Summer Vacation Essentials For the Mom-To-Be

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Are you planning a vacation before the baby arrives for some you-time? We’ve done the packing for you so all you need to do is focus on a relaxing getaway. Here’s what to pack in your travel bag this summer.

The Maxi Dress: Maxi Dresses are a standout trend for the season and a mom-to-be essential for comfort and style! In case you missed it, we rounded up a few favorites here.

Printed Blouse: Prints are in this season and are a bold way to show off the bump. Pair a printed blouse with maternity jeans or crisp white bottoms.

Shorts:  Shorts are a versatile staple that can take you from day to night. Go classic with a cuffed denim pair or try a longer silhouette with a bermuda.

Tank Top: A basic tank will be your go-to and works great as a base layer or on its own. Try it in stripes for a casual day in the sun.

Heading to the beach? Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit!

Shop all our summer styles here and our style suggestions below. What are your vacation essentials?

On model: Spaghetti Strap Tiered Maternity Maxi Dress
Clockwise from top left: Sleeveless Two Pocket Maternity Tunic // Sleeveless Maternity Maxi Dress // Scoop Neck Rib Knit Maternity Tank Top // Under Belly 5 Pocket Maternity Shorts

Summer Style Staple: The Maxi Dress

For the mom-to-be who wants maximum style with minimal effort, the maxi dress will be your new summer favorite. This essential creates a long and lean silhouette and comes in prints, florals and bright hues. An extremely versatile piece, you can dress things up for an evening out with a wedge and statement necklace or try flat sandals for a casual daytime look. A denim jacket is the perfect layering piece to finish off this easy look. Shop a few of our favorite maxis below and all our styles here. Show us how you style your maxi with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Sleeveless Maternity Maxi Dress // Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Empire Waist Maternity Maxi Dress // Jessica Simpson Short Sleeve Bias Cut Maternity Dress

Outfit Ideas from Instagram’s Best Dressed #Momstobe

Staying cool during the summer months is essential, especially for the mom-to-be. Today’s maternity style inspiration from expecting mom Jennifer shows how to beat the heat in one of the season’s latest trends. Read along for how to recreate the look.


Jennifer, who is wearing our Spaghetti Strap Empire Seam Maternity Dress in multi floral print, proves sticking to breezy dresses is an easy and stylish choice when the weather heats up! The airy and relaxed silhouette offers room for her bump to grow so it works throughout her pregnancy and even post baby. It can also easily be layered with another key piece for the season, a denim jacket.

Florals are perfect for the season and a versatile print that will take you from day to date night. Choose a floral print dress like Jennifer or pair a printed blouse with essential maternity jeans or white bottoms.

Show us your summer style with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun! Make sure to check out our new styles for all your summer outfits here! What are your favorite summer trends?

The Dos and Don’ts of Summer Maternity Style

With the summer season officially starting on Monday, we’re sharing our tips and tricks so you can style the bump and stay on-trend all season long.

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You can shop all of the outfits and trends below. Don’t forget to share what you wear with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Side Ruched Maternity Graphic Tee // Under Belly French Terry Maternity Shorts // Graphic Maternity Tees // Printed Shorts // Maternity Shorts //Wendy Bellissimo Sleeveless Hanky Hem Maternity Dress // Hanky Hem Dresses  // Maternity Dresses // Summer Maternity Styles

Mama-To-Be & Blogger Rachel Johnson’s Summer Picks

One of our favorite bloggers and soon-to-be mom of three, Rachel Johnson of Cozy Chic Mommy, inspires us daily with her maternity style. With the summer season days away, we asked her to choose her two favorite pieces from our new collection and to share how she wears them. Read along for her tips and about how she is getting ready for Baby Number Three.

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Guest Editor: Rachel Johnson of Cozy Chic Mommy

What’s your favorite way to dress the bump?

These days I am all about dressing my bump in a dress. Throwing on a dress saves me time from being in my closet, which equals more time with my kids! Honestly, anything to get out of being in front of the mirror and into real life is highly encouraged. If I have to put an outfit together these days, I end up wasting time thinking about how I can’t fit into certain pieces from my wardrobe.

How would you describe your maternity style?

If I had to describe my maternity style I would definitely say it is boho chic. I tend to air on the relaxed side when it comes to clothes during pregnancy, but I still want to look effortless, so I opt for a cool bohemian chic look to keep myself feminine and modish.

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Why did you choose these summer styles?

These styles that I chose to share with you all make me feel like a woman. I feel beautiful and free in these pieces and love the way I look in them as well.

How do you plan on styling the bump throughout the summer?

I plan on wearing lots and lots of skirts and dresses this summer as well as lose-fitted shorts. I am all about being able to look cute and still keep as cool a temperature as possible. The breezier the better.

What are your favorite summer activities? Any fun summer plans with the family?

I love going to concerts on the lawn in New York, but we will only be able to attend one or two with our impending move, so I have to say that swimming in the pool as a family is another one of my summer favorites. The pool is an easy weakness for me because it is so refreshing!

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You’re expecting your third! How is this pregnancy different than the others? How is your family prepping for Baby Number Three?

Baby Number Three? What! Ha-ha, yes. I am totally pregnant with our third child and I have to say this pregnancy mimics that of my first pregnancy almost to a ‘t.’ The only difference between this pregnancy and my first is that I don’t have any time to feel sorry for myself. I have two little ones to chase after and enjoy. I definitely am taking advantage of naptime with my eldest; we love to cuddle! Don’t worry my little guy is fast asleep during this time as well. I am so thankful they are on the same sleep schedule so I can indulge in this one pregnancy symptom— being tired. When it comes to prepping for Baby Number Three, we are really just trying to separate all of the boy and girl baby clothes so we can readily pull out what we need after we have a gender reveal. Other than the clothes, we have everything we need, so I am able to wait patiently for this little one to show up.

What’s your favorite thing about being a mom?

My favorite thing about being a mom is living each day knowing I am a hot mess. Truly, it is such a humbling experience and I am so thankful I can care for two, well almost three, little human beings. Can we just talk about getting hugs, kisses, and “I love you” from little kids that are in your care? Talk about my heart melting! These three things are also a weakness. I absolutely cannot hear I love you enough or receive too many hugs or kisses. Being loved in return is such an amazing feeling. I am telling you that being a mother is wildly incredible and endearing.

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Shop Rachel’s picks below and all our summer styles here!

Wendy Bellissimo Sleeveless Hanky Hem Maternity Dress // Strapless Americana Maternity Maxi Dress

The views expressed on this post represent those of the guest author and not of Motherhood Maternity.



Outfit Ideas from Instagram’s Best Dressed #Momstobe

We’re starting this week with our best bump forward courtesy of expecting mom Stephanie’s maternity style inspiration. Read along for why the look works and how to recreate it.


Photo: Instagram/ @stellaminded

Stephanie’s outfit proves why neutrals are the foundation of your wardrobe. Stephanie showcases her bump in our Elbow Sleeve Side Ruched Maternity Maxi Dress in a soft grey. A perfect-for-summer maxi silhouette in a classic color like grey makes for easy dressing and styling options, which is top-of-mind for the expecting mom. Soft and subtle, grey makes a great alternative to traditional black and is another neutral wardrobe staple.  Try shades of charcoal or heather grey in your basics like tees and leggings and go grey with your fashion pieces in dresses and cargos too.

When it comes to your maternity essentials, sticking to tried-and-true maternity staple like a Side Ruched Dress  will have you covered no matter the occasion or the season and can be styled up or down.

What are your wardrobe staples? Show us your favorite way to style them with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Your Guide to Summer Style

You may be wondering what to wear while staying comfortable and cool during the summer months. No need to fret; here’s our guide to get you started for a fashionable bump this summer.

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Start with a few maternity tank tops, which are great for wearing on a sunny day or perfect to layer under sweaters on chilly nights. Mixed stripes work well for a casual day look and pairs perfectly with denim shorts.

Boho style is everywhere this season! Try the trend with printed blouses or flowy dresses; two flattering options for the mom-to-be

A floral print dress is a versatile choice that will take you from shopping to date night.

A pair of white bottoms is essential for the season and instantly lightens up your look. Pair it with a bold-hued tunic or go head-to-toe in all white.

For more summer trends to try, check out our blog post here in case you missed it!

You can shop these outfits and more for the season below and make sure to show us your summer style with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Summer Styles // Striped Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top // Indigo Blue Secret Fit Belly Fray Hem Maternity Shorts // Printed Maternity Peasant Blouse // Under Belly 5 Pocket Maternity Shorts // Printed Fit And Flare Maternity Dress // Sleeveless Two Pocket Maternity Tunic // Secret Fit Belly Skinny Ankle Maternity Pant

Outfit Ideas From Instagram’s Best Dressed #Momstobe

This week’s maternity style inspiration from expecting mom Mallory showcases one of our favorite summer trends: boho! Read along for style tips on the trend and to recreate Mallory’s outfit.

malloryPhoto: Instagram / @mallorymoneill

A dress is go-to for ease (it’s one piece to think about!) and a simple way to achieve bohemian style. Mallory shows off her boho bump in our Spaghetti Strap Tiered Maternity Maxi Dress. With a tiered silhouette and delicate lace details, this versatile dress in summer’s hottest hue, white, can be accessorized with a floral headband like Mallory or you can layer to finish off the look with a classic jean jacket.

Peasant tops are another option for the mom-to-be to achieve the trend this summer and are also bump-flattering. Pair with your favorite maternity jeans and try a flare or boot cut fit for a full-out 70’s vibe.

If you’re planning to take on the trend, show us how with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun and shop our new styles for all your summer outfits here! What are your favorite summer trends?

4 Looks that Beat the Heat

The heat can be challenging when you’re expecting but dressing for it helps! Here are some staples you’ll keep cool in all summer long and can easily be mixed and matched.

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Tanks can be worn on their own and also make the perfect base layer. Try one in white or a bright summer hue.

Stripes are always a maternity fashion do and a colorful striped tee makes for a fun choice to show off your bump this season.

Shorts – need we say more? French terry shorts are perfect for lounging or poolside and you can’t go wrong with a classic denim pair.

Cargo pants go a long way. A pair in white, one of our favorite summer trends, or a fun camo print are both extremely versatile.

Shop our picks below and all our styles for the season here. Plus, enjoy summer savings with BOGO up to 40% off!* Make sure to show us your favorite way to style the bump with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Racerback Maternity Shirt // Under Belly French Terry Maternity Shorts // Scoop Neck Rib Knit Maternity Tank Top // Secret Fit Belly Poplin Back Pockets Convertible Maternity Pants // Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Maternity T Shirt // Indigo Blue Secret Fit Belly 5 Pocket Maternity Shorts // Scoop Neck Side Ruched Maternity Tank Top // Secret Fit Belly Poplin Cargo Pockets Convertible Maternity Pants

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Celebrate Your Pregnancy with A Graphic Tee

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The maternity tee is a must-have for the expecting mom but if you truly want to make a statement, a graphic tee is the way to go! With playful and sweet sayings that celebrate your pregnancy including The Snuggle is Real, Kick Me Baby One More Time and We’re Expanding our Family by Two Feet, these tees are sure to be an instant hit and a go-to style in your wardrobe. Much like your favorite maternity tees, these too are easy to slip on, comfortable and have flattering side-ruching that allows your bump to grow, making them the perfect match for your maternity jeans and shorts.

Show us how you stand out in your tee with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun and shop all our graphic tees here.

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    Made of cozy jersey knit with flattering side ruching and a scoop neck, the classic short sleeve #maternity tee will be your go-to this season. Click the link in the bio to shop this #summer style staple. #thisisgoingtobefun #maternitystyle #maternity #ontheblog #maternitytee #summer #summerstyle @keeksta89 glows in her maternity photos in our black #maxidress. Steal her style & shop more dresses at the link in the bio. #thisisgoingtobefun #maternitystyle #maternity #maxidresses #maxi #maternityphotos #maternityportraights #regram: @keeksta @_roninphoto_ #STYLECRAVING: "I love the dark wash on these! They are a great option for dressing up or down and the fit is nice." Shop these Secret Fit Belly Super Stretch Skinny Maternity Jeans at the link in the bio & more #toprated styles. What are your #stylecravings? #thisisgoingtobefun #skinnies #maternity #maternitystyle #maternityjeans #musthave Now open! Louisiana #moms & #momstobe, come stop by our new store at #AcadianaMall to shop the latest styles and make sure to show us how you style your favorite #maternity pieces with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun + tag us! #maternitystyle #newstore #motherhoodmaternity #lousiana A mom-to-be favorite, a Side Ruched Dress shows off your curves and is a versatile choice when expecting. Head to the blog at the link in the bio for style tips & to shop. #thisisgoingtobefun #maternitystyle #maternity #ontheblog #maternitydress #alldressedup A lightweight sweater pairs perfectly with #maternity shorts in the heat or with a jean in the #fall. Click the link in the bio to shop the outfit & more new arrivals to wear now and later. #thisisgoingtobefun #maternitystyle #maternity #ootd #wearnowwearlater #ontheblog #newarrivals This week's maternity inspiration features the latest #summer trends for beating the heat. Click the link in the bio to shop & recreate @rachaelburgessmusic's #ootd. #thisisgoingtobefun #maternitystyle #maternity #ontheblog #summerstyle #bloggerstyle #regram: @rachaelburgessmusic We love this quote from expecting mom & #momspiration, Megan Fox. Happy Momspiration Monday! #thisisgoingtobefun #motherhood #momquote #momlife #momtobe #momspirationmonday #quote #quoteoftheday #meganfox @the_native_tiger
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