10 Stylish Maxi Dresses That Will Get You Through Summer in Any Trimester

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The summer heat is here, and that means it's the season for the maxi dress! I was introduced to this amazing fashion last summer when I was in the first trimester and had all sorts of weird wardrobe issues. I don't like to be hot, and being bloated, feeling queasy, and having to wear pants was not my favorite thing ever.

Then someone said, “Hey, why aren't you wearing a maxi dress?” and my life changed. I picked up a few because I was willing to try anything at that point and I never looked back. I lived in these dresses throughout my pregnancy and they were appropriate in any fashion situation – depending on how you accessorized. These dresses are lightweight, which makes them awesome for the unsettled stomach in the heat, and they grow with your belly, making them long-lasting and super functional.

{ MORE: My 6 Pregnancy Wardrobe Essentials }

If you're on the hunt for a maxi dress that will get you through the summer months, here are 10 that will work for all trimesters, and they're stylish, too.

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Sleeveless

These work wonders for the super-hot months, and you can pair with a cute jean jacket or lightweight cardigan to make the look suitable for work.

1: Maternity Bandeau Maxi Dress, ASOS, $96.81

2: Maternity Halter Maxi, Old Navy, $29

3: Maternity Floral Print Bandeau Maxi, ASOS, $49.46

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Tank Top

This sleeve is wonderful for the hot summer, and they're adorable and cute. Pair them with a great statement necklace and a cute up-do with your hair, and you'll be comfortable, fashion-appropriate, and happy.

1: Maternity Maxi Dress With Wrap Front, ASOS, $96.81

2: Little Mistress Maternity Grecian Maxi With Embellished Shoulders, ASOS, $150.60

3: Maternity Ruffle-Front Jersey Maxi Dress, Old Navy, $24.99

4: Liz Lange for Target Maternity Sleeveless Maxi Dress, Target, $39.99

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Long-Sleeve

The summer brings hot weather, but not always! If it's a day on the cooler side, a breezy night, or you're looking to be head-to-toe comfortable, long-sleeved maxi dresses still work!

1: Long-Sleeve Tie-Waist Maxi Dress – Purple Print, Target, $34.99

2: Grey Sash Tie Maternity Dress, Pink Blush Maternity, $36

3: Long-Sleeve Tie-Waist Maxi Dress – Black, Target, $34.99

{ MORE: A Budget-Friendly Maternity Wardrobe You'll Love }

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10 Stylish Maxi Dresses That Will Get You Through Summer in Any Trimester

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Shana Shana says:

    The budget I have preparing for baby, I am shopping maternity at Old Navy and Target. I may also try Wal-Mart’s online clearance for around the house pieces that are not as stylish but will get me through the summer. These are great options for hiding the extra 50 pounds I’ve gained so far.

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