ASOS Maternity Button Through Mini Sun Dress with Dipped Hem, Asos: A really pretty green alternative in case you’re tired of black. (As if.) Buttons for easy nursing access.
Whoa, Wait Maternity Dress, Walmart: For the price ($14!) I’ll overlook the weird product name. Wear this as a swim coverup or pjs, too!
Bow Tie Sleeve Cropped Top, Asos: Great basic to layer under slipdresses or long v-neck sweaters for easy nursing.
The Maternity Turtleneck, Isabella Oliver: This seems like something chic French women wear during pregnancy. Layered it under dresses this fall/winter or just on it’s own, destined to become a maternity capsule wardrobe workhorse.
Mama 2-Pack Tops, H&M: H&M makes the best basic tees, even more convenient that these come in a two pack.
ASOS Crop T-shirt In Stripe With 3/4 Sleeves: Cute red & white stripes to pair with black slipdresses is a no-brainer.
Whoa, Wait Maternity Cross-Back Slipdress, Walmart: Another really cute & versatile dress for under $20.
Maternity White Jeans + Graphic Tees
The beauty of Shana’s white jeans outfits lies in their simplicity – it’s a clean, stylish look that’s easy to duplicate. Stick to a tight color palette so you can just grab & go so you can focus on more important things (re: snacks & naps).
The Relaxed Maternity Jean, Isabella Oliver: Easy boyfriend style, on sale!
MAMA Cotton Jersey Top, H&M: This graphic tee comes in a few colors, the bird design’s my favorite.
New Look Maternity Stripe Cross Back T-Shirt, Asos: The interesting back makes this classic way more interesting.
MAMA Jersey Top, H&M: Love the bold black & white stripes on a cute bump.
Maternity Demi-Panel Skinny Jeans, LOFT: Flattering skinnies from LOFT in regular & petite lengths.
Zadie Maternity Stretch Skinny Jeans, Isabella Oliver: Versatile classics you’ll reach for over & over again, on super sale!
Topshop Granite Peak Cactus Maternity Tee, Nordstrom: Cool faded muted pink graphic on this comfy tee.
Topshop Bisous Graphic Maternity Tee, Nordstrom: Love the bright colors that liven up this easy white t-shirt.
Maternity Skinny Ankle Jeans, LOFT: Great ankle length to wear now and into fall with booties.
ASOS Maternity Nursing Color Block T-Shirt with Zip Detail: Super cute colorblocked sleeves on this tee that makes nursing a breeze when you unzip either shoulder. Love when cool design details are functional!