Spring has sprung and the world slowly creeps out from under the blanket of winter. Are you ready for summer? There’s a wealth of beautiful new fashions out there for pregnant ladies, with everything from casual shorts and tee shirts to the dressiest of dresses. Being pregnant doesn’t mean turning into a dowdy wallflower and hiding yourself away. With that in mind, this season’s fashions are here to help you dress your bump with style and take pride in your body’s new shape.
Summer maternity dresses come in all styles and fabrics, from clingy jersey dresses to soft and romantic floaty creations. Taking on board the current trend for vintage and retro-styling, cross-over or wrap dresses make dealing with soaring summer temperatures a breeze. They’re both classy and stylish, are comfortable and easy to wear and have the charm of being up-to-date while recalling a gentler era.
Taking Pride in Your Pregnancy
Earlier generations were encouraged to hide beneath voluminous smocks, but not so the modern mum-to-be. Think you can’t wear a belt when you’re pregnant? Think again. Consider the lovely belted dresses in two tone designs that mix and match colours and patterns between bodice and skirt. The belt sits neatly above your bump, gently drawing in the fabric around the waist as it shows off a sleek expectant silhouette.
Tee shirt dresses are available in an exciting array of patterned fabrics, from random prints to exotic Aztec designs in classy monotones. Choose stripes in a baby doll style for a clean and fresh look, or bold floral print designs for a look that’s a bit more grown up. In a soft cotton jersey fabric, tee shirt dresses hug your figure but are light enough for you to wear them all day with comfort. With sleeve length variations being as numerous as the pattern and style variations, you’re sure to find something that’s just perfect for you. Long, mid, short or sleeveless, there’s a style for every occasion.
Dressing Up Your Bump With Evening Wear
Don’t let being pregnant stop you from enjoying a summer party. Maternity dresses made for party wear are both pretty and sophisticated and range from knee length to floor length so you can be as formal or relaxed as you like. Colours this year are bold and jewel-like, with cool clean jades and rich, crisp navy blues mixed with whites and creams. Look for ruching at the bodice and lace detailing on sleeves or overskirts. The Empire line, ever-popular in maternity design, is again being used this year by designers to provide beautiful, accessible evening wear for the expectant mum.
Being pregnant is an exciting time in any woman’s life and this summer’s wardrobe collections add that little extra sparkle to motherhood anticipation. Spoil yourself with a few special on trend items that will show off your bump at its sartorial best!
Jane Goodall is a seasoned fashioned writer who specialises in maternity styles, particularly summer maternity dresses . Her work appears in numerous online fashion blogs and websites.