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Summer can be rough when you're pregnant. As temperatures (and humidity... so much humidity) spike and your internal oven kicks the baby making into high gear, getting dressed in the morning can start to feel like your day's toughest chore. But, mama, trust us when we tell you that you are just as hot as the sidewalk outside πŸ”₯

So don't sweat it! And in case you still need a little inspiration to really feel it, though, here's a round-up of some of our favorite summer maternity style looks.

Simple tank + denim shorts

The name of the game in summer maternity fashion? As little clothing as possible. (Kidding... kind of!) We love pairing a simple white tank top (look for a nursing friendly style that can carry you through the "fourth trimester" and beyond) with a distressed pair of maternity denim shorts.

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