When I first found out that I was pregnant I thought I could just wear the clothes I have. Wrong! Around 20 weeks, I finally caved and had to pick up some maternity clothes that I knew I’d wear a lot. I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on maternity clothes because I knew it was just going to be for a few short months. I also needed maternity clothes that could transition from fall to summer. I’ve bought some great stuff and some not so great stuff.
Here are the pieces that I absolutely have loved and have worn a ton of. Trust me, you’ll get your money out of these basic must-have items!
5 Must-Have Maternity Clothes
I’ve tried a lot of different brands and styles of jeans but none fit like the Jessica Simpson jeans. All of the other brands I’ve tried have a sagging front/pelvic area. The Jessica Simpson brand fits perfect all the way around. I’m usually a size 8 so a size medium in this brand fit perfectly. I’ve grown into them from 20 weeks to now 36 weeks without the need to go up in size. If you’re 5’2″ like me, I always go for the petite length too.
I never knew how much I loved t-shirts until my pregnant belly started to show. I love these t-shirts because they don’t have the ruched side. They’ve fit my belly perfectly throughout the whole pregnancy, have washed good and are only $12.99! A size medium have fit great but I could probably invest in a couple larges now that I’m in my last month.
I’ve talked about nightgowns countless times but I seriously love them so much! I can’t sleep with anything on my stomach now that it’s much bigger so these have been a lifesaver. Plus I can wear them after pregnancy and they are nursing friendly too. These nightgowns from Target are seriously the softest, perfect material.
I wear leggings pregnant or not because they are so comfy. Finding a few pairs that were different and not too expensive was super important. I like the Motherhood Maternity brand leggings because of 1.) the price & 2.) the material isn’t too hot or too see-thru. I bought the normal leggings, the ruched leggings and the cropped leggings (for the summertime).
I’m not a fan of super tight dresses when I’m not pregnant so I had no idea how much I’d love them pregnant. Anything flowy over the bump looks very unflattering. The only dresses I’ve found that look cute over the baby bump are ruched, tight dresses. This dress is one of my favorites and it transitions perfectly from summer to fall. Throw on a blazer or cardigan, boots and it’s the perfect fall outfit.