(Closed) What is on your 'must-have' maternity clothes list?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Generally, I’ve noticed I’m more comfortable (and look better) in pieces that are a bit snug and form-fitting.  I’m only 19 weeks, but so far I would recommend:

  • GAP maternity leggings
  • Gap maternity jeans (I like the demi-panel ones, but that’s personal preference.)
  • One-size up underwear
  • Tanks from Old Navy (non-maternity)
  • Maxi dresses (won’t be practical come winter)
Post # 32
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have lived in target yoga pants– at $15/ pair, they are virtually disposable!

I stocked up on the kind with the fold down waist… except i don’t fold the waist down.. and its like a built in maternity panel. Same thing goes with maxi skirts– i’ve lived in them too– great with a maternity tank.

Luckily I work from home, so I haven’t needed a “work wardrobe” per say.

Don’t bother buying any “maternity” open sweaters, all of my pre-pregnancy sweaters have worked just fine, I lived in those w/ a tank and a scarf– especially great in the early weeks when you’re bloated but aren’t telling anyone yet.


Post # 33
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow everyone has such different collections, it will definitely depend on your style and what you like to wear and what you need to wear it to.

I have one pair of black work pants

One pair of khaki work pants

One pair of black casual capris

Two jeans, one skinny one boot cut

No shorts, I hate shorts.

One pair of leggings that I wore only a few times.

Two dresses (three if you count the one I only wore once, for my shower)

Three tank tops

A black cardigan and a white cardigan which I wear a lot over short sleeved shirts and tank tops.

And about 7 shirts, long sleeved and short sleeved, mostly all work appropriate.  

I don’t have any maxi dresses or skirts because I’m short and they are way too long.

The bella band lasted me through maybe 15 weeks.

The only non maternity things I wear are pajamas, camisoles under my work shirts and one stretchy dress that still kinda fits.

oh and I’m 37 weeks.  I had to buy three new shirts recently because several no longer fit.  My boobs were big to begin with and got enormous so that was a problem.  I definitely recommend consigment shops.  I didn’t pay more than $4 for each shirt that I got recently.

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