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5 Maternity Clothing Items You Need

Updated: Jan 1

Must-haves in your maternity wardrobe.

Congrats mama! If you’re reading this, you may have a little bundle of joy on the way or looking for gift ideas for that mom-to be. It’s such an exciting time – and for you first time moms out there, it can feel a bit overwhelming given all of the things that need to happen between now and your due date.

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As a soon-to-be second time mom, I am sharing a few of my tried and true tips for your most stylish nine months. I have invested in pieces that have lasted me my entire first pregnancy and I repurchased them in other colors for my second pregnancy. I picked colors that would also remain in style for future pregnancies. Comfort is probably the most important part of any pregnant woman's wardrobe.

Here are my pregnancy must-haves to make your 9+ months of pregnancy fabulous!

First, before you start buying every maternity outfit out there, assess your current wardrobe.

Shop Your Closet

First things first, head straight to your closet. What do you have that can work? A knitted/ribbed dress? An oversized tee? Leggings? These are all things I recommend for maternity wear, but you might already have them. Don’t automatically start shopping the maternity section on day one. First, shop your closet and see what can work for your changing body. Also, take into consideration where you live and the weather. Leggings are great because of the stretch (some brands). I wore my Lululemon Align leggings (non-maternity) during my entire first and second pregnancy (currently wearing them while I'm writing this blog). If needed, for those last months that we typically get more swollen then get one pair of maternity leggings. I ended getting the Maternity Legging from BUMPSUIT, which they are the same great buttery fabric throughout the entire leggings, there is NO elastic waist band from top to bottom. I really love them!

Which are those Maternity Clothing Items You Need?

All of these items are designed to grow with you, so you can really wear these from the beginning of your pregnancy right through those postpartum months.