Every pregnant woman knows the struggle of trying to find clothes that fit their belly as they outgrow their wardrobe day by day — chief among them maternity tops. But what’s equally challenging is finding maternity clothes that are actually cute and comfortable when you have way more important things to think about. Before you pack a hospital bag and assemble baby’s layette set, these nine months are still very much about how to primarily meet your needs. So let us save you some legwork and introduce you to the best maternity tops that will check every box.
First, you’ll want to ask yourself where you’re going to wear these maternity tops. Are you planning to lounge around the house? Do you have an event coming up and are in desperate need of a blouse? Of course, T-shirts are everything. You can never have too many that can be worn as sleepwear, loungewear or layered with really any type of wear. Casual, solid-colored shirts will quickly become your best friend as you navigate the (often uncomfortable) waters of soon-to-be motherhood.
These are the shirts that you’ll turn to most of the time and it’ll be helpful to have many options to choose from for different seasons. Instead of waking up to not having anything to wear, open your eyes to a drawer full of maternity tops to start off your day with make getting dressed with that burgeoning belly less of a process.
This story was originally published on January 30, 2020.
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1. Liu & Qu Maternity Classic Side Ruched T-Shirts
You’ll totally be living in these basic stretchy tops by Liu & Qu that come in a three-pack of solid colors and nautical stripes. Snug on your body and comfortable all around, wear one of these tees as an undershirt or a casual top over maternity pants. If you want to show off your belly, this is the most flattering way to do it. The shirts have a longer fit, which means they’ll cover your bottom over leggings or tight jeans, while the ruching accentuates your bump. You can also rest assured that the darker colors won’t fade over time and hold up after machine or hand washing.
2. Coolmee Ruched Maternity Shirt With Side Button
If you’re looking for a maternity top with embellishment and soft fabric, look no further than Coolmee’s maternity tunic which has buttons for style and side pleats for extra wiggle room. Its long length covers your bottom, while other options have a knot tie in front for ultimate chicness. Since the shirt fits true to size, you should order a size up if you prefer a more relaxed fit. The tops come in long-sleeve and short-sleeve options, so you’ll have something to wear no matter the weather.
3. LaClef Maternity T-Shirts With Baseball Raglan
With a baseball raglan design and athleisure-like aesthetic, you’ll fit in at a sports stadium or around your local neighborhood running errands while wearing LaClef’s maternity T-shirt. Made out of soft rayon-jersey material, it can be worn pre-pregnancy and postpartum depending on the size that you order. Available in both 3/4 and short sleeves, the top comes in a wide array of pretty florals and multi-colored prints that can easily be dressed up or down.
4. Peauty Maternity Shirt
Made mostly out of comfy cotton with a dash of stretchy spandex, this maternity top has a flattering ruched waist design. This long top is perfect for any stage of your pregnancy—and it’ll be a great postpartum shirt as well. It has a classic scoop neck and short sleeves, so you can always layer something over it.There are more than 15 colors available, ranging from army green to purple gray.
5. Jezero Women’s Maternity Tops
Unlike many maternity shirts, which highlight or emphasize your baby bump, these shirts have an empire waist, so the fabric becomes flowing and loose underneath your bust. This cotton and spandex blend will keep you feeling comfy all day long. It comes in a variety of solid colors and tons of fun patterns, including plaid, floral, polka dots and heather. These shirts are versatile. You can wear them to work, dinner, around the house or even to your own baby shower.