Maternity Clothes Checklist

Maternity Clothes Checklist

Pregnant and don’t know where to start when it comes to maternity clothes shopping? I’ve put together a Maternity Clothes Checklist below for the soon-to-be mum. Depending on your lifestyle and budget this list looks a bit different for everyone but I’ve broken it down by essentials versus “nice-to-have” items…

EssentialNice-to-HaveShop Smart Tip
Maternity bra1 comfy bra to sleep in once the girls get a little larger.
T-shirts2 tops in neutral colours like white, black, oatmeal, or grey. You can buy form fitting with ruching on the sides so it stretches as you grow.
Tank tops2 tanks in neutral colours like white, black, oatmeal, or grey. I would select the opposite colours of the ones you chose in t-shirts so you can mix it up.
Loose-fitting blouse/topHopefully you don’t need to buy a blouse and can re-use a top that you had before you got pregnant.
Men’s style button down shirtThis can be worn casually with leggings/ jeans or with dress pants/skirt.
Black leggingsHopefully you can wear a pair that you owned prior to pregnancy. You can either try low-waisted or high-waisted.
Yoga pantsIf you work out a lot you might want to invest in a pair that you can wear to class.
Loose-fitting pants 


Select a pair with an elastic or drawstring waistband. Try a fun print!
Dress pantsYou might want 2 pairs if you live in a cold climate and work in a corporate environment with a strict dress code. Select 1 black and 1 charcoal for a sleek and clean look that will allow you to mix and match the best.
Jeans1 pair of blue jeans will take you miles. If the budget allows…I would scoop a black or white pair too.
ShortsIf you live in a warm climate or plan on taking a vacation, shorts might be nice.
Flowy dressHopefully you already own a loose-fitting dress, prior to pregnancy, and can slip into that for style and comfort.
Little Black Dress (LBD)It doesn’t have to be little but a black dress is essential. I prefer curve hugging to show off the bump.
Slim-fitting skirtFind a flattering skirt and pair it with a nice top or blouse for work or an evening out.

Other ‘Shop Smart Tips’ to keep in mind…

  • Take a good friend shopping with you so they can provide their honest feedback.
  • Find pieces that will get you your money’s worth.
  • Buy the right fit so that you are comfortable.
  • Buy neutral colour tops and pants so that you can mix and match the most.
  • Work with what you have; accessorize with pieces you already own to keep costs down.

Maternity Clothes Checklist

HER: BLUE Saks Fifth Avenue Jacket (similar and similar) // Isabella Oliver Maternity Scoop Top // Winners Adidas Floral Joggers non-maternity (similar and similar) // Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker //  Bracelets here and here

Happy Maternity Shopping!!…it’s truly the best!

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