Maternity Wardrobe Staples You Should Own by the Second Trimester
Never have that “I-have-nothing-to-wear-I-hate-everything” moment this pregnancy.
Even if you don’t agree with needing maternity clothes by the second trimester, we doubt most women would say no to a pair of pants that fit that growing bump just right, or a bra that’s comfortable all day and night, long. These essentials will help you conquer the maternity wardrobe and keep you looking great and feeling stylish throughout your pregnancy.
Regardless of your height, weight or shape, our maternity wardrobe top picks are all made out of ultra-comfortable materials that make room for your bump. They’re so comfortable you’ll probably find yourself wearing them long after your baby is born.
The Belly Band
There comes that moment in every pregnancy when one morning, suddenly, your belly pops and you can’t button your pants. Enter The Bellaband. This soft, seamless knit band allows you to wear your unbuttoned pre-pregnancy pants longer (and no one has to know). It works from early pregnancy to after baby arrives.
Your belly isn’t the only part to grow and change when you’re pregnant. You can expect your boobs to go up about a cup size in your first trimester. A good flexible bra that adapts to your bust size and fits snugly during both pregnancy and nursing, day or night, will be your next best friend. The 24/7 Bra by Boob Design is super soft and comfortable in a pullover style with medium support.
If there’s one definite maternity wardrobe essential, it’s a great pair of maternity pants. You’ll likely be living in them, not just during your nine months, but (sorry to break it to you) during the first few postpartum months. Add a pair or two of basic black pants and you’ll have a solid base for your work to play wardrobe. The key to the perfect pant is to find an ultra-comfortable material that has stretch to make room for your bump.
The Basic Top
Investing in great maternity basics like the Classic Tee means you’ll never struggle to style your bump. Keep it simple and comfortable. A longer length works great for layering. Ruching on the sides would give it a flattering fit. And if you are budget conscious you could wear the hard-working base layer, built to function during both maternity and nursing.
There are so many ways you can style the basic skirt. It literally goes with everything – from Tees and trainers to sweaters and boots. The skirt is your secret weapon – ready to make you feel fierce and feminine, effortlessly.
Putting on a pair of perfectly fitting jeans has the power to boost self-confidence when you’re feeling more like a beached whale, than a glowing mom-to-be. Maternity jeans are shaped perfectly for the second half of pregnancy.
The Little Black Dress
Every woman needs the perfect little black dress (LBD) in her closet. Whether you are going to a black-tie event, date-night, work or just a walk on the weekend, a versatile black dress is always the right choice.
The Classic White Shirt
The perfect clean crisp maternity shirt is so versatile. Wear a belt above your belly to frame your bump or wear it loose for a casual effortless style. You’ll look polished and pulled-together easily.
Snuggle up in a chunky knit sweater with generous side slits to accommodate bumps of all sizes and to allow for easy nursing access. This maternity wardrobe essential will go the distance. You’ll probably wear it for years to come.
Something Loose for those days
Our pregnant curves are beautiful and we should feel proud about showing them off, but there are days when you just want to slip into something free-flowing and non-constrictive. Loose does not have to equal frumpy. Loose tunics and dresses are perfect for accommodating the bump and are simple to dress up or down.
With these 10 pieces, you will be on the right track for creating a comfortable and stylish maternity wardrobe.
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