Ah, maternity clothes. Nobody wants them, but everybody needs them. Unless you are one of those annoying people that “never looks pregnant” – HA!

At first glance, buying a new wardrobe to wear for just nine months may seem annoying and wasteful. But the best maternity clothes—those that flatter your changing body and show off your bump in a way that makes you feel cute rather than elephantine—will help you feel comfortable and beautiful throughout your pregnancy.

Photo Credit ~ Dressing the Bump

You will put your maternity clothes to good use long after you give birth; it typically takes a woman’s body a year to return to normal—or at least, something resembling normal.

Even so, it can be difficult (and downright overwhelming) to try to pull together a brand new maternity wardrobe all on your own. If this is how you’re feeling, take a deep breath; you’re in the right place!

Hi! My name is Kristen and I’ve worked in fashion and retail for over 10 years. I live and breathe new trends and really enjoy translating those ideas into your everyday life to make them work for your style. Especially during pregnancy! I’ve searched far and wide to help you find the best maternity-wear staples for all types of occasions – and at every price point.

We’ve divided this series into 7 chapters, if you will.

Best Maternity Clothes

  • Athleisure
  • Work Clothes
  • Casual/everyday
  • Jeans
  • Sleepwear (pajamas!)
  • Coats
  • Swim Wear

We hope you find just what you’re looking for. Happy shopping and bump-accessorizing, friends!

— Kristen Toshner, Fashion Editor