Amy M. Spagnola


8 Cute and Affordable Summer Maternity Dresses from Forever 21

While having a baby on board can be a challenging and swollen time, being fashionable shouldn't be so arduous. There are many ways to rock regular and junior clothing throughout a pregnant pause (be forewarned you may need to purchase the largest size available). Still, there's no need to resort to stretch, athleisure wear or a constant merry-go-round of colored leggings. The keys for parading that cute new tummy accessory--look for colorful prints, an empire waist and go with the flow by seeking styles with a lot of give and movement. Lauren Conrad has been loving lace, Amal Clooney has been disguising her burgeoning bump behind a flurry of florals and Beyonce has been showcasing sequin. Take a cue from these famous ladies and wear something festive, fashion-forward and fierce.

Here are 8 Cute and Affordable Summer Maternity Dresses from Forever 21 (because why not):

1. Boho Me Ombre Maxi Dress, $48
A cute and earthy mama to be will be a standout in this breezy style. Pair with chunky statement earrings or other gypsy accessories.

2. Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress, $48
Being pregnant is a time to celebrate femininity and womanhood and there's no way better to embrace a fierce female attitude than with allover floral. Pair this showstopping maxi dress with a long pendant necklace and some lucite heels.

3. Embellished Peasant Dress, $58
Be a hot mama in a woven tribal dress with a billowy silhouette and lace-up detail. Add a head wrap or a pair of tassel flip flops for cool mom vibes.

Capitalizing on the latest craze of shoulder baring styles, this nautically minded mini dress is perfect for showcasing lots of leg and less belly. Pair with flat gladiator lace-up sandals in mustard, a small fringe crossbody bag and delicate charm choker set and suddenly you're the hottest mom on the block.

5. Contemporary Tropical Dress, $22.90
Show off newly earned cleavage with this low cut island-inspired satin dress. Perfect for the first or second trimester, this sweet dress is ideal for a summer outing or al fresco party.

When the baby bump has grown to small pumpkin size, it's time to wear causal and comfortable clothing like this seashell trimmed dress. Pair with comfy flat sandals or thong flip flops.

7. Daisy Print Cami Dress, $15.90
Celebrate new mommy curves in this bump-skimming shift dress with a pretty daisy pattern that is chic enough for parities but tame enough for Babies 'R' Us.

8. Keyhole Shift Dress, $10.90
Budget conscious mommies-to-be will love a bargain like this soft knit dress with a peek-a-book keyhole that is sassy and stylish. Wear with stud earrings, a unique choker and a pile of bangles.

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