As your baby bump grows, you may find yourself unable to fit into all your regular clothes. But you don't have to worry! There are plenty of fashionable maternity clothes available to buy online. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to overhaul their wardrobe completely.

You can look stylish even without blowing your budget - all you need to invest in essential maternity wear that you can mix and match. Whether you're a working pregnant woman or the woman with more casual day-to-day needs, here are maternity must-haves for every pregnant woman.

#Maternity Must-haves

Your lifestyle and climate play a vital role in determining your choice for maternity clothing, but the following maternity wear are essential:

  • Button Down Tops & Shirts: Depending on the time of year, you'll want a couple of comfy button-down maternity tops and shirts with plenty of room for your growing belly. You can rely on them until the day you pop and wear them with anything for a classic look.

  • Classy Maternity T-Shirts & Tees: From shorts to skirts, elegant maternity t-shirts and tees go with everything. Well-fitted across the arms and shoulders, they provide plenty of room across the middle to accommodate your growing belly.

  • High-stretch Maternity Leggings: When it comes to dressing your baby bump, a pair of stretchy maternity leggings is an essential wardrobe staple. From t-shirts to button-down shirts, they go with everything and support your bump through a stretchable waistband. Think of them as your base layer for your top wear!

  • Maternity Dresses: Give your maternity style an upgrade with elegantly stylish maternity dresses. They don't restrict your growing bump and take you anywhere, from a dinner date to an evening out with friends.

  • Comfy Maternity Lingerie: As your pregnancy progresses, your breasts change dramatically. They become larger than they were when you conceived. They require a little more room and support. Invest in a couple of comfy and supportive maternity bras to accommodate your larger-than-usual breasts. Also, buy several over-the-belly maternity underwears.

  • Maternity Nightwear: Getting a good night's sleep is crucial during pregnancy for you and your baby's good health. Invest in a few stretchy and breathable maternity nightwear to enjoy a sound, restful sleep at night.

  • A Few Cool Accessories: Accessorize your maternity outfits with a chunky necklace, bold scarf, funky shoes, and handbag. Investing in these accessories is always a good idea because you can still wear them after pregnancy.

#For 9 to 5 Working Pregnant Women

Depending on your office environment, looking professional at work can cost you a lot during pregnancy. However, with the right pieces of clothing, you can create enough outfits for the entire week:

  • A neutral jacket that you can wear over another top-wear or on its own.
  • A sleek, sleeveless knit dress
  • Stretchy maternity pants to support and accommodate your growing belly.
  • A pencil skirt
  • A long tunic
  • Four-way stretchy maternity jeans to create a more professional look.

#Hanging Out at Home

Maternity loungewear is not limited to oversized t-shirts and sweatshirts. Here are the top options for maternity leisurewear:

  • A tank top
  • Loose-fitting yoga pants
  • Men's-style maternity shirts
  • Maternity leggings
  • Stretchy maternity pajama sets

When to Start Wearing Maternity Clothes?

Most pregnant women prefer wearing regular clothes for most of the first trimester and larger clothes during the second trimester. However, that's not a good idea because regular or larger clothes can never provide you the same level of comfort as maternity clothing. Ideally, you should start wearing maternity clothes as early as possible.

Author's Bio: 

I'm Darfashan Parveen, a passionate blogger, associated with – India’s leading maternity & nursing wear brand. I love to read and write about pregnancy, parenting, and baby care to make people aware of parenthood challenges and easy ways to overcome them. Apart from blogging, I'm a foodie who loves travelling and dancing.