I know most people don’t like to spend a ton of money on a maternity wardrobe and I TOTALLY get it. I don’t either. Why spend a fortune on clothes you’ll only wear for a few months?
Sure, maybe you’ll have more kids but unless you have them back to back chances are you’ll want newer styles the next time a pregnancy rolls around.
I got pregnant with my son when my daughter was only 9 months old so it felt like I never even had a chance to put them away. Now that I’m pregnant for the third time and haven’t been pregnant in 3 years I’m looking at my maternity wardrobe like “What were you thinking when you bought that?!”
Even though the styles and my personal style have changed in the last few years the staple items that I always got a ton of use out of are pretty much still the same. So today I wanted to share with you the 5 maternity wardrobe items I think every pregnant woman should invest in!
Maternity Wardrobe Staples – The 5 Items You Need To Invest In
- Layering Tanks. It doesn’t matter if it’s spring, summer, winter or fall these tanks are so versatile. I wear mine with cute (non-maternity) cardigans ALL THE TIME! They’re also perfect for sleeping since they usually have the ruching down the sides which prevents them from riding up. My favorite ones come in 7 colors and is under $13. I love throwing them on with cutoffs and slides in the summer for casual weekends. Plus, they’re great for post-baby!
- BodyCon/Maxi Dresses – Lately these dresses have been my go-to. First off – they’re comfortable. Not to mention you don’t have to worry about pulling it up all day long like you would most maternity jeans. They’re not restricting and usually they’re lightweight which is perfect for a summer pregnancy. They come in so many different fits and for me I can actually wear a lot of them post baby as well.
Leggings. Do I really need to explain? lol. Leggings in general are comfortable and they’re no different for pregnancy. Throw on a sweater or a tee and you’re out the door. You can find some great deals on simple black leggings just about anywhere. I recently grabbed this 2-pack for under $25!
Cardigans. Lots of em’. You won’t have to feel so bad about spending money on these since technically you don’t have to buy them maternity. You can get plenty of use for them during pregnancy as well as after. I love layering mine with the fitted ruched tanks!
Jeans and/or denim shorts. Against your will you just might have to wear something besides leggings out of the house every now and then. And if that unfortunately happens then your best bet is to just be prepared! I didn’t invest in a TON of maternity jeans, just 2-3 styles that I knew I would actually wear. You can’t go wrong with a pair of cropped distressed denim jeans, denim cutoffs and a pair of white jeans.
And that’s it! I don’t think you need to go crazy shopping for your maternity wardrobe. I suggest giving a good look-through of your closet before investing in anything pricey. I think you’d be surprised just how much you can actually wear most of the way through your pregnancy!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of your favorite maternity wardrobe basics. What pieces could you not live without?
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