Four Fast-and-Fab Maternity Fashion Tips

Woman wearing tan-and-black barcode stripe maternity sheath with long, open-front cardigan

Maternity fashion can be stylish and budget-friendly. Are you dressing for two this season? Keep it simple yet chic with these pregnancy fashion tips that nod to the runway without sacrificing comfort.


Woman in plaid maternity top with pumpkin-color cardigan and shoulder strap purse

1. Pretty in Plaid.

Plaid shirts have become a Fashion Week requirement β€” and a flannel version is irresistibly cozy! Go for a simple silhouette with room to grow. Add a sweater for comfort and contrast.

BONUS TIP: Look for patterns you’ll love past your due date because maternity clothes can be great to wear for those post-delivery weeks while you’re recovering. Have patience with your mind and body as you adjust to motherhood. Enjoy wearing that style-right plaid right through months ten and eleven. No apologies!Woman in bright cranberry tie-accent maternity tunic

2. Befriend a Bold Palette.

From garnet to rust to deep forest green, choose a top or two in jewelry hues. Jewel tones are great for pairing with go-to maternity leggings or denim β€” and wearing from trimester to trimester. Be sure to keep some mood-boosting colors in your pregnancy closet.

BONUS TIP: Check care instructions. Pregnancy can be tiring, so be sure to consider the washing and drying required for your maternity wardrobe. A closet full of easy-wear pieces sure takes the pressure off.

Woman wearing tan-and-black barcode stripe maternity sheath with long, open-front cardigan

3. Don’t Fear Stripes.

Flaunt that beautiful baby in there with fashion-forward confidence. Think variegated bar code stripes and playful angles. If you’re feeling uncertain, add balance with neutral-hued separates for your first foray into the trend.

BONUS TIP: Pregnancy dresses can be pricey, so shop for one wonderful silhouette to wear for special occasions during your second and third trimesters β€” something that feels fabulous and can be accessorized to suit a variety of events.

Woman wearing yellow floroal flutter-sleeve maternity top

4. Florals Forever.

Enhance your glow with a pretty flowered top or tunic. Take one from your summer closet and layer up with a denim jacket or cozy cardigan to best the breezes.

BONUS TIP: Shop in your regular closet first! Oversize sweaters, jackets and even some stretchy bottoms may take you through a trimester or two. Once you’ve inventoried what’s workable in your non-pregnancy wardrobe, follow the tips above to create a tightly curated collection of maternity pieces that make you feel fabulous.

Your maternity is a busy time, full of new discoveries, surprising cravings and nesting adventures. With some thoughtful planning and shopping, pregnancy fashion is an opportunity to celebrate the coming wonders with comfort and confidence.