Maternity clothes are maternity clothes, right? Oh no, friend! While all maternity clothing is to be appreciated for the way it’s designed to accommodate a pregnant woman’s growing frame, some maternity clothes are a bit trendier than others.
So what makes trendy maternity clothes, well,trendy, anyway? They follow what’s stylish, of course, which currently includes summer-perfect white dresses, nautical stripes, bold florals and one-shoulder accents. Now, just because something is on-trend doesn’t mean that it’s the look for you. (Maybe you don’t want cutouts and off-the-shoulder and florals, and that’s just fine!) But as far as this list of trendy maternity clothes go, we happen to think we chose the chicest of what’s trending right now—pieces that are truly timeless. (Meaning, if another baby comes around in a year or five, you should be able to wear them then, too!)
Scroll to see our favorite trendy maternity clothes, including:
Trendy Maternity Tops
Let’s start from the top—with tops! Trendy maternity tops are made to show off that baby bump—in style. Cold-shoulder maternity tops? Check. Striped maternity tops? Also check. Chambray?! Triple check! Scroll to see our favorite trendy maternity tops.
A Pea in the Pod’s cold-shoulder trendy maternity top in “Shady Glade” (a rich, light emerald) features adjustable straps and a stretch panel in the back. And it boasts ruffled accents, too—double trending!
A Pea in the Pod Cold Shoulder Maternity Top, $60, Apeainthepod.com
Hatch is a particularly cool line for fashionable maternity clothes as its clothing is one size fits all, designed to stretch and shrink to accommodate a wide range of body types. This trendy maternity top works with two summer 2017 fashion trends: nautical stripes and an off-the-shoulder neckline.
Hatch Date Night Bateau, $132, Hatch.com
Another trendy maternity top by Hatch, this black-and-white design is fitted right above the bust and loose everywhere else—perfect for those steamy summer nights. It also includes tie straps for a whimsical touch, plus pockets!
Hatch The Bow Tie Tank, $158, Shopbop.com
The trendiest of trendy maternity tops? Chambray! (#AllDay.) Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite chambray top, you just need a maternity fit, and Rails has your back (and your bump). This one even has star accents.
Rails Star Maternity Shirt, $158, Apeainthepod.com
A fitted striped tee with cold-shoulder cutouts, does it get any trendier? While there are plenty of stylish maternity tops with stripes out there, this one’s definitely one of our faves for combining trends so effortlessly.
Pietro Brunelli Cold Shoulder Maternity Top, $105, Apeainthepod.com
One accent that always makes a statement? Ruffles, a friend to all trendy maternity tops (and to maternity clothes in general). This sleeveless, pinstriped maternity top also boasts a lace-up bodice for an especially nautical finish.
Ella Moss Ruffle Front Maternity Top, $158, Apeainthepod.com
Once we move into fall and the temperature starts to drop, you’re going to need something a little cozier. That’s why we included Ingrid & Isabel’s maternity wrap on our list of trendy maternity clothes. Drape this over any ensemble on this list and voila! You’re instantly ready for fall. And bonus: If and when you start nursing, this wrap will help you then, too.
Ingrid & Isabel Cozy Maternity & Nursing Wrap, $88, Nordstrom.com
Séraphine’s sweet, striped black-and-red tee with long sleeves bears what will probably be your new-mom mantra: C’est la vie! Fun fact: One side is discreetly slitted, unsnapping down the line for easy access while nursing.
Séraphine C’est la Vie Maternity/Nursing Top, $59, Nordstrom.com
Olian’s heather-gray, off-the-shoulder tunic features elegant draping thanks to a long handkerchief hem. Add it to any ensemble for an instant dose of elegance!
Olian Off the Shoulder Maternity Tunic, $98, Nordstrom.com
If it’s timeless, then we also say it’s trendy! And this lace maternity top is just that: timeless. But it does feature on-trend, ultra-femme accents, too, like the keyhole cutout in the back and the scalloped edges.
Rosie Pope Edie Top, $128, Rosiepope.com
Trendy Maternity Dresses
The trendy maternity dresses on this list are pretty fabulous, if we do say so ourselves. We considered the biggest trends—the stripes, the florals, the unexpected accents—and made sure to include them all on this list (and at reasonably affordable prices). Shop our favorite trendy maternity dresses below!
Show your stripes! Isabella Oliver’s striped tank dress is ultra-flattering, not to mention sleeveless and slitted, making it an ideal choice for summer. Pop on a pair of white sneaks, and you’ll be ready to run errands in style.
Isabella Oliver Katerina Maternity Dress, $125, Isabellaoliver.com
Slitted sleeves, kimono-style? All the rage this year! While that alone got this Rosie Pope dress a spot on our list of trendy maternity clothes, we also love its bright cobalt shade—so pretty!
Rosie Pope Janie Dress in Vivid Cobalt, $178, Rosiepope.com
She’s a Monet. (And we mean that in a good way, Clueless fans!) Séraphine’s impressionist-inspired dress is dripping with florals, the kind that just so happen to be on-trend this season. This dress also features sheer sleeves, perfect for keeping cozy in the AC this summer—or outside this fall.
Séraphine Navy & Pink Floral Silk Maternity Dress, $289, Seraphine.com
On this list of trendy maternity clothes, we’ve done off-the-shoulder and cold-shoulder. What we haven’t done? One-shoulder, the next trend in exposed-shoulder mania. This one, by Isabella Oliver, also features a cutout detail, adding an extra pop of “wow.” And the fit on this LBD? Va-va-voom!
Isabella Oliver Brunswick Maternity Dress, $159, Isabellaoliver.com
Show it off, girl! With its extremely formfitting silhouette, Rachel Pally’s Sammie dress is all about that bump. It features an ultra-flattering, slightly off-the-shoulder neckline, and it’s covered in florals, making it a trendy maternity dress choice if there ever was one. (And, in case you didn’t know, Pally’s line is one of the Kardashian ladies’ favorites.)
Rachel Pally Sammie Maternity Dress, $216, Apeainthepod.com
Designer maternity clothes with pleats? Yes, please! This bell-sleeved blush dress by Nicole Miller features pleats galore, not to mention a shoulder-baring neckline and subtle black piping, giving the stunner a crisp finish. It screams refinement.
Nicole Miller Pleated Maternity Dress, $275, Apeainthepod.com
If you’re looking for trendy maternity clothes you can wear to the office, put this Séraphine number on your list. Its got a fun, but not overdone, black-and-white print. And with its button-up bodice, it’s perfect for business if you need it to be. (Love the belt too? That’s here.)
Séraphine Printed Woven Maternity Shirt Dress, $115, Seraphine.com
For a night on the town—date night, perhaps?—this little black maternity dress is a winner. It’s a classic that can easily be dressed up with some sparkling jewels and a pair of heels. And those peekaboo lace straps? Perfectly on-trend.
Envie de Fraise Cassandre Maternity Dress, $125, Enviedefraise.com
Nothing says summer quite like seersucker, which is why we had to include Pietro Brunelli’s striped stunner on our list of stylish maternity clothing. This one also boasts an off-the-shoulder ruffle and a sweet tie back. Perfectly flirty!
Pietro Brunelli Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress, $145, Apeainthepod.com
It doesn’t get much cozier—or glamorous—than a caftan. And this one’s hitting all the right trend notes: plunging neckline, flutter sleeves, bold floral print (peony, in this case). As far as fashionable maternity clothes go, we’re in love.
Rachel Pally Caftan Maternity Maxi Dress, $245, Apeainthepod.com
Trendy Plus-Size Maternity Clothes
Curvy ladies, rejoice! You have some of the trendiest—and cutest!—trendy maternity clothes on this list. From floral maxis to chambray minis, the trendy plus-size maternity clothes below are perfect for summer—and beyond! (And don’t forget to check the size selection on some of the pieces in the other categories. Many of those come in plus-sizes too!)
A floral print on a jewel-toned backing? Yes, please! That’s the name of the game with this PinkBlush maxi maternity dress, which is available up to a size 3X. And because it’s a wrap-style dress, you’ll be able to wear it after your pregnancy too.
PinkBlush Green Floral Sash Tie Plus Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress, $42, Gilt.com
Many off-the-shoulder tops hangs loose, but this one comes with a tie, allowing you to highlight your bump while also cinching your waistline. And it’s chambray!
Destination Maternity Plus Size Off the Shoulder Chambray Maternity Top, $40, Destinationmaternity.com
Speaking of chambray, we also added a chambray dress to our list of trendy plus-size maternity clothes, as it’s just as on-trend (and maybe even more comfy!). Its button-up bodice and collar makes this trendy maternity dress appropriate for the office. Plus, you can dress it up or down. It just depends how you want to accessorize!
Old Navy Maternity Tie-Belt Chambray Shirt Dress, $19, Oldnavy.gap.com
This elegant, off-the-shoulder maxi dress comes in 29 colors. We repeat: 29 colors! And it’s crafted in sizes up to 6XL. This truly is the trendy maternity dress for any taste and any shape.
Korinn Art Design Plus Size Maternity Dress, $65 (and up), Etsy.com
Easy, breezy, that’s what this striped tank dress is all about. It’s slightly ruched on the side to accommodate that bump. And with its striped print, it’s a classic choice, perfect to wear all through the season.
Old Navy Maternity Side-Shirred Cami Midi Dress, $25, Oldnavy.gap.com
Once summer starts to wrap up, you’re going to need something to pop over all these fashionable maternity clothes. Our pick? This striped plus-size maternity cardigan, courtesy of PinkBlush. You can pair it with a tee and jeans or slip it over your favorite summer dress.
PinkBlush Neon Coral Colorblock Knit Plus Maternity Cardigan, $25, Pinkblushmaternity.com
You want on-trend florals? We’ve got ‘em! PinkBlush’s strawberry-hued, short-sleeved plus-size maternity dress is a beauty. Pair it with flats or stacked sandals, and add a denim jacket when it gets a little chilly.
PinkBlush Red Floral Plus Maternity Shift Dress, $47, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Peekaboo! PinkBlush’s cold-shoulder top, available in four colors (including our fave, army green), flashes just a peek of shoulder with its cold-shoulder cutouts. Meanwhile, the bottom is tunic-style—that is draped and ultra-flattering.
Pink Blush Light Grey Open Shoulder Plus Maternity Tunic, $33, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Trendy maternity clothes you can wear in extreme temps? Right here! Motherhood Maternity’s printed summer dress with adjustable straps and a smocked back gives your chest (and bump!) plenty of room to breathe. And did we mention it’s on sale for $18?
Motherhood Maternity Plus Size Printed Dress, $18, Macys.com
And for a more formal night out, go for Rachel Rally’s plus-size maternity caftan dress. The gorgeous piece with kimono sleeves is available in three shades (white, black and raspberry pink). And, because it’s made out of modal jersey, it’ll be cozy as a sleep shirt too.
Rachel Pally Short Caftan Dress, $253, Rachelpally.com
Trendy Affordable Maternity Clothes
Want to dress up your bump on a budget? You’ll love our final category: trendy affordable maternity clothes—because trendy shouldn’t have to mean expensive! While many of the pieces on this list categorize as designer maternity clothes, and designer maternity clothes can sometimes be pricey, there are plenty of places (including Target and H&M) that sell fashionable maternity clothes at a fraction of the price. Scroll to see our favorite trendy maternity clothes that are also affordable, all $50 or less!
Yep, we still can’t get enough of stripes! Ma Cherie Maternity’s striped tee with a faux-wrap accent, finished in a sweet bow, is the epitome of classic nautical style. But swapping in navy for orange stripes adds a bright twist.
Ma Cherie Maternity Striped Print Shirt-Sleeve Side Bow Tie T-Shirt, $25, Target.com
To the max! This baby-blue maxi dress has a flirty, flounced layer at the bodice and an empire waistline, giving your bump plenty of wiggle room. And the chiffon adds even more whimsy.
H&M MAMA Chiffon Dress, $50, HM.com
Anything-but-mellow yellow! This buttercup-colored top puts a fun spin on the cold-shoulder trend: the ruffled sleeves have drawstrings, giving this trendy maternity top a girlish touch.
H&M MAMA Open-Shoulder Top, $25, HM.com
Because dad jokes have nothing on mom-to-be jokes! Many trendy maternity tops have of-the-moment jokes on them, including this summer doozy: “Don’t eat watermelon seeds!” The result? A big ol’ bump (which we know you absolutely adore).
Motherhood Maternity Graphic T-Shirt, $20, MotherhoodMaternity.com
A gingham print, shoulder and cuff ties, an off-the-shoulder neckline. Could this affordable maternity top be any more on-trend? For this season, we think not. Team it with black skinny jeans and gold jewels, and you can wear it into fall too.
ASOS Maternity Cold Shoulder Top With Tie Shoulder in Gingham, $45, Us.asos.com
Dad bod? Try Mom Bod (written in bubblegum pink on black, Beyoncé-style). This LOL-worthy sweatshirt, from Etsy’s YELL shop, is available in sizes small to 3X, meaning you can find the perfect one for your bumpalicious body.
Yell Mom Bod Shirt for Moms, $24 (and up, depending on size), Etsy.com
A mint-green, cold shoulder dress covered in roses? We’re checking lots of fashionable maternity clothes boxes here! This one’s perfect to wear to a baby shower too, especially if you don’t know your baby’s gender yet!
Maternal America Floral Printed Cold Shoulder Maternity Dress in Aqua, $50, Target.com
A sheer delight! We love the on-trend sheer sleeves on this draped H&M MAMA plummet fabric blouse, which are super on-trend. But we love the fact that the blouse unsnaps for easy nursing even more!
H&M MAMA Nursing Blouse, $40, HM.com
14th Place’s high-low maxi maternity dress serves up cold-shoulder, a bold print and a whole lot of ruffles. Which is to say that it’s definitely designed with the trends in mind—and it rings in at only $35.
14th Place Cold Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress, $35, Target.com
One trend we’ll never fall out of love with? Ombré, especially the pink ombré on this ruched A Pea in the Pod tank, which flatters just about every skin tone. (But it comes in blue, too, if you’d rather.)
A Pea in the Pod Dip Dye Maternity Tank Top, $48, Apeainthepod.com