Being pregnant during the summer months can be exhausting, but finding the right summer maternity clothes to wear can make all the difference. We’re on hand to help you create a beautiful capsule summer wardrobe for pregnancy, in ten easy steps.
Step one: the dress
When it comes to summer maternity clothes, the first step is to find a day dress or two. Finding the right summer dress will see you through the summer months. Pair with white canvas trainers for an everyday look or team with pretty sandals and you’ve got yourself the perfect outfit for any occasion.
Isabella Oliver has a wide range of beautiful floral maxi dresses this season. Opt for a button-down design, and they’ll be perfect for nursing once your baby has arrived. For something a little more bump-hugging, you can’t go wrong with a striking black and white stripe.
Step two: maternity denim
When it comes to summer maternity clothes, an ideal capsule wardrobe would include a pair of jeans and dungarees. They’ll be your live-in items for the chillier days, so it’s wise to invest well. The key with maternity denim is to opt for a relaxed fit.
Step three: cropped trousers
Cropped trousers or maternity pants will give you a smarter go-to look, perfect for the office. The comfort-led design, tapered fit and elasticated under the bump waistband make them as effortless as they are stylish.
Step four: leggings
It’s 2022 and leggings are still in style, so you can slip into your favourite pair safe in the knowledge that you’re bang on-trend. Leggings are must-have in any maternity wardrobe, they’re plain and simple, and can be styled with your favourite sweater or dressed up with a printed blouse or striped tee.
Step five: tops
Tops are key for layering, and layering is great for both pregnancy, summer and beyond, so it’s time to stock up on a range of tees and tanks.
Tank tops are perfect for wearing under oversized shirts, or with a cosy knit, while a Breton strip always looks fresh and will pair well with denim.
Step six: shirts
The oversized shirt is still very much en vogue and investing in a couple during your pregnancy is a great shout, as they’ll house your growing bump and come in handy post-pregnancy too. The classic chambray shirt is one of the most versatile pieces for any wardrobe, and the Raffa Chambray maternity shirt makes the perfect addition to any summer maternity collection.
The Raffa’s relaxed fit makes it a great one to pull on over maternity tank tops and tees with your favourite leggings and jeans. Made from super soft and drapey TENCEL™ chambray, we love the utility-style patch pockets and curved hemline for a nod to the season’s trends.
Raffa Chambray Maternity Shirt,
Raffa Chambray Maternity Shirt,
Step seven: cosy knits
Yes, we know it’s summer, but don’t forget, the UK weather is changeable. Temperatures can plummet ten degrees within the blink of an eye, so invest in a jumper that will see you through pregnancy and beyond and keep it close at handy for those colder days.
You can’t go wrong with a grey knit, and we love the super-soft Abi Greencash jumper. The perfect partner to maternity jeans and leggings.
Step eight: the blazer
A chic blazer is an indispensable part of your maternity wardrobe. The styling options are endless: throw on over jeans and tees, add a poised edge to dresses, or button up over your office ensemble. In a single-breasted fit that buttons up above your bump and flatters your figure.
Tailored maternity style has never been so easy!
Step nine: the leather jacket
A cool leather jacket will dress you up, no matter how big your bump becomes (just don’t try to fasten it!). It will look fabulous with anything floral or striped, turning a day look into an evening one, or adding some warmth to a chillier day out and about.
Top tip – ruched sleeves will give you an effortlessly cool look.
Step ten: white trainers & sandals
Invest in a crisp white pair of trainers for summer, and you can’t go wrong. They’ll look great teamed with any of the above looks for a casual, but super-stylish pregnancy. A pair of comfy sandals is also on the must-have list, and we love this leopard print option from Air & Grace.
Leopard Print Sandal, Air & Grace
White Trainers, Air & Grace