Whether you’re dressing for the weekend, a day on the job, or a big party or event, you want to be comfortable while looking your best during pregnancy. Just because you’re choosing comfort more often these days doesn’t mean you have to give up anything in style. We’ve taken a look at maternity fashion among some of the top celebrities and put together a list of 10 maternity must-haves every mom-to-be needs in her closet.
1 – A Simple Shirt Dress
The simple shirt dress- it’s fresh, springy, and oh so comfortable. Pippa Middleton, lauded for her sophisticated maternity style, wore the dress herself during her pregnancy. She tied the belt above her bump to define her waist and added a pair of espadrilles and a shoulder bag for an easy, fresh look.
2 – A Denim Jacket
3 – Comfortable Maternity Leggings
Nearly every pregnant celebrity has been seen at some point in a pair of stretchy leggings, and you’ll definitely want to add some comfortable maternity leggings to your closet. They are so easy to style, and they have enough stretch that they’ll even work on days your legs are swelling like crazy.
4 – A Little Black Dress
5 – A Maxi Skirt and/or Dress
A maxi skirt or maxi dress (or maybe have both) are easy to dress up or down, so they’re perfect for work, a baby shower, or even a night out. Vanessa Lachey went with a colorful maxi dress topped with a white cardigan for a springy, fresh look.
Just remember, if you choose a maxi skirt, make sure you get one with a wide band that’s comfortable on your belly.
6 – A Pair of Maternity Jeans
If skinny jeans are always your go-to casual look, you definitely need a few pairs of maternity jeans on hand. You still get the skinny look with a comfortable waistband that accommodates your bump. Sienna Miller wore her jeans with a striped top and a ruffled sweater, finishing the outfit with a pair of classy sunglasses and a ponytail.
7 – An Off the Shoulder Top
Now that spring is here, off the shoulder tops are on-trend, and they’re a great way to show a little skin as the weather gets warmer.
Whether you choose a completely off the shoulder look, bare one shoulder like Jenna Dewan did while pregnant, or go with a cold shoulder look, these tops go with skirts, jeans, and dress slacks, making them a versatile investment to your maternity wardrobe.
8 – The Pencil Skirt
The pencil skirt is a maternity staple for your work wardrobe. It’s not always easy to find maternity outfits that work for work, but the pencil skirt is always a win. Kim Kardashian often turned to these skirts while pregnant, and they work well with button down shirts, blazers, blouses, and cardigans.