Being pregnant is the start of a journey, not the end of one – so why do so many retailers make ugly maternity clothes? Your sense of fashion shouldn’t have to suffer just because you’re growing another human.
These days, there’s no need to sacrifice style in order to be comfy, or to accommodate a growing belly.
Some designers have wised up to the wants of pregnant women and have actually designed gorgeous maternity clothes that will help you stay confident and feel beautiful at every stage of your pregnancy.
Here are the best places to shop for stylish maternity clothes:
The massive online retailer has no interest in excluding pregnant women from its repertoire. Their maternity selection offers a whopping 1100+ pieces, from comfy nightwear to fashionable jeans and leggings. They even make cute maternity swimsuits! While their sizes are wide-ranging on the site, their maternity line only goes up to a 16. Keep that in mind while browsing.
Speaking of plus-size: Torrid offers plus-size maternity clothing, which includes the essentials (leggings, t-shirts) as well as more specific pieces, like nursing bras. Their selection isn’t huge, but shopping isn’t exactly a one-stop thing, is it? Plus, they offer some essential items, like nursing camisoles – for the days you just can’t deal with bras.
3. Pink Blush
Now this is real fashion. Pink Blush offers something for every maternity occasion, including delivery robes (who knew?) to fifteen different types of dresses. They have clothes for baby showers, announcement photoshoots, and nursing. If you can dream it, Pink Blush has it. And they have it in plus-size, too.
HATCH makes sure that you don’t have to fall behind trends while pregnant. They have their clothes organized by stage: Not Pregnant, Just Showing, Growing Out, Bumpin’, and Oh Baby! Their light and airy pieces give you a great idea of just how crucial it is for them to keep things comfortable and fashionable for pregnant women. They also have a whole beauty section!
5. Rosie Pope
Rosie Pope has you and your baby covered. While you’re browsing for yourself, perhaps picking up some vacation or loungewear, you can also prepare for your little one. They carry the essentials for a nursery, as well as bags, covers, and other accessories you’ll need once your baby is finally here.
6. A Pea In The Pod
A Pea In The Pod seems to have everything figured out. They offer premium denim (including overalls), gorgeous workwear for the working moms, and even stylish rompers and jumpsuits for those who dare. And for those who want to take a babymoon? Well, they’ve got you covered there, too. If you’re in the market for accessories, they offer diaper bags, bras, and even the must-haves for a hospital bag.
Of the many bigger retailers, H&M has the best handle on what’s fashionable for expecting moms. Their maternity line, MAMA, is packed full of clothes you’d spot on their regular racks, but designed with you in mind. This is a great place to stock up on basics, like leggings and tees, as well as slouchy jumpers. Ah, comfort, the key to a happy pregnancy.
8. Isabella Oliver
The fave of celebs like Angelina Jolie, Isabella Oliver offers high-end, timeless pieces for the effortlessly chic mom-to-be. Most importantly, however, they give back: proceeds from their Mama To Be tee go to the Every Mother Counts charity to support maternal health. They also have a whole page dedicated to myth busting some of the most common misconceptions about maternity clothes.
If your pregnancy style inspiration is Kate Middleton, great news: she rocked Seraphine while pregnant! They have a regular maternity collection, as well as a luxe collection for the occasions when you need something a little more formal – including wedding dresses. Other staples include maternity tights, cozy coats and jackets, and even baby clothes!
Featured image: Instagram/ @isabellaoliver
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