Despite my constant whining, it was actually a lot easier to find maternity clothes for warmer temps. In my case, a smaller bump paired well with the summer weather but beyond that, a bohemian cotton frock is a lot friendlier to a widening middle than, say, denim can be. But as fall has made its firm appearance and I’m sure I’m not the only one with beach-ball-under-shirt days ahead, here are some of the best (reasonably priced) duds I’ve found for the season ahead.
The hubs and I did our maternity shoot on Long Island last weekend, and despite the sun, it was chilly. I opted for this ASOS Maternity sweater dress with white Peter Pan collar and cuffs, black opaque tights from the same label, and suede Tory Burch pumps that are actually comfortable enough to walk (a few steps) in. In addition to this super-cute dress ($20), I also geared up for fall on the site with leather-look leggings, sweaters featuring fun elbow patches and other interesting details, and some great jeans. With many items priced competitively to Target, I would definitely recommend this British brand as a first stop on your shopping list. Orders over $25 ship free.
For easy-cozy, I could not be more in love with this slouchy, colorblock maternity sweater and dark wash denim ensemble from PinkBlush Maternity. The sweaters are designed to fit over a bump but accommodate your swollen post-baby tummy, too. Since most of my pre-existing winter wardrobe is ultra-fitted (and fitted to a tinier body, at that!) this sweater will be a blessing in months to come. The comfy jeans ($44) have an over-the-bump panel for security, comfort, and an added layer of warmth. This outfit looks equally adorable paired with boots and a bomber jacket.
While hanging out on PinkBlush, I couldn’t help but fall head-over-heels for this black coat, too. You may have noticed in your research that maternity outwear is disgustingly expensive. Not at my new favorite site! This chic option cinches above the bump with a belt and will take you from now through the season in style — and at a jaw-dropping $65. Buy it now — thank me later.
This one’s a bit more of a splurge, but it’s one of those go-to’s you’ll live in, so I say it’s worth it. Isabella Oliver’s long sleeve trapeze sweater in charcoal pairs perfectly with your fave maternity skinnies or leggings for bump-flattering prettiness and nursing ease, later. $155, A Pea in the Pod.
These days, being pregnant doesn’t mean giving up your personal style. I am digging this only-looks-expensive long sleeve colorblock sweater dress from Liz Lange for Target. Available in two colorways, the camel makes me happy as it’s different and fun. Style as seen here, or with flats and tights, boots and a jacket, and so on. You’ll get a ton of mileage out of this chic piece.
Available in four colors, this maternity long sleeve from Ingrid & Isabel ($48) is a great find. Pair it with everything in your closet from jeans to pencil skirts, and enjoy the added coziness of the cowl neck. While I’ll probably get the navy, too, this bold berry is a great choice, especially for those of us who tend to reach constantly for black, black, and more black. Mix it up, Mama!