These Amazon maternity dresses are cute + comfy for summer

Because pants in the summer are a punishment no pregnant woman deserves.

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If you're due this summer or fall, you're probably wondering if you'll be able to handle the rising temperatures as your belly bump also rises. As someone who was lucky enough to be pregnant not once but twice through the hottest summer months, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that finding comfy, cute dresses is an absolute must.

I was constantly scouring Amazon for new dress and skirt ideas that would work with my expanding body and the summer heat. Because even stretch maternity jeans and shorts can feel like a sweaty leg prison with you're in your second and third trimesters.

Whether you're planning a maternity photoshoot, planning outfits for your baby shower, or just looking for some simple maternity wardrobe staples, these dresses are a guaranteed hit.

Women's Maternity Short Sleeve Dress

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A jersey-knit maxi dress is every pregnant woman's best friend. It feels like you're wearing pajamas, but looks like a million bucks! This short-sleeved dress is shown in a flattering floral pattern, but it comes in a variety of other patterns and solid colors. Sizes S-XL.

$37

BBHoping Women’s Casual Striped Maternity Dress

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This dress is so simple and chic, you wouldn't think it would be comfortable too—but it sure is! It comes in a variety of other patterns (floral, polka dot and solids), but this striped version is just begging for a pair of red sunglasses and sandals this summer. Sizes S-XL.

$27

Mother Bee Maternity Open Shoulder Maternity Dress with Ruffles

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Embrace your inner boho goddess with this tie-dye, off-the-shoulder maxi dress. It comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and necklines too, so go ahead and buy another (or five) and no one will know it's the same dress. The off-the-shoulder silhouette is so flattering and gives off big "earth mama" vibes. Sizes S-XL.

$42

POSESHE Women's Plus Size Tunic Swing T-Shirt Dress 

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Finding plus-size maternity clothes can be a real task. Sure, most maternity dresses are more forgiving, size-wise, and super stretchy. But that doesn't necessarily work for all pregnant bodies. This plus-size dress can be worn while you're pregnant, postpartum or when you're neither—but you just need a size that fits you. It comes in a variety of cute patterns and colors, too, and it runs L-5XL.

$20

Amazon Essentials Women's Maternity Sleeveless Dress

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Talk about versatile! This dress can go from day to night (if you're not completely exhausted by then) as easy as 1-2-3. This comfy tank dress can be work with a pair of sneakers and a chambray shirt tied around the waist, or with a denim jacket, or a cute cardigan (or by itself with a fun necklace). It's like someone said "here's a nightgown that is flattering and socially acceptable to wear out and about. Sizes S-XXL.

$23

Maacie Women Maternity Striped Cami Dress

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You'll have people stopping and wondering, "Is that Meghan Markle?" with this striped, classic, kinda boho-chic summer dress. It's a dead-ringer for the duchess's style without the price tag. The semi-sweetheart neckline will flatter your pregnancy bustline and the airiness of the skirt portion means your thighs will thank you.

$26

Beachcoco Women's Maternity High Waisted Fold-Over Maxi Skirt

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A long, flowy skirt is just as essential as a great summer dress when you're pregnant. You can switch out tops and shirts—from a ribbed tank to a crisp maternity button-down—and change your entire look with this wardrobe staple. This one comes in over a dozen colors/patterns. Size S-XL.

$19

Smallshow Women's Maternity + Nursing Dresses

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This dress functions as an adorable maternity dress and a nursing dress after baby arrives! You simply lift the top part up and you can breastfeed all you need to while looking great. Add a pair of statement earrings and your favorite shoes and you're good to go! Size S-XXL.

$30