Today on Thursday Links we’re talking about maternity staples! I am pretty sure I naively though that my undershirts and classic t-shirts would work as I went into pregnancy. I was quickly informed by my belly as I put on a white v-neck a couple weeks ago that they wouldn’t no longer work for me. My belly kept peeking out and I realized why all those maternity shirts were so long – the shirts that used to always work were now WAY to short!
I’m no pregnancy pro, but I do know that it is important to have a couple staple pieces that you can mix and match. Maternity shirts in a couple classic colors are a must have, a good pair of jeans and shorts, and a couple dresses. Plus that undershirt! You will still want one and your old ones won’t work! haha.
Maternity Wardrobe Staples
Solid V-Neck – $28
When none of my v-necks fit, I immediately bought a couple of these solid v-necks. White & Black are classics to have and look great with a plethora of outfits! I wear these nearly every day.
Long Sleeve – $20
If you are preggo for any part of the winter in a colder area, a classic long sleeve is a great thing to have in your maternity wardrobe. Especially when you have to go out to dinner with friends on a chilly night. Your over-sized sweatshirts won’t work for going out 😉
Pattern V-Neck – $28
I’m obsessed with these and I think one or two “fun” patterned v-necks is also a staple. To dress things up even when you are just wearing shorts & a t-shirt!
Sleeveless Dress – $22
Especially for bring pregnant in the summer, a flowy sleeveless dress can work for everyday wear or fancier events!
Jean Shorts – $35
A classic staple in my book. Everyone needs a pair of shorts – even when you are pregnant. You won’t want to wear dresses or workout shorts every day.
Maxi Dress – $25
Another fun, flowy favorite! I think maxi dresses are adorable on pregnant ladies! haha.
Skinny Jeans – $35
A necessity for the winter months and just cooler days in general. I wear these a good 50% of the time I leave the house.
Fitted Dress – $25
Add a fun kimono to a dress like this and you are set for work, a baby shower, or a wedding.
Tank Top / Cami – $18
Great for putting under anything you may need. I love a good cami and being pregnant, you still need one sometimes!
While it is fun and tempting to get a bunch of fun maternity clothes, sometimes all you want is a classic, basic outfit. It is important to remember to snag some classics as well. Also, they will be able to mix & match a bit more so that you don’t have to buy so many new things. It’s only 9 months but your body changes so much that you do need new clothes! haha.
Julie Hood says
OMG yes to all of these!!! The last few weeks of pregnancy are so tough because it feels like even your biggest maternity shirts don’t fit–I’d vote buying at least 1-2 things a size up, just for that reason 🙂
Loft Maternity was my favorite!!! The jeans felt like pajamas!
I miss my belly so much!