Being pregnant in the summer—especially during your third trimester—can be grueling. Although some might choose to spend the summer inside with the AC on and their swollen feet propped on the coffee table while watching Netflix, others might be brave enough to attend that work BBQ where everyone wants to touch your bump and give you unsolicited advice.

If you're tired of cycling through the same summer dresses, then maybe it's time to try maternity shorts. Buying shorts even when you're not pregnant can be hard, and when you are pregnant, it often feels like picking between shapeless, boxy shorts that have you asking, "Why don't I just wear a dress?" Well, mama, you're in luck.

We've rounded up some of our favorite maternity shorts—from loungewear to dressy twill—that will help you bridge the gap between cute and comfortable during the summer heat.


Foucome Women's Maternity Denim Shorts

Foucome Women's Denim Maternity Shorts

Amazon

Maybe you're looking for an outdoor concert outfit, or maybe you're just grunge. Either way, Foucome's distressed denim shorts come in a variety of colors that beg to be paired with your favorite oversized band tee.

Foucome
$20.99+

H&M MAMA Twill Shorts

H&M MAMA Twill Maternity Shorts

H&M

Made of 100% cotton, H&M's MAMA twill shorts will keep you cool in breathable fabric. They come in both beige and dark blue and would be the perfect piece for a patio dinner.

H&M
$24.99

PinkBlush Ruched Side Maternity Lounge Shorts

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Unlike most maternity clothes, PinkBlush offers their lounge shorts in more than just neutrals. Lavender, mint, and mauve will add pops of color to your summer wardrobe.

PinkBlush

ASOS DESIGN Maternity Pleat Front Linen Wide Leg Short

ASOS DESIGN Maternity Pleat Front Linen Wide Leg Short

ASOS

"Dark academia" and "maternity shorts" are two phrases not often seen together, but if you pair these linen-blend shorts with an airy button-up and some Oxfords, you'll look ready for an invigorating discussion on classics (and parenthood).

ASOS

A Pea in the Pod Tencel Maternity Shortall

A Pea in the Pod Tencel Maternity Shortall

A Pea in the Pod

Without the metal buckles of your average denim overall, these Tencel shortfalls from A Pea in the Pod are more maternity-chest friendly.

A Pea in the Pod

Hatch Maternity Cut Off Shorts

Hatch Maternity Cutoff Shorts

Hatch

If you live in a warmer climate, maternity shorts might be more than just a summer thing for you. These Hatch cut-offs run a little more, but they're designed to stay with you through every trimester.

Hatch

Motherhood Maternity Bumpease Denim Shorts with Brrr Triple Chill

Motherhood Maternity Bumpease Denim Shorts with Brrr Triple Chill

Motherhood Maternity

I'm sorry, what's that? Denim shorts with a built-in cooling panel? For all the soon-to-be parents drenched in sweat, these stretchy shorts can keep you cool.

Motherhood Maternity
$38.48

Old Navy Maternity Rollover-Waist Vintage Sweat Shorts

Old Navy Maternity Rollover-Waist Vintage Sweat Shorts

Old Navy

Available in different inseams to fit your style, Old Navy has extended its summer vintage aesthetic to the maternity section, including a very nostalgic '90s camo.

Old Navy
$29.99

GAP Maternity GapFit 3.5” Running Shorts

GAP Maternity GapFit 3.5u201d Running Shorts

GAP

For those of us not looking for the latest fit but instead searching for sensible workout clothes, GAP offers a line of activewear exclusively for pregnant people.

GAP

Good American The Good Mama Bike Short

Good American The Good Mama Bike Short

Good American

The best thing about bike shorts is that they're versatile. Yes, the name implies a certain sportiness, but these plain shorts can also be worn with tees or beneath dresses to help with the inevitable thigh-rubbing so rampant in summer pregnancies.

Good American