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Best Maternity Clothes
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Maternity Clothes

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Check out these brands for maternity-wear bargains, basics and splurges.Best Maternity Clothes

Needing new clothes to accommodate your growing baby bump can be both exciting and overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you really need?

The good news is, there are plenty of options for where to shop. Many brands offer maternity lines, from popular brands like Old Navy to higher-end retailers such as Hatch. And you don’t have to spend a fortune when setting up your maternity wardrobe, there are options for every budget.

You can purchase starter kits that provide several basics or even rent clothes from a maternity clothing subscription service like Rent the Runway where you can pay a monthly flat rate to borrow clothes and even have a stylist pull pieces together for you.

But if you love the thrill of the hunt and want to find your own perfect pieces, here are our favorite brands for maternity clothes.

Gap Maternity: Jeans, Jeans and More Jeans

If you live in jeans, you’ll need pair of maternity jeans to rock for the next nine months. Look to the Gap for help—the store made its name selling a variety of blues. Their maternity jeans come in four cuts (skinny jeans, jeggings, slim and relaxed) and two different panel styles. Panels range from just a little bit of elastic set into a traditional waistband to a full elastic panel you pull over your belly. Gap makes great leggings too.

Additional Specs
Sizes Waist: 25”-34”; inseam: short, regular, long

A Pea in the Pod: Iconic Maternity Brand

There’s a reason that big designer names like 7 for All Mankind, BCBG Max Azria and Splendid want to collaborate with this brand: name recognition. A Pea in the Pod has been making parents-to-be look amazing for decades. Here you can find quality construction and flattering looks that won’t go out of style by the time you decide to do it all over again.

Additional Specs
Sizes Most brands range from XS-L, though a few carry XL

Kindred Bravely: For Your Lingerie Drawer

Want a nursing bra that you could practically live in? Kindred Bravely has you covered with stylish designs and a wide range of sizes to fit everyone—you can even maximize your cup space by selecting one of their “busty” sizes. Best of all, they have super stretchy but supportive nursing tanks with built-in bras. Trust us, you’ll wear these 24 hours a day in the third trimester—as your breasts rapidly change shape—and for breastfeeding or pumping postpartum. The brand also carries sleepwear, activewear (we love their nursing sports bra) and underwear, all at an affordable price point.

Additional Specs
Sizes S-XXL (and S-XXL Busty sizes), bands 28-42 and cups B-I

ASOS Maternity: Affordable Fashion

During your three trimesters you might find yourself attending weddings and showers, going on a babymoon and getting together with friends. Translation: You need a variety of maternity outfits. No worries, this British retailer known for budget-friendly fashion has maternity styles for all sorts of activities: party dresses, rompers, tees, sweatshirts, swimsuits and even pajamas for Netflix nights. And, their selection of wide-fit shoes is great if your feet spread during pregnancy (yep, it’s a thing).

Additional Specs
Sizes US 0-14, some styles available up to size 16

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Seraphine: Celebrity Favorite Maternity Line

Cashmere coats and faux leather leggings are just a few of the luxe looks you can land from Seraphine. Of particular interest? This chic, baby-blue buttondown that pregnant Princess Kate Middleton looked so smart in. And, if you like dresses, this is your go-to shop for a seemingly endless array.

Additional Specs
Sizes US 2-12, some styles up to size 14

Target Maternity: Great Basics

Target is a great place to stock up on comfy maternity basics like leggings and tees, as well as I-still-want-to-wear-my-regular-clothes essentials like this belly band to hold up your favorite, unbuttoned jeans or other non-maternity bottoms. And check out the higher-end (but still budget-friendly) styles from Target’s exclusive line by maternity designers Ingrid & Isabel.

Additional Specs
Sizes XS-XXL

Hatch: Luxury + Sophistication Maternity Wear

Fashion-forward people fall hard and fast for the silhouettes in Hatch’s modern line. Pieces are floaty and roomy, with special touches like oversized bows and luxe materials such as cashmere and soft waffle weave. They also have elevated basics made with high-quality materials. In other words, these are clothes you can feel good in all day. Note: these pieces do come at a luxury price.

Additional Specs
Sizes 0-12 (Hatch sizes them Hatch 0-Hatch 3)

H&M Maternity: Budget-Friendly Trendsetting

You know this big-box retailer for its uber-trendy styles at amazing prices. And that’s what you can expect from its maternity section too. The clothes from H&M include a wide variety of colorful florals, great prints, off-the-shoulder dresses and fun tees.

Additional Specs
Sizes Most items XS-XL

Girlfriend Collective Maternity: So You Can Stay Active

Staying active is important when you’re pregnant—and yes, it is possible to still do downward dog with a beach ball-sized belly. And to help keep you comfy and cool during your workouts, we love these soft, lightweight bike shorts from Girlfriend Collective. What we love even more though is Girlfriend Collective’s philosophy: eco-friendly, sustainable activewear with 100% transparency about their materials and processes, so you can feel really good about what you work out in.

PinkBlush Maternity: Plus-Sized Posh

Pregnancy comes in all shapes and sizes, so we think maternity clothes should, too. While most brands will provide some plus-sized maternity styles, they’re usually limited in look and size. Not at PinkBlush. While they have a huge variety of styles for XS-XL sizes as well as Tall and Petite, their 1X-3X options are truly impressive (we’re talking 700+ plus-sized maternity looks). Everything is guaranteed to be on-trend, like this open-front kimono, which we love for its versatility.

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