7 Comfy Maternity Wardrobe Essentials

7 Comfy Maternity Wardrobe Essentials

July 16, 2018

7 Comfy Maternity Wardrobe Essentials

7 Comfy Maternity Wardrobe Essentials
7 Comfy Maternity Wardrobe Essentials

Your growing bump means you need new clothes. While that’s exciting, it can also be tough to figure out just what you need.

Since you’re probably not going to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe (unless you do), here are some tips for building a maternity wardrobe that will keep you comfy and looking good through your pregnancy—and beyond.

What to look for in maternity clothes

Comfort: This is key for maternity clothes! Your body is constantly changing in new and unexpected ways (we’re looking at you belly and boobs), so you want clothing that will not only accommodate these changes—and continue to grow with you—but will be soft and stretchy, with no waistbands that bind or snaps or zippers to get in the way.

Material: You want materials that hold up to wear (you’ll probably be wearing these pieces a lot), are machine washable whenever possible and feel good against your skin. Look for clothes with a little a bit of stretch, so they’ll give where you’re growing.

Versatility: Purchase a few key pieces that you can wear in lots of different ways. Neutral colors are a good way to go (you can throw in bursts of color with accessories, items from your existing wardrobe that still fit your body or one or two fun maternity items you buy just because). It’s always great if you can continue to wear these clothes after your baby is born—some pieces double as nursing gear, as well.

Here are some key pieces to help you build your maternity wardrobe.

Leggings

Trust us, leggings are sure to be your pregnancy wardrobe BFF. You’ll want to wear them everywhere—from prenatal yoga and errands to work or date night. These Beyond Yoga leggings (in capri or full length) have a waistband that you can fold under or over your belly, making them great for post-partum, too.

Speaking of post-partum, Beyond Yoga’s postnatal leggings also are great for after baby comes—their waistband has three layers of banded mesh that works to smooth and support your postnatal middle section.

A Dress

Dresses make getting ready so easy. This cute version, made with super-soft modal baby terry and a bit of Spandex, keeps things cool. With a mid-thigh length, kangaroo pockets and a hood, it will keep your outfit anxiety low, during your pregnancy and after.

T-Shirts

You’ll find yourself reaching for this versatile tee again and again. With a scooped neck, shirred seams and slinky modal jersey fabric, it’s flattering and highly functional.

Maternity Bra

Ditch your underwire bra during your pregnancy and get yourself one that is soft, stretchy and supportive for your changing chest. Wear it as activewear or everyday. This racerback, pull-over bra is quick drying and retains its shape through wash after wash.

Sweatpants

Though we love leggings, sometimes you need a cozy pair of sweats for Netflixing on the couch or weekend errands. These ankle-length sweatpants are made from a luxuriously soft fleece with enough spandex for mobility. And the adjustable waistband will keep your belly comfy.

Tank Top

Tanks are perfect for pairing with leggings or a skirt during the summer months, or as an extra layer for warmth during winter. This racerback tank is extra long to cover your bump, with a ruched seam siding and built-in bra for support.

Tunics

Tunics are a great alternative to T-shirts and blouses. Longer than a regular shirt, but not quite a dress, they’re comfy, cute and go perfectly over leggings. This one is made from soft jersey and has an unexpected looped strap detail in back, so you can dress it up or down.

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