Summer Maternity Fashion: Stripes

This season is all about the bold stripe. We've found 10 different ways to have a little fun with this trend.

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Stripes on Stripes on Stripes

We know what you are probably thinking: "Why would I want to make my growing belly look any wider than it already is?" Well, take note from Malin Akerman. The new mom accentuated her baby bump in a horizontal, form-fitting dress at 8-months pregnant.

She looked stunning—and you can, too! It's all about finding the right cut and style. Here are 10 different ways to wear stripes with your baby bump.

Photo courtesy of Celebrity Baby Scoop

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Skinny Stripe

One of the most flattering ways to wear this basic pattern is to stick with a skinny stripe in a neutral color.

>> Imanimo striped michi dress, $82

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Show Off Your Curves

Don't be afraid to showcase your growing belly! Try something with neutral stripes and a fitted, empire waist to play up your beautiful bump.

>> Rosie Pope Maternity best dress, $128

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Go Long

Stripes work well in a longer length. Try a slim-fitting maxi skirt.

>> Gap thin-stripe foldover maxi skirt, $45

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Go Loose

A tunic is a pregnant woman's best friend! Pair this style with a comfortable pair of leggings for a casual yet chic look.

>> Destination Maternity babydoll maternity tunic, $30

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Get Nautical

Take the classic Breton stripe to the next level with bright, contrasting colors.

>> Gap striped tank dress, $65

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Keep it Simple

Wear a casual Breton stripe top with a pair of your favorite tailored dark-wash jeans for a timeless, classic look.

>> ASOS Maternity top in cotton Breton stripe, $33

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Add Some Color

Highlight your newfound curves in bold-colored stripes. Opt for something in a bright blue, tangerine or a playful pink.

>> Gap striped maxi tank dress, $63

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Try Something Quirky

Pump up your maternity style with an unexpected diagonal pattern; a modern take on the basic horizontal stripe.

>> ASOS Maternity top in skinny diagonal stripe, $33

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Be Bold

Play up your baby bump with some loud graphic stripes! The bold accent will complement your new curves in a form-fitting dress.

>> Imanimo sigi dress, $82

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Back to Basics

This neutral stripe pattern is a staple for your maternity wardrobe. You can wear it with almost anything! Style this look by layering it with a colorful blazer or cardigan.

>> Liz Lange for Target Maternity maxi dress, $35

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