10 Best Maternity Clothes to Have in Your Closet

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Looking for the trendy maternity clothes? Enjoy comfort without sacrificing style with these finds! 

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Bump up your style (& comfort) 🤍

Congrats! You’re pregnant and the BEST for your bundle of joy starts with the best for mama – including the best maternity clothes. There’s no doubt growing a tiny human day in and day out comes with its own discomfort, that’s why your clothes shouldn’t be!

Fortunately, we’ve scoured the internet and polled our own team’s top maternity faves to come up with a go-to list of belly-supporting leggings, babymoon-ready dresses, and more cute maternity clothes so that you can look and feel your best throughout the entire nine months and beyond.

You may even find these maternity clothes comfy enough for that post-baby bump 😉. Plus, when you love your clothes, you’re more likely to keep them around for your next pregnancy for better value + money saved in the long run. 💸

Here are the top 10 best maternity clothes to buy:

  1. Maternity leggings
  2. Maternity dress
  3. Maternity jeans
  4. Maternity underwear
  5. Maternity shorts
  6. Maternity overalls
  7. Maternity jacket
  8. Maternity activewear
  9. Maternity swimwear
  10. Bonus: Shoes

1. Maternity leggings

pregnant woman posing in black maternity leggings

When the last thing you want to do is battle your zipper every. single. time you go to the bathroom, and snaps and buttons just pinch your poor baby bump, every mama-to-be wants a reliable pair of leggings. Look for ones with a high, supportive, thick waistband and lots of STRETCH to keep you & baby the most comfortable as you grow together.

Check out our 3 top picks for best maternity leggings…

Best overall comfort: lululemon Align High-Rise Leggings $98 – available in six inseams for short, tall, and regular mamas. Note that seasoned moms recommend sizing up for extra comfort.

Most affordable: Yunoga Women’s Ultra Soft High Waisted Seamless Tummy Control Leggings $25.99 – several reviewers compare these to lululemon. These come in tons of colors and are seamless without being see-through (they’re also Collin’s all-time fave!)

Best over-the-belly: Leggings Depot Women’s Maternity Over-the-Belly Leggings from $13.99 – ultra soft and stretchy enough to grow with your bump (Hip Teammate, Soleil’s top choice!)

The Yunoga leggings are Collin’s fave, but here’s what one expectant mom had to say about them:

I bought these after hearing they are nearly identical to the Align leggings which are $100. I sized up to a Medium as I am currently 7+ months pregnant and intended on just wearing them later as postpartum leggings. I tried them on just for fun and they fit SO well, even with my large bump without feeling like my belly is being choked like my maternity jeans. They are still supportive though so could be worn while pregnant or after and are SUPER soft/smooth and flattering! For reference, I’m 5’3 and currently 155 lb at 30 weeks pregnant. They are 7/8 length so not too long on me for once! 10/10 recommend!! 

2. Maternity Dress

woman in teal dress holding baby bump

A maternity dress is one of the top recommended items by seasoned moms because they’re just so easy to wear and non-restricting on those days when you can barely stand clothes at all.

Check out our top 4 picks for best maternity dresses…

Most trendy: MAMA Drawstring dress $22.99 (regularly $29) – great for wearing post-baby too!

Most sizing options: Old Navy Slub-Knit Dress $14.97 (regularly $29.99) – ultra comfortable and sizes up to 4x in tall, petite, and regular

Most affordable: Kim S Women’s Maternity Sleeveless Dress from $18.99 – tons of color options (Hip Sidekick, Soleil owns several colors)

Best maxi dress (& team-fave!): GRECERELLE Women’s Casual Loose Pocket Long Dress Short Sleeve Split Maxi Dresses from $31.99 – stretchy, lightweight, and breathable with over 6,000 5-star reviews

Read ALL about why we’ve loved this Amazon dress for 4 years & counting!

How ADORABLE is Hip Teammate, Soleil’s gloing baby bump wearing the Kim S Amazon dress in the pic above! 😍

3. Maternity Jeans

woman showing belly bump in mirror with jeans on

If you thought you’d have to give up denim for your growing bump, these top maternity jean picks will make you think again! They’re stretchy and supportive, and some may even be worn post-baby bump too!

Check out our top 4 picks for best maternity jeans…

Best over-the-belly: Madewell Maternity Over-the-Belly Skinny Jeans $99.99 (regularly $138) – made with real denim that stretches and bounces back so they never sag

Most likely to be worn postpartum: Maternity Inset Panel Girlfriend Jeans with Washwell $71 (regularly $79.95) – these jeans are made without the typical belly band and have a discreet stretchy side panel instead

Biggest variety: MAMA by H&M Jeans from $39.99 – skinny, straight, ankle, joggers, & more

Best ripped option: Savi Parker Women’s Ripped Maternity Over the Belly Jeans $34.99 – over the belly coverage and lots of stretch

Prefer to keep your old jeans? Consider a belly band/ shirt extender!

woman shoing baby bump in white belly band

These belly bands help extend the life of both your tops and your jeans, plus they add extra support for your bump ❤️ Wear them over your jeans and you don’t even need to button them; wear them under your shirt for ideal layering without too much bulk.

4. Maternity Underwear

multi colored high waisted underwear

When you’re expecting, your undergarments might as well be the MOST important clothing items, starting with your underwear. Look for a high waistband that’s high enough it wouldn’t irritate a C-section incision just in case, as well as breathable and stretchy material, and many mamas prefer seamless options.

Check out our top 2 picks for best maternity underwear…

Best high-waisted option: ANNYSON Women’s Soft Cotton High Waist Breathable Solid Color Briefs 5-Pack $27.99 – variety of colors, great for post-partum too

Best under-belly option: Angelhood Women’s Cotton Maternity Underwear 6-pack $16.99 – medium coverage and bikini-like fit

These are the perfect panties–perfect!! They fit perfectly, no tugging, no binding, no roll down–they are soft, stretchy and SO SO COMFORTABLE!! –and they wash well too! In all of my life I have never experienced underwear that fit so well, all day long–and even when sleeping. I’ve ordered several times because I was afraid they would disappear from the marketplace, and hope they never go out of business. Packaging is perfect…delivery is perfect–(I never use this word until now)….vendor and product perfect—HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I bought these panties to wear post-baby delivery. Best panties EVER! The compression was amazing. My nurses complement my “fancy” underwear and my uterus shrank fast. All the nurses were telling me how fast my uterus was shrinking. So comfortable! They didn’t roll down. Full coverage! No tight, just supportive. These should be a MUST for all ladies post-delivery. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5. Maternity Shorts

woman lifting up shirt showing maternity shorts

Leggings and jeans are nice, but if you live in a warmer climate during your pregnancy, there’s no doubt you’ll want a quality pair of shorts. (Plus, you’re likely already hot with that bun in the oven.😉)

Check out our top 3 maternity shorts picks…

Best active shorts: Foucome Over the Belly Maternity Yoga Shorts $15.99 – available in tons of colors and multipacks, made with 4-way stretch and a front belly panel for extra support

Best denim shorts: Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women’s Mid-Rise Maternity Shortie from $29.90 – over 4,700 5-star ratings!

6. Maternity Overalls

man and woman in romper

Much like a dress, the throw-on-and-go design of overalls can be a pregnancy lifesaver. And, when worn with a crop top or sports bra, they’re the ultimate for keeping mamas cool.

Check out our top 3 picks for best maternity overalls…

Most trendy: ASOS Design Maternity ‘Original’ denim overalls $24.70 (regularly $65) – classic denim overalls design and can be worn pre-bump, during pregnancy, and post-bump

Best shortalls: Old Navy Maternity Side PanelSlouchy Non-Stretch Jean Cut-Off Shortalls $30 (regularly $59.99) – discreet elastic side panels with adjustable shoulder straps

Best non-denim option: Yesno Women’s Casual Loose Long Bib Wide Leg Cotton Pants Romper $31.99 – plus sizes available and TONS of colors

This overall/ romper has over 14,370 5-star reviews! Here’s what expecting moms have to say about it…

LOVED these overalls! The lady who I saw wearing them in person they came up a little higher but these came all the way to my ankles -awkward length for me, personally. I was 4 months pregnant while wearing it. I ordered it again in khaki at 8 months pregnant and I can’t wait to try it on!

If you’re on the fence about this, get it! I was worried that this wouldn’t look good on my body type (pear shape, loves pizza), but it’s cute as a dang button. I’m even 16 weeks pregnant, and I think the bump is just making it cuter. I’m 5’9 was a size 12 pre-pregnancy, and I got an XL. It’s perfectly flowy and cute cute cute!!!

7. Maternity Jacket

black puffer jacket over maroon sweatsuit

Since jackets have a little more wiggle room, you may not need to specifically shop for maternity styles. Consider searching for ‘oversized’ instead for plenty of room for your growing bump. Plus, this trend is here to stay so you’ll have a stylish piece even after baby arrives!

Check out our top 2 picks for best maternity jackets…

Best denim jacket: Wild Fable Women’s Oversized Trucker Denim Jacket $35 – available in sizes up to 4x in classic light or dark wash

Best puffer jacket: GAP Women’s Maternity 100% Recycled Puffer jacket $39.97 (regularly $198)  – includes a hood, zippers, and below-waist hemline, available in 3 colors.

8. Maternity Activewear or Workout Clothes

pregnant woman in black sports bra and matching short set

Stay comfy while you keep yourself and your baby healthy! These barely-there activewear essentials are flattering and supportive.

Check out our top 2 maternity activewear picks

Best two-piece option (& team-fave!): Lataly Women’s Maternity 2-Piece Ribbed Shorts Set $24.99 – available in tons of colors with a trendy ribbed pattern, you may just want to wear it post-baby too!

Best one-piece option: PinkBlush Rib Knit Maternity Romper $58 – head-to-toe comfort and stretch, grows with your bump with no digging seams, zippers, or buttons

9. Maternity Swimwear

Pregnant woman wearing a maternity-friendly swimsuit from Aerie

Team-fave: Aerie Wrap One-Piece Swimsuit – $38.46 (regularly $54.95) – great for pre-and post-baby as the cut-out provides plenty of give for your growing bump

Best active swimsuit: SUMMERSUNSHINE One-Piece Cross Front Maternity Swimsuit – $36.99+ the cross design highlights your best features while the ruched sides accommodate your growing bump

Best two-piece: Summer Mae High-Waisted Maternity Bikini With Ruffled Hem – $29.99+ available in 14 colors, high-waisted bottoms are flattering and supportive

Here’s what Hip Sidekick, Soleil, had to say about her versatile swimsuit…

“Here I am a month or so ago (7 months pregnant then) wearing the Aerie Wrap One Piece. Technically not a maternity swimsuit, but it has tons of give and room for the belly!”

Looking for more maternity swimsuit options? Head here for the best styles of 2023!

10. Best shoes for pregnancy

woman putting on white shoes

If you feel like your feet unexpectedly grew two sizes, Hip Sidekick, Soleil has the best shoe option! She says she has worn them everywhere and 1,924 other reviewers give these shoes 5-stars too!

They have a non-elevated drop heel for proper posture and a wide toe box for all that growing foot space. Plus, these shoes have a slip-proof sole and barefoot feeling for a natural stride all day long.

Still shopping around? Here are some helpful tips including the best maternity clothing stores, where to buy cheap maternity clothes, & more…

pregnant woman typing on laptop

Where can I buy cheap maternity clothes?

For the cheapest maternity clothes, your local retailers are going to have the lowest-priced options. Use these links to browse affordable maternity clothing in your area:

How to buy used maternity clothing?

Before rushing out and buying brand-new maternity clothing, for an even cheaper option, first head to your local thrift store or consignment shop. You can often find nice pieces at a big discount – and since you’ll likely be wearing this clothing for just a few months, there’s no need to spend a fortune.

You can also check sites like thredUP for great deals on maternity clothing as they offer gently used name-brand clothing, shoes and handbags for up to 90% off with TONS of like-new arrivals.

target maternity display

Best clothing stores for plus size maternity clothes

If you’re shopping exclusively for plus sizes, it’s best to stick to maternity clothing stores such as Motherhood or PinkBlush.com. Clothing from these stores will have both maternity and plus sizing in mind, so you get the right fits in all the right places. You can shop up to 3x at both of these highly-rated retailers!

Best clothing stores for petite maternity clothes

Old Navy offers petite and plus sizing on all their clothing – including maternity styles! As another option, PinkBlush.com is known for maternity clothes that fit like petite clothing.

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Congrats, mamas! ❤️ Now treat yourself to something FREE for you & baby!

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About the writer:

Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.

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