Pregnancy in the middle of Summer has one major factor: COMFORT. I care as much about style as I ever have, but with extra weight, aches and lower energy levels, I just really also want to be comfortable. I want my clothes not to be a hindrance to my productivity, movement and ability to sit/work comfortably. So, having some go-to’s that fit all of those needs while being colors/style that I feel like currently reflect “me” is a huge wardrobe necessity. Add to that I only want to buy a select few actual maternity pieces and it makes the ones I DO buy all the more important for versatility. So what can I count on? Stripes, of course!
Inspiration photo source. All others taken by my sister-in-law Melissa Bontreger, edited by me.
This simple striped maternity dress seemed like a good basic piece to grab to make it through these hotter months while being able to stay comfortable and have a good bit of flexibility with adding layers and accessories for different looks. By far adding this military vest has been my go-to because it’s such an easy, fuss-free layer, doesn’t need additional accessories and is still the maximum level of comfort. Plus, stripes with olive green is an always-favorite combination for me.
Grabbing my favorite purse, sunglasses and easy flat sandals make this the perfect errand-running outfit, as well as play dates, coffee with friends, client meetings or even church. Seriously, it’s just a win/win all around. And it’s totally a look that would be just as great and versatile NOT pregnant, as well!
Dress: Target (maternity), $25 | Vest: Target clearance, $11 | Purse: Thrifted, $4 | Sandals: Target, $19 | Sunglasses: Target, $14
While I’m not a capsule wardrobe person, having limited options for what fit during pregnancy definitely puts me closer to that experience and forces my creativity in pairing pieces together, as well as just going back to the faithful combinations over and over. Anyone have a go-to dress for the summer they love styling multiple ways? How do you stay inspired stylistically while prioritizing comfort – pregnant or not? Would love to hear your thoughts and experiences!
If you like this look, you can check out a similar idea from my previous pregnancy here.