As a mom of August and September babies, I can attest that maternity dresses are a pregnant person's BFF throughout the summer months. Not only do they keep air flowing, but they look pulled together with practically zero effort.

After a year of sweat pants and ratty T-shirts, it feels exciting to wear real clothes again. And if you're rocking a bump this summer? You're in luck. There's an endless supply of summer maternity clothes that will keep you looking fresh even when it's one million degrees.

That said, it's hard to justify spending too much on a wardrobe that only lasts a single season. What's a budget-yet-fashion-conscious mama to do? Head to Target of course.

We scoured the aisles (in a digital sense, anyway) to find the best summer maternity dresses from Target. Whether you're looking for something to wear to your baby shower or maternity shoot, a backyard BBQ or a beach vacay, these cute and comfy dresses have you covered.


The Nines by HATCH™ Sleeveless Henley Placket Tiered Modal Maternity Dress

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Flowy without being frumpy, breezy without being too thin, this tiered midi dress will keep you glowing (in the good way—not just because you're sweating) through pregnancy and beyond. The relaxed fit means it easily grows with you while the button-front placket offers easy nursing access once baby arrives.

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel™ Short Sleeve T-Shirt Maternity Dress

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We just found your summer wardrobe, mama. As Target's top-rated summer maternity dress, this stretchy and versatile number comes in over a dozen colors and patterns so you can stock up and rotate for two weeks straight. 👯 (And at its current sale price, you totally should!)

$18 $24.99

The Nines by HATCH™ Flutter Short Sleeve Eyelet Maternity Dress

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With its delicate eyelet fabric and short flirty hemline, this is the perfect intersection of sweet and sassy. It's also available in white if you're brave enough!

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel™ Flutter Short Sleeve Maternity Dress

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Temperatures may be off the charts, but a classy black dress is always on the menu. This elegant flutter-sleeve number is perfect for dressy and even casual occasions since you can easily dress it up or down. A tie waist accentuates that gorg bump and modest v-neck adds sexiness with spillage. Rock it, mama. (Reviewers note that it runs big, so you may want to size down.)

$29.99

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel™ Knit Tank Maternity Dress

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Tie-dye has been having a moment. Honestly, at this point, let's just say it's fully back in action and not going away any time soon. Hop on board (or add to your collection) with this soft cotton essential. It's beach, brunch and backyard ready with a maxi length that pairs perfectly with sandals or sneakers.

$27.99

The Nines by HATCH™ Ruffle Short Sleeve Maternity Dress

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Look at you, you red hot stunner! 🔥 We're in love with this effortless jersey midi dress which hugs your bump in all the right ways. A low-dipped u-neck and ruffle sleeves keep it fresh and flirty through every trimester.

The Nines by HATCH™ Sleeveless Tiered Maternity Dress

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This light and airy tiered maxi practically begs you to sit and sip lemonade in the shade. The cheery yellow shade and tie shoulders are perfect for those summer days when you can barely stand to get dressed, but do it and look fabulous anyway.

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel™ Floral Print Short Sleeve Smocked A-Line Maternity Dress

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Baby shower attire? ✅ The smocked top and darling pale pink floral print are accentuated by an off-shoulder fit that stuns. And since it's soft and stretchy, you'll come back to it time and time again.

$34.99

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel™ Sleeveless Smocked Maternity Dress

We love every single detail of this sophisticated frock. From the flattering crossover neckline and capped sleeves to the comfortable smocked waistline and subtle high-low hemline, it's sure to become a summer soiree favorite.

$29.99

The Nines by HATCH™ 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Dress

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Classic perfection—and it has pockets! This super cute striped dress with boatneck and three-quarter sleeves is the definition of easy style. We love it with a fresh pair of white sneakers but some comfy Birks work too.

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel™ Sleeveless Button-Front Maternity Dress

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From beachfront strolls to a breeze through the Farmer's market, this tropical print will keep you cool while bringing the 🔥. We love the criss-cross straps and button details but what really sells it is the sweet swooping hemline.

$34.99

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