Back in the day, maternity wear was less fashion-friendly and more…shall we say…tent-like? The idea was for women to hide their midsection as much as possible in a puritanical effort to — gasp — cover their womb.
Can you imagine?
Thank God, those days are over. From curve-hugging bodycon dresses to tailored basics, modern maternity clothes are made with the wearer’s aesthetic in mind. Here, we’ve rounded up the best maternity pieces for your pregnancy outfits and the postpartum fourth trimester.
Available in crisp white or classic blue stripe, this is the shirt you can dress up or down. The easy to wear top is also nursing friendly. Available in sizes XS to 4X.
Seriously gorgeous, and made for twirling, the Esme Dress by Hatch Maternity is your go-to for date night. Available in sizes XS to XL.
The folks at Girlfriend Collective design their clothing with a dual focus: made with sustainable goods (recycled plastic) and made for every body (the size range is seriously impressive). The color choices are on point as well. Available in sizes XXS to 6XL.
This is the dress you wear when you want to look polished, yet effortless. Available in sizes XXS to XXL.
Seriously sexy and designed to show off every curve, the Evelyn Knit Dress puts the spotlight on you and your bump. Available in sizes XS to XL.
The peplum on this layered shirt is unexpected, giving the top a refreshing take on the classic button-down. Available in sizes XS to XL.
I love tanks like these. The high neckline and close to the body cut make them appropriate for work, but you can totally rock them with cutoff shorts and flip-flops. You’ll want ‘em in every color. Available in sizes S to XL.
Maternity jeans often have an obvious stretchy band that spans the circumference of the waist. While the band works for expanding bellies, it can often gather or bunch, which isn’t exactly comfortable (to say nothing of how the fabric shows through under light knits). Not so with the Cindy boyfriend jean by Paige Denim. The pants have two discreet stretchy panels, so you won’t have to worry about tugging the band into a more comfy position. Available in sizes 24 to 34.
Which summer pregnancy outfits do you love? Did we forget any of your favorite maternity fashion brands? Share with us in the comments below!
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