There are plenty of maternity brands and clothing items that we love and highly recommend. But it’s time to reveal a secret: Being pregnant doesn’t mean you need to splurge on all new maternity clothes you’ll only wear for a few months. Today we’re highlighting the best non-maternity pieces you can wear even beyond your pregnancy. Check out our favorite bump-friendly options that your post-baby body will still reach for on the regular.
Boxy Robe Cardigan
Cozy up in this oversized boxy robe cardigan from & Other Stories anytime during or after your pregnancy. The robe-inspired silhouette can easily take you from a work-from-home day to a dinner out with friends. Pair with the relaxed knit trousers, when belly allows, for a pulled together yet casual look.
Available at stories.com, $119.
Have you heard about the trailblazer brand Universal Standard? They're doing great things in the world of fashion for all shoppers by removing the anxiety felt by millions of women about clothing sizes. They offer a number of pieces that can be worn with a bump. The Elbe shirt is one of them. This classic button-down has built-in stretch and a button that stops mid-way. The shirt's engineered for maximum movement, which moms-to-be need and love.
Available atuniversalstandard.com, $88.
Balloon-Sleeved Wrap Dress
Gorgeous doesn't have to mean expensive—it's just that simple. Save your pennies and look amazing in this balloon-sleeved wrap dress from H&M. The calf-length dress in woven, crinkled fabric is a V-neck with sewn-in wrapover at the front, which allows for extra room for your baby to grow.
Available at hm.com, $19.99.
Mini pockets over your mini-me. This lightweight knit sweater from Mer|Sea has a generous turtleneck and ribbed sleeve. It's cozy enough for cool nights but lightweight enough to wear into the spring and summer months. The ultimate relaxed-fit companion to get your through nine months and beyond!
Available at mersea.com, $89.
Tie Ankle Pull-on Pants
All hail the jogger! The recent popularity of this comfortable pant has women everywhere (pregnant or not!) thrilled. We're highlighting this tie-ankle jogger from Bloomingdales' AQUA line, but a quick scour of the web will show you many that fit the bill. Pull-on and easy to wear, these will be a wardrobe favorite in no time!
Available at bloomingdales.com, $51.
Monique Sweater Set
Everyone loves a two-for-one! This sweater set from Anthropologie checks all the boxes. It's comfortable and stylish with the surprise element of being two pieces rather than one. Choose from variety of vibrant colors.
Available at anthropologie.com, $148.
Smocked Floral-Print Fit & Flare Midi Dress
Thinking about car seats, doctor appointments and everything else on your to-do list takes up a lot of energy. Getting dressed should be trouble-free. This easy breezy smocked floral dress from Old Navy helps the cause and will become an instant staple in no time.
Available at oldnavy.gap.com, 44.99.
Ottoman Cashmere Tunic
A well-made cashmere sweater is like an old friend who never lets you down. And no one wants to say goodbye to an old friend just because your nine months is up. This cashmere tunic from Free People is something you can keep around forever. The drop shoulder and sleeve detail add a unique feel to this classic style.
Available at freepeople.com, $198.
Ribbed Maxi Sweater Dress
Soft and stretchy are music to a soon-to-be mama's ears. This ribbed maxi dress is fitted at the chest and flared from the waist so the silhouette is flattering whether you have a bun in the oven or not. We love the two color options and that it makes getting dressed and getting out easy and streamlined.
Available at bananarepublic.gap.com, $110.99.
—Aimee Della Bitta