When I was pregnant, I held off buying maternity clothes until the buttons on my jeans nearly popped off.

Not a fan of pricey tent–like oxford shirts or capri pants to show off cankles, I opted to buy bigger sizes of my regular clothes, which lasted me quite a while.

Since the fashion world is pushing loose and flowy garb, it's pretty easy to stay within those bounds at a very reasonable price. This fab tunic dress from Forever 21 screams Nicole Richie. For details, read more.

A bargain $12, the simple frock comes in seven delectable colors. Throw on a pair of leggings (or go bare legged) and some flats and you're set for the day – or even nine months.

I might buy a few myself to store away for the next go around.