7 Tips for Dressing during a Summer Pregnancy

During a summer pregnancy, women should wear cool, comfortable, and light clothing. It's also best to opt for light colors. Learn more!
7 Tips for Dressing during a Summer Pregnancy

Last update: 15 August, 2022

When you’re pregnant, you opt for comfort when it comes to your clothing. Even more so in the hottest season of the year, a time that can lead to increased sweating, hot flashes, and fatigue. Discover in this article what kind of outfits to wear during a summer pregnancy.

On the market, there can find dresses, blouses, and pants with original designs and light tones that you can choose during this sweltering period. Here are some tips for you to know how to choose your clothes and look fashionable!

Tips on what to wear during a summer pregnancy

We’ll give you some tips that you can take into account when dressing this summer if you’re pregnant. It’s important to learn how to choose the right colors, fabrics, and clothing styles that are best for this time of year:

1. Wear loose-fitting clothes

Choose loose o r straight-cut clothes. These will make you feel much more comfortable and give you more freedom of movement. Among the best options are wide shirts or blouses that don’t generate any kind of pressure. Loose blouses will allow you to be fresh and will look great with shorts, leggings, or skirts.

A pregnant woman looking out the window during summer.
Loose garments and light colors are ideal in order to feel more comfortable and fresh during pregnancy.

2. Choose natural fabrics

When choosing clothes, go for those with natural fiber fabrics such as cotton, silk, or linen. With them, you’ll be able to feel comfortable and take advantage of them throughout your pregnancy. On the other hand, synthetic materials lead to more perspiration and generate much more heat.

Cotton is usually the fabric par excellence for the summer, as it allows air to pass through and absorbs moisture from the body. In addition, it provides comfort, is hypoallergenic, is durable, and its fibers prevent the fabric from sticking to the skin.

3. Choose light tones

The clothes you choose to wear in the summer can make you feel cooler and even improve your mood. Choose light colors such as white, beige, pink, or yellow. Dark tones aren’t recommended, as they absorb sunlight and transform it into heat.

4. Opt for wide dresses

Dresses are a favorite garment among pregnant women. As they’re a single piece, it’s very easy to put them on and take them off. Moreover, they’ll also be useful after childbirth. If you’re in the first months of pregnancy, wider dresses are the most recommended, because your belly will go unnoticed. On the other hand, if they have a waist, make sure they’re adjustable and adaptable so that they don’t press on your waist.

5. Wear maternity jeans

Maternity jeans are a must for every pregnant woman’s wardrobe. They’re an excellent option and combine perfectly with short-sleeved cotton T-shirts, which are very cool these days. In addition, they have a reinforcement under the belly that snuggles your belly well and can be used during the 9 months of gestation.

a woman wearing maternity jeans.
Maternity jeans adapt to your body at different stages of pregnancy. You can dress comfortably and be fashionable!

6. Go for leggings and jogging pants

Leggings and jogging pants are versatile garments that provide comfort, but also allow you to express elegance and be fashionable. They adapt to a woman’s figure no matter how far along she is in her pregnancy, as they don’t exert any pressure. This summer, wear them in cooler fabrics and lighter shades.

7. Wear vests and open shirts

Some of the garments that you can wear in summer during pregnancy are vests, jackets, and open shirts. By wearing them loose, these garments don’t put any pressure on your belly, so you’re guaranteed to feel cool and comfortable.

Seek comfort with what you wear during a summer pregnancy

Although in hot weather, you’re looking to stay cool and light, the most important thing is to feel comfortable and at ease with what you’re wearing. Now that you’ve read this article, you can get a sense of what style of clothing you can wear to enjoy your pregnancy in the summer.

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