Feeling hot? Pregnancy can make summertime seem even more intense than usual. As your body temperature is naturally higher because of the heat generated by your baby, we recommend dressing in clothes that'll help you look and feel cool and comfy. Yes, it’s all in the fabrics you wear!

Maternity Summer fabrics Bellyssimo

Let’s beat the heat together by choosing Bellyssimo’s lightweight clothing, which can absorb and draw dampness away from your skin. Check out our guide to Bellyssimo’s 6 best breathable summer fabrics to help you through pregnancy this summer. We promise, it will cool you down while giving you one hot mama look!

#1 LIGHT LINEN

What is it?

Maternity fabric: Linen

Benefits?

The main benefit of wearing linen during summer is that it allows easy airflow and repels heat. It’s comfortable and has sweat-absorbing properties. Linen is a “stiff” fabric and is less likely to cling to the skin, which allows your body to breathe and cool down. Because of its molecular structure, linen cloth can absorb as much as 1/5 of its weight before giving the feeling of being damp or wet. In other words, your new Bellyssimo linen dress will act like an excellent cooling system and make you feel lighter during summer pregnancy!

#2 AIRY COTTON

What is it?

Maternity fabric: Cotton
Bellyssimo’s Cotton Voile is even softer than regular cotton. It’s a sheer fabric, resulting in a semi-transparent look and the flimsy cloth feel, often used for women’s nightwear. We also offer garments made from Cotton Lycra, which has the additional benefit of elasticity and strength essential in maternity clothing.

Benefits?

When it comes to summer wear, cotton is one of the best options. Like linen, it absorbs sweat from your body and helps your skin breathe. It can minimize fungal breeding by keeping your body dry and cool. Cotton is light in weight and in colour unless dyed. Being light-coloured helps light pass through, which aids in avoiding feeling the heat. It also helps bring down the severity of any allergic reaction and is perfect for sensitive skin during pregnancy.

#3 COMFY BON-BON

What is it?

Maternity fabric: Bon-Bon

Benefits?

It’s a top quality stretching fabric, which is light and airy, simply great for summertime! Its elasticity will give you the perfect comfortable fit you are looking for during pregnancy and you won’t have to spent any time on ironing, as it keeps its shape!

#4 ELEGANT BENGALINE

What is it?

Maternity fabric: Bengaline

Benefits?

Bengaline is a very popular fabric in pregnancy wear because of its stretch material and comfortable style. It absorbs moisture on your skin, which will keep you fresh during summer, especially when dealing with humid climates. As it resists heat well, you can wash and dry your bengaline garments without worrying about damage or dreaded shrinkage. In addition, this fabric will give a classic, elegant touch to your maternity outfit and is often used for evening dresses because of its beautiful satiny sensation.

#5 SOFT VISCOSE LYCRA

What is it?

Maternity fabric: Viscose Lycra

Benefits?

Viscose Lycra has a silky appearance and feel paired with a breathability similar to cotton weaves, which is why it’s considered a top fabric for summer. It has become popular with many designers because of its smoothness and beautiful drape.

#6 COOL STRETCH DENIM

What is it?

Maternity fabric: Stretch Denim

Benefits?

As stretch denim is considered a blended fabric known for detracting moisture, garments made out of this material are highly recommended for summer. In addition, they keep their shape and require little to no maintenance. Stretch denim is versatile, durable and its elastic component is ideal during pregnancy.