Checklist: Maternity Fashion

Get the most mileage out of your clothes for the next nine months.
ByHeather Levine
Updated
Apr 2017
Checklist: Maternity Fashion

You Have:

[] Jeans Forget skinny styles and grab your roomiest pair for the first couple of months.

[] Blazer Button up to hide your growing bump, or wear it open to let your belly breathe.

[] Tank top You can rely on that stretchy shirt from your closet until the day you pop.

[] T-shirt Slide by in a larger-size shirt from your own stash for the first few months.

[] Cardigan Be ready for unexpected hot flashes. A basic button-up is easy on, easy off.

[] Skirt Turn to a pencil skirt for a slimming style even when you start feeling bigger.

[] Little black dress A style with an Empire waist won’t restrict your growing bump.

[] Husband’s t-shirt Steal one of his XL tees for some reprieve in the final stretch.

[] Black pants A side-zip is easy to leave open unnoticeably.

You Need:

[] Maternity jeans Work a dark wash (with a stretch panel) for day into night.

[] Wrap dress Adjust the dress to fit a fluctuating waistline pre- and postbaby.

[] Maternity tank top Cover up unbuttoned pants with extra-long styles.

[] Maternity t-shirt Show off your great new cleavage with a V-neck style.

[] Maternity cardigan Get a neutral hue, like black, that you can dress up or down.

[] Maternity skirt Highlight your thinnest assets (your legs!) with a short hemline.

[] Big black dress Take the maternity route and your dress won’t ride up in front.

[] Under-belly black pants Don’t reveal any seams with your snug tanks and tees.

[] Maternity black pants Hide your belly and keep pants up with a wide panel.

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