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Maternity Clothes Starter Guide: Investment Pieces

Skip the guilt — here are five maternity splurges that are actually worth the extra cash.
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Little Black Dress

You’ll need at least one sexy dress that won’t ride up in front. An LBD is the only way to go.

> Tie Knot Dress, $169, IsabellaOliver.com

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Designer Maternity Jeans

Designer denims are the chicest way to spend your first and second trimester. Plus, you may even enjoy slipping into these styles post-pregnancy instead of squeezing into your pre-baby jeans.
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**Mavi Serena Secret Fit Belly 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans, $120, APeainthePod.com

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Feel-Good-Top

A stylish, but not-too-trendy top is a necessity — especially for working Bumpies. When you’ve got nothing to wear, this will be your go-to top.

> Woodmere Maternity Henley Sweater by Noppies Maternity, $70, 9MonthstoGrow.com

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Maternity Pants

So, you can’t wear sweats or jeans every day — we know, ugh! Invest in a pair of pants — think twill or corduroy in a neutral color (we love black) — that will get you through the work week and any evening dinner dates.

> J Brand Denim Pitch Maternity Legging, $191, BellyDanceMaternity.com

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Maternity Cardigan

You can’t go wrong with a throw-over. Getting a quality piece that won’t fray, pill, or unravel is important since you’ll wear it over everything! One that doesn’t button will double as a great nursing wrap too.

> Nom Surplice Long Sleeve Nursing Top by NOM , $74, Figure8Maternity.com

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