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What To Wear When It's Hot AF Beat the heat in these breathable, summer-ready essentials.

By Babe | All photos by HATCH

A summer pregnancy can be brutal. While everyone’s out there celebrating Hot Girl Summer, you’re waddling around trying not to look like a pitched tent on legs. But our peeps over at HATCH have saved the day again, this time with a bevy of summer-ready styles that’ll have you looking and feeling super cute – even when you’re dilating in a heat wave.

Elma Rib Knit Dress

Say goodbye to sweatshirts and maternity jeans, and say hello to your new summer pregnancy BFF: The Elma Rib Knit Dress. This summer dress is designed with a flattering V-neckline (which is, of course, nursing-friendly — we’ve got your future self covered, too) and a side slit for that extra oomph. 

This stunner perfectly combines style, comfort, and function in its stretchy fabric. It’s like a magic trick — you’ll look like you’ve stepped off the runway but feel like you’re still in your favorite loungewear. Trust us — with this dress, you’ll be owning every room you waddle into!

The Softest Rib Nursing Tank Dress

The Softest Rib Nursing Tank Dress makes getting dressed the easiest part of your day (and who wouldn’t love that?). Cut from a buttery-soft rib knit fabric, this midi dress screams comfort while its snap placket front designed for on-the-go nursing and pumping says, “I’ve got it all figured out.” 

And it’s not just for your pregnant days —its chic design is perfect for your postpartum period and beyond. With easy access, this dress is perfect for breastfeeding. Simply unclip your dress, unfasten your nursing bra, and you’re ready to go.

Azore One Piece

Next up, our maternity swimsuit: the Azore One Piece. This one-shoulder, solid black swimsuit exudes an understated elegance that’ll have you turning heads poolside. With a built-in shelf bra for your growing bust, side shirring, and double-layered fabric, this swimwear staple is designed to accommodate your growing bump and make you feel like the hot mama-to-be you are.

Nanette Jumpsuit Coverup

Imagine this: a hot summer day, you’re by the pool in your chic Azore One Piece, and when it’s time to get some grub, you slip into the Nanette Jumpsuit Coverup. Made with ultra-breathable 100% cotton, this maternity jumpsuit coverup will keep you cool while also making you look smokin’ hot. Its eyelet fabric, adjustable straps, and pockets (yes, pockets!) make this jumpsuit a summer maternity must-have.

Lenora Romper: Your Summer Essential

We’re not kidding when we say the Lenora Romper is set to become a mainstay in your wardrobe throughout your pregnancy and even beyond. The breathable fabric makes it perfect for hot summer days, and the front buttons make it nursing-friendly for those post-baby months. 

Say goodbye to wardrobe dilemmas because with this romper, you’ll have instant summer maternity style.

FP Movement X Hatch-Hot Shot Maternity Onesie

Calling all fitness mamas! The FP Movement X Hatch-Hot Shot Maternity Onesie is a game-changer for your workout routine. This new activewear comes with adjustable straps and a tacked roll cuff, making it the perfect outfit for light exercise days or layering over your go-to gym gear. 

Made from a four-way stretchy fabric with a brushed finish, we bet you’ll be reaching for this onesie over and over again.

Gema Dress

Our Gemma Dress is all about balance. This maternity dress features a bustier-like fit at the bust for a flattering look and a relaxed, midi-length skirt for utmost comfort. 

The pretty little details, such as the smocked detailing in the front and tapered straps, make this dress a fashion statement. You’ll feel breezy and beautiful, no matter what stage of pregnancy you’re in.

Katherine Maxi Dress

Let’s talk about the Katherine Maxi Dress. This lightweight, V-neck maxi features a tiered design, 100% cotton fabrication, and an easy, flowing fit. 

Plus, there’s extra wiggle room for your growing bump, thanks to the elastic woven into the back waistband. Plus, it has pockets, so you can easily stash your on-the-go makeup touch-up kit and wallet while you strut your stuff. Since maxi dresses are trending right now, you’ll have the best maternity style around.

How Can You Keep Cool in the Summer?

Being pregnant in the summer can feel like you’re baking a bun in a sauna. But don’t sweat it! We’ve got your back with some tips to keep cool in the midst of the summer sizzle. 

And, because we’re all about fashion and function, we’ll show you how to do it in style. 

Lighten Up

In the season of sunshine and heat waves, opt for light colors to help reflect the sun’s rays rather than absorb them. Who says maternity wear has to be all about dark colors and stretchy leggings? This is the perfect time to break out those maternity shorts or that cute, floral-print mini dress. 

Bonus points if it’s a maternity maxi dress to help you achieve a cool boho look.

Bare the Bump

Feel like flaunting that baby bump? Go for a maternity swimsuit and hit the beach or pool! Not only will it keep you cool, but it’s also a great way to show off your adorable, round tummy. 

Just remember to apply sunscreen on that lovely baby bump!

Soft and Stretchy

Stretchy is your best friend, dear mom-to-be. Look for super soft, stretchy, breathable fabrics like cotton and bamboo. They’re a dream to wear, especially when you’re experiencing a summer pregnancy. Plus, soft, stretchy maternity clothes have the added advantage of adjusting to your changing body shape.

Layer Up, Layer Down

Cardigans and blazers aren’t just for the office. They’re the perfect, stylish cover-up for those breezy summer nights or overly air-conditioned places. Look for lightweight, breathable materials and stick to summer-friendly colors.

Short and Sweet

Maternity shorts and tank tops are summer maternity essentials. They’re perfect for lounging at home, running errands, or going on a casual day out. Go for a sleeveless or short sleeve maternity top paired with maternity shorts for the ultimate comfort combo.

Wrapping Things Up

These maternity must-haves won’t just look stunning — they can also help you keep cool during the hot summer months. If you’re nervous about having enough pregnancy clothes, try asking for a few of these staples at your baby shower. You can even throw a separate mom-to-be shower to ask for some maternity wear.

From t-shirt dresses to nursing tops, from ruched maternity shorts to wide-leg jumpsuits, HATCH’s summer maternity collection has something for everyone. Whether you’re in your first trimester or your third, whether you’re a size small or XXL, you can trust HATCH to help you rock your pregnancy in style.

Remember, the heat can’t touch you when you’re this cool. So embrace that baby bump, pull on that maternity maxi dress, and get ready to shine this summer. And don’t forget to check out our blog for more incredible maternity style tips. Happy summer, mamas