Pregnancy and Maternity Clothing Essentials
Wondering “What maternity clothes do I really need?” Here are all of my top must-have pregnancy & maternity products. Why should you trust this list? Because I’ve been pregnant twice. I’ve done the research, tested the products, and have had plenty of time to find my favorites. Take it from me, you’ll love these products!
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Pregnancy and Maternity Clothing Staples
I don’t know about you, but it pains me to think of spending a ton of money on items that will only be used temporarily. Don’t get me wrong, some of these “temporary” items are completely necessary!
I recommend buying some quality staples for your closet (think leggings, pants, tanks, shirts, etc.). But you can also find some really great products that are not necessarily maternity products that work great – even into the third trimester! Items like flowy skirts and crop tops are great for during and after pregnancy.
So… What Maternity Clothes Do I Really Need?
Here are my top recommendations for clothing!
The Best Maternity Leggings
High-Waisted Maternity Leggings
To be honest with you, I wore these Kindred Bravely leggings long after I gave birth. I might love these more than regular leggings. And I’m not even embarrassed to admit that.
If this is the only answer you take from asking “what maternity clothes do I really need?”, I’d still feel like I did a good job suggesting it.
Maternity Underwear Recommendation
I personally preferred undies that were designed to fit under the bump, like this style from Kindred Bravely. I found myself needing to readjust them far less than other styles.
Best Nursing & Maternity Bra
If you are considering nursing or breastfeeding, you can thank me later. Lively has the most comfortable ones I’ve ever tried! I own more than 7 at this point.
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Compression Socks for Pregnancy
I tried a few different pairs of compression socks in my first pregnancy but none of them compared to this pair from Kindred Bravely. Your feet will thank you for this purchase!
Fashionable Maternity Skirt
I lived in high-waisted skirts (like this skirt!) and crop tops/tied-up tee shirts. There is something about that combination that I just adore while pregnant.
Maternity Overall Recommendation
I am not normally an overall kinda girl – until I got pregnant. I think rocking overalls with a pregnant belly is just the cutest thing ever! This green pair is no longer available but Motherhood Maternity has other great options!
Maternity Pants Recommendation
It’s hard to find a good pair of maternity pants – ones that actually stay in place. Most of them slide down as you are walking and it can be incredibly frustrating. But you can never go wrong with a pair of Levi’s.
Top Maternity Footwear Picks
An absolute must-have for pregnancies during warmer weather (or for vacations!). The ability to just easily slip on a pair of sandals is so relieving. Especially ones as comfortable as these.
Not having to deal with ties, buckles, or even bending over to put on shoes when leaving the house is a real luxury while pregnant. And who doesn’t love a good pair of Toms?!
Noticing a trend? Our poor feet get really sore and swollen the further into the pregnancy we get. They deserve to be treated with care.
Clothes In Your Closet
You might be surprised how many of your clothes now might still work during your pregnancy. At least in the earlier parts! I found that some of my flowy dresses, flowy skirts, and loose tees fit all the way up until birth!
When they stop fitting, save my article on Body Acceptance During Pregnancy – because that can be a challenging season to walk through!
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Check out these articles:
- Body Acceptance During Pregnancy
- What No One Tells You About Pregnancy
- Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery – Becoming A Mother Series
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