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Summer Maternity Outfits

Here in Arizona, Spring only last’s for a short time period before transitioning to the intense heat that is summer. For all of you mama’s out there that will be pregnant during the summer… I feel your pain! I’m in my third trimester of a twin pregnancy and the heat is my worst enemy. It is already pushing the high 90’s here and I feel like I have been in summer outfits for the past three months already.

Today I am sharing some of my go-to styles in maternity wear for the summer months. I will link to everything I can find online and list all of the stores where I purchased the items from.


(Disclaimer: All opinions and clothing items were purchased by me. Although I have some obvious favorites in terms of the companies I purchase from, this is not in any way a sponsored or affiliated post.)

Maternity Outfit Ideas for Summer

No one wants to feel frumpy and like they can’t wear cute clothing just because they have a growing baby bump. Baby bumps are beautiful in all shapes and sizes, so why not wear clothing and put together outfits that show off all of that cuteness!

Anything that you can throw on easily over your growing baby bump and that will give you some airflow will be your best friend when it comes to maternity clothing and the heat. Maxi dresses and midi dresses are my go-to styles when I want to look put together, but I don’t want to put a lot of thought into piecing an outfit together. Adding in some accessories can really just make the outfit.

black maternity maximaternity black dress 1

Dress: Pink Blush Maternity

Necklace: Zulily a few months ago

maternity green dress

pink blush maternity dress

Dress: Pink Blush Maternity

White Bag: Shoedazzle

Earrings: Pink Blush

summer maternity dressSM stripes 2bauble bar "y" necklace

Midi Dress: Brickyard Buffalo

Shoes: Shoedazzle, as seen here

Jewelry: Bauble Bar

Maternity shorts have quickly become something that I can’t live without. I honestly don’t know how I survived during my last pregnancy without them. I may have just lived in exercise/stretchy clothing. Finding a couple good pairs of maternity shorts that are comfortable, flattering, and easy to match with a lot of tops is crucial for the summer time maternity style. I love pairing mine with simple t-shirts, cute flats, and colorful tops. Adding in your pop-of-color with accessories, shoes, and/or a cute bag will make an easy but adorable bump style. I love pieces that you can dress up or down easily in the summer with just a quick shoe change.

pink blush maternitySM mint 2camel wedges

White Shorts: Target Maternity

Top: Pink Blush Maternity

Shoes: Shoedazzle

SM olivestitch fix maternity

Second Top Option: Stitch Fix Maternity

Shoes and Bag: Purchased last year

summer maternity shortsshoedazzle bag

Lace Detail Shorts: TJMaxx

Top: Target Maternity

Bag: Shoedazzle (similar style)

Shoes: Target

Of course, you can’t have summer without some cute swimwear! My picks as far as maternity swim gear goes focuses on one-pieces and tankinis. While I do think that baby bellies look adorable in bikinis, it just isn’t really something that my ever-growing bust can fit appropriately into right now. Also, be careful if you are exposing your belly to a lot of sun because the added heat can dry out your skin more, causing stretch marks.

maternity tankiniBlack Top and Color block Bottoms: ASOS Maternity

cute maternity swimsuit

Blue and White Suit: Motherhood Maternity (similar)

What are/were your maternity outfit “must-haves” for summer?

If it’s still a little bit cooler where you live, take a look at my Spring Maternity Outfit Ideas post.

*Cheers to getting our growing baby bellies ready for the summer heat*

joanna at motherhood and merlot


  1. A twin pregnancy in the summer!?!?? You’re a rockstar!!!! (And I LOVE that blue checkered bathing suit!!!)
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  2. Oh I just love that blue swimsuit! I guess I better break down and get one as we are pushing 90’s today here in Nashville and I’m not due til August.
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  3. you are the cutest pregnant lady every! Hudson was born in late July and it was SO freaking hot! I loved in this one gap maternity skirt I had with tank tops.
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  4. You have the cutest maternity style! I managed to avoid the South Carolina heat when I was pregnant with my daughter (as she was born right at the beginning of June), so you are amazing for trucking through the AZ heat with twins! Also, I love the back of that teal dress. SO cute!
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  5. I am currently prego with baby #3 but it is my first time being pregnant in the summer. It is already hot here in San Diego! I am quickly finding that my new favorite clothing item are skirts and dresses. They have the least amount of restraint! haha! thanks for more ideas!
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