Mother and Baby

How to dress for a summer heatwave when you're pregnant

Being pregnant in the summer can be a wonderful experience, with picnics in the park, lazy days in the garden, and a gorgeous pregnancy glow to match your Insta-worthy tan (we won't tell anyone if it's fake though, promise). Summer when you're pregnant can also be really annoying, and as the days get hotter and hotter, comfortable clothes are a must.

But you don't have to completely succumb to your other half's oversized t-shirts all summer long, thanks to the great range of comfortable maternity clothes available on the high street. We’ve found some of the best outfits on offer so you can look totally gorgeous (even if you're not always feeling your most glamorous self - trust us, we know the summer heat struggle).

Maternity Blue Floral Bandeau Maxi Dress, £17.99, New Look

Go for traditional florals with this demure maxi dress from New Look. The stretchy bandeau is both comfortable and sweat patch-proof. Complete with a straw hat and sandals for real Tamara Drewe vibes. 

Mama Sleveless Blouse, £17.99, H&M

This sleeveless blouse from H&M is airy and light while still looking sharp, and will look great with your fave maternity jeans and white trainers for a relaxed summer outfit.

ASOS DESIGN Maternity off shoulder sundress with tiered skirt in polka dot, £18, ASOS

This 100% cotton jersey dress will keep you as cool as a cucumber this summer, and is guaranteed to bring allllll the compliments at that garden party you’re praying for good weather for. The off-the-shoulder detail = no tan lines, and polka dots are so on-trend for 2018.

Maternity Tassel Tiered Sun Dress, £26, Topshop

This sunshine hue is bound to put a smile on your face on a hot summer’s day. A little elastic in the waist makes this a great dress to accompany your growing bump from June right through to early September. Match the tassled straps to your earrings et voila, effortless maternity chic.

Maternity Over The Bump Flippy Shorts, £8, Boohoo

Available in pastel blue and black, these flippy shorts from Boohoo are perfect for a day down at the beach and will stop your thighs chafing in the heat. This is the height of pregnancy summer fashion comfort - we’ll be getting one in each colour.

Mid Wash Maternity Dungaree Dress, £35, JoJo Maman Bebe

Perfect for off-duty weekends, this highly-rated dungaree dress looks great with a simple Breton top and will be worn over and over again. If you’ll still be carrying your little'un come the autumn, just add maternity tights to get amazing cost-per-wear value.

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