While leggings and maternity jeans are a pregnancy must, so too are the tops to pair them with. Because it's hard to justify a new wardrobe for only a few months, we found five essential tops every third trimester needs. Between the basic tee and tunic, you'll be able to create a variety of looks for any occasion — yes, even your baby shower! Take a peek and start shopping, these tops will get you and your bump through those last few weeks in style!
If there's one piece every maternity wardrobe needs, it's a maxi dress. Comfortable yet flattering, maxi dresses work well at all stages of pregnancy and can be styled a variety of ways. Keeping Summer and the mama-to-be in mind, we've found a dress for every occasion. Click through to find the look that works for you, for everything from work to weddings!
You knew you were probably going to have to invest in some new maternity clothing for your growing belly, but you might not have realized that your shoe wardrobe would probably need a makeover as well! Many women experience foot swelling during pregnancy, especially during the hot Summer months, and find those dainty ballet flats and sky-high stilettos just aren't fitting like they used to (and we don't recommend squeezing into them like certain pregnant celebrities; we're talking about you, Kim!). Whether you need to invest in some new shoes due to growing feet or just want to shop for cute Summer sandals, check out our eight footwear essentials for a comfortable and stylish Summer pregnancy, and treat your feet!
I've had in-depth pregnancy conversations with dozens of women, but I've yet to meet a single one who felt totally gorgeous in her third trimester. Swollen and uncomfortable? Absolutely. Chic and lovely? Not so much. But the following 20 celebs, all photographed during the last weeks of their pregnancies, prove that the third trimester can be beautiful. If Jennifer Lopez can look that good at Fashion Week two weeks before giving birth to twins, maybe there's hope for us all!
Congratulations to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum! The couple welcomed a baby girl yesterday, and while we can't wait to see their baby, we can't stop thinking about the mom's chic maternity style! Since announcing her pregnancy late last year, Jenna has showed a knack for dressing her bump with style, wearing a combination of glamorous gowns, including a Rachel Roy lace showstopper at the Oscars, and casual jersey dresses and skirts, leggings, and workout gear. We can't wait to see Channing and Jenna's beautiful offspring, but in the meantime, entertain yourself with 12 of mama Jenna's chicest maternity looks!
I thought I'd always been the type to fear swimsuit season. Maybe. But there was a time in my life when I was apparently possessed of enough confidence to strut poolside in a string bikini. At least that's what my swimsuit collection tells me.
For the past three Summers, I've been in some state of either pregnancy or postpartum "WHAT IS MY BODY DOING?!" panic; so, needless to say, those bikinis have remained dormant at the very bottom of my drawer. In fact, some of them I've even permanently retired to a box in the basement wardrobe. But I digress.
Last Summer, just barely popping with our second, we took a family trip to Mexico. I had to find something to contain pregnant boobs, smooth the bulges of early pregnancy, and boost my confidence enough to not detract from the fun of seeing my then-16-month-old on the beach for the first time. When it's time for fun in the sun with your family, the last thing you want to worry about is tugging a swimsuit back into place.
That's when I saw it! It wasn't the awful maternity options turned out by Motherhood and Target. It wasn't some ridiculous attempt to put myself into a two-piece. (Some moms-to-be can pull this off; my pregnant tummy ain't that cute.) And it wasn't reminiscent of something my grandmother wore once either.
Stripes are a wardrobe staple when we're not pregnant, but who says you have to be afraid of a horizontal line or two when you're expecting? We found 14 fun and flattering striped options just for moms-to-be, from body-conscious dresses to loose tunics, from sweet shorts to stretchy pencil skirts. Whether you prefer a traditional navy and white stripes or want to go crazy with colors, you'll discover the maternity stripe for you. Keep clicking to find your favorite.
It's always important to dress to flatter your own body type, but perhaps no time is this more relevant than during pregnancy. While many celebs (Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson — to name a few) tend to opt for body-hugging pieces, the look's not for everyone.
Newer brands like HATCH Collection and Fourth Love specialize in a modern take on loose, roomy cuts that are meant to fit throughout, and even after your pregnancy. Check out our takes on five must-have maternity looks, with picks for those who like their clothes to be formfitting and those who prefer to go with the flow.
Discovering a great new maternity line is like finding a diamond in the rough. Fourth(Love) Maternity was founded by a mother of two who found herself limited by the options on the maternity market while pregnant with her second son. Fourth(Love) features a collection of simple, chic, and easy-to-wear pieces that are designed to flatter your form both during and after pregnancy. We love the layer-ability of many of the line's looks, and their wear all-year-round quality. Check out some of the highlights from Fourth(Love)'s Spring collection!
With Kate Middleton's baby bump finally showing, there comes a flurry of designers vying to dress her. And, according to WWD, they're more than willing to create custom maternity clothes for the expecting Duchess of Cambridge, too. Karl Lagerfeld, Nina Ricci, Vera Wang, and Donna Karan were among the designers to submit exclusive sketches, supplying a cool mix of daytime looks and more royally geared evening gowns, all tailored to highlight her bump.
To date, Middleton hasn't exactly been the poster child for wearing maternity clothes, having only worn one Topshop maternity outfit since her pregnancy was announced last year. Instead, she has opted to recycle her preexisting wardrobe with looks from Erdem, Mulberry, Armani, Max Mara, and Tara Jarmon — pieces that will remain wearable after the baby is born. Practicality aside, these designer sketches are undeniably fun. Click through to see them all, and tell us which design you like best in the comments below.