55 Maternity Summer Dresses to Stay Cute and Cool This Season

Get ready to stock your seasonal wardrobe with these easy, breezy, beautiful pregnancy dresses for summer.
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ByRose Walano
Feb 2021
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Hello, mom-to-be, and welcome to your summer pregnancy! On the one hand, there’s the heat to contend with, which isn’t the world’s biggest plus. But on the other hand, a summer pregnancy calls for summer maternity clothes, and let us tell you: They are pretty darn cute. From fitted sheaths that show off your bump to flowing maxi dresses, embroidered with florals or embellished with lace, there are plenty of maternity summer dresses to fit your own unique style.

So where can you find the best summer maternity clothes around? Some of our favorite places to shop for maternity summer dresses include ASOS, which has a massive selection of trendy styles at unbeatable prices. For quality maternity clothes that’ll last you through pregnancy and beyond, HATCH is known for their chic looks that will make even your non-pregnant friends jealous. And of course, we can’t get over Nordstrom’s flexible (and free!) returns; a must when you’re still getting used to dressing a completely different shape.

Don’t feel like investing in a summer maternity clothes purchase? No sweat. The clothing rental service Rent The Runway has maternity wear in its rotation. With an unlimited subscription, you can browse the endless options for maternity summer dresses and more by trimester, then select four items to start with and get unlimited swaps throughout the month.

Ready to get going on your warm-weather pregnancy wardrobe? Scroll to see our list of the best summer maternity clothes: dresses edition. Whether you’re looking for something cute, cheap, casual or formal, we’ve got just the thing.

Cute Maternity Summer Dresses

When it comes to cute maternity summer dresses, believe us: The choices are truly endless. They come in every color under the sun and with the prettiest embellishments too, including lace, a variety of necklines and prints galore. Whether you’re on the hunt for casual maternity dresses for summer or something with seasonal flair, we’ve got you covered.

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Stowaway Collection Uptown Maternity Dress

Simple, chic maternity summer dresses will be your daily go-tos—like this one, from Stowaway. Made of a stretchy cotton blend, it hugs in all the right places and can take you from day to night with a quick accessory swap.

Buy it: $78, Shop.Nordstrom.com

Photo: Courtesy Ingrid & Isabel

Ingrid & Isabel Flutter Sleeve Maternity Midi Dress

With summer maternity clothes like this Ingrid & Isabel look, you’ll never want the season to end. The tiered style can easily accommodate your growing bump, and the flutter sleeves add an extra feminine touch. Whether you’re headed to the park or a socially distant hangout with friends, this pregnancy summer dress is all you need.

Buy it: $118, Shopbop.com

Photo: Courtesy Nom Maternity

Nom Maternity Emma Tiered Floral Dress

Incorporate some fun florals into your summer maternity outfits! The oversized flowers are the perfect way to make a seasonal statement. A tiered skirt with ruffled trim, smocked back panel and button-front for easy nursing make this a top pick among maternity summer dresses.

Buy it: $128, Bloomingdales.com

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Seraphine Striped Cotton Maternity and Nursing Midi Dress

This cotton striped frock from Seraphine is a casual maternity summer dress that is versatile enough for any summer outing. The cap sleeves and optional belt waist give this simple dress an upscale style.

Buy it: $89, Seraphine.com

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Hatch Collection Cate Dress

Need a versatile maternity summer dress? Look no further than this simple olive stunner from Hatch. The linen swingy A-line dress with ruffled straps and an elastic back will keep you feeling comfy and looking chic all season long. Pair it with a denim jacket and you’re good to go.

Buy it: $258, HatchCollection.com

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Slate & Willow Lace Yoke Maternity Dress

Show off your shoulders—and your bump—in this fluttery, floral maternity summer dress. With an empire ruffle and an A-line cut, the chiffon shift is perfect for every stage of pregnancy.

Rent it: $55 for 4 days or free with RTR Unlimited, RenttheRunway.com

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Teat and Cosset Elisa Dress

If a solid navy blue maternity dress is more your color, you can’t go wrong with the Elisa dress from Teat and Cosset. Not only is it too cute, with its shoulder bow detail, but it’s both bump- and nursing-friendly, meaning you’ll get plenty of use out of it even after baby arrives.

Buy it: $158, TeatandCosset.com

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ASOS Design Maternity Cami Plunge Midi Dress

Having a little black dress in your closet is always a good idea. And with adjustable spaghetti straps, a gathered waist and flowing skirt, this particular LBD is a summer pregnancy wardrobe must-have.

Buy it: $51, Asos.com

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Seraphine Cotton and Tencel Maternity and Nursing Shirt Dress

The classic striped button-down dress is one of our favorite summer maternity outfits. It’s lightweight to keep you cool, and the empire waistline is designed for comfort. Bonus: It’s nursing-friendly, so it’ll take you beyond pregnancy.

Buy it: $109, Seraphine.com

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Nom Maternity Beatrice Asymmetric Dress

If you’re a mom-to-be who’s been on the hunt for an animal print maternity summer dress, this flattering slip frock with subtle animal print is the perfect number. The spaghetti strap v-neck neckline draws attention upward, while the no-fuss asymmetrical skirt with side slits makes it comfortable and easy. Plus, the nursing layer makes it perfect for postpartum too.

Buy it: $128, Bloomingales.com

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PinkBlush Maternity Peach Crochet Mini Dress

This maternity summer dress has an adorable (and adjustable!) halter neckline. The ruffle accents and crochet detailing give it a beautiful boho vibe, perfect for all of your summer events during pregnancy.

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Kimi and Kai Regan Colorblock Skater Maternity Dress

This two-toned baby doll maternity summer dress with flutter sleeves, courtesy of Kimi and Kai, is a beauty. Pair it with open-toed wedges for a casual daytime look.

Buy it: $68, Shop.Nordstrom.com

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Storq T-Shirt Dress

Of all the maternity summer dresses you buy, you’ll get a lot of use out of a basic tank shirt dress—like this soft and simple silhouette from Storq. With a deep scoop neck and ribbed jersey fabric, this straight-cut dress can be easily layered and sits just below the knee for an uber-flattering look.

Buy it: $92, Storq.com

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PinkBlush Maternity Yellow Printed Pleated Midi Dress

For a cute, fun-in-the-sun maternity look, turn to this golden-hued midi from PinkBlush Maternity. It’s as fun and comfortable as they come, but in a way that can easily be dressed up or down. Pair it with pretty much any sandals, oversized sunnies and a wide-brim hat for a totally stylish summer maternity look that’ll fit just about any bump.

White Maternity Summer Dresses

Nothing says summer like a lineup of pretty white dresses. They just feel so crisp and clean and light, and they look amazing against a summer tan. And you know what? All of that still holds true for maternity summer dresses. Even better, there are plenty of white summer maternity dresses to choose from! From white maxi dresses to lace white summer maternity dresses, your options are endless. Which is why we’ve narrowed it down for you. (You’re welcome.)

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ASOS Design Maternity Off The Shoulder Midi Sundress

How cute is this off the shoulder jersey knit dress? The white maternity summer dress gets an upgrade thanks to the sweet frill sleeves and elastic neckline. And when it comes to hunting around for cheap maternity summer dresses, ASOS is unbeatable.

Buy it: $29, Asos.com

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Seraphine Melody Maxi Maternity Dress

This white maternity maxi dress has a beautiful, relaxed vibe, perfect for all your summer events. The lace waist detailing highlights your bump, while the tiered maxi skirt adds visual interest.

Buy it: $108, APeainthePod.com

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GeBe Maternity Nelia Maxi Dress

What’s more seasonally appropriate than a white summer maternity dress? One with a delicate floral print! This short sleeve summer maternity outfit is stylish and totally effortless.

Rent it: $30 for four days or free with RTR Unlimited), RenttheRunway.com

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Blanqi Everyday Maternity Cap-Sleeve Dress

Strategic ruching and a no-cling knit fabric enhances the bump-flattering silhouette of this maternity summer dress. The short-sleeved dress can be worn casually with sneakers or dressed up for a date night.

Buy it: $72, Bloomingdales.com

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Seraphine White Lace Trim Maternity and Nursing Dress

This white summer maternity dress has it all—lace detailing, a feminine tiered skirt and delicate back tie to ensure a flexible fit throughout your entire pregnancy. And with a concealed zipper on the bodice, it makes for the perfect nursing dress too.

Buy it: $79, Seraphine.com

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Show Me Your Mumu Ambrose Midi Dress

If you’re in need of a white maternity summer dress, Show Me Your Mumu has a vast selection. We love the look of this relaxed white cotton midi dress with a ruffled neckline and adjustable straps.

Buy it: $188, ShowMeYourMumu.com

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Hatch Collection Astrid Dress

For another casual white maternity summer dress, go with this swingy sundress. It has a stretch back to grow with you throughout pregnancy, the eyelet detailing is downright dreamy, and bonus: it even has pockets.

Rent it: $50 for four days or free with RTR Unlimited, RenttheRunway.com

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Splendid Smocked Waist Maternity Dress

Caftans are on-trend this season, and this textured white maternity maxi dress from Splendid is no exception. A V-neck, cinched waist and tie-back (which makes it an easy nursing dress too) all add up to amazing comfort and versatility.

Buy it: $245, APeainaPod.com

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PinkBlush White Lace Off Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress

This off-the-shoulder maternity maxi dress offers a subtle sexiness to add to your collection of pregnancy summer clothes. A cinched elastic neck and waistline, slightly scalloped edge and short flowy sleeves make this dress a keeper.

Ingrid & Isabel Lace Bell Sleeve Swing Dress

Elegant and easy, simple and sweet—all words that can be used to describe Ingrid & Isabel’s Lace Bell Sleeve Swing Dress. It features feminine lace all over, with scalloped edges on the bell sleeves and hemline. The relaxed silhouette works just as well for the postpartum period as it does during pregnancy.

Buy it: $108, IngridandIsabel.com

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Legoe Heritage Santorini Dress

This button-up shirt dress will be the perfect addition to your summer maternity wardrobe. Feminine and chic, this 100 percent cotton pregnancy summer dress is suitable for work and weekends, and is great for nursing as well. Talk about a win-win.

Buy it: $109, LegoeHeritage.com

Maternity Summer Maxi Dresses

Maternity maxi dresses are ideal for the summertime. The pullover styles are a breeze to slip on, no matter how much your baby bump has grown. And when the temperatures fall at night, the length of the maternity maxi dress will keep you warm. While jersey dresses are the easiest for day to day, there are also plenty of elegant night options too, accented with prints and a variety of necklines.

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HELLO MIZ Women’s Ruffle Off the Shoulder Maxi Maternity Dress

Cheap maternity summer dresses have never looked so cute! The smocked bust on this floor-length pregnancy dress is a pretty and practical feature, fitting your shifting shape throughout pregnancy and beyond. This dress comes in over 30 solid colors and fun floral patterns, making it a budget-friendly summer pregnancy wardrobe staple.

Buy it: starting at $20, Amazon.com

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Angel Maternity Busy Mama Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress

Stay cool this season in this gorgeous maternity summer maxi dress, featuring a sleeveless cut and a soaring side slit. Even better, a nursing bodice panel makes it easy to breastfeed once baby enters the scene.

Buy it: $59, Shop.Nordstrom.com

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ASOS Design Maternity Striped Tiered Maxi Dress

Being pregnant in the summertime is bound to make you feel hot. Like, next-level hot. This beautiful, breezy chevron print maxi dress from ASOS is the closest thing to your birthday suit when it comes to keeping things cool.

Buy it: $56, Asos.com

Nom Maternity Caroline Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress

This Nom Maternity high-low maxi dress is useful not only while pregnant, but also right after giving birth! The stretch jersey material expands to fit your growing bump, and the V-neck bodice is discreetly designed to offer easy access while breastfeeding.

Buy it: $108, Shop.Nordstrom.com

MDS Stripes Multi-Stripe Tiered Maxi

Hello, rainbows! MDS Stripes brings us this ROYGBIV-inspired maxi dress with beautiful tiered layers cascading from top to bottom. It’s a great bump-friendly choice for a summer day, no matter what you decide to do. And we love the tie-up detailing on the straps. This colorful dress demands simple shoes, so consider a nude flip flop or white sneakers.

Rent it: starting at $125 for four days or free with RTR Unlimited), RenttheRunway.com

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Hatch Collection Margarette Dress

This maternity summer dress offers unbeatable versatility—pair it with white sneakers or strappy sandals to easily dress it up or down. It features a V-neck in the front and back, adjustable waistline and a high-low hem that’ll blow in the breeze.

Buy it: $328, HatchCollection.com

Draper James Blue Daisy Printed Maxi

Hearken back to the good old days with this adorable light blue maxi with daisy details from Draper James. The off-the-shoulder ruffled neckline is both sweet and sassy, while the light, flowy skirt and ribbon tie are all femme.

Rent it: starting at $65 for four days or free with RTR Unlimited, RenttheRunway.com

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Yumi Kim Rosa Maternity Dress

This romantic maternity summer dress is a must-have. Adjustable tie straps, back smocking and a drop waist will keep pace with your progressing pregnancy. And that white floral print and ruffled hem? Simply dreamy.

Buy it: $248, Shopbop.com

Diane von Furstenberg Floral Cinch Sleeve Maxi

This long, printed maternity maxi dress from Diane von Furstenberg boasts a bold, floral pattern in dark jewel tones, making it a dramatic choice for a maternity maxi summer dress. The cinched sleeves and gathered waist add a gorgeous feminine touch. You’ll remember why you love your pregnant body when you rock this maxi!

Rent it: starting at $90 for four days or free with RTR Unlimited, RenttheRunway.com

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PinkBlush Maternity Strapless Button Detail Maternity Dress

The simple outline of this strapless maternity maxi dress gets an upgrade thanks to the side button adjustable slit. The cinched waist shows off your growing bump, and the fluttery top layer is oh-so-flattering.

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Show Me Your Mumu The Best Dress

The fun silhouette and floral print of this maternity maxi dress certainly lives up to its ‘The Best Dress’ name. The bold tiered dress features adjustable tie straps, a detachable tie sash, and an elastic waistband

Buy it: $188, ShowMeYourMumu.com

Plus-Size Maternity Summer Dresses

Wondering where to find a lineup of cute plus-size maternity summer dresses? Look no further! We found plenty of flattering options at PinkBlush, Motherhood Maternity and Yours Clothing, to name a few. Pick your poison: lace dresses, floral dresses, maxi dresses and more.

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PinkBlush Burgundy Floral Plus Maternity Wrap Dress

This flowy wrap dress with semi-sheer blouson sleeves is perfect to transition from spring to summer and even into fall. And thanks to a button closure, you would have to worry about showing too much up top.

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Motherhood Maternity Plus Size Ruched Maternity Dress

This ruched, body-con dress from Motherhood boasts soft, comfortable fabric with a ruched waist that will grow with your bump throughout pregnancy. We’re loving the regal purple, but it also comes in basic black for the perfect LBD. Pair it with some fun, comfy sandals and simple accessories for a look you’ll love.

Buy it: $40, Motherhood.com

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Old Navy Maternity Chambray Tie-Belt Shirt Dress

A button-down chambray dress is a summer pregnancy clothes staple for a reason. This classic style features a cinchable tie waist for the perfect fit. Available in sizes up to XXL.

Buy it: $35, OldNavy.com

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ASOS DESIGN Maternity Cami Bow Front Maxi Dress

Thanks to lightweight cotton and airy spaghetti straps, this sunshine-colored dress is sure to keep you cool on even the brightest of summer days. We love the bow detail up top that calls just the right amount of attention to your bump.

Buy it: $40, ASOS.com

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PinkBlush Dusty Teal Draped Plus Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress

For your basic, extra-cozy maternity maxi dress, look no further than this stretchy style that comes in five jewel tones and basic black. And with cinching right at the bust, it shows off your bump beautifully.

Buy it: Starting at $58, PinkBlushMaternity.com

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Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Striped Short Sleeve Woven Maternity Dress

This stylish maternity summer dress is sure to flatter, with its off-the-shoulder neckline and fluttery sleeves. The tie empire waist is even designed so you can wear this after pregnancy. Available up to XXL and at a very affordable price point.

Buy it: $35, Target.com

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Yours Bump It Up Maternity Navy Floral Frilled Dress

This all-over floral print can be dressed up or down. And with a button front design, it makes for a great nursing dress too. We’re loving the small ruffle details on the arms and hem too. Yours offers a range of super-cute plus size maternity summer dresses, so browse around!

Buy it: $46, YoursClothing.com

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Jessica Simpson Plus Size Wrap Kimono Sleeve Maternity Dress

Can’t get enough flowing, fluttery looks? The kimono sleeves on this maternity maxi dress are as sweet as the floral print. Plus, the tie-back and gathered waist really show off your bump.

Buy it: $80, Motherhood.com

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PinkBlush Mustard Lace Mesh Overlay Maternity Maxi Dress

Who doesn’t love a little lace and eyelet trim for summer? The boho design, scalloped hemline and sunny color make it a sure-fire winner this season. PinkBlush is a great go-to brand for plus size maternity summer dresses (this one is available in 20 colors up to size 3X!).

Cheap Maternity Summer Dresses ($50 or Under!)

We may have already covered "cute” maternity dresses for summer, but frankly, all of these cheap maternity summer dresses we found could easily be filed into that section too! The only difference? All of these options are $50 or less. Courtesy of H&M, ASOS, Old Navy, Target and more, each of these affordable maternity summer dresses is a steal.

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H&M Mama Lyocell Denim Dress

When it comes to pregnancy summer dresses, you can’t go wrong with a lightweight denim dress. H&M comes through with this affordable and adorable V-neck look. The cinched seam below the bust and light denim hue make this a seasonal standout (available up to XXL).

Buy it: $35, Hm.com

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Old Navy Maternity Waist-Defined Twist-Front Jersey Dress

This playful red floral maternity dress is just delightful. (And if red isn’t your hue, this maternity dress style also comes in other solid colors and fun patterns.) The super-soft draping makes this fit-and-flare dress super-comfy, and the front detailing allows for discreet nursing.

Buy it: $37, OldNavy.com

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ASOS Design Maternity Off the Shoulder Mini Dress

Another maternity summer dress that’ll be in constant rotation: the off-the-shoulder LBD. This black, soft jersey dress has a flirty look, thanks to the peplum hem.

Buy it: $24, Asos.com

Rosie Pope Cloud Mia Maternity Dress

We’re in love with the delicate, feminine cut of this knee-length frock from Rosie Pope. The hint of light blue and ruffled detailing just above the waistline lend an elegant touch, while the cut itself is casual enough for an everyday summer maternity outfit.

Rent it: Starting at $30 for four days or free with RTR Unlimited, RenttheRunway.com

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Rachel Pally Floral Caftan Maternity Dress

This trendy yellow maternity dress embraces the season’s kimono and caftan craze. The stretchy fabric and gathered empire waist make this a comfy choice throughout pregnancy—and the gorgeous floral pattern just seals the deal.

Rent it: starting at $30 for 4 days or free with RTR Unlimited, RenttheRunway.com

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Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Short Sleeve Shirred Maternity Dress

There’s no doubt why this versatile black pregnancy summer dress from Target has such rave reviews: The soft cotton fabric offers just the right amount of stretch, and you just can’t beat the price for a dress you’ll get so much use out of.

Buy it: $25, Target.com

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PinkBlush Maternity Ruched Maternity Bodycon Midi Dress

Pick your most flattering color and show off those curves with this form-fitting maternity summer dress (it comes in 12 hues!). Ruching keeps this body-con pregnancy dress super-comfy, while the lightweight fabric will keep you cool.

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Mother Bee Maternity Knee Length Wrap Dress

Go bold with this brilliantly hued maternity summer dress. The waist tie, elbow-length sleeves and polka dots make this a real retro-glam stunner. Pair it with sandals for a casual-but-cute day look or heels and accessories for an evening outing.

Buy it: $38, Amazon.com

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Everly Grey Ballencia Maternity/Nursing Dress

This lavender look is both stylish and comfortable. The summer pregnancy dress features a button-down skirt and a hidden nursing panel at the bodice so you can wear it after pregnancy too.

Buy it: $79, Shop.Nordstrom.com

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Motherhood Maternity Side Ruched Maternity Dress

When it comes to summer maternity clothes, floral prints are pretty much a staple. Get the look with this short-sleeved dress that can be worn for a casual get together or dressed up for a baby shower or dressier occasion.

Buy it: $40, Motherhood.com

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