My Go-To Transitional Maternity Clothes – The Find By Zulily

by pregnancy journalist

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter about five years ago, I assumed my pregnancy journey would include tons of maternity clothes. After all, my body was going to be changing in a big way, so I’d need clothing made specifically for that, right? As it turned out, in my experience at least, maternity clothes turned out to be overrated in some ways.

Instead of maternity clothes, I largely turned to other pieces of clothing – some of which I owned and some of which I added to my wardrobe – that worked well both before, during, AND after pregnancy. This was a wonderful realization, as I learned I was able to invest less in maternity clothes as well as continue to wear many of my favorite pieces that kept me feeling like myself during this time of so much change. When I became pregnant with my son last year, I was ready to rinse and repeat all I’d learned about maternity clothes the first time around! 

I found myself loving my more form-fitting tees during pregnancy as maternity clothes. They look so cute over a bump, stretching to accommodate your growing midsection and then easily going back to size to be worn after your baby is born. Fitted tees are great to pair with maternity jeans or with non-maternity leggings or joggers!

If you’re pregnant during the fall and winter months like I was (both times!), long cardigans will become your best friend. No need to get maternity clothes versions (I don’t even think they make them). Instead, just pair them with some of the high-waisted leggings mentioned above, a comfy maternity tank, and a pair of booties and you’ll be instantly put together (while feeling amazing). Swap out the tank for a non-maternity tank the following year to wear the exact same outfit postpartum!

If you’re someone who likes wearing rather fitted dresses when you aren’t pregnant, you’ll likely enjoy them as maternity clothes as well (but no need to buy maternity-specific versions). These look especially cute in your second and third trimesters, once you’ve started to show and really want to rock that baby bump. 

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