SUMMER STYLE GUIDE

May 12, 2022 4 min read

Summer isn’t just a season – it’s a vibe. Whether an epic babymoon is on the horizon, or you’re sunbathing in the backyard, your wardrobe deserves a sunny makeover. From grows-with-the-bump swimwear to stay-cool shorts, the cute maternity styles that reflect your summer state of mind.

BEST MATERNITY SWIMSUITS

If you’ve ever questioned if you can wear a bikini while pregnant – the answer is definitely YES! No matter what silhouette speaks to you, these summer suits have everything you need for pregnancy or postpartum in the summer: support, coverage & style. Lounging poolside, or hitting the waves, these maternity and nursing swimsuits will keep you covered all summer long (unlike your regular swimsuit, which may stretch out and just be uncomfortable).

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BEST MATERNITY ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT

A classic one piece in a perfected fit, this is the suit you’ll reach for again and again. We love the cinching along the sides that contours your curves for a snatched looked, while providing the perfect amount of stretch for the bump. Reviewer Karla says it best: “I loved wearing this swimsuit. I felt so comfortable and sexy in it. As funny as it sounds it fit my curves perfectly and I felt like myself in it.”

BEST MATERNITY BIKINI

We’re tied on if we love the blue hue or vintage-feel of this maternity swimsuit more. The high waist is on trend, plus keeps your skin protected from the sun. Pair with oversized shades for maximum impact.

BEST MATERNITY TANKINI

The best of both worlds – the ease of a two piece, and the coverage of a one piece. This ruffle front tankini with adjustable, cross straps is our pick for any pregnant mama whose chasing around a toddler.

BEST NURSING SWIMSUIT

If you have a due date in the summer, or just gave birth, this is the suit for you. Ridiculously flattering with a gathered front panel across the bottoms, and a comfortable, bralette bikini top that makes breastfeeding a snap, thanks to its clip-down straps.

BEST SUMMER MATERNITY DRESSES

Effortless and basically mandatory, the perfect summer dress is right this way. No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, slipping into a dress is always our favorite wardrobe option for a summertime pregnancy. These are our favorite flowy, soft, and grow-with you dress styles for pregnancy.

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BEST EVERYDAY MATERNITY DRESS

Soft, stretchy, and extremely versatile, this rib knit bodycon dress can be styled down for errands or dressed up for dinner. We’re warning you know – you might want two. Reviewer Sarah says, “LOVE THIS DRESS! Cute, comfy, and a staple for my summer wardrobe.”

BEST MATERNITY DRESS FOR DATE NIGHT

Though we want all the colors of this Pietro Brunelli maxi dress, there’s just something about black. Featuring a laser-cut hem and tiered skirt, this dress screams summer. Pair it with your favorite sandals, add a touch of bronzer, and head out.

BEST BABY SHOWER DRESSES

Romantic and feminine, this flowy tiered maxi dress in a blue floral print is the perfect choice for celebrating your baby boy. The sheer sleeves make a statement but are light and airy enough for sunny days.

If a baby girl is on the way, this is our vote for the perfect baby shower dress. Its smocked body is ultra-flattering for pregnancy and beyond, and the playful hem and sleeves add a charming, girly touch.

BEST VACATION READY MATERNITY DRESS

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BEST NURSING DRESS

The nursing functionality of this dress from Ripe is only part of the reason we love it. It’s tiered skirt, fluttery sleeves, and tie detail waist create a flirty and airy look that’s perfect for any summer night out. And when it’s time for a feeding session, simply unbutton to nurse.

BEST SUMMER MATERNITY SHORTS

When it comes to pregnancy and shorts, getting the perfect fit is top priority. Maternity shorts are designed to accommodate your growing bump while still fitting your hips. So don’t go bigger in a non-maternity size, just go better in shorts actually made for you. These are the pairs we’ll be wearing all summer long.

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BEST MATERNITY SHORTALLS

Adorable meets cool in these top-rated shortalls. With subtle stretchy side panels and adjustable straps, these maternity overalls can be worn anytime during pregnancy and after. Pair with a tee for your easiest and cutest look of the summer.

BEST MATERNITY DENIM SHORTS

The perfect denim short is an essential to your summer wardrobe. We love the not too short hem on this 4½ inch pair, and the subtle destruction. Reviewer Sara J. shares: “These might be my favorite denim shorts EVER! The legs are just roomy enough for a stylish, relaxed fit and the material is stretchy & soft!”

BEST MATERNITY BIKE SHORTS

The bike short is summer’s answer to: “Can I wear leggings every day?” The effortless style you know and love with a shorter, weather-appropriate hem. Reviewer Alyson B. Says: “Fit and material of these are awesome. Very versatile. Going to buy more of these now!”

BEST MATERNITY SKORT

Made with Anook’s bestselling legging material, this sporty skort has endless possibilities. Moisture-wicking with a 4-way stretch, you’ll be equally comfortable in this on the tennis court, or taking the kids to the park. 

BEST SUNSCREEN FOR PREGNANCY

Protecting your skin is always a must, and pregnancy skin requires some extra attention. This SPF is pregnancy-safe and a must-have for your beach bag AND daily routine.

From the Expert: “Sunscreen is very important on the daily, whether you're pregnant or not. It helps protect our skin from sun damage, and when you’re pregnant, that’s even more critical. There are two types of sunscreens you’ll see on the shelves. Mineral sunscreens, which sit on the skin, and chemical sunscreens, which penetrate the skin. During pregnancy, I recommend using mineral based sunscreens because they don’t sink into the skin and have been approved by the FDA for use during pregnancy.”

Read More from Natalie Aguilar, dermatological nurse & licensed aesthetician 

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