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Summer Style Guide: 5 Ways to Dress Your Baby Bump

Summer is here, and it’s HOT outside. Being pregnant in the summertime is no easy feat. So we’re here with a summer style guide that will give you five ways to dress your bump. Because you deserve to feel cute, but a little less hot (if you catch my drift).

1. A long, flowing maxi dress
I know it might seem counterintuitive, but a long, flowing maxi dress can provide you with much-needed air flow and air circulation. Be aware of the fabrics that you’re choosing… a lighter chiffon-like fabric isn’t going to hold in heat like a tighter knit might. And be mindful of the silhouette as well. A dress that hugs the body is going to be warmer to wear. Slits are also your friend.

Floral Maxi Dress $56.00

 
Striped Jersey Dress $29.99

2. The perfect swimming suit
Even though you might not feel like the most fabulous lady at the pool/beach/lake, finding a great maternity suit is another great way to beat the heat. Check out this post for some great options, as well as the two selections below.

Polka Dot Suit $39.98

 
Palm Print Tankini $64.00

3. Comfortable, yet fabulous, flats 
Chances are pretty great that you might be experiencing a bit of swelling, especially in the foot area. Another way to keep your footsies, and the rest of your body, cool is to find a great pair of flats… namely sandals and/or slides. They can also better accommodate your–ahem–growing feet and ankles.

Salt Water Sandals $41.95

 
Twisted Bow Flats $85.00

4. A breathable top
Whether it’s a great tank top, or a diaphanous blouse, finding a great breathable top is a must. It helps keep your top half cool, and since that’s where your baby is, it’s probably a good idea, right? Trust us, it’s science. 😉

2-Pack Jersey Tank Tops $17.99

 
Linen-Blend Top $17.99

5. Breezy shorts in a longer length
While longer shorts might seem like an odd choice, they can really help with chafing. If chafing is an issue, that is. They can also add a bit more sun protection and are more durable for outdoor activities like hiking. Because it’s slightly cooler in the mountains, and we’re all about feeling a little cooler this summer.

Aqua Maternity Shorts $29.99

 
Light Denim Shorts $49.99

This summer style guide, coupled with a great glass of (pasteurized) lemonade, will hopefully help you stay cool this summer while you wait for your baby.

Author Info

Lauren Soderberg

Wife of one tall drink of water. Mama of two spunky kids. Lover of awkwardly long hashtags and unicorn emojis. And babies, obviously.

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