When shopping for maternity wear, there are a lot of options (A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity, Target, ASOS, Gap, Old Navy, Ann Taylor, etc). Since I will be as big as a manatee during the hot summer months, I decided to buy several sundresses, tanks tops, t-shirts, and blouses. I also invested in a few pairs of jeans, a pair of leggings, and a couple pairs of shorts. I work for myself (and don't go into an office), so I really don't need a ton of professional wear. Most of the time, I dress pretty casually. Here are some of my favorite things (so far...).
cheap and easy, these are perfect with flip flops... or paired with a cropped jacket, a belt and wedge sandals.
fabulous maxi dresses-- love these!!
ladylike & tailored, perfect for daytime or dinner.
very cute, especially with the sleeves rolled up and a pair of jeans (love the gold buttons)
love the loose fit and contrasting collar
adorable little tank, perfect when paired with skinny jeans
Jeans, Pants, & Leggings:
thumbs up to ALL of these-- they fit so well (the white jeans have expanding side panels, so they look like regular pants at the waistband-- love that!). I wear the Gap pair almost everyday now.
black leggings-- a definite staple.
Both of these are great (they're so comfortable, I wish elastic waist shorts were more socially acceptable so I could wear them forever)
Tees & Tanks:
In my brief experience as a pregnant girl, I've realized that I really DON'T like tees/tanks with side ruching. I know that the ruching is supposed to be more flattering, but I feel like all that gathered material only makes me look like I have a beer belly. :)
My absolute favorite piece of maternity clothing BY FAR-- this striped tee from ASOS. I LOVE THIS SHIRT. Sadly, it is out of stock, but this navy & red option is still available:
take my word for it, this shirt is the best.
perfect for layering, these tanks are terrific (fitted and long).
simple and comfortable, goes with everything
simple. I bought this tee in three colors.
I would love to hear from the other Mommys out there-- did you have a go-to piece that you loved wearing while pregnant? Or, what was your favorite resource for maternity wear? I would love to know!