My Favorite Maternity {and Non-Maternity} Summer Staples

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


As you can definitely tell by now, I've mostly been living in maxi dresses. They're just so pretty, comfy and keep me and baby boy cooled off. Some of them are maternity but mostly not! So if you're not pregnant, this post is for you too (:

1. Old Navy maternity cotton tanks. These are really light weight and have been amazingly comfortable to throw on. I think I paid about $8 total at the time for both of them.

2. Liz Lange maternity dress from Target. I have this in purple {wearing it here!} and ordered it in a smaller size so I can wear it post-pregnancy too. It flows out at the end and has pretty flutter sleeves, but is still cool enough to wear in the summer heat.

3. Simple white, long maternity tee. There was a point where I started looking pretty sad in my pre-pregnancy tees that struggled to make it past my belly button.  This one has thankfully replaced my old ones! So comfy and light to throw on around the house or wear with shorts.

4. Thanks to my friend Brittany for pointing these cutie sandals out! I've also liked these comfortable gold flip flops.

5. My favorite, favorite maternity dress from Asos. If you are pregnant or not, I highly recommend this one! I got it when I just started showing, and it has grown with me ever since thanks to the side gathering and stretchy material.  It's one of those light, soft, nonrestrictive, wonderful pieces of clothing that makes you feel like you need to look down to make sure you remembered to put clothes on (;

6. Pink non-maternity maxi from Target and Jcrew floppy hat from my mama. This one was great before I was showing and still has more than enough room for my belly now and the next months.

7. Emerald scoop neck maxi also from Target. Super comfortable and hits the floor. Yes.

8. Asos non-maternity dresses. The few I've bought over the past months were on sale and aren't online anymore, but they have a lot of dresses that fit the belly. {I ordered the one pictured above.. hoping it'll fit when it gets here!}

9. Maternity stretchy capris. I bought two from Old Navy on sale for next to nothing {I can't find them online anymore, sorry!! Maybe you can find them in the store?} but these white ones from Asos look almost identical. I got them in my normal size and definitely plan to keep wearing them post-pregnancy because the belly band is low and so darn comfortable!


I hope this helps any mamas looking for some pretty and affordable clothes to make you feel beautiful while carrying your baby. These are a couple that have worked really well for me, making pregnancy that much more enjoyable. If you have any good finds, I'd love to hear!

22 comments:

  1. You are so cute and I LOVE all these suggestions!! I'm not even preggo and I LOVE these!! Love you girl!!! praying for you:) Katie

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  2. omg i was eyeing number 8 just the other day!! let me know how you like it!

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  3. Great finds! I'm about 8 months pregnant right now and this dress is my absolute favorite! I have it in two colors and thinking about getting it in another. http://www.zappos.com/gabriella-rocha-hally-black

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    1. Ooooh I love that. Thanks Alex!

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  4. Oh my gosh that red ASOS dress! I look at ASOS all the time and constantly remind myself that if we ever have kids and get preggo that I totally want to shop there. Such cute maternity stuff!

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  5. I totally agree with Katie! I love all of these and I'm not pregnant! They are so cute and adorable!! :) {and comfy looking!} :) SO cute!! One of my favorites is the emerald dress but they are all lovely!! :) Thanks for sharing! Prayers are continuing for you and that sweet boy of yours!
    :) Rebecca

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  6. This was SO helpful - thank you! I'm only 14 weeks and still not showing much, but dresses are always the best summer go-to, pregnant or not! I immediately ordered the short sleeve dress from ASOS. Thanks!

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    1. Congratulations, JoAnna !!!!

      I'm so glad this was helpful (: Hope you like it!

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    2. Any tips on maternity swimwear? It's my next big mountain to tackle :)

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    3. I bought a bikini in a size up in the top from vic secret but ive seen reeeeally cute one pieces on asos and both kinds on target

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  7. Thanks for sharing! You have fabulous preggo style, and you look gorgeous! I wore Target/ Old Navy maxi dresses throughout both my pregnancies and even now!! I've been praying for you since your recent post..... Your sweet baby boy is in our Lord's hands and he loves him more than we can imagine or fathom! xoxoxo

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    1. Oh thank you soo much for your prayers, Bianca. Thank you, thank you.

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  8. That red dress??? I need it!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  9. I had bought two camis from H&M...wore them constantly! The belly band helped me get more wear out of non-maternity pants and shirts.
    Not sure if you're gonna register or not for baby boy...one of the lifesavers that I had for my second one was the "my breast friend" pillow. SO much easier to use while nursing. I wore it around the house like a tutu for the first month :-)

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    1. I've had other friends say the same!! I'll definitely look into it - thank you!

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  10. I'm not pregnant but I love all these styles! You are quite possibly the glow-iest, prettiest pregnant woman around :)

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  11. I love all these options, for me and you pregnant gals! I live in maxi dresses all summer long :)

    So sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes, Amanda, but you have the best outlook and everything will be okay, I just know it. Keep staying healthy and taking care of yourself and Baby! xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Zoe (:

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  12. hahaha. i like how you say, "hits the floor" as if all long dresses don't do this on you. #shawdy
    i wish all dresses hit the floor for me. #beast

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  13. I'm loving old navy maternity as well!

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