I have to say, ahead of going away for our 'Babymoon', I was a little bit daunted by what I'd find to wear. We were going away in February and it was totally out of season, and also I was a bit apprehensive about being more exposed in terms of my bump. You get used to dressing in a way that either subtly hides your bump, or enhances it, but having it fully on display in a bikini is a little different!
The main priorities for me were comfort (you don't want to be mucking around with your clothes in warm weather, you just want easy chuck on and chuck off items); but also simple style. Most of the maternity clothes that had put me off maternity style in the first place had been horrendous flowery empire line dresses, so I wanted to feel like myself on holiday at all costs.
You may be surprised at what you have in your wardrobe that may already work well for summer maternity fashion. I actually found I had some items that adapted easily in my own wardrobe. Have a big try on and work out if you need to supplement with a few bits that will keep up your confidence while you're away.
The examples below were mostly things I already owned (some for more than ten years!), but I've found similar items on sale now if you like the look of them:
A kaftan for the daytime, but one that will take you to lunch and casual dinners
My best new buy was a kaftan that I got from Seafolly. I ended up buying it in two colours, and I literally lived in it day to day. It felt stylish, super comfortable, and you could whip it on and off (clothing changes becoming far more annoying when you're pregnant).
Shirt-dresses are brilliant for warm holidays where you want to look stylish, but keep cool
(one black, one white will take you far)
I've had both of these dresses forever, but I've found a few options that are available in the shops at the moment:
Black Topshop Shirt Dress by Boutique, £60
Patterned shirt dress / kaftan style options work really well too, here's mine (a sale option a few years ago by See by Chloe), but Topshop has loads of floral options at the moment, as well as this great polka dot option.)
And here's the one in Topshop at the moment:
Brightly coloured shift dresses with a bit of give in the material
I have a lovely one from Topshop that's suede at the front, and a light wool material for the rest that worked nicely, but I've found some other options below that are on sale now.
Simple T-shirt dresses with a distinctive detail - mine was a baseball t-shirt style, which I love
An alternative in the shops right now...
Long fitted lycra dresses in simple block colours
Mine is black and I've had it for about 15 years now, I think it was £10 when I bought it!); and also 'missoni-like' prints - e.g. simple small patterns on repeat work well.
And in the shops right now..
H&M Black Maxi Dress, £12.99
Batik patterned maxi dress, H&M, £14.99
If you're a shorts person, there are some good maternity summer shorts around - this ASOS pair are super comfy, and go with most things.
Beyond that, just comfy sandals / slip ons (I still love the Adidas retro pool sliders); and potentially a pair of wedges if you do want to feel a bit more glam; and a good hat to make you feel a bit stylish; and you're sorted. Comfy, still feeling like you have a bit of style on holiday, and not stressing about what fits!
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