I am on my third pregnancy (with a girl, after two boys!), and my maternity wardrobe has evolved with each baby. With our firstborn due in summer, it was all about breezy dresses and not dying of July heat. My second and third both had winter due dates, so I could get away with leggings, sweaters, and boots most days.
I made the rookie mistake of buying a lot of unnecessary and overpriced maternity wear with my first pregnancy. Nearly all of those purchases either didn’t fit or were out of season with the other two. Now that it’s my third time around the block, I’ve hardly bought any maternity clothing at all this time, other than a pair of over-the-belly maternity jeans (white and indigo), a couple of fresh white button-downs, a pack of maternity underwear and several pairs of black leggings. The rest of my pregnancy wardrobe is sourced from regular brands that have pieces which run loose and have fit even into the third trimester. These pieces will be flattering post-pregnancy, too, and I have gotten so many compliments on my maternity fashion in the meantime. Here are some of my top sources for maternity fashion finds:
This Dallas-based brand has a cult following for a reason! Whether you’re expecting or not, many Texas fashionistas have at least a couple of these one-of-a-kind, embroidered tops and dresses by Mexican artisans. These pretty pieces have helped me endure summers pregnant, and I enjoy them between and after pregnancies, too. This is a brand WHERE THE GENERATIONS MEET™, as Lolli and I both have a collection of these dresses, and our “mini me” on the way already has one hanging in her nursery closet, too! Slide on some chic sandals to be errands (or fiesta) ready in Mi Golondrina anytime!
Photos by Mi Golondrina
The ASOS White label has some great “trapeze” tops and dresses that glide glamorously over a belly, pregnant or not. ASOS also has an entire maternity category, which is great for the pregnancy basics like jeans, leggings, ruched tops, and shapewear.
Photos by ASOS
I discovered this brand with my first pregnancy, and don’t regret anything I bought. From workwear to loungewear, HATCH carries clothing for “before, during and after pregnancy.” I shop this brand when not pregnant all the time, as I love their sweaters and flowy tops and dresses especially. Everything is flattering and comfortable, without compromising on style! For most of their products online, you can slide a dial over a graphic of an image to see how the piece would fit you during and pre/post bump.
Photos by ShopBop
It’s ok to embrace the bump! When Lolli was pregnant in the 80s and 90s, the maternity fashion was to wear “tent” dresses. Now, it’s more modern to mix a few loose-fitting pieces with some stretchy, bump-flaunting looks. I found Baukjen to be a great source for layering dresses that could be topped with a blazer, sweater or vest. It’s not a maternity brand, but its fabrics are high-quality, stretchy, and also forgiving. Sometimes a tighter-fitting dress or top actually is more flattering as it makes you look smaller! Here are some pieces I like when I’m not trying to hide my bump:
Photos by Baukjen
Isabella Oliver is another maternity brand I discovered round one. The pieces I bought have remained a part of my regular wardrobe between and after deliveries, so I recommend this fashion line, too. I especially love their white tie-front blouse and button-downs for work or just to look polished while running errands:
Photos by Isabella Oliver
TIBI is one of my favorite brands, pregnant or not. I have worn many of this modern brand’s satin poplin tops during my first two trimesters of each pregnancy, and then of course post-pregnancy, too!
Last but not least, I have to mention Target! Since pregnancy comes and goes so quickly, I didn’t want to spend the money on designer jeans, so I found mine here! I especially love the current Ingrid & Isabel capsule collection in the maternity department. Target is also great for nursing bras and other mama essentials you can grab when you go.
Photos by Target
Whether you have a baby on the way or not, I hope you enjoy knowing about some of these maternity fashion finds and favorites. Please tag #lolliandme if you end up loving any purchases from this post!
Featured Photo by Heather McGinnis Photography