During pregnancy I love to buy things that will be great for both during pregnancy and after. For me, that has meant lots of tunics, leggings, elastic waistbands and cardigans or kimonos ( depending on the season). I love to layer or wear long flowy tops that can hide a new bump, postpartum tummy and grow with a bump. I have been pregnant in every single month of the year throughout all of my pregnancies and I have to admit, being pregnant in the winter months was by far my favorite. Dresses are easier in the summer and spring, but it was easier on me, physically, during the winter. If I could offer any advice it would be to embrace the maternity jeans. They really are so comfortable – especially at the end of your pregnancy. Fitting into those elastic waistband shorts or leggings can be tough if you are carrying low (which I have with all my boys). Today, I wanted to share my favorite staple clothing pieces for pregnancy – some that are maternity and others that I just sized up one size in to make it work. These have been my go-to basics during this pregnancy!
Basics and First Layers:
Long Sleeve Tunic Tee – This tunic was a top seller for months! I have it in two colors and have worn it so much this winter. It is perfect for layering and so comfortable making it a perfect option for moms.
Short Sleeve Tunic Tee – This tee is also a best seller on my blog! I own it in three colors and am obsessed. It is long enough for leggings and so soft. If I want to wear it with jeans, I normally tie it in a side knot and it is perfect!
LOFT Maternity Jeans – My exact LOFT maternity jeans have been sold out for a while, but they have so many great options. I got mine while they were 40% off making them a great deal! They are awesome quality and fit TTS.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – I have worn these so much! They are worth every penny in my book! These are so comfortable and look nicer than a regular pair of leggings. I wore these to church and other nice functions throughout my pregnancy. They have held up great and I can not recommend them enough.
Maternity Zella Leggings – If you need a good pair of leggings that you can wear every day or workout in, this is my favorite brand! I have loved these and have seriously worn them nearly every day – especially in my third trimester. They are so so good!
Body-con Dress – This dress is one of my favorites, pregnant or not. I’ve had it for years and also own it in the long sleeve version. I size up one in it and it is so flattering on so many body types. The ruching on the stomach hides all the things moms want to hide, but it is also perfect for a growing bump!
Maternity Tanks – These are SO affordable. I have this in two colors and wear them nearly every day for extra coverage under my clothes. They are so comfortable and have held up great in the washer!
Panties – These have been my favorite! You can barely even feel them which is exactly what you want while pregnant and uncomfortable. I purchased a few of these in the nude so that I can wear them under white. They have been a favorite!
Other tunic tops I have loved