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 choices to fit your own, unique style. In fact, we bet some of these are even cuter than your non-pregnancy go-to’s!
We’ve got summer maternity dresses from celeb-adored brands, like Rosie Pope and Séraphine (the latter adored by the Duchess of Cambridge), and summer maternity dresses from the local shops, including Old Navy Maternity, Gap Maternity and H&M Maternity. We’ve also listed some of the best summer maternity clothes from online retailers, like Pink Blush Maternity and ASOS Maternity. From these shops and more, we were able to find white summer maternity dresses, cheap summer maternity dresses, breezy maternity maxi dresses and of course, plus-size summer maternity dresses, too. All the summer maternity dresses your bump could desire!
Scroll to see The Bump’s list of the Best Summer Maternity Clothes, Dresses Edition, on the market. And tell us: Where do you love to shop for maternity clothing?
Cute Summer Maternity Dresses
When it comes to cute summer maternity 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 (Florals! Gingham! You name it). Whether you’re looking for summer maternity dresses in bright colors or a maternity LBD, we’ve got you covered.
One of our favorite maternity dresses for any season? Wrap dresses, because you can adjust them to the size of your bump! This one, by Séraphine, is bright blue, short-sleeved and crafted from a jersey knit, making it extra comfy for a full day at the office.
Séraphine Abbey Maternity Dress, $71, Apeainthepod.com
Welcoming a baby girl? Then this pink hibiscus-hued dress may be right up your alley! It features a fluttery off-the-shoulder neckline and an empire waist, giving that bump plenty of room. (It also comes in white, black and a navy petal print.)
Ingrid & Isabel Off the Shoulder Maternity Midi Dress, $88, Shop.nordstrom.com
As perfect for the office as it is for Sunday brunch, this two-toned summer maternity dress with lace sleeves, courtesy of Kimi and Kai, is a beauty. Pair it with pumps or open-toed wedges.
Kimi and Kai Nell Fit & Flare Maternity Dress, $78, Shop.nordstrom.com
One current trend among all dresses, including summer maternity dresses, we can’t get enough of: split sleeves, also known as tulip sleeves. These sleeves give any dress—including this one by Ingrid & Isabel—a whimsical touch. You can dress it up with pumps and a clutch, or dress it down with a blush hobo bag and flat lace-up sandals.
Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Shift Dress, $98, IngridandIsabel.com
This mint-colored popover dress by celeb-adored brand Rosie Pope is an easy way to look polished on the run. Plus, its fitted silhouette shows off that bump! Accessorize the look with stacked peep-toe sandals.
Rosie Pope Anita Popover Maternity Dress, $88, Shop.nordstrom.com
Looking for a dress for a bridal or baby shower? (Possibly your own!) Look no further. Queen Bee’s blush, crochet lace maternity dress with a crew neckline and cape-back detail is a stunner for special daytime occasions.
Queen Bee Lace Dress With Ruffle Hem, $79, Us.asos.com
What’s more summer than red gingham? Nothing, that’s what! Which is why ASOS Maternity’s Gingham Smock Dress topped our list of summer maternity dresses. The relaxed silhouette is made to fit through all stages of pregnancy. And that picnic-blanket print? So perfectly seasonal.
ASOS Maternity Gingham Smock Dress, $27, Us.asos.com
There’s nothing more classic than a little black dress! And this stretch-jersey one, by another celebrity favorite, Isabelle Oliver, is an LBD for all occasions. Pair it with a blazer and you can take it to the office (and into other seasons), or just keep it as is for a weekend stroll.
Isabella Oliver Ellie Side Ruched Maternity Tank Dress, $139, IsabellaOliver.com
If you’re a mom-to-be who loves minimalism in her summer maternity dresses, rock Topshop’s Belted Maternity Midi Dress. It’s no-fuss shift style makes it comfortable and easy. But you still get that matching periwinkle belt, which cinches right above the bump, defining your shape and flattering your waistline.
Topshop Belted Maternity Midi Dress, $60, Topshop.com
Easy, breezy—that’s the theme of this rose gold-accented blush shift dress by Collective Concepts. The straight silhouette leaves plenty of room for a growing bump, and the knee-length cut will keep you cool for the summer.
Collective Concepts Maternity Shift Dress, $111, Macys.com
Dotted adorableness? Coming right up! Everly Grey’s high-low dress is pastel perfection as far as summer maternity dresses go, complete with an adjustable ribbon tie at the waistline to work with you as your bump grows.
Everly Grey Crystal Maternity/Nursing High/Low Dress, $69, Shop.nordstrom.com
If you love a good peasant dress, this is one of the summer maternity dresses for you. Its tie sleeves, accented with sweet covered buttons, have retro flair to spare.
Maternal America Juliet Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress, $149, Shop.nordstrom.com
White Summer Maternity 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 summer maternity 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 The Bump narrowed it down for you. (You’re welcome.)
At first glance, this white shift maternity dress, short-sleeved and crafted from linen, seems simple. Then you notice that embellished, faux-necklace neckline—ba-zing! It’s a subtle dash of shimmer that can make the dress formal, if you need it to be.
Pietro Brunelli Embellished Maternity Dress, $165, Apeainthepod.com
Séraphine’s white French lace dress is actually a wedding dress, so if you’re pregnant and getting hitched, you may have just found the wedding dress for you. But if you simply fell in love with the lacy details on this summer maternity dress and want to wear it to a formal event, we won’t tell!
Séraphine Short Lace Maternity Wedding Dress, $295, Seraphine.com
This Noppies frock with its short sleeves, scoop neckline and peekaboo hem is a stunner among white summer maternity dresses. Plus, it comes with an optional belt, because who doesn’t want to cinch that waistline?
Noppies Celia Maternity Dress, $190, Shop.nordstrom.com
Perfect for a weekend out, Maternal America’s High/Low Maternity Shirtdress is an easy way to look cool and classic at the same time. Start your day in white sneakers for Saturday morning errands, then trade them for nude sandals for a night on the town.
Maternal America High/Low Maternity Shirtdress, $149, Shop.nordstrom.com
Elegant and easy, simple and sweet—all words that can be used to describe H&M Mama’s Ruffle-Sleeve Dress. Crafted from a crepe woven fabric, it features two mini flutter sleeves and an elasticized waistband (the better to accommodate, my dear).
H&M Mama Ruffle-Sleeve Dress, $30, HM.com
If you love a good shirtdress in your collection of summer maternity dresses, here’s another. Bluebelle’s Maternity Shirt Dress is a more romantic take on the standard shirtdress, thanks to the addition of beribboned sleeves and a slitted hemline.
Bluebelle Maternity Shirt Dress, $42, Us.asos.com
Looking to show off that bump? The PinkBlush Ivory Lace Materinty Dress will help you do that! Its available in seven hues, including ivory, and features a bump-hugging silhouette. Sheer three-quarter-length sleeves add a bit of coverage, especially if you’re going somewhere where the AC will be turned up!
PinkBlush Ivory Lace Maternity Dress, $75, Pinkblushmaternity.com
ASOS Maternity’s flowing white dress was made for a closet filled with bohemian summer maternity dresses. Embroidered details? Check. Tieable tassels? Also check. All you need is a pair of lace-up sandals.
ASOS Maternity Beach Dress With Embroidery, $51, Us.asos.com
One of the best things about white summer maternity dresses (And white dresses in general, of course.)? You can pair them with any color shoe! As it’s summer, we say go with something fun—a bright pop of fuchsia, yellow or cobalt would look stunning against the modal jersey of this Rachel Pally dress.
Rachel Pally Short Caftan Dress, $220, Rachelpally.com
And one more white dress with a touch of flair: Rachel Pally’s Roselyn Dress, a white maternity dress with nautical stripes, perfect for summer. With tie-straps and a thigh-high slit, this one’s for the playful mama-to-be.
Rachel Pally Roselyn Dress in Black/White Stripe, $216, Rachelpally.com
Cheap Summer Maternity Dresses ($50 or Under!)
We may have already covered “cute” summer maternity dresses, but frankly speaking, every dress in this section could have been filed into that one, too! The only difference? All of these summer maternity dresses are $50 or less. Courtesy of H&M, ASOS, Macy’s and Target, each of these affordable summer maternity dresses is a steal.
Breezy is the best way to describe this blush, tunic-style dress by H&M Mama. Still, the sash at the waist pulls the loose silhouette together nicely. And those pleats? They part to reveal a slit for nursing, so make sure to keep this dress around!
H&M Mama Sleeveless Dress, $50, HM.com
H&M Mama’s airy dress with a light floral print and butterfly sleeves keeps you casually cute. Pair it with metallic flip-flops, and you’ll be set for a stylish coffee run.
H&M Mama Patterned Dress, $30, HM.com
For something particularly light on those steamy, late summer days, try this camisole-inspired dress. It’s basically a slightly structured slip, with a few matching blush buttons up the bodice for a sweet touch. And the straps are adjustable, so it’ll fall right where you want it to.
ASOS Maternity Cams Smock Dress With Button Front, $24, Us.asos.com
A slinky LBD? You got it. Perhaps one of the easiest summer maternity dresses on this list, this maternity dress is both draped and crafted from stretch jersey. It doesn’t get any more comfortable than that! But, like all little black dresses, it’s chic, making it appropriate for a variety of outings and events.
New Look Maternity Ruched Side Midi Dress, $29, Us.asos.com
This blush T-shirt dress with tied sleeves is literally short and sweet. The cut, which hits just above the knee, is breezy for summer’s scorching temps, while the ballerina-pink color and ribbon details are all femme.
ASOS Maternity T-shirt Dress With Bow Sleeve, $29, Us.asos.com
Another accommodating wrap dress! Motherhood Maternity’s Faux-Wrap dress pairs coral with navy—a stunning combo. The zigzag stripes add a touch of edge, while the cut itself is business casual.Perfect for the office!
Motherhood Maternity Faux-Wrap Dress, $30, Macys.com
With its eyelet detailing and sunny yellow hue, the Motherhood Maternity Eyelet A-line Dress is perfect for a picnic or backyard BBQ. And if you’re looking to switch it up, the contrasting button-up bodice and bow-topped pencil skirt has the look of a two-piece ensemble.
Motherhood Maternity Eyelet A-line Dress, $34, Macys.com
Going on a babymoon to a tropical locale? This is the dress you’ll want to bring with you! It features a flirty, off-the-shoulder neckline and a tropical floral print. Even if you’re not headed to the islands, you might just feel like you’re on one anyway slipped into this dress.
ASOS Maternity Tropical Print Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $31, Us.asos.com
This cheap summer maternity dress pairs two trends: cold-shoulder cutouts and ruffled details, both of which appear on the sleeves. The knee-length cut is modest, if you need a little length for the office, and the cobalt-blue hue will make you—and your bump—pop!
Ma Cherie Maternity Ruched Cold Shoulder Dress, $30, Target.com
Missing your chambray button-ups? You can get all the comfy, denim-like goodness of a chambray shirt in this dress, complete with off-the-shoulder ruffle details. It’s another one of those pieces that you could easily dress up or down, depending on your mood.
Ma Cherie Maternity Off the Shoulder Chambray Dress, $30, Target.com
Plus-Size Summer Maternity Dresses
Hey, curvy ladies! Wondering where to find your own lineup of cute summer maternity dresses? Look no further! We found plenty of cute—and flattering—plus-size summer maternity dresses at PinkBlush, Old Navy Maternity and Yours Clothing, to name a few. Pick your poison: lace dresses, floral dresses, maxi dresses and more.
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.
PinkBlush White Floral Fitted Plus Maternity Dress in White, $54, Pinkblushmaternity.com
There’s only one word we’re thinking of when we’re looking at this dress: fiesta! Those little pom accents are the perfect party detail, for girls’ nights, your babymoon or even your baby shower.
PinkBlush Pink Pom Trim Off Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress, $58, Pinkblushmaternity.com
PinkBlush’s solid periwinkle high-low maternity dress is particularly useful among summer maternity dresses, because it can actually be worn all year around. With peep-toe sandals, this dress is made for the summer, but you can easily take it into fall by adding a moto jacket and ankle booties.
PinkBlush Navy Basic Hi-Low Plus Maternity Dress, $46, Pinkblushmaternity.com
This light-wash Old Navy Tercel dress has the effect of denim or chambray, but it’s much lighter, making it an ideal summer maternity dress. The high waistband will accommodate your baby bump, and the dainty straps on the off-the-shoulder design are adjustable.
Old Navy Maternity Off-the-Shoulder Tercel Shift Dress, $37, Oldnavy.com
For the boho-leaning mom-to-be, this floral embroidered maternity dress with tasseled accents should do the trick quite nicely. It’s sleeveless, keeping you cool, but also modest, thanks to a hem that hits at the knee.
Old Navy Maternity Elasticized-Waist Tassel Shift Dress, $38, Oldnavy.com
For your basic, extra-cozy, colorful maxi dress, look no further than PinkBlush’s Organic Maxi. While we’re partial to the tangerine, the ridiculously comfortable frock comes in a whopping nine colors. And with a cinch right below the bust, it shows off your bump beautifully.
PinkBlush Organic Basic Plus Maternity Maxi Dress, $49, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Thanks to its pullover construction, Liz Lange’s floral-print maternity dress is easy to put on, even when you’re nine months in. Black tasseled sandals or wedge heels add an extra dose of polish.
Liz Lange for Target Maternity A Line Floral Print Dress, $30, Target.com
Another easy maxi, but this one’s special thanks to a butterfly print! Itsa whimsical touch that makes the Yours Clothing dress easy to dress up, should you want to. And why wouldn’t you? Go ahead and add a colorful pair of earrings, a bold lip and some fancy sandals.
Yours Clothing Bump It Up Maternity Multi Butterfly Print Maxi Dress, $52, Yoursclothing.com
A lace wrap dress with sheer sleeves and a ribbon tie—what could be sweeter? As always, the wrap style accommodates your growing frame, making it a lovely investment piece.
Your Clothing Bump It Up Maternity Pink Lace Wrap Dress With Ribbon Tie, $63, Yoursclothing.com
A striped dress is always in style no matter the season, but this is a particularly perfect choice among plus-size summer maternity dresses. It’s monochromatic palette is timeless, as is the grosgrain ribbon belt.
Oh Baby by Motherhood Striped Tank Dress, $23, Kohls.com
Maternity Maxi Dresses for Summer
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 maternity maxi 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.
Featured here in a light blue hue (though it’s available in six shades), this PinkBlush maternity maxi dress is a standout among summer maternity dresses on this list because it’s strapless! It’s fitted throughout the bodice to just above the bump to ensure a snug but comfortable fit. And it’s easy to dress up; just add a pair of statement earrings or a bejeweled necklace.
PinkBlush Light Blue Strapless Maternity Maxi Dress, $46, Pinkblushmaternity.com
This popover style maxi maternity dress is a winner among summer maternity dresses. Its summery coral hue and ruched detailing gives it the illusion of being two pieces.
Seraphine Lexington Maternity Maxi Dress, $105, Apeainthepod.com
The arrow print on this Tart Maternity maxi dress gives it an unexpected kaleidoscopic event. The dress also boasts a V-neckline (the better to show off your pregnancy cleavage!) and a cinch right above the waist that highlights the bump.
Tart Maternity Chloe Maternity Maxi Dress, $172, Shop.nordstrom.com
This Nom Maternity high-low maxi dress is useful not only l while pregnant, but also right after giving birth! The stretch jersey material expands to fit a bump, and the V-neck bodice is discreetly designed to offer easy access while breastfeeding.
Nom Maternity Caroline Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress in Bluebell, $108, Shop.nordstrom.com
Hello, romance! PinkBlush’s hot-pink maternity maxi dress enjoys a fitted bodice and a flowing maxi skirt—and, of course, that off-the-shoulder neckline, a flirty touch for a night out with your love.
PinkBlush Coral Basic Off Shoulder Maternity Dress, $48, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Another steamy date night choice? The Rachel Pally Trudee Dress in Indigo Ikat print. The halter neckline with an essentially open back keeps things literally cool, not to mention sexy, as does that slit.
Rachel Pally Trudee Dress in Indigo Ikat, $189, Rachelpally.com
A Pea in the Pod’s maternity maxi dress in a lilac floral print features a buttoned halter neckline with adjustable straps, making it easy to accommodate your ever-evolving pregnancy body. Pair it with flip-flops and you can take it to the beach or add stacked heels for a special occasion.
A Pea in the Pod Maternity Floral-Print Maxi Dress, $119, Macys.com
H&M Mama’s long, printed maternity maxi dress boasts a stretchy bandeau top, making it especially comfy, even after wearing it for long hours. Even so, those dainty spaghetti straps make sure this dress isn’t budging.
H&M Mama Long Jersey Dress, $10, HM.com
For the steamiest days of the year, you’ll want something loose and barely there. This spaghetti-strap wrap dress will be both of those things for you. Dipped in a raspberry hue, this modal jersey dress wraps right over your body, making it so easy to get dressed, even when you’re almost ready to welcome baby!
Rachel Pally Spaghetti Wrap Dress in Lover, $242, Rachelpally.com
Okay, this one cheats it a little bit. But if you’re looking for a long dress that still shows a little skin, this Motherhood Maternity dress is a beauty among summer maternity dresses. While the crisscrossed halter neckline flaunts your arms, the ruffled, slitted front offers a peek of leg—enough, in fact, to show off an especially cute pair of shoes.
Motherhood Maternity Printed Halter Dress, $70, MotherhoodMaternity.com
Formal Summer Maternity 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.
A Pea in the Pod Lace Maternity Dress in Botanical Garden green has a cleavage-enhancing sweetheart neckline and a peekaboo lace hem. And if you’re not one for strapless dresses, it also includes optional straps.
A Pea in the Pod Lace Maternity Dress, $168, Apeainthepod.com
For the outdoor afternoon wedding, consider this mint-hued lace and silk chiffon formal maternity cocktail dress. The lace overlay top is oh-so-feminine, and there’s a little stretch panel in the back, so if you’re buying early, you won’t have to worry about the fit down the line.
Séraphine Mint Lace & Silk Chiffon Maternity Cocktail Dress, $295, Seraphine.com
Long, blush, lined and lace-topped, this Séraphine stunner, which also boasts a stretch panel for a flexible fit, would be just as appropriate for a bridesmaid as for a guest. If you’re engaged and love pink, this could even work for a bride-to-be—check out that rhinestone embellishment on the belt!
Seraphine Blush Silk & Eyelash Lace Maternity Gown, $499, Seraphine.com
When it comes to formal summer maternity dresses, this one’s for the Grecian goddesses. Courtesy of H&M Mama, this full-length, blue-grey stain dress is both stylish (that subtle V-neckline with the metal accent) and comfortable (there’s an elastic seam under the bust and jersey lining).
H&M Mama Satin Dress, $50, HM.com
For the mama-to-be who wants to literally sparkle at her next formal event, the Maya Maternity Dress in mint comes with a short-sleeved, sequined bodice with a boat neckline. Meanwhile, the tulle skirt serves up ballerina vibes.
Maya Maternity ¾ Sleeve Midi Dress With Delicate Sequin and Tulle Skirt, $135, Us.asos.com
For the girly girls, who can resist a dress covered in ruffles? This Hope & Ivy formal maternity dress has them on both the shoulders and the waistline, creating a teeny peplum. And the high-low hemline means you don’t have to worry about tripping over a long dress—a real concern when your bump gets big enough to block your toes!
Hope & Ivy Maternity Floral Print Hi Lo Midi Dress, $87, Us.asos.com
You can never go wrong with the LWD (i.e. little white dress), especially one featuring an organza peplum accent made to flatter your baby bump. Dress it up with metallic sandals and swinging statement earrings.
ASOS Maternity Scuba Bandeau Midi Dress With Organza, $87, Us.asos.com
This Rachel Pally formal summer maternity dress is called the Midsummer Dress, and indeed, it has all the romance of the Shakespearean comedy it was named after! The pale pink shade is so sweet, as is the off-the-shoulder neckline of this modal jersey maternity maxi dress.
Rachel Pally Midsummer Dress in Bisou, $242, Rachelpally.com
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!)
PinkBlush Black Sequin Top Chiffon Sleeveless Maternity Evening Gown, $95, Pinkblushmaternity.com
And finally, one sweet little cocktail dress: a little pink dress with a twisted bow bodice, draped in an off-the-shoulder style. It also features straps, so there’s no slipping, and a polished pleated skirt, beginning right above the bump.
ASOS Maternity Bow Front Off the Shoulder Bardot Skater Mini Dress, $64, Us.asos.com