Seriously comfortable (and chic!) maternity clothes
June 6, 2012
If you are like most pregnant women, you are looking for clothes that are comfortable, but also chic and stylish. Once you are late in your second trimester or early in your third trimester, finding clothes that fit your new pregnancy curves are a must! Perplexed over the perfect casual, yet chic, maternity look? Let us help!
What was once comfortable in your first and early trimester may not be comfortable once your hit the late second trimester or third trimester. For me, that meant packing away my maternity jeans and shorts. You want to stay away from clothes that dig into your belly or ride up (or down) making it difficult to sit or bend over.
Hatch Maternity, a favorite of many celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, has an amazing maternity dress you will want to live in. Seriously. The pictured “The Slouch Dress” from Hatch ($248) is an upgraded version of the T shirt dress, which features a v-neck and dolman sleeves. It is gorgeous, versatile and is ultra-comfortable to boot.
Stock up on maxi dresses, as they are comfortable and ultra-flattering on your pregnancy curves. Dresses that have a chic belt above your baby bump give your body definition and form. One great option is the Short Sleeve Flutter Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress ($49.98) from Motherhood Maternity.
Sundresses are another great option, especially if you will be pregnant during the warmer months. Old Navy has a great line of maternity sundresses with chic details, including printed border gauze and great prints – and they are easy on the budget as well.
You will also love smock-waisted or fold-over skirts, both in a maxi length and knee-length. Look for skirts made of a soft and flattering jersey material that won’t dig into your growing baby bump. Pair them with a tank or printed blouse for a casual, yet chic look. A couple of great options include the Maternity Tiered-Ruffle Maxi Skirt ($34.94) and Maternity Fold-Over Skirts ($18.50), both from Old Navy.