Maternity Summer Dresses
Make your summer pregnancy look like a breeze with a closet full of comfortable day dresses at your disposal. Since your skin will be more sensitive to the sun, it’s important to stay covered up; that’s why we’re big fans of the maxi dress. Not only does it elongate your silhouette, but it’s the perfect canvas for timely prints and accessories.
Print smart. A solid, summery hue is a safe go-to, but if you’re adventurous enough to play with pattern, it’s good to know what optical tricks help flatter your figure. The larger the print, the better. You want to limit repetition, so the less a flower reappears in a space, the smaller the space looks. If stripes strike your fancy, try to avoid horizontal stripes. We know they’re trendy, but they’re not figure-friendly; whereas vertical and asymmetrical stripes offer an unparalleled slimming effect.
Accessorize to the maxi. Whether it’s a blazer, a belt above the bump, fedora or statement necklace, you can live in a maxi dress all summer long, switching up accessories to match the occasion. Add a belt to remind the world you still have a waistline or pop on a blazer to take your frock from day to night. Pregnant or not, accessorizing will always be the cheapest way to update your wardrobe, not to mention an accessory has a longer-than-nine-month lifespan, so the investment is well worth it.