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.
Don't feel like investing in a summer maternity clothes purchase? No sweat. The clothing rental service Rent The Runway has added maternity wear to 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.
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.
In this article:
Cute maternity summer dresses
Cheap maternity summer dresses
White maternity summer dresses
Maternity maxi summer dresses
Plus-size maternity summer dresses
Formal maternity summer dresses
Cute Maternity Summer Dresses
When it comes to cute maternity dresses for summer, 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 summer dresses or something with seasonal flair, we’ve got you covered.
Hatch Collection Alice Dress
Need a light pink maternity dress for summer? Look no further than this stunner from Hatch. The lightweight, billowy cotton dress will keep you feeling comfy and looking chic all season long. It even has pockets! Sold.
Buy it: $258, HatchCollection.com
Teat and Cosset Elisa Dress
If a 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: $228, TeatandCosset.com
Kimi and Kai Nell Fit & Flare Maternity Dress
As perfect for the office as it is for Sunday brunch, this two-toned maternity summer dress with lace sleeves, courtesy of Kimi and Kai, is a beauty. Pair it with pumps or open-toed wedges.
Buy it: $78, Shop.nordstrom.com
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: $98, StowawayCollection.com
Ingrid & Isabel Flutter Sleeve Maternity Midi Dress
Easy, breezy, beautiful. With maternity summer dresses like this one, 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 beach or a baby shower, this number is all you need.
Buy it: $118, IngridandIsabel.com
Seraphine Cotton Stripe Maternity Dress
This summery cotton striped frock from Seraphine is a casual look that would be great for an afternoon luncheon or baby shower. Or dress it down for shopping or a stroll on the beach. The cap sleeves and belted waist give this simple dress an upscale style.
Buy it: $99, Seraphine.com
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.
Isabella Oliver Alexina Maternity Shirt Dress
This gorgeous crepe frocks is one of our favorite pregnancy dresses for summer. 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: $225, IsabellaOliver.com
Rebecca Minkhoff Blue Lucy Midi Dress
If you’re a mom-to-be who loves minimalism in your maternity summer dresses, rock this simple light blue midi dress by Rebecca Minkhoff. Its no-fuss shift style makes it comfortable and easy, and detailing along the bottom adds a hint of interest. Without a midriff-defining belt, it’ll fit your growing belly for months to come.
Splendid Multi Stripe Maxi Maternity Dress
This adorable maxi dress just shouts summer. Featuring spaghetti traps, a billowy tiered skirt and a delicious linen-cotton blend, it’s summer maternity clothes at its finest.
*Buy it: $208, APeainthePod.com
Gap Maternity Eyelet Embroidered Flutter Sleeve Dress
This little black dress is summer-ready, with its flutter cap sleeves, drawcord waist and embroidered scalloped edges—all at a very affordable price point.
Buy it: $70, Gap.com
Loyal Hanna Cybelle
Have some fun with prints this season! The royal blue on this shirtdress is the perfect hue to make a statement. Deep pockets, added length for versatility and concealed zippered openings for easy nursing make this a top pick among maternity summer dresses.
Buy it: $125, LoyalHana.com
M.i.h Jeans Yellow Lita Midi Dress
For a cute, fun-in-the-sun maternity look, turn to this lemon-hued midi from M.i.h Jeans. It's slouchy and comfortable as they come, but in a sultry, put-together kind of way. 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.
Maternal America Lucy Maternity Dress
Another sleek number with a fun seasonal print. With a mock neck, tiered hemline and geo pattern, this stunning coral maternity dress is totally retro-chic.
Buy it: $128, Nordstrom.com
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.
ASOS Design Maternity Knot Front Button Through Maxi Dress
A maternity summer maxi dress under $50? Yes, please! ASOS wins again with this affordable (and adorable) light pink maternity dress. The tie front and and peek-a-boo detailing make this a seasonal standout.
Buy it: $48, us.asos.com
Old Navy Maternity Bow-Tie Front Body-Con Dress
Show off those curves with this playful yellow maternity dress. (Or if yellow isn’t your hue, it also comes as a coral or navy blue maternity dress.) Ruching keeps this body-con dress super-comfy, and the polka dot pattern and bow-tie front add some whimsical flair.
Buy it: $39, OldNavy.Gap.com
Motherhood Maternity Button Detail Maternity Dress
Light and airy, this maternity summer dress has us swooning. The subtle striped print, novelty stitching and sweet button detailing elevate this casual day dress.
Buy it: $50, Motherhood.com
Jessica Simpson Halter Maternity Dress
A slinky LBD? You got it. Perhaps one of the easiest maternity summer dresses on this list, this number is crafted from a rayon/spandex combination. It doesn’t get any more comfortable than that! But, like all little black dresses, it’s chic, with a sultry halter neckline that makes it appropriate for a variety of outings and events.
Buy it: $40, Motherhood.com
Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Floral Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress
This trendy yellow maternity dress embraces the season’s kimono and caftan craze. The stretchy fabric and pleated empire waist make this a comfy choice throughout pregnancy—and the gorgeous floral pattern just seals the deal.
Buy it: $28, Target.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 business casual. Perfect for the office!
H&M MAMA Creped Dress
Go bold with this brilliantly hued maternity summer dress. The waist tie, puff sleeves and pop of crimson red make this a real stunner. Pair it with sandals for a casual-but-cute day look or heels and accessories for a more formal affair.
Buy it: $40, hm.com
PinkBlush Maternity Navy Ruffle Sleeve Maternity Midi Dress
This navy blue maternity dress is a cute, casual staple for any collection of summer maternity clothes. The rounded neckline and midi length make it appropriate for just about any occasion, and the ruffle sleeves give it a hint of pizzaz.
Buy it: $48, PinkBlushMaternity.com
PatPat Pretty Dotted Half-Sleeve Maternity Dress
Cheap maternity summer dresses never looked so cute. It features a swing skirt, bow-tie waist and contrasting polka dot pattern for a fun, summer look—and you can get it for a song.
Buy it: $35, PatPat.com
ASOS Design Maternity Mini V Neck Button Through Smock Dress
When it comes to summer maternity clothes, pinstripes are pretty much a staple. Get the classic look with this black and white dress, complete with a V neckline and top to bottom buttons. It’s even designed to take you from bump to baby.
Buy it: $35, us.asos.com
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 lightly embellished white shifts to lace white summer maternity dresses, your options are endless. Which is why we've narrowed it down for you. (You’re welcome.)
Legoe Heritage Sienna Dress II
What’s more seasonally appropriate than white summer maternity clothes? This white summer maternity dress is stylish and totally effortless. And with buttons running halfway down the front, it makes for a perfect nursing dress to boot.
Buy it: $109, LegoeHeritage.com
Tiffany Rose Aria Maternity Gown
Ah, summer—the season of weddings and formal soirees. If you’re in need of a white maternity gown, Tiffany Rose has a vast selection. We love the look of this off-the-shoulder formal dress. It’s also available in midnight blue and a beautiful acqua print.
Buy it: $510, TiffanyRose.com
Ingrid & Isabel Embroidered Scalloped Hem Maternity Dress
For a more casual white summer maternity dress, go with this sweet scalloped hem sundress. It has adjustable (and removable) straps and is lined for added coverage, and the eyelet detailing is downright dreamy.
Buy it: $98, IngridandIsabel.com
Motherhood Maternity Crochet Detail Maxi Maternity Dress
This maternity summer dress—available in white as well as yellow, blue and pink—has a beautiful boho vibe, perfect for all your summer events. The waist tie makes it easy to find the right fit throughout pregnancy and beyond, and the crochet detailing adds a special touch.
Buy it: $60, Motherhood.com
PinkBlush Ivory Off Shoulder Ruffle Trim 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, a ruffle trim and short bell sleeves make this dress a keeper.
Buy it: $65, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Rachel Pally Midi Caftan
Caftans are on-trend this season, and this white summer maternity dress from designer Rachel Pally is no exception. A V neck, cinched waist and mid-calf length all add up to amazing comfort and versatility.
Buy it: $222, RachelPally.com
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: $98, Ingridandisabel.com
Free People Day Glow Midi Dress
Free People’s flowing white dress makes a perfect addition to your bohemian maternity summer dresses, even if it’s not officially a maternity dress. Embroidered details? Check. Bump-friendly A-line waist? Also check. All you need is a pair of lace-up sandals.
Rent it: $30 for four days or free with RTR Unlimited, RenttheRunway.com
ASOS Wild Honey Maternity Cami Swing Dress
How cute is this cami swing dress? The white maternity summer dress gets an upgrade thanks to the sweet floral print and ruffled neck and waistline. And when it comes to hunting around for cheap maternity summer dresses, ASOS is unbeatable.
Buy it: $45, us.asos.com
Pietro Brunelli Danubio Lace Maternity Dress
All-over lace enhances the simple, tailored silhouette of this maternity summer dress. The flattering frock can be worn casually or dressed up for a more formal event.
Buy it: $150, Shop.Nordstrom.com
Seraphine Boho Lace Detail Maternity Dress
This white summer maternity dress has it all—soft lace, trendy bell sleeves, a sexy keyhole back and a waistline and stretchy back panel to ensure a flexible fit throughout your entire pregnancy. After baby is born, the front buttons even allow for easy nursing access.
Buy it: $105, Seraphine.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.
Rachel Pally Long Sleeveless Caftan
The simple outline of this maternity summer maxi dress gets an upgrade thanks to the bold floral print. The tied waist shows off your growing bump, and the V-neck shows just a hint of skin.
Buy it: $175, RachelPally.com
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 gives you easy access for breastfeeding once baby enters the scene.
Buy it: $59, shop.nordstrom.com
Seraphine Pastel Printed Maternity Maxi Dress
Being pregnant in the summertime is bound to make you feel hot. Like, next-level hot. This beautiful, breezy maxi from Seraphine is the closest thing to your birthday suit when it comes to keeping things cool. The barely-there, lightweight fabric and spaghetti straps will ensure you’re not a sweaty mess by the end of the day (or your special event).
Buy it: $109, Seraphine.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.
Hatch Collection Aida Dress
This maternity summer dress offers unbeatable versatility—wear it out to brunch, on your babymoon or even to a summer wedding. It features a deep V-neck in the front and back, adjustable spaghetti straps and a silky fabric that’ll blow in the breeze.
Buy it: $258, 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.
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, YumiKim.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!
Ingrid & Isabel Off the Shoulder Smocked Maternity Maxi Dress
Show a little shoulder this season! The smocked bust on this floor-length maternity summer dress is a pretty and practical feature, fitting your shifting shape throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Buy it: $118, IngridandIsabel.com
Rachel Pally Printed Caftan Maternity Maxi Dress
What’s more summery than a bright yellow maternity dress? This one checks all the boxes: Gorgeous print, comfy maxi length, tie waist and fluttery sleeves.
Buy it: $248, APeainthePod.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 cute—and flattering—options at PinkBlush, Motherhood Maternity and Yours Clothing, to name a few. Pick your poison: lace dresses, floral dresses, maxi dresses and more.
PinkBlush White Floral Fitted Plus Maternity Dress
This fitted, short-sleeved dress is perfect for spring and summer. And thanks to the 4 percent Spandex blend, it’ll accommodate your growing bump, stretching to fit until the end of your pregnancy.
Buy it: $54, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Motherhood Maternity Plus Size Maternity Wrap Dress
This maternity wrap dress from Motherhood makes a great plus-size maternity summer dress due to its soft, comfortable fabric and adorable contrasting blue detailing. Pair it with some fun, comfy sandals and simple accessories for a look you’ll love.
Buy it: $45, Motherhood.com
Gap Maternity Print Wrap Dress
The three-quarter length blouson sleeves and striped print lend a retro-chic look to this maternity summer dress. It has a silky drape and elasticized waist for ultimate comfort. Available in sizes up to XXL.
Buy it: $70, Gap.com
Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Polka Dot Elbow Sleeve V-Neck Knit Wrap Dress
This stylish maternity summer dress is sure to flatter, with its mid-calf length, high-low hemline and flutter sleeves. Thanks to the wrap-style top, it’s even nursing-friendly. Available in XXL and at a very affordable price point.
Buy it: $30, Target.com
Nestling & Co. Stripe it Lucky Plus Maternity Dress
Thanks to its pullover construction, this cute plus-size maternity dress from Nestling & Co is easy to put on, even when you’re nine months in. The contrasting stripes on the top and sash pop against the long, solid-colored skirt, adding visual interest.
Buy it: $45, Nestlingco.com
PinkBlush Basic Sleeveless Plus Maternity Maxi Dress
For your basic, extra-cozy maxi dress, look no further than this number from PinkBlush. While we’re partial to the navy, the ridiculously comfortable frock comes in four other colors. And with a cinch right below the bust, it shows off your bump beautifully.
Buy it: $52, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Yours Bump It Up Maternity Pink Floral Skater Dress
Have a more formal event to go to this summer? You’ll wow in this floral maternity cocktail dress. We’re loving the bright floral print and mesh insert at the hem. Yours offers a range of super-cute plus size maternity summer dresses, so browse around!
Buy it: $50, YoursClothing.com
Jessica Simpson Maternity Plus Size Printed Maxi Dress
Can’t get enough of caftans? This plus size maxi dress is the perfect go-to look for a casual summer day.
Buy it: $80, Macys.com
PinkBlush Maternity Ivory Floral Ruffle Strapless Plus Maternity Maxi Dress
More florals, more ruffles, more cute maternity dresses for summer! The strapless design, ruffled top, maxi skirt and all-over floral print make it a sure-fire winner this season. PinkBlush is a great go-to brand for plus size maternity summer dresses.
Buy it: $62, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Formal Maternity Summer Dresses
There’s no denying it: Summer is wedding season, and even while pregnant, you’ll want to be dressed for the occasion! If you’re not attending a wedding this season, you might have a big birthday bash or shower (possibly your own!) coming up. Luckily, there are plenty of elegant—and fun—formal maternity dresses for you to choose from.
Nom Maternity Lucia Off the Shoulder Lace Maternity Dress
This navy blue maternity dress is oh-so-sweet. With all-over lace, an off-the-shoulder neckline and a ruffled hem, it’s fit for any formal occasion.
Buy it: $128, shop.nordstrom.com
David’s Bridal Empire Waist Maternity Dress with Straps
Yep, the uber-popular formal dress atelier also sells maternity dresses! If you’re headed to a summer wedding—or perhaps are in a summer wedding—this empire waist gown is sleek and elegant, and comes in a variety of color options.
Buy it: $160, DavidsBridal.com
BCBGMaxazria Lace Short Sleeve Maternity Dress
For a unique look, go with this Art Deco-inspired formal maternity dress. The lace detailing puts this a cut above the rest. Plus, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style: The roomy A-line cut can accommodate your growing bump with ease.
Buy it: $178, APeainthePod.com
Seraphine Mist Grey Embellished Maternity Gown
You’ll glide like a Grecian goddess in this hand-beaded formal maternity dress. For a truly glamorous event, this floor-length chiffon dress is the perfect choice. Concealed elastic at the back makes for a comfortable fit during and after pregnancy.
Buy it: $389, Seraphine.com
twobirds Blush Classic Convertible Gown
Get ready to meet the most amazing dress of all time. Whether you’re in your first trimester or ready to pop, you’re pretty much guaranteed to look amazing when you don this elegant floor-length gown from twobirds. What’s even more amazing? This versatile dress can be styled in a whopping 15 different ways—it’s all in how you decide to wrap it.
Kimi and Kai Nancy Stretch Lace Maternity Dress
Stand out from the cocktail crowd in this fitted maternity dress. The body-con cut and bold red hue make for a statement piece, but the stretchy lace will keep you comfy all night long.
Buy it: $88, shop.nordstrom.com
Pietro Brunelli Salisburgo Maternity Dress
You can never go wrong with the LWD (i.e. little white dress), especially one crafted in Italy that features elegant rose detailing on the shoulders. Despite its shorter length, this bump-flattering gown is still an excellent choice for a formal summertime affair. Dress it up with fancy sandals and swinging statement earrings.
Buy it: $168, APeainthePod.com
Tiffany Rose April Nursing Dress
Whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, this formal navy blue maternity dress is just the thing. The swishy A-line cut and removable sash comfortably highlights your baby bump, while discreet nursing panels lets you breastfeed or pump without hassle.
Buy it: $240, TiffanyRose.com
PinkBlush Black Sequin Top Chiffon Sleeveless Maternity Evening Gown
Is there anything more timeless than a black gown? We think not! This one, by PinkBlush, adds interest with a sequined, tank-style bodice. For ultimate Audrey glamour, accessorize it with pearls and a pair of peep-toe pumps. (Also available in rose gold and white!)
Buy it: $109, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Seraphine Pleated Maternity Cocktail Dress
We’re channeling the Duchess of Cambridge and her fabulous maternity style with this elegant, knee-length gown in navy blue (or coral or pink). The three-quarter-length sleeves and peplum empire waist add a touch of understated glam, while the pleated skirt is party-ready whenever you are!
Buy it: $169, Seraphine.com
Soon Maternity Red Claire Maternity Dress
Sleek, structured and sexy, this formal maternity dress is a total head-turner. The off-the-shoulder neckline and fiery-red fabric bring the drama, but the elastic waistband and side ruching mean you can rock the look without regret.
ASOS Design Maternity One Shoulder Pleated Crop Top Maxi Dress
Proof that gorgeous formal maternity dresses don’t have to break the bank. This flowy, floor-length maternity gown from ASOS is picture-ready and well under $100.
Buy it: $60, us.asos.com
Updated May 2019
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