Top 7 Summertime Maternity Wardrobe Must-Haves

By Kaley Decker. When I tell people that my baby is due in September the typical response after “Congratulations!” is “You poor thing! You’ll be SO pregnant in the summer.”

The hot summer wasn’t exactly the first thing on my mind when I found out I was pregnant, but I sure am thankful for the warning so that I can find light, flowy maternity pieces to help me survive.

If you’ll be braving the summer pregnant with me, here are my top seven La Belle Bump summertime picks. My criteria: Is it comfortable? Is it breathable? Is it versatile? Will I still feel “in style”?

  • 1. Comfy & fun off the shoulder maxi dress
  • Maxi dresses have quickly become a staple in my warmer weather maternity wardrobe because they have great coverage in all the right areas and allow for easy movement while also being super breathable. I love this chic off-the-shoulder look and think it works well for a date night or brunch with friends.

    La Belle Bump Maternity Summer Must Have

  • 2. Lightweight off the shoulder top
  • Love this top. It’s lightweight and airy, making it perfect for a fun weekend day or night out. Pair it with white shorts or white jeans and some fun, colorful statement earrings.

    La Belle Bump Summer Maternity Top

  • 3. Lightweight, versatile black dress
  • If you can’t tell, the secret to surviving the hot summer as an expecting mom is dresses. I love this one because it can be worn on or off the shoulder, and it’s nursing friendly too! It too can be dressed up or down and worn with cute flip flops or heels.

    La Belle Bump Summer Maternity Dress

  • 4. Versatile, Flowy Tank Top
  • This top is super comfy and is a wardrobe staple. I love the longer tail back and the fact that it can be worn for errand running and lounging and dressed up with jeans. Add a chunky statement necklace and a pair of heels and you’ve got yourself another date night outfit. Try throwing a blazer over it for a workday look.

    La Belle Bump Summer Maternity Must Have Top

  • 5. Casual & trendy striped Dress
  • Can you tell I’m really feeling stripes? This dress is no exception.  It’s comfy and soft and very cute with sneakers or sandals.

    La Belle Bump Summer Maternity Must Have

  • 6. Soft, breathable indigo shorts
  • I’ve been living in these shorts. They don’t hug your legs, and they allow for easy movement, especially if you’re chasing after a toddler. They too can be dressed up or down and are super comfy. Pair them with a flowy top, flip flops or heels.

    La Belle Bump Maternity Shorts

  • 7. Off the shoulder cotton midi dress
  • I’ve been wearing this so much. I tend to wear neutral colors, but I just couldn’t resist this fun pop of color. It’s extremely comfortable, and like all the other picks, can be dressed up or down.

    La Belle Bump Maternity Must Have

    While being extremely pregnant during the hottest season of the year sounds scary, I think these pieces will make it much more bearable. They can all be dressed up and down, allowing you to wear them on repeat.


    About the Author:

    Kaley Decker worked in the advertising industry for 10 years. After having her first daughter, Chloe, she decided to take some away from working full-time and has since founded Merci Chloe, a resource that supports moms through the postpartum experience. Merci Chloe is a manifestation of all the self-healing work she’s done since becoming a mother, and she hopes to offer relief and solidarity to other moms who are going through similar things. Kaley lives in Atlanta with her husband, daughter, and two boston terriers and has another baby girl on the way. When she isn’t spending time with her family or writing, she enjoys yoga, being outside, and making jewelry.