When I was pregnant 14 years ago, we certainly did not have great summer fashions like the ones that are now available at A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity. Luckily, gone are the days of dumpy maternity clothes! Warm, sun-soaked days filled with outdoor barbeques, beach bumming and weddings are here instead.
A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity have designed collections to keep fashion forward moms-to-be looking despite the summer heat. Expectant moms will have no worries about what to wear for every different summer occasion, now they just need to find a comfy place to sit in the shade!
Spending the weekend relaxing with friends? Looking for the perfect BBQ outfit? Rosie Pope has you covered! Her new collection has a patriotic yet fashion forward belted maternity shirtdress. The intricate pattern makes for a striking combination of red, white and blue.
Rosie Pope 3/4 Sleeve Belted Maternity Dress, Price: $225.00, apeainthepod.com & destinationmaternity.com
A sleeveless, faux wrap dress is perfect for time outside with friends. This light dress is form fitting in all the right places and the bright pink adds a nice pop of color. The price is right, to boot!
Sleeveless Pink Maternity Dress, Price: $29.98 at motherhood.com & destinationmaternity.com
A more casual option is this tomato colored sleeveless scoop neck t-shirt with white stitching detail from Motherhood Maternity. Paired with AG Jeans Secret Fit Belly 5 pocket maternity denim shorts from A Pea in the Pod Collection, you can’t go wrong.
T Shirt, on sale now for $19.99 here
Maternity Jean Shorts, Price: $165 from apeainthepod.com & destinationmaternity.com or find jean skirt here.
When they ask you to bring a dish to the BBQ potluck, slice up some red peppers, grab some pita chips, and make this: http://www.oprah.com/food/Indian-Spiced-Cauliflower-Dip (serve hot OR cold!)
Evening / Party
Summer is the season for couples say ‘I Do.’ A pregnant wedding guest can still be a fashion ‘Do’ in a maternity dress. This just might be the perfect maternity evening dress! Rosie Pope’s A Pea in the Pod collection sleeveless maternity dress with one-shoulder embellishment will become a staple piece over the next few months for any formal occasion.
Rosie Pope Sleeveless Embellished Maternity Dress, Price: $225.00 at apeainthepod.com & destinationmaternity.com
For those outdoor garden ceremonies or waterfront nuptials, this coral A Pea in the Pod Collection Suzi Chin strapless empire seam maternity dress is a perfect choice. The lacey embroidery adds an extra touch of NOW to this lovely summer piece in this year’s hottest color.
Suzi Chin Strapless Sundress, Price: $169.50 at apeainthepod.com & destinationmaternity.com
Still clubbing with the girls? Dance the night away at the bachelorette or wedding dance floor in this beautiful, teal dress. Colorblocking is IT for summer – and this dress will also take you into fall. Belted dress from the lavish by heidi klum colletion is sleeveless, knee length with a scoop neck. The narrow back will keep you cool.
On sale now for $129.99 here. (Also available in red, not on sale.)
No summer is complete without a trip to the beach! On a day spent down by the shore, match the calm ocean waves in this A Pea in the Pod teal, side ruched maternity tankini swimsuit. Yes, tankini means it is 2-pc. Ties around neck.
Maternity Tankini Swimsuit, Price: $79.50 at apeainthepod.com & destinationmaternity.com
Shop all A Pea in the Pod maternity dresses here.