Maternity Activewear We’re Loving for Summer

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Staying active during pregnancy is incredibly important. This doesn’t mean you need to be out running three miles every morning, or even that you need to break a sweat. But keeping your body moving is healthy for any point in your life, and particularly during pregnancy. This might mean brisk neighborhood walks, squats in your living room, or streaming a prenatal yoga session.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture and can even decrease some of the discomforts that come along with pregnancy, like backaches and fatigue. Additionally, by staying active during pregnancy, you are building up stamina that can help during labor and delivery (do those squats!).

But we get it, pregnancy can be uncomfortable. And that discomfort can be amplified during the hot and humid summer months. One thing you don’t need to add to the discomfort is poorly-fitting workout clothes. Sure, leggings stretch, and maybe you can squeeze into your pre-pregnancy workout clothes for a while. At a certain point, an upgrade to maternity workout gear is worth the investment.

Maternity-specific workout gear will keep your bump and your whole body feeling supported and comfortable.

If you’re apprehensive about spending more money on maternity clothes, remember that you’ll likely be hanging out in your maternity clothes in the weeks and possibly months after your baby arrives. So, you will get use out of these pieces.

Here are our favorite tops, bottoms, and sports bras that will keep you comfortable as you stay active during your pregnancy.

 

Maternity Workout Tops

Old Navy

Maternity UltraLite Rib-Knit Side-Shirred Tank Top

A basic tank that will grow with your belly, plus how fun is this bright poppy color?

Senita Athletics

Bumpin' Maternity Tank

Available in six flattering colors!

GAP

Maternity Breathe T-Shirt

Breathe easy in this lightweight jersey top designed to fit an expanding bump comfortably.

Beyond Yoga

Spacedye Slim Racerback Maternity Tank

This cute top from Beyond Yoga has comfortable leggings in the same color for a matching look.

Lululemon

All Tied Up Tank

A great tie-back option to accommodate a growing bump. It's worth splurging on as this tank will work during postpartum (it's great for breastfeeding), so you may be wearing this for months to come.

Nike

Women's Maternity Tank

Nike's recently launched maternity tank allows for extra space to grow throughout your pregnancy.

H&M

MAMA Sports Top

Thanks to the ruched sides, this top will grow with you.

Old Navy

Maternity Breathe ON 2-in-1 Sports Bra Tank Top

Get extra support thanks to the built-in bra in this tank top.

 

Bottoms

Anook Athletics

Austin Shorts

These comfy shorts are made with a four-way stretch material, meaning these will work through all trimesters as well as postpartum.

Blanqi

Maternity Belly Support Girlshorts

If you're looking for a supportive short, these are the perfect pair. They are made with a moisture-wicking fabric that will keep you cool, whether you're wearing these for workouts or just on a super hot day.

Senita Athletics

Maternity Rio Shorts

Available in three fun colors! These shorts have side pockets, perfect for holding your phone or other essentials (like snacks!).

Target

Maternity Crossover Panel Active Leggings

A pair of classic black activewear leggings perfect for any workout.

GAP

Maternity GapFit Full Panel Full Length Leggings in Sculpt Compression

Go a little edgy with this snakeskin design from Gap.

Girlfriend Collective

Moss Seamless Maternity Bike Short

This sustainable brand offers maternity leggings and bike shorts up to a size 6XL. Plus, you can get pretty colors (like the moss option pictured here) with a matching bra for a chic set.

Anook Athletics

Hayes Joggers

If you're ready to take a break from your leggings, grab a pair of maternity joggers. This pair features moisture management knit material to wick away sweat and is available in two lengths.

 

Maternity Sports Bras

Anook Athletics

Nila Bra

An amazingly versatile bra that will work during pregnancy and postpartum. A built-in antimicrobial liner will help to wick sweat and breast milk away and has clips designed to make breastfeeding easy.

Kindred Bravely

High Support Maternity & Postpartum Sports Bra

This high support bra will serve you well during pregnancy and will be just as useful for nursing postpartum.

Senita Athletics

Go With the Flow Nursing Sports Bra

Another great option if you're planning to breastfeed. Get this bra now and get plenty of use for it during pregnancy and postpartum.

Nike

High-Support Underwire Plus Size Sports Bra

Available in tons of sizes, this supportive bra is made with molded cups and a compressive fit that will reduce bounce. The adjustable straps ensure you'll get a good and secure fit.

 

Accessories

Amazon

Invisibobble Hair Ties

Keep creases out of your hair with these hair ties.

Lululemon

Fly Away Tamer Headband

You'll want a good headband during pregnancy but also after as you tame postpartum hair issues. This one is a favorite for either time.

Breezy Tee

Head Wrap Bundle

Keep your hair out of your face with this fashionable hair wrap (good for during workouts or every day use!).

Walmart

Simple Modern Water Bottle

This bottle will keep your drink cold for hours which is amazing if you're craving ice cold water (which can be common during pregnancy, especially in the summer).

Walmart

Purifyyou 22oz Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

Hydration during pregnancy is important, and even more so when you are active. This bottle has time and volume markings to keep you on track throughout the day.

Target

Fitbit Inspire 2 HR Activity Tracker

Hit your step goal and stay consistently active throughout the day with the help of a Fitbit.

Walmart

Apple Watch Series 3

If you're keeping an eye on heart rate and steps, an Apple Watch is the perfect accessory.

Culturefit Clothing

Yoga Mat

For at-home or in studio yoga classes, you'll want a good mat. We love this one for its bright pattern.

Amazon

Gaiam Yoga Blocks Set

Prenatal yoga is so good for you and having the right props can allow you to get into certain poses with sufficient support. A pair of yoga blocks is great to have at home.

Amazon

Hand Weights Set

During pregnancy you may choose to lighten up on weights and it's good to have a few options in the 2lb-10lb range.