So today I wanted to share with you all of the Maternity Must Have Essentials when it comes to getting the basic items.
It’s funny how I am now coming to the end of this little phase and now entering the Nursing chapter. Where my entire wardrobe will change YET again!!!!!
All for good causes right! 🙂 I am just happy that I am starting in the fall and I can wear all the plaid button up’s that I want 🙂
You’ll notice on here several dresses. That is because I LIVED in dresses all summer. So I want to break down the different types of dresses to get you through the next 9 months!
I can’t tell you how much I wore the heck out of simple t-shirt, cotton dresses. I call them my ‘house dress’ because the minute I came home, that is all I wanted to wear! I recently ordered one from Dwell and Slumber and can’t wait to get it in the mail. I love it because it is the perfect house dress, especially after the baby arrives too because it is nursing friendly!
Going Out Dress
I have two different choices here and here.
I loved having a couple of different choices to choose from especially since I attend church each Sunday.
Plus it’s just a fun excuse to dress up the bump for a fun night out with the hubs!
And the heavens spoke to me!!! I couldn’t have survived without a couple of cute T-shirt dresses.
It is basically the ‘public appropriate’ version of the house dress! I always made sure to have a black one on hand like this one here, because you can pair it with so much! I am also loving this mauve colored one for Fall.
I loved wearing maxi dresses in the summer because if I got too hot I could always sprawl out and no one would see my goods 🙂 Plus they are just comfortable.
I also feel it is great for Fall and Winter to help keep your legs warm!
I lived in leggings, if I wasn’t in a dress!
Especially now that it has started to cool off. I will admit, my Lululemon ones I have, loved them up until about month 7-8.
I felt that they started to get a little bit too tight around my belly area. That is why I love these ones here from Blanqi. I have two different pairs and love that I don’t feel uncomfortable anymore in them.
I also love that I still feel acceptable to wear them with a longer tee and can go out in public!
Again.. now that it has cooled off I have found myself wanting to wear more pants.
Especially while I am home, COMFORT IS KEY!!! I recently got this pair from Legoe and have been wearing them non stop!
I just love this pair from Asos and think I need them for post baby!
Maternity jeans can be a bit tricky when it comes to being comfortable, and I always made sure they fit a little bit looser than I normally would buy or I would go into a panic attack 🙂
I would invest in two different pairs. A black (distressed) pair, and a dark or light denim depending on the season. Although you can never go wrong with dark. It just may be a little too HOT in the heat!
I could always find good maternity jeans from Topshop, H&M, Seraphine and James jeans!
A lot of people don’t have to purchase maternity jeans. I didn’t at first and would just use a hair elastic and loop it around the button. However when I did purchase my first pair of maternity jeans I couldn’t believe how much more comfortable I was. So to me it is worth the investment!! Being comfortable is hard alone while pregnant.. so why not help out in any way you can!!!
A good basic tee goes a LONG ways!!! I invested in a white and black one and I wore the heck out of them.
I have these exact ones from Motherhood Maternity and loved how they fit. Wasn’t too snug, yet still hugged my bump!
I would wear these a lot at home or on my days off with a pair of leggings!
Extra Long Tank
A good piece of investment if you don’t plan on buying maternity jeans. It would be a good thing to have to help cover the space where you use a hair elastic to hold your pants together. I would also suggest in getting one that already has a supportive band in it. I have this one here and really love it!
Going out Tops
Of course you need these!! I actually didn’t purchase hardly any actual ‘maternity’ blouses. I just shopped around and found oversized or long blouses that seemed to work great.
Loving this one here and here
In the spring and now Fall I have found that I love to layer on top of my dresses. That is where a good jacket, chambray button down, or cardigan would come in handy. I loved that it instantly added chicness to my t-shirt dress!
Easy Access Sandals
Thank goodness for easy to put on sandals!! Especially my Birkenstocks!
I also have this pair here and even though I had to tie them, they were still super comfortable and allowed my feet so swell 🙁
Easy Access Booties
Now that it is Fall, having an easy slip on bootie like these or this pair that has a simple easy zipper will change your life!
Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to breathe or let alone do up your shoe after trying for some time!
I have worn more sneakers in the time I have been pregnant than my entire life!!
I just loved being comfortable and having my feet sturdy.
I have this particular pair in a few different colors, loving this burgundy right now. I love that I can just slip them on. No need for tying!
I wanted to end with a list of my go-to places to shop online for maternity clothing
Asos – especially for dresses
Envie de Fraise
Pink Blush Maternity