I mean, if we’re being real, most of it is pretty gross AND expensive. Am I right?
Sure, there are SOME maternity brands that are cute – like Hatch, but in general from what I’ve been hearing ( & experiencing myself ), stylish clothes for pregnancy are hard to come by.
Since I’ve found it difficult & members of my team found it difficult to find clothes during their pregnancies, I wanted to put a list together of what WORKS. For us, anyway.
Love how my team & I can connect on things like this then bring them all to you as a resource for the blog. Now, full disclosure, I have the help of stylist Emily Lafitte. Check out her IG @emilylafitte. She just fucking gets it. I literally email her ideas & boy oh boy does she deliver, every.single.time.
Alright, let’s get right into it.
Pregnancy Fashion Must-Haves That Have Really Been Saving My Ass:
♡ DRESSES ( Skims all the way )
Almost anything Skims is a YES for me, & that goes for pregnancy too. They’re neutral, flattering, comfy as fuck & one of my go-to looks has been a dress with an oversized blazer. My favorite dresses are this tank one & this long sleeved one. The tank dress is sold out in a lot of sizes but here’s a similar one, or this one looks like it would be flattering too. Black or neutral is the move here ( almost all Skims pieces are ).
LIVING IN THESE. Every pregnant woman should know about bumpsuits. You can wear them with a blazer, trench coat, heels, white sneakers, flannel tied around your waist, cute sandals, slippers around the house, LIKE RUN AND GET SOME if you’re pregnant. They have so many options but my favorite is The Kate. They also have tight, form-fitting dresses like Skims.
These long-sleeved tees from Amazon are another go-to. They’re good quality, very stretchy, flattering & comfy. If you’re looking for more short-sleeved tees, Hilary from my team lived in these for both her pregnancies ( size down if you want it tight ).
For me, Skims bras just work whether I’m pregnant or not. They recently launched nursing bras so I think I’ll be trying those out. It’s no secret I have huge cannons ( LOL ) so if you have fake tits or just really big ones, AND you like an underwire, I recommend the Fits Everybody T-shirt Bra.
Some other maternity bras my team recommends:
Most pregnant people like to be comfy and so do I. Jeans during pregnancy just don’t scream COMFY to me. HOWEVER, with Zaza I loved 7 For All Mankind jeans. They’re comfy, stretchy, but also fit like a glove & make you feel really sucked in. But like you can move. For this pregnancy I’ve been opting for the dresses above & some pant/sweater sets that we’ll get to in a minute.
♡ OVERSIZED JACKETS, BLAZERS & FLANNELS
Flannels are such a staple for pregnancy or not. These are comfy & look cute over tighter clothes. I have this one from Acne in heavy rotation but also have this one from Amazon in a few colors. Men’s dress shirts work well too. Steal your SO’s or stalk this one & a cute silk blouse from Zara.
+ Lola Cruz Rika Sandals ( comfy if you need to dress up )
+ Bottega Veneta Lido slides ( you’ve heard me rave about these – worth the investment )
+ white sneakers ( like walking on a cloud )
♡ OTHER PIECES I LOVE
♡ MORE IDEAS:
+ Smash + Tess rompers
( I tried these & they did not work for me. That being said, LITERALLY SO MANY pregnant people can’t shut the fuck up about them. Like raving & in love. I wanted to add them to this list because if you’re struggling to find cute outfits these might work for you. )
I put all of these things or their dupes in my Amazon store for you guys, so it’s all in one place. What am I missing? Sure, I’ve found some things that work with my stylist, but I’m going to need more to wear postpartum in like 3 weeks ( With Zaza I lived in this robe ). My god that’s coming up fast.
Let me know what I have to get below.
+ stalk all my newborn essentials here.
++ check out this post for a little pregnancy #2 update.