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Maternity Wardrobe Staples Every Mom-To-Be Needs

Maternity Wardrobe Staples Every Mom-To-Be Needs

With a bundle of joy on the way, there's a lot of planning to do. Figuring out what to wear shouldn’t be added to your stress, but overhauling your closet during your pregnancy can feel like a chore — when it should really be a fun treat for Mom!

At Motherhood, we get it. Comfort, versatility, and affordability are your top priorities, and we're here to ensure you're set with the essentials without breaking the bank.

1. Maternity Jeans

A high-quality pair of maternity jeans is a game-changer. Look for styles with stretchy panels or elastic waistbands to accommodate your growing bump. Trust us, you'll live in these! They're perfect for casual outings, or you can dress them up with a cute blouse for a more polished look.

Don't be afraid to try different cuts and washes to find a pair that easily flatters your body shape. Your new favorite pair of maternity jeans will make you feel comfortable and stylish all day.

2. Leggings

Comfort is key during pregnancy, and leggings are the ultimate go-to piece. They're stretchy, versatile, and perfect for lounging at home and running errands. Pair them with tunics or dresses for a stylish and effortless look.

Look for maternity leggings with a supportive belly band that provides gentle compression and helps alleviate back pain. Whether you're relaxing on the couch or tackling your to-do list, leggings will be your new best friend.

3. Maternity Dresses

Dresses are a mama-to-be's best friend. They provide an easy and stylish outfit option that can be dressed up or down. Look for designs that allow room for your belly to grow.

Maxi dresses are especially great for a boho-chic look and can be worn throughout your pregnancy. From floral prints to solid colors, find maternity dresses that make you feel beautiful and embrace your changing silhouette.

4. Maternity Tops

Invest in a few well-fitting maternity tops that flatter your bump. From basic tees to flowy blouses, having a variety of tops will give you plenty of options to mix and match with your bottoms.

Look for tops with ruching or gathering at the sides like our Crew Neck Side Ruched Maternity Tee to give your belly extra growing room. Don't be afraid to experiment with different necklines and sleeve lengths to find your personal style. You'll be amazed at how a well-fitted top can enhance your pregnancy glow.

5. Nursing Bras

Even if you're not planning to breastfeed, nursing bras are a maternity wardrobe essential. They offer comfort and support as your breasts change during pregnancy. Look for styles with adjustable straps and easy access for breastfeeding. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics to keep you comfortable throughout the day.

Nursing bras with removable pads are also a comfortable option to accommodate fluctuations in breast size. Invest in a few well-made nursing bras to support you while maintaining style and functionality.

6. Maternity Shorts

When the temperature rises, maternity shorts are an absolute must-have. They offer all the comfort and flexibility of maternity jeans for those hotter days when full-length pants just won’t cut it.

Just like your maternity jeans, you'll want shorts with elastic waistbands or stretchy panels to accommodate your growing belly. They're ideal for casual outings, picnics, or just hanging out at home on a warm day — and with a variety of lengths and styles here at Motherhood, you can stay cool without sacrificing style or comfort.

7. Maternity Sleepwear

A good night's sleep is crucial during pregnancy, so treat yourself to some comfortable and stylish maternity sleepwear. Look for soft fabrics and designs that accommodate your growing belly, ensuring a restful slumber.

Choose pajama sets or nightgowns made from breathable materials like cotton, which can help regulate your body temperature. Elastic or drawstring waistbands will provide flexibility and adjustability as your belly grows.

Prioritize comfort and relaxation with maternity sleepwear that pampers you in the way you deserve.

8. Comfortable Underwear

Don't overlook the importance of comfortable maternity underwear during pregnancy. It's a simple addition that can make a huge difference in your day-to-day well-being. Opt for styles that sit comfortably under your bump and are made from breathable, stretchy fabrics. High-waisted maternity briefs or hipsters that offer full coverage are a good bet.

Say goodbye to discomfort with soft, stretchy maternity underwear designed to move with your changing body.

9. Maternity Outerwear

If you're pregnant during the cooler months, maternity outerwear is a wise investment. Staying warm is important, so you’ll need to find coats or jackets that comfortably accommodate your growing belly.

Maternity-specific options often feature adjustable drawstrings or belted waists to ensure they fit throughout pregnancy. Also, consider cardigans and lightweight jackets for layering when the weather is unpredictable.

No matter what the weather throws at you, you'll be prepared and stylish with maternity outerwear.

10. Maternity Swimwear

Whether you're heading to the beach, taking a dip in the pool, or joining a prenatal swim class, a supportive and well-fitted maternity swimsuit makes it possible. Look for styles with ample bust support and room for your growing belly.

Maternity tankinis, for example, are fun and functional choices that provide the coverage of a one-piece with the convenience of a two-piece. Find a swimwear style that makes you feel confident and allows you to enjoy the water throughout your pregnancy.

Spruce Up Your Closet

As you navigate your pregnancy journey, remember that style and comfort can coexist. While your body is busy growing a tiny human, you deserve to feel fabulous and comfortable in your clothes.

At Motherhood, we're here to help you embrace this special time in your life with maternity staples that offer comfort, versatility, and affordability. With these essential items in your wardrobe, dressing up your bump will be a breeze.

So mama-to-be, it's time to refresh your wardrobe with these must-have pieces. And always remember, this is a temporary but very special period in your life, so don't shy away from showing off that beautiful bump with pride. After all, motherhood never goes out of style!


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