Summer Guide to Dressing Your Bump + Beating the Heat!


I hope you are all enjoying the day celebrating Father’s Day with the men in your life! Did you know today is also summer solstice? The summer season can be both a blessing and a curse for the mom-to-be! The warmer weather lends itself to breezy dresses and open-toe sandals, BUT with the rising temperatures, beating the heat can also be challenging! I was in my last trimester during the summer of 2013 and not only was my bump at its biggest, but I had a terrible case of edema. I lived in lightweight jersey maternity essentials and lots of layering pieces. Shorts, breezy skirts and maxi dresses were my go-to and for good reason: they were uber comfortable and easy to accessorize! Read on for some of my favorite looks that will keep you looking great and feeling cool this summer.THE MAXI: A jersey maxi dress is the perfect summer maternity essential. It’s lightweight and versatile enough to be styled up or down. Throw on a linen jacket and slides to create a totally chic weekend look. While having a few fun maxis in your wardrobe is smart, I always suggest adding at least one version that is in a simple silhouette and neutral color. Grey, navy or black can be worn so many ways and will give you tons of style mileage this summer.THE SOFT SHORT: Another warm weather must-have! Go with a classic jean short but also invest in a soft cotton short; just keep in mind the fabric should be lightweight and even have a little stretch. A short can always be paired with a tee or opt for a peasant top. Add a heel or espadrille for a more polished look. The combination is perfect for a summer party or even date night.Summer Guide to dressing your bumpTHE KNIT SKIRT: How great is this updated maxi skirt? With a chic side slit (that’s not too high,) you have an effortless look that does double duty depending on how you accessorize. With a metallic wedge, simple stripe dolman tee and fedora, you have a city-chic look perfect for a summer night. Style TIP: For a leg lengthening look, opt for a side-ruched tee that contours to your bump. For an easier more bohemian take, pair a maxi skirt with a fitted tank and unbuttoned shirt.hjfghTHE SUMMER SHEATH: Wondering what to wear to the office this summer? The sheath dress is a fabulous option and can be worn from desk to dinner. PLUS, a great black and white graphic print seamlessly transitions into fall by updating your accessories and adding a blazer.

For additional summer styling tips check out my interview with The Wall Street Journal and if I haven’t covered any of your summer styling questions, email me! I’d love to help! -Olivia

Leave a comment

2 Comments

  1. Some great summer ideas for us mamas-to-be struggling to feel stylish and cute with our growing tummies. I had to run out and get the soft short look (shorts, top, and espadrille wedges found at Target) for my 3rd trimester, which will surely be hot and filled with bbqs and parties to wear this outfit to! Will be on the lookout for the maxi skirt with side slit to pair with tanks and ruched-side tops I already own. Loving these looks! Thank you, Olivia!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Welcome to the Motherhood Maternity Blog!
  • Instagram

    Trust us, you’re going to want to try these OATrageously delicious recipes to help boost your milk supply. Get the recipes now on the blog #nursingrecipe #oatmeal #thisisgoingtobefun
#nationalbreastfeedingmonth It’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit anymore! 👖 Tag a mom-to-be that can relate #graphicteetuesday #thisisgoingtobefun Our hearts are so full 💕💕#momspiration #mondaymotivation #inspirationalquote Sunday sunflower vibes from @thehappyhungryyogi 🌻🌻
#motherhood #thisisgoingtobefun
📸: @thegirlincolor @laurenvpatrick is showing off that beautiful bump in our gender reveal mixed print wrap dress! #thisisgoingtobefun
#motherhoodmaternity #maternitydress #genderreveal These styles take you from the bump to the pump! See our before & after looks on the blog. #thisisgoingtobefun #ontheblog #nursing It's a... GIRL! 💋 Head to the blog to see more of our Back-to-School gender reveal. 📓💕
#ontheblog #itsagirl #genderreveal #backtoschool Join us for our in-store try-on event this weekend! Text MHJEANS to 40679 to receive your coupon and sign up for Mobile Alerts* 
_______
*Coupon valid 8/18-8/20. Up to 12 autodialed marketing text messages/month and promotional emails. Standard messaging and data rates may apply. Consent not required to buy goods or services. Text STOP to 40679 to cancel. Text HELP for help.
  • Top Posts & Pages

  • Archives

%d bloggers like this: