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Stay Stylishly Cool With These 14 Gorgeous Summer Maternity Dresses

by Bethany Braun-Silva


Stay Stylishly Cool With These 14 Gorgeous Summer Maternity Dresses
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The best maternity dresses to beat the heat!

 

We have to admit, we may get a little too excited thinking about summer fashion: There’s open-toed shoes, loose flowing dresses, denim cut-offs and, of course, bathing suits! But when you’re pregnant, wearing less does not always equal more. 

 

In fact, thinking about navigating the second or third trimester in the heat and having to cram our bellies into shorts is just not something we’re into. Summertime can be one of the most uncomfortable seasons for pregnant women, which is why many opt for dresses instead of pants or shorts in the summer. 

 

Dresses keep us cool and comfortable, plus we can dress them up or down with the right accessories and shoes. With ever-changing trends, we rounded up the 14 best summer maternity dresses that will stay in style all year. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a wedding or your own baby shower, we’ve got the perfect dress for every occasion. Check them out below.

 

Best Overall: BBHoping Women’s Maternity Sleeveless Dress

Best Maxi: Beachcoco Women’s Maternity Maxi Dress

Best Midi:  Hatch Collection The Jenna Dress

Best Mini: Maternal America Women’s Maternity Mini Sleeveless Front Tie Dress

Best for Work: LaClef Women’s Knee Length Maternity Dress 

Best for Wedding Guest: Kimi and Kai Nancy Stretch Lace Maternity Dress

Best for Special Occasions: Tiffany Rose April Maternity/Nursing Gown

Most Affordable: Time and Tru Maternity Short Sleeve Tie Dye Midi Dress

Best for Baby Shower: My Bump Women’s Maternity Bodycon Dress

Best Casual: Beachcoco Women’s Maternity Knee Length Printed Tank Dress

Best for Photoshoot: Mommy Jennie Chiffon Maternity Gown

Best for Travel: Beachcoco Women’s Maternity Comfortable Knee Length Tube Dress 

Best Off the Shoulder: Avv Off The Shoulder Maternity Dress

Best Boho: Show Me Your Mumu Ambrose Midi Dress

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Best Overall

BBHoping Women's Maternity Sleeveless Dress

Price:$22.00See Reviews

Comfort is key when you’re pregnant in warm weather, and this simple tank dress is made to stretch and grow with you, so it will fit well all summer long. The popular style comes in various prints and hits just at the knee for a flattering fit.

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Best Maxi

Beachcoco Women's Maternity Maxi Dress

Price:$30.00See Reviews

We love a versatile dress, and this spaghetti-strap maxi can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It’s a great option to pack for a babymoon or even wear at your baby shower.

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Best Midi

Hatch Collection The Jenna Dress

Price:$248.00

This dress is easy, breezy and will definitely keep you cool in the height of summer. The linen tencel fabric is soft and comfortable against your skin. And, like many Hatch products, the dress is great for postpartum because it provides easy nursing access

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Best Mini

Maternal America Women's Maternity Mini Sleeveless Front Tie Dress

Price:$64.00See Reviews

What better way to stay cool and stylish in the hot summer sun than with a fun mini dress. This soft jersey dress works as a beach coverup or as a cute date night outfit. Pair it with sneakers or embellished flats and you’re good to go.

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Best for Work

LaClef Women's Knee Length Maternity Dress

Price:$30.00See Reviews

To pull off a great work look while pregnant, go for a simple and polished. We love this dress for summer because of its sleeveless design as well as the soft stretchy fabric. It comes in a number of colors and even has an option with long sleeves if you’re still digging this style in the fall.

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Best for Wedding Guest

Kimi and Kai Nancy Stretch Lace Maternity Dress

Price:$88.00

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Best for Special Occasions

Tiffany Rose April Maternity/Nursing Gown

Price:$205.00

From birthdays to graduations this dress will be your go-to for all things “fancy.” It features a pretty lace bodice and satin sash tie. The gorgeous pink color makes this an elegant choice for any occasion.

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Most Affordable

Time and Tru Maternity Short Sleeve Tie Dye Midi Dress

Price:$13.00

At just $13, you really can’t go wrong with this comfy midi dress. Perfect for running errands or taking on a beach vacation, the flattering short sleeves and scoop neck will carry well into your third trimester.

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Best for Baby Shower

My Bump Women's Maternity Bodycon Dress

Price:$29.00See Reviews

This dress comes in so many different floral prints and colors that we simply cannot pick which one we love the most. One thing we do know? This dress will look amazing in all of hose wonderful baby shower pictures on your special day.

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Best Casual

Beachcoco Women's Maternity Knee Length Printed Tank Dress

Price:$30.00See Reviews

This casual dress is perfect for those hot summer days when you just need something easy to throw on. We love all the stylish summer prints it comes in and can easily see ourselves getting this dress in more than one colorway.

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Best for Photoshoot

Mommy Jennie Chiffon Maternity Gown

Price:$31.00See Reviews

Maternity shoots are all the rage these days, and if you’re planning one for midsummer, this is the perfect dress. It’s flowy and open, a style that would look great against a beach backdrop.

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Best for Travel

Beachcoco Women's Maternity Comfortable Knee Length Tube Dress

Price:$20.00See Reviews

If planning a babymoon is high on your list of priorities, this dress is a must-have. It works well as a beach or pool coverup or for grabbing a quick bite with your spouse at the resort restaurant when paired with some dressy accessories.

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Best Off-the-Shoulder

Avv Off-The-Shoulder Maternity Dress

Price:$17.00See Reviews

An off-the-shoulder neckline is a great way to show some skin while you’re pregnant. This flirty and fun dress is made with a soft, stretchy fabric, and Amazon reviewers say the style photographs well for parties and baby showers.

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Best Boho

Show Me Your Mumu Ambrose Midi Dress

Price:$188.00

This breezy cotton dress will be your summer go-to! The ruffle trim detail makes this white dress anything but basic