Now that spring’s in full bloom, we’re sure that doctor appointments and your baby’s due date are not the only important events scheduled on your planner. With graduation parties, bridal showers, weddings, and even family picnics on the horizon, now is a good time to get your maternity wardrobe in order. Sporting a baby bump doesn’t mean missing out on fashionable warm-weather outfits—we’ve combed through many cute maternity clothes to bring you the perfect crop of options for casual, semi-formal, and formal events you may attend this spring or summer. Dressed up or down, our maternity picks will keep you cool and comfortable without sacrificing style.
For your daytime picnics or family get-togethers…
Comfort and breathability are key during daytime events, especially if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outside. Try to pick maternity clothes made from cotton, linen, or other lightweight fabrics so you won’t overheat in direct sunlight. We love this coral pregnancy maxi skirt that features a fold-over front panel to accommodate your baby bump. Paired with a simple tee or a cami, this skirt is perfect for a casual summer event. Toss on a jean jacket if it’s a cooler day or you’re in the shade.
This maternity dress is a cute daytime maternity staple that can be worn to company picnics, graduation parties, or a friend’s bridal shower or any occasion that’s a little dressier. Wear with your wirefree molded seamless nursing bra for maximum comfort and coverage without skimping on support or the smooth look you love. And bonus, this striped maternity dress is the perfect length to wear with flat sandals or wedge espadrilles depending on your preference!
We also love this above-the-knee purple maternity dress for company parties or patio brunches, especially worn with this cropped white cardigan. It’s always a good idea to bring a light sweater out if you can, because unforeseen weather changes can unexpectedly force your party indoors and into air conditioning.
For formal summer events…
Are wedding bells ringing all summer long for your friends, cousins, and co-workers? From May until September couples rush to say “I do” while the weather’s nice enough for an outdoor reception. Your highest heels might not seem appealing depending how far along you are (and what kind of pain tolerance you have), but choosing the right dress starts with knowing which fabrics will look classy and keep you cool. Opt for maternity dresses like this lace overlay dress in a beautiful dove gray. The sleeves are made entirely from a soft stretch lace and will keep you covered and cool whether you’re indoors or outside. Wear our Scalloped Lace nursing bra (available in wirefree or underwire) underneath; the neckline will perfectly accommodate the scoop neck style and our nursing bra will keep you supported from ceremony to the dance floor.
We also picked this royal blue, silky stretch fabric maternity dress for its convertibility features. This formal maternity dress hits just above the knees and is generously cut so your bump and you have room to breathe. You have the freedom to twist, drape, and knot the wide shoulder panels into a number of different styles, so this maternity dress is a great option if you have quite a few weddings to attend! Whether you wear it as a halter dress or a Grecian-inspired one shoulder number, you’re sure to feel comfortable and beautiful in this elegant maternity dress.
Stay comfortable and fashionable in your Leading Lady bras, moms-to-be!