Looking for a comfortable outfit that looks good can be difficult for pregnant women, and especially more so during the summer months. With your body shape constantly changing (and growing), throwing on big sweaters and jackets might seem like the easiest way to deal with the problem. But in the summer, such solutions are not just unfashionable, but also impractical. The sweltering summer heat calls for a light, breezy wardrobe.

Fortunately, there are plenty of maternity outfits that are great for the summer, fit your shape, and look stylish. Here are some tips that should help you put together a great summer maternity outfit.

The right swimsuit under a beach cover-up or a tunic can look great. It keeps you cool and comfortable at the same time. Make sure to shop for special maternity swimsuits that give you the extra needed bust support. Tunics can also be worn as mini-dresses and over Capri pants for a great casual summer look.

Lightweight Cardigan
For the cool summer nights, which are not cold enough for big jackets or thick sweaters, there's nothing better and more versatile than a lightweight cardigan. You can get them in any style, from plain to brightly colored and patterned.

Empire Waist Dresses
Empire waists can be found in all sorts of styles. They've grown in popularity in recent years, with celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba wearing them stylishly to red-carpet events during their pregnancy months. With their seam just blow the bust, empire dresses are especially fit for maternity wear. They provide definition while keeping you comfortable. For the summer, look for sleeveless, shorter-length empire waist dresses.

Soft Knits
Fine soft knit fabrics feel cool against hot skin. Whether it's a maternity t-shirt or a skirt, knit fabrics are definitely versatile and will serve as the first line of defense in your casual summer wardrobe.

Print and Shift Sundresses
The shift dress became iconic during the 60s and it's coming back into fashion today. Hanging straight down from the shoulders and having no definition around the waist, shift dresses are perfect for maternity styles. They are usually sleeveless and light, which makes them perfect for hot weather. Print dresses, while having a bit more waist definition are also a good choice. You can dress them up or down depending on the occasion.