So you find out you’re pregnant and of course you want to keep it hush hush until you’re in the clear. As your body is changing so will your clothes. And for some sooner than later. I know there is some stigma on purchasing maternity clothes since it seems like a waste if it can’t be worn again postpartum. Well fret no more! I have included some of my favorite items and stores where you can wear these options through most trimesters and even into postpartum as you’re trying to loose the baby weight.
- BLANQI Leggings– I know I know another pair of leggings seems daunting, but one brand that I found to be amazing are Blanqi- They are made to compress, support and suck you in postpartum. These leggings were a godsend for me. I not only wore them religiously throughout my pregnancy but even months after!!!
- Beyond The Bump Maternity Legging– So yes another legging, but with a different purpose lol. The ones above are more fashionable, meaning pair them with a cute long tank top and flats and you’re ready to go! The beyond yoga ones are amazing for any physical exercise you do while pregnant. What I love is that they have a roll up and roll down waist band that literally help you transition out of maternity into postpartum without feeling like you’re wearing maternity leggings.
- Target Women’s Any Day Tank– This plain but long tank is great for when you’re starting to show and great for the third trimester. It also doubles as the motivation tank for when you want to loose the baby weight.
- Lulu Lemon Built in Bra Tank “Free To Be Serene Tank” – These tanks are great for when you feel bloated and huge but you aren’t really showing. They also are great to conceal the postpartum pooch while you’re getting back in shape.
- T shirt dresses – These are an awesome staple to your pregnancy wardrobe. You can buy these fitted or more on the boxy side and are great to wear postpartum too.
- Maxi dresses– These can have an empire waist with a flowy bottom or can be fitted. Both types are great for during and post pregnancy.
- Chambray Shirt– So this is probably the most versatile item you will own! You can rock it when you’re not fully showing but don’t want anything tight on, then once you’re showing you have two options: 1.) put on a tank dress and tie a knot above the belly so it’s a cute way to dress up that tank dress 2.) Tie it around your waist under the bump to add some dimension to your outfit. 3.)Postpartum wear it to conceal your extra baby weight. I literally have so many in different sizes because how versatile they are. You can really find them anywhere and they will change your wardrobe game.
- Overalls– I know I know it’s a stretch but I’m telling you, you can conceal a belly and show it off with overalls and they are so comfy! You just gotta find the right pair.
- Under Armor Sports Bra– I literally lived in these most of my pregnancy for two reasons, A. Super comfy and B. Very Supportive for your ever growing tatas. I kid you not I spent a fortune on normal bras which was okay since my boobs didn’t decrease for almost 6 months postpartum, but they never really fit right and became very uncomfortable as the day progressed so I always resulted to my under armor sports bras.
- JCrew Pajamas– I loved the feeling of their PJs and considering you’ll be living in them for the first month postpartum it’s a great investment
Well there you have it, my top 10 must have pregnancy/ postpartum wardrobe essentials. I’m sure by my next pregnancy I will have more to add but for now these items above really helped me transition in and out of pregnancy like a rockstar ( well looking like one as I sure felt like a blimp 😉 )
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