Exactly What To Wear on the Fourth Of July When You’re Expecting
The Fourth of July is upon us and it’s time to get those maternity looks set for a long weekend full of beach time, BBQs, and poolside cocktail parties. Your social calendar is full, but now the only problem is, you have nothing to wear. As we always love an excuse to head out and shop a little, we’re rising to the timely challenge.
In past years, it’s taken you long enough to settle on a selection of patriotic, yet not over-the-top looks, so it’s only gotten that much harder now that you can’t exactly button those favorite pair of white jeans and stopped wearing those waist belts months ago. What’s more, you’re struggling with the summertime heat more than ever before and seeking a little extra ventilation when you’re planning those seasonal looks these days.
That said, you’re not simply looking to cover up that growing belly. Though your bikini tops might require a little more support than the string styles of last summer, you’re all about the two-piece looks, especially when paired with a midi skirt and summer sandals. And, when it comes to shopping for those throw-on-and-go sundresses, you’re seeking styles that allow you a little more room to move around, but ones you also know you’ll love to wear long after you give birth to your little one. All of these mixed-and-matched looks are topped with leather and denim, finished off with flat mules and sneakers, and equal parts comfortable and chic—just as you like it.
We’ve sought out maternity-friendly styles from the likes of Hatch, J Brand, Monse, and more and created looks that, while Fourth of July centric, are still totally wearable well through the rest of the summer. From striped tops to gingham slides; subtle stars-and-stripes knits and red eyelet skirts alike; shop our favorite maternity looks for the Fourth of July, just in time for the holiday weekend.
Hatch The Long Sleeve Tee, $68. Gucci Princetown Check Fabric Slipper, $750. Citizens of Humanity Elsa Slim Fit White Boyfriend Maternity Jeans, $213.
J Brand Mama J Capri Jean, $305. Saint Laurent Court Classic Appliqués Metallic-Trimmed Leather Sneakers, $595. Paul & Joe Syracuse Broderie Top, $235.
Paige Jimmy Jimmy Maternity Shorts, $210. Nº21 Low-Top Star Sneakers, $258. Zimmermann Bayou Embroidered Cotton Top, $480.
Marysia Sicily Smocked Dress in Coconut, $495. Acne Blå Konst Cliff Denim Jacket, $390. Ancient Greek Sandals Thais Gingham Leather Sandals, $270.
Gola for J.Crew Mark Cox Tennis Sneakers $65. Monse Off-the-Shoulder Intarsia Cotton Sweater, $356. Madewell Maternity Skinny Jeans: Knee-Rip Edition, $138.
Loeffler Randall Starla Ankle Wrap Sandal, $195. J.Crew Tie-Back Scoop Bikini Top, $56. J.Crew Lowrider Bikini Bottom, $48. Lisa Marie Fernandez Eyelet Beach Skirt, $575.