Trendy Maternity Clothes for an On-Point Pregnancy Wardrobe

The best trendy maternity clothes are adorable, affordable and keep you comfy all pregnancy long. Here, our favorite fashion-forward picks for every shape and budget.
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ByChristin Perry
Aug 2020
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Make no mistake: Just because you’re sporting a growing bump doesn’t mean you have to give up cute, trendy fashion choices for nine months. We’ll be the first to agree that all those changes your body is going through aren’t always glamorous (or fun!). Be that as it may, hiding in frumpy clothing that doesn’t fit right is guaranteed to make you feel, well, frumpy. And gloomy. One great way to feel fantastic during pregnancy? Snag a few articles of trendy maternity clothes that make you feel amazing about yourself and your changing body.

We’ve pulled together a list of trendy maternity clothes to bring you the best of what’s trending right now, plus a few pieces that are truly timeless. (Meaning, if another baby comes around in a year or five, you can wear them then too!)

Trendy Maternity Tops

Let’s start from the top—with tops! Trendy maternity shirts are made to show off that baby bump in style. When shopping, look for soft, comfortable fabrics that feel nice against your skin, in colors and patterns that flatter your unique shape and complexion. That way, you can wear them over and over again and feel beautiful every time. After all, pregnancy is relatively short, so you’ll probably want to splurge on a few great signature pieces rather than an entirely new wardrobe.

Photo: Courtesy A Pea in the Pod

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, to keep you comfy as your pregnancy progresses. Plus, it boasts super-trendy ruffled accents.

Buy it: A Pea in the Pod Cold Shoulder Maternity Top, $88,

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Hatch is a particularly cool line for trendy maternity clothes, as its clothing is designed to stretch and shrink to accommodate a wide range of body types. The Laetitia blouse is one you’ll definitely want to add to your wardrobe. The lightweight fabric comes in two versatile colors and a simple floral pattern, which you can pair with just about anything, and the gathered neckline and sleeves add a super feminine touch.

Buy it: Hatch Laetitia Blouse, $188,

Photo: Courtesy Hatch

Another cute option from Hatch, this slimming off-the-shoulder maternity top is guaranteed to put some pep in your pregnant step. It’ll pair with jeans of any type, or you can dress it up with a skirt and heels. It comes in one stretchy size that’s suitable for just about any body type and stage of pregnancy.

Buy it: Hatch The Date Night Top, $188,

Photo: Courtesy A Pea in the Pod

The trendiest of trendy maternity clothes? 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 Luxe Essentials has your back (and your bump). The button-down style is a bit more flattering than the more traditional pull-over design, and the washed-out color is spot on if you’re going for a relaxed maternity look.

Buy it: Luxe Essentials Denim Button Front Maternity Shirt, $78,

Photo: Courtesy Ingrid & Isabel

You’ll look adorably pregnant in this sweet little pink number from Ingrid & Isabel. Gentle gathering in the shoulders and waist add a feminine touch while showing off your bump. This comfy-but-cute shirt is one you’ll be reaching for again and again.

Buy it: Ingrid & Isabel Pink Crinkle Maternity Top, $58,

Rent it: $30 for 4-day rental or sign up for an unlimited Rent the Runway subscription,

Photo: Courtesy Ingrid & Isabel

For trendy maternity clothes cozy enough for fall and winter, check out Ingrid & Isabel’s maternity wrap. Drape this over any ensemble on this list and voila! You’re instantly ready for the colder temps. Bonus: If and when you start nursing, this wrap will come in handy then too.

Buy it: Ingrid & Isabel Cozy Maternity & Nursing Wrap, $88,

Photo: Courtesy A Pea in the Pod

Blouses with colorful, bold prints are all the rage right now, so it’s no surprise to see the style pop up among trendy maternity clothes. This sweet maternity button-down shirt is perfect for a casual-yet-chic look that’ll keep you comfy throughout your pregnancy.

Buy it: Rails Button Front Maternity Blouse, $148,

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Séraphine’s striped tee with three-quarter length sleeves is comfy and soft, giving you a relaxed, put-together look. What’s better? It’s not just great during pregnancy—it’s a nursing top too! Discreet shoulder snaps allow easy nursing access once baby’s on the scene. Comes in red as well as pink and light blue.

Buy it: Séraphine Striped Cotton Maternity/Nursing Top, $59,

Photo: Courtesy A Pea in the Pod

One accent that always makes a statement? Ruffles, a feature you’ll find in tons of trendy maternity clothes. This sleeveless, pinstriped maternity top also boasts a lace-up bodice for an especially nautical finish.

Buy it: Ella Moss Ruffle Front Maternity Top, $158,

Photo: Courtesy Isabella Oliver

This crisp, contemporary maternity shirt sports a classic stripe pattern but comes in stretchy, pregnancy-friendly fabric. Wear it for a chic office outfit or over a pair of maternity leggings for an elevated athleisure look.

Buy it: Isabella Oliver Dora Maternity Shirt, $139,

Rent it: $30 for 4-day rental or sign up for an unlimited Rent the Runway subscription,

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.

Photo: Courtesy Isabella Oliver

Show your stripes! Isabella Oliver’s striped T-shirt dress is ultra-flattering, with three-quarter length sleeves and ruching in all the right places. Pop on a pair of white sneaks and you’ll be ready to run errands in style.

Buy it: Isabella Oliver Jamie Maternity T-Shirt Dress, $149,

Photo: Courtesy Taylor

Slitted sleeves, kimono-style? All the rage this year! While that alone got this Taylor dress a spot on our list of trendy maternity clothes, we also love its bright turquoise shade—so pretty! And at this price point, you can count this among the best affordable dresses out there.

Buy it: Taylor Maternity Cold-Shoulder Shift Dress, $56,

Photo: Courtesy Seraphine

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.

Buy it: Séraphine Navy & Pink Floral Silk Maternity Dress, $289,

Photo: Courtesy Isabella Oliver

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 wow-factor. And the fit on this LBD? Va-va-voom!

Buy it: Isabella Oliver Brunswick Maternity Dress, $149,

Photo: Courtesy A Pea in the Pod

Show it off, girl! With its form-fitting silhouette, this Yumi Kim Hold Tight maternity dress is all about that bump. With its flattering v-neckline and trendy floral pattern, you can easily take this number from desk to dinner.

Buy it: Yumi Kim Hold Tight Maternity Dress, $148,

Rent it: $30 for 4-day rental or sign up for an unlimited Rent the Runway subscription,

Photo: Courtesy A Pea in the Pod

If you’re on the hunt for trendy maternity clothes from designer labels, this dress is for you. Nicole Miller’s Pleated Maternity Maxi Dress in a bold black-and-white pattern is sure to make an edge statement.

Buy it: Nicole Miller Pleated Maternity Maxi Dress, $345,

Photo: Courtesy Seraphine

Looking for trendy maternity clothes you can wear to the office? Put this Séraphine number on your list. It’s got a fun, but not overdone, black-and-white print. And with its button-up bodice, it’s perfect for a business event. (Love the belt too? That’s here.)

Buy it: Séraphine Printed Woven Maternity Shirt Dress, $109,

Photo: Courtesy Envie de Fraise

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.

Buy it: Envie de Fraise Cassandre Maternity Dress, $120,

Photo: Courtesy Asos

Proof that affordable maternity clothes can still be plenty trendy. Cute and casual, this maternity dress rocks a button-up style that’s popping up everywhere. Best of all? The adjustable tie-back waist means you can wear this number with your bump all the way to when you have a baby.

Buy it: ASOS Maternity Dress with Belt and Tortoiseshell Buttons, $35,

Photo: Courtesy Rachel Pally

It doesn’t get much cozier—or glamorous—than a caftan. And this one’s hitting all the right style notes: plunging neckline, flutter sleeves, bold print (here, a tropical inspired look). As far as trendy maternity clothes go, we’re in love.

Buy it: Rachel Pally Caftan Maternity Maxi Dress, $245,

Rent it: $40 for 4-day rental or sign up for an unlimited Rent the Runway subscription,

Trendy Plus-Size Maternity Clothes

Curvy ladies, rejoice! You have some of the most trendy maternity clothes on this list. From floral maxis to chambray minis, the plus-size maternity clothes below are too cute not to wear. (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!)

Photo: Courtesy Pinkblush

A floral print on a romantic white background? 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 pregnancy too. With affordable maternity dresses like this, you get plenty of bang for your buck.

Buy it: PinkBlush Ivory Abstract Floral Sash Tie Plus Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress, $58,

Photo: Courtesy Destination Maternity

Cute and versatile, this chambray plus-size maternity top will pair well with just about anything you can throw at it. We especially love the bump-defining tie at the waist and the super-soft fabric. It may be affordable, but cheap-plus size maternity clothes like this don’t skimp on quality.

Buy it: Destination Maternity Plus Size Chambray Button-Front Maternity Top, $45,

Photo: Courtesy Motherhood Maternity

Your wardrobe of trendy maternity clothes isn’t complete with a fabulous pair of skinny jeans. Flaunt your curves with this dark wash pair. With its comfy over-the-bump panel, these will be your go-to jeans for every stage of pregnancy. It’s not everyday you find your new favorite jeans among the more affordable maternity clothes.

Buy it: Plus-Size Secret Fit Belly Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans, $45,

Photo: Courtesy Motherhood Maternity

Another chambray maternity top? You betcha! This plus-size button-down has an effortlessly cool vibe, and thanks to the tie-back waist and extra-long length, it easily adjusts to fit your growing bump.

Buy it: Motherhood Maternity Plus-Size Button-Front Shirt, $40,

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Every mom-to-be needs a go-to pair of maternity leggings—not only are they super-comfy, but they’re a wardrobe staple you can dress up or down. And it just so happens the whole athleisure look is totally on-trend. These leggings have an over-the-bump panel and elastic waistband to ensure a great fit for every shape. A great example of cheap plus-size maternity clothes you’ll wear over and over.

Buy it: Bump It Up Maternity Essential Leggings with Comfort Panel, $20,

Photo: Courtesy Pinkblush

When the weather turns cooler, you’re going to need something to pop over all these trendy 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.

Buy it: PinkBlush Neon Coral Colorblock Knit Plus Maternity Cardigan, $37,

Photo: Courtesy Ingrid & Isabel

Trendy maternity clothes you can wear when the weather heats up? Right here! This knee-length frock by Isabel Maternity for Target is adorable and definitely falls into the category of affordable maternity clothes. It’s super femme, sporting ruffled sleeves and hem, and a scoop neckline. And the lightweight fabric will keep you cool despite summer’s warm temps. In the fall, pair it with ankle boots and a chic jacket.

Buy it: Maternity Plus Size Floral Ruffle Sleeve Woven Dress, $33,

Photo: Courtesy Pinkblush

Peekaboo! PinkBlush’s cold-shoulder top, available in black, charcoal and heather grey, flashes just a hint of skin, balanced with a drapey, ultra-flattering tunic-style bottom.

Buy it: Pink Blush Light Grey Open Shoulder Plus Maternity Tunic, $33,

Photo: Courtesy Rachel Pally

For a more formal night out, go for Rachel Rally’s plus-size maternity caftan dress. This gorgeous piece with kimono sleeves comes in a stunning, ethereal blue shade aptly called “cloud.” The gathered waist accentuates all the right places while giving you plenty of room to grow.

Buy it: Rachel Pally Long Caftan Dress, $264,

Photo: Courtesy Pinkblush

If you’re looking for a casual dress in an on-trend pattern, we’ve got it right here. PinkBlush’s short-sleeved plus-size maternity dress in a navy and coral damask pattern is a beauty. Pair it with flats or stacked sandals, and add a denim jacket when it gets a little chilly.

Buy it: PinkBlush Damask Fitted Maternity Plus Dress, $52,

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! We’ve rounded up plenty of pieces from more affordable retailers like Target, Motherhood and H&M that sell fashionable maternity clothes at a fraction of the price. Scroll to see our favorite trendy maternity clothes, all under $100!

Photo: Courtesy Ingrid & Isabel

We can’t get enough of this flutter-sleeve top in a beautiful lavender hue. It’s flattering for just about any body type, and the side ruching ensures you can still wear this attractive top after baby arrives.

Buy it: Isabel Maternity Plus Size Flutter Short Sleeve Top, $23,

Photo: Courtesy H&M

Everyone loves a great pair of skinny jeans, even (especially?) during pregnancy. We love this affordable pair from H&M Maternity. They come right to the ankle and have just enough give to be comfortable without feeling restrictive. What’s even better? They come in a host of colors, from super-light blue to a much dressier dark wash that’s perfect for the office.

Buy it: H&M MAMA Skinny Jeans, $50,

Photo: Courtesy Old Navy

If you love the look of the Dora shirt from Isabella Oliver but can’t swing the $139 price tag, this is the perfect alternative. It has the same classic stripes, the same tie-belt waist and same long tunic length, all at a fraction of the cost. Affordable maternity clothes never looked so good.

Buy it: Maternity Striped Tie-Belt Tunic, $37,

Photo: Courtesy GAP

When it comes to trendy maternity clothes, a black jumpsuit is practically an essential. They look sophisticated and chic but are a pure joy to wear. They can also cost a pretty penny. Not this one from Gap. Made from buttery-soft jersey, it can even be worn after pregnancy, thanks to its nursing-friendly top.

Buy it: Maternity Long Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit, $60,

Photo: Courtesy Asos

When you’re pregnant, the best cool maternity clothes are equally as cozy. Which is why this sweater from ASOS made our list. It’s decidedly on-trend, with its raglan sleeves and neutral tone, but has a loose fit to keep you comfy all day long. And the price point for this sweater is hard to beat.

Buy it: ASOS Maternity Fluffy Sweater in Rib, $35,

Photo: Courtesy Target

Target—of the best spots for trendy, affordable maternity clothes—hit another home run with this stylish maternity dress. The big, bold florals will have you turning people’s heads, and the ruffled bell sleeve adds the finishing feminine touch.

Buy it: Expected by Lilac Maternity Floral Print Bell Sleeve Swing Dress, $60,

Photo: Courtesy Asos

A trendy maternity top for under $20? Yes, please! This classic striped shirt has a slashed neck and rouched sides to provide a great fit throughout all stages of pregnancy. It’s simple, it’s stylish, and it’s oh-so-affordable.

Buy it: ASOS Maternity Stripe Slouchy Long Sleeve T-Shirt, $16,

Photo: Courtesy Pinkblush

Trendy maternity clothes shouldn’t have a short shelf life—after all, with clothes this cute, you’ll want to wear them again and again! This love sleeve maternity sweater will keep you looking fine throughout pregnancy and beyond, thanks to its loose fit. The ladder cut shoulders and rounded neckline give this otherwise-classic sweater a little design edge.

Buy it: Rust Ladder Cut Maternity Sweater, $36,

Photo: Courtesy Ingrid & Isabel

For a jumpsuit with a little more flair, go for this cute look from Ingrid & Isabel. With its chambray fabric, ruffled bodice and jumpsuit design, it doesn’t get trendier than this. Toss it on for a casual afternoon or dress it up with a jacket and heels.

Buy it: Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Chambray Flounce Bodice Jumpsuit, $30,

Updated August 2018

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