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Tell Mommy: What Were Your Maternity Wardrobe Staples?

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What happens when your belly pops and you can't squeeze into your favorite pair of jeans? You find a few new wardrobe staples to favor. While pregnant, my must haves were a short black skirt for work, jeans that dressed up with heels or down with flats and a lil black dress that made many appearances paired with different accessories. I picked up that Liz Lange frock for a steal at Target and was excited when I recently had the opportunity to chat with the pregnancy mogul about her latest line and what she considers expectant wardrobe staples.
mstrauss shared hers in the comments. She said:

Since I worked while pregnant, my maternity wardrobe staples were: two pairs of work pants, a few sweaters and dresses, and tank tops and then for weekends, a sweatshirt, sweatpants, and jeans. There is so much of your regular wardrobe that you can wear while pregnant: button-up sweaters can be worn open, sweatpants can be warn below the belly, oversize t-shirts are great, etc. I think having maternity tanks is important because the regular ones will get too short! You can wear tanks under any regular clothes to make them maternity.

What are (were) yours?

Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
My staples were yoga pants! They were so comfy, light weight and still nice enough to wear to work (casual work place).
secrethoughts secrethoughts 8 years
Gap's maternity yoga pants, 2 great pairs of dark wash maternity jeans, 2 maternity wrap shirts--black and white, maternity tanks, and a few empire waist dresses.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
My stretch skirt, stretch shorts, flip-flops and flats. Living in Ca and pregnancy fit quite well!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i had this awesome sweater that was like a shell blue and wheat color, it zipped up the front and was really, really soft. it made me feel small, lol, which was sort of amazing there toward the end.
Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
I wore my normal sized dresses and pants (dark & light jeans, a pair of black pants) with Bella Bands the entire time. I only purchased maternity tops (black & white t-shirts, 2 white button down shirts, 3 blouses), 9 pairs of maternity underwear, 2 larger bras, and 2 nursing bras and one dressy dress that was bought the weekend before I was due for a family party.
mhg mhg 8 years
my pair of noppies pants were fantastic. loved those things! and, i lived in maternity tanks (the gap and old navy brands were great). i'm in the south and it's the perfect base over which to throw a cardigan or other shirt.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 8 years
I had a pair of Citizen of Humanity maternity jeans that I loved so much, that by the end of my pregnancy I was afraid to wash them because I didn't want them to shrink!! I also had a pair of Liz Lange under the belly black pants that I must have worn to work every day. They were worth every penny!!!
princessAlexi princessAlexi 8 years
I fell in love with the Motherhood Secret Fit Belly jeans, they didn't have those with my previous pregnancies and they are soooooo comfy, no more thick band going under your belly & cutting off your circulation, it has a nice thin super stretchy fabric that covers your belly, I LOVED them. Also the Bella Band, so nice for that in-between stage when you're too fat for your regular jeans but not big enough yet for maternity jeans, also works when you get bigger & after delivery.
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