Dressing for a Summer Pregnancy
August 6, 2021Soon-to-be moms, you have a lot to look forward to, but being pregnant during the summer may not be one of them. When it comes to clothing, you want something that’s comfortable when temps are at their peak and looks great too! We’ve compiled a list of outfits and advice to help you stay cool this season without sacrificing style.
Choose Fabrics Wisely
Before you add that super-cute maxi dress to your shopping cart, find out what it’s made of. The secret to staying cool during your summer pregnancy starts with lightweight, breathable fabrics such as cotton, linen, chambray, or rayon. These fabrics have thin fibers. That means they breathe more than other fabrics, so they’re less likely to stick to your body. The lighter and airier, the better. Here’s a cute cotton chambray belted maternity shirt dress from Seraphine that checks a lot of boxes.
Consider the Color
Instantly infuse a summer vibe into your wardrobe with whites, pinks, baby blues, yellows, creams, beiges, and even grays. Basic physics proves that darker colors absorb more light, so they’ll be hotter. Light colors reflect the sunlight, making them a cooler option in the summer. And mamas-to-be, don’t be afraid to rock some jewel tones too. Not only will they get you noticed, but they might actually boost your mood. How about this adorable yellow floral smocked ruffle maternity dress from Pink Blush for some inspiration?
Wear a Comfortable Bra
Bras are already uncomfortable. When you’re pregnant, they can be downright unbearable. Now, add in summer’s heat, and you’ve got a recipe for mammary misery. The first rule: wear a bra that doesn’t have an underwire. Choose one that’s soft, stretchy (but supportive), and adjustable. Or one that could actually cool you off! Polar Products makes a pair of bra cooler inserts that deliver comfort in all the right places.
Layer Up or Down to Stay Cool
Jumping back and forth between air-conditioned spaces and the outdoors can leave you feeling confused about how to dress for ever-changing temperatures. Layering is key for your summer pregnancy. Make your first layer a sleeveless dress and top it with a denim jacket, a lightweight button down, or a cute kimono like this look on Pinterest that you can easily take off when you start to feel a little dewy.
Wear Stylish Sandals
Lucky for you, sandals are the perfect solution for your tired, swollen feet and toes this summer. No more shoving them into tight shoes! And good news – sandals come in an unlimited supply of cute, frilly, sexy, and just-for-fun styles! Remember that your feet will probably grow during pregnancy, so pick sandals that are wide and cushiony for the most comfort. Check out these saucy leopard print wedges from Dr. Scholl’s.
You are now equipped with fashionable and functional wardrobe tips for the season – so go and enjoy your summer pregnancy!
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