One of the benefits of being pregnant through Spring and Summer is the plethora of comfortable, loose dresses to cover my expanding belly. No need to decide between over-the-belly or under-the-belly pant panels, dresses speed up the morning dressing routine by eliminating the need to assemble outfits.

Taking their cue from the runway trends, this season's maternity dresses embrace everything from the maxi style seen here in the Gap's smocked empire dress, to colorblock trends to perennial maternity favorites such as wraps and florals.