26 Ideas for Creating Cute Maternity Outfits

Amy Finley

Cute Maternity Outfit Ideas

Creating cute maternity outfits during pregnancy isn't hard. Your body will be going through a lot of changes, and you can celebrate your new look and growing baby in all types of cute outfits, from work wear to weekend looks. There are lots of great places to shop for maternity clothes, but sometimes it helps to have outfit ideas, too. By choosing solid essentials, coordinating layers, and incorporating accessories, you can get through the whole nine months in complete style. Use these pregnancy style tips to help you create outfits that make you feel your best

If you're just barely showing, you can probably get away with many of your regular clothes. Stretchy dark jeggings can fit around your slight baby bump, and a bright-colored sweater and complementary cap make a great winter ensemble.

Stylish Monochrome

A monochrome look is fun and stylish. Try pairing a simple white dress with a little bit of embellishment near the collar with a matching trench coat for a flirty spring look. Nude or pink cut-out shoes (heels won't bother you as much when you're just showing) add a touch of color to the outfit. White is also a great choice for petite maternity outfits.

Cute and Casual

If you need something that's cute and casual for simple errands like walking the dog, try black leggings with a graphic tee and athletic shoes for a great look. Comfortable enough for you to be active, the fun tee takes it up a notch from a plain shirt. You could even try a customized maternity top for extra personalization.

Adorable Dresses With an Edge

If you love cute dresses but want to add a bite of edge, try pairing a sweet blush dress with an empire waist with a black leather jacket and oversize bag. A dress like this doesn't emphasize an early pregnancy, so if you're not ready to tell the world, a style like this can help. Wear it with a simple necklace and flat gladiator sandals or ankle boots for a spring or fall outfit. You may have the pieces for this outfit already in your closet - many women don't start needing maternity clothes until after the first trimester.

Work-Ready and Cute

Be ready for anything at work with an outfit like this. To get a professional maternity look like this, just pair a jewel-toned knit top with slim-leg navy maternity pants, and a neutral-colored blazer like this grey one. An oversize bag in a snake print or animal print adds some spice to the look.

Stretchy Versatile Dresses

Stretchy knit dresses are great for mid-pregnancy and beyond because they'll conform to your body and keep you comfortable. A simple neutral, like the grey shown, gives you a little flexibility to dress it up or down. Dress it down with a cute denim blouse over it and a straw handbag to accessorize for weekend wear.

Effortlessly Endearing

Stay stylish and comfortable on a summer evening walk with a breezy casual outfit. The essentials for this look are a scoop-neck white tank, an open-weave lightweight sweater, and heather maternity joggers. The effect is relaxed but still cute, as well as on-trend.

Complementary Colors

If you're stuck on what to wear, consider choosing colors opposite one another to create a great outfit, such as the red top and patterned green maternity skirt shown here. Matching shoes are one way to finish off the look, but an outfit like this would also look great in spring with some nude flats or sandals.

Pretty Layers

Layers are ideal for fall and they are especially good for pregnant ladies in their second or third trimesters when your temperature can fluctuate a bit more. Black tights or leggings work well with an autumn-colored sweater or tunic top for work. Ballerina flats add another cute element to the look, and are comfortable as your baby bump increases in size.

Sweet Summer Style

An adorable style for summer can be achieved by pairing a darling maxi skirt with a ruched top in pink or beach. Try a skirt with sweet tiers and a ruffled hem give the outfit a feminine vibe. Add a charming hat and jeweled flip flops to finish it off.

Cute Outfits With Essentials

Some simple essentials can provide the basis for a lot of cute outfits during pregnancy. Dark wash maternity jeans and a black knit top, for example,can be used in a variety of ways to create fall and winter looks. Here the style is more casual paired with a colored, loose cardigan and quirky jewelry like the shell earrings. This would work well with black flats or booties. You can also easily dress up a black top and dark denim with a dressy jacket and elegant jewelry.

Adorable Maxi Dress Look

If you're wondering how to rock a great maxi dress in mid-pregnancy, this is one cute outfit idea that's easy to put together. Just pair a solid colored maxi dress, or one with a simple pattern like the black and white stripes shown, with a bright-colored chunky necklace, neutral-colored handbag, and oversize hat.

Fun Fall Maternity Work Look

Cute, work-appropriate, and comfy all come together in a maternity outfit like this. To put it together, just choose a neutral-colored maternity pencil skirt and pair it with a loose, textured a-line top in a complementary neutral color. Dark booties, a boxy handbag, and a chunky gold finish off the look for stylish appeal.

Summer Maternity Shorts With Style

Effortless and endearing, a loose patterned blouse in a cheery color like yellow helps dress up simple denim maternity shorts. Bright-colored dressy shoes, like the blue open-front sandals shown, also help elevate the look. If you prefer not to show off your baby bump in form-fitting styles, a lightweight loose blouse like this keeps you looking stylish.

Cute and Cozy for Fall Casual

This is another example of how great basics can help you create a cute maternity outfit. Choose a cozy oversize maternity sweater in a versatile shade like this soft greY-white heather and pair it with medium-wash denim jeans and taupe ankle boots.

Elevated Summer Dressy Look

You can elevate your summer style for a maternity look that's cute yet elegant with an outfit like this. An a-line sleeveless top done in a bold print will make the look eye catching, and paired with boot-cut lightweight slacks and wedge shoes it's sure to be stunning. Depending on how far along in your pregnancy you are, you may want to opt for flats over wedges.

Fun Baby Shower Outfit

Ready for you baby shower? A cute, off-the-shoulder dress in a fun color like coral is ideal. Pair it with fun flats and cute earrings for an endearing ensemble.

Maternity Overall Outfits

Maternity overalls - either in shorts, long jeans, or dress form, are super cute for pregnancy. They showcase your belly in a fun an adorable way. Choose outfits ranging from simple denim maternity overalls to a pretty colored overall maternity dress and cute tank or tee to help you get through mid-pregnancy in style.

Winter Pregnancy Outfits

Layers are great during pregnancy for both comfort and style. Pair neutrals and bright or bold colors for a unique look that speaks to your sense of cute style. Get a similar look to this winter outfit with a fitted dress in a stretchy fabric, matching jacket, black leggings, and wedge-style or flat ankle boots. Finish it off with cream, tan, or other neutral colored cold-weather accessories.

Maternity Outfit Ideas for Pictures

Your second and third trimesters are ideal for taking photos as your baby bump grows, and you may want to show it off. If so, choose crop tops and low-waisted skirts or pants. A pretty shawl, cardigan, or lightweight wrap can finish off the look. Try pairing similar colors with different textures, like the lace in this top, for a look that has interest but keeps the pregnancy the focal point of the picture.

Work-Ready Outfit

A simple a-line maternity dress in black or navy is a great piece to include in your pregnancy wardrobe because you can dress it up or down. Paired with a neutral colored blazer as shown here, it's cute and appropriate for the office. A cute black handbag and neutral flats will finish off the look.

Stylish Sweater Looks

Fall and winter call for cozy maternity sweaters, but you don't just have to settle for a plain look. Try a tan or other neutral thin sweater with a chunky button down in a white or cream. Pair it with comfy jeggings and finish off the look with a belt and boots in a coordinating neutral shade to pull the look together. Wearing the belt right under the bust is an easy way to accessorize during pregnancy for a cute style.

Beach Baby Bump

If you're heading for the beach during the later part of your pregnancy, you can be comfortable without sacrificing style. A striped tube top with coordinating shoes and khaki or tan shorts has a nautical vibe you can stay cool in all day. The sun hat ups the style while doing double duty to keep you cool.

Dressy and Holiday Styles

At some point in your pregnancy it's likely you're going to need some dressy looks, whether for parties, special events, or holidays. An empire-waist dress is a great style during pregnancy. Look for a color you love with pretty details, such as the beading around the collar and empire waist. A sleeveless style is a good choice for almost any time of year - even in winter you can pair it with a wrap that's easy to remove if the indoor heat gets too hot. A long dress is also a good option later in pregnancy -it won't show much of your shoes so you can easily wear flats without feeling underdressed.

Cute Maternity Workout Clothing

Staying healthy during pregnancy is important. Lift your spirits with cute workout styles, such as patterned leggings and a stretchy, comfortable top in a complementary color.

Cute Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is another great look for dressy occasions. The wrap design will move through you with your pregnancy as you can adjust it tighter or looser according to your size. Embellished sandals would make a great option to go with a wrap dress for spring or summer, and it would work well with a lightweight open weave or other summer sweater for evenings.

By investing in a few good maternity basics, allow with a maternity dress or two for special occasions, you can create a variety of cute and stylish looks. Look for discounted maternity clothing or shop secondhand maternity clothing stores to give you even more options for your maternity wardrobe. Embrace your new shape and have fun creating your outfits.

Amy Finley
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26 Ideas for Creating Cute Maternity Outfits