Maternity Style: My Summer Essentials

Rarely do I buy anything bloggers and influencers share. (Ironic as I post this, I know – ha.) however after seeing this jumpsuit on another expectant blogger, I decided to try it out. Within wearing the gray for one day I went and purchased a second set in green. These jump suits are so comfortable and airy, come with pockets, and the best part – do not wrinkle in the dryer!
These are my fourth pair of maternity jean shorts from Target. I love the side panels which help in feeling cooler in the summer temps compared to a full panel short. They also are very affordable and comfortable for both pregnancy and post delivery; and help moms to be feel stylish and cute.
After four summers of “trying out” this style shoe on a version from Target (which mind you held up and we’re very comfy), I finally decided to spend the money on a pair of the classic hippie staple shoe – the Birkenstock. They are extremely comfortable, and can be paired with a wide variety of outfits. I personally love the bright white of these Arizona’s as I feel they modernize the shoe style a bit more. If you are not interested in investing in a pair of these however, these ones from Old Navy and Target are similar options for a fraction of the price.
This embroidered dress from Madewell is more of a splurge, but definitely worth it. This is not an actual maternity item, however works well for all body types. It is made of a thick linen blend and comes with pockets!
This lightweight ribbed maxi dress is not maternity, but when you size up it works well with an established bumped. This dress falls above the ankle and has a slit on one side. It is very comfy and stretchy and keeps you cool on a hot summer day.
I’ve been loving this biker short with oversized tee set from Amazon. It is not maternity but is super stretchy, and if you size up, can make it work with a bump. The sets are priced at $22 and come in multiple colors.
I recently purchased a pair of black maternity biker shorts from H&M which sadly seem to be sold out. However this two pack is a great deal for ultra comfort this summer.
This oversized tunic length black T-shirt from Old Navy pairs really well with both jean shorts and biker shorts. It is thicker in material, making it feel more luxe; and can be worn with the sleeves rolled or down.
Vintage slub knit T-shirt dress from Old Navy is non-maternity, but they do have a maternity version if that’s more your thing. I have a black and gray non-maternity from a few years ago that work well with or without a bump.
H&M ribbed tank dress is a steal for $18 and comes in a variety of colors. If you haven’t guessed, my style vibe is non-maternity (as much as possible) just sized up – and this is no different. Speaking of form fitting dresses, these smoothing shorts from Motherhood Maternity via Amazon have become an essential item to pull off this look.
When I was pregnant two summers ago I purchased a similar dress from Zara that I lived in. While mine is no longer for sale, this one is very similar. It is more of a splurge, but the style is classic and effortless.
I love this light and breezy beach cover up from H&M. It’s cute for the pool but also could be worn with cutoffs for running around the park or farmers market. It is large, so your normal size or down might work best. It is also see through so be mindful of you choose to wear it not over a bathing suit.
This tunic/dress from H&M is very affordable and comes in a few different neutral shades and this small floral pattern. While it isn’t marketed as a coverup, it would work well as one, especially if you are dashing to lunch or town after the beach.
I’ve always loved these pajama sets from Target. They look similar to more expensive brands, and are very soft and cool for a summer night. When I was pregnant two summers ago I upped a size in the blue and black sets and used them leading up to my delivery and then in the hospital – something I plan on doing again because normal clothes help make the hospital stay seem more enjoyable.
These maternity tanks from Target have been a staple of mine since my first pregnancy. In fact, I love them so much I wear them even when I’m not expecting. They are affordable and make a great closet staple.
Bought this maternity swimsuit for this summer. I like the fun colors of it and the vertical stripes will hopefully do their optical illusion thing and make me less beached-whale-like. Ha.

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