cornflake dreams.: 9 essential maternity pieces for fall and winter.

1.22.2015

9 essential maternity pieces for fall and winter.

Yesterday I reached 32 weeks, so I thought it was time to share some of my favorite maternity pieces. I didn't want to buy a ton of maternity clothes but I wanted to be comfortable in my clothes and show off my growing bump :) At a certain point you'll need bigger clothes but that doesn't mean you can't buy things you can wear throughout and after your pregnancy. So with that in mind, for the last few months my wardrobe has revolved around tanks, flowy tops, open cardigans, leggings, ballet flats, and a pair of full-panel maternity jeans (a necessary and very comfortable evil).

Flowy Tees -- I bought a 3/4 sleeve raglan tee and supersoft stripe crew tee from Gap Maternity and I have worn them throughout my pregnancy. The tees are light enough to wear with a cardigan. I also bought a few non-maternity tees (I ordered a size up). I tried to avoid tops with shirring on the side, which scream "maternity," that way I can wear them after the baby arrives when I want something loose and comfortable.

Flowy Sweater -- I love Gap's maternity eversoft v-neck sweater -- it has a circle hem that's longer in the back - perfect to wear with leggings and it covers up your butt.

Layering Tanks -- Target sells great maternity cotton tank tops that are stretchy, comfortable, and affordable. They are great to wear with cardigans or open button-up shirts already in your closet. These tanks also don't have ruching so they can be worn after the baby arrives. (I also own and love this tank from ASOS).

Cardigans -- Cardigans are the easiest thing to wear during pregnancy especially if they are swingy open styles (you won't need to buy the maternity size). Jcrew Factory's Always Cardigan and the Tuck Stitch Cover-Up from Express are great light options. For something heavier I like the Ribbed High-Low Open Cardigan from Banana Republic and Open-Front Cardigan from Old Navy.

Tunic Slip Dress -- I loooove my Tee's By Tina Tunic Slip Dress and I have worn it a LOT during my pregnancy. It's super stretchy and one-size-fits-all so you don't have to worry about what size to order. I love to layer it with everything -- cardigans, tees, and sweaters. The long tunic covers my booty and makes me feel totally comfortable in leggings. It's another piece I can wear post-pregnancy to suck everything in :)


Leggings -- I picked up a few leggings from Tee's By Tina and I wear them all the time (over the bump for the first few months and now under the bump). They are thick, not see-through, and available in a ton of colors and patterns. If you want a full-panel option I love Seraphine's Black Over-Bump Bamboo Active Maternity Leggings.

Full Panel Maternity Jeans -- I bought a pair of full panel legging jeans from Gap when I was about 19 weeks pregnant and at first I was not a fan. It took a while for them to fit without falling down, but it turns out I just had to wait until my bump got bigger! Now I love them and wear them at least twice a week (sometimes you just have to give the leggings a break). 


Swing Dress -- A loose swing dress is a great addition to your maternity wardrobe. Swing dresses can be dressed up or down with a belt and jewelry (and worn in the winter with a cardigan and leggings). I wore this dress for my baby shower and it's something I look forward to wearing again after pregnancy.

Comfy Ballet Flats -- I loved my Tieks ballet flats before pregnancy, and now with more weight to carry around I am even more thankful for them. For me comfort is everything -- I'll be the first to admit that I am not running around pregnant in heels (more power to you if you are!)


Mama's what are your favorite maternity pieces? 
-xo-
Jillian 

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24 comments:

  1. That swing dress is absolutely precious! Great list, pinning this!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  2. I'm with Ally, that dress is adorable! I'm also a huge fan of the Target maternity tanks, definitely wearing those after baby!!

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  3. Great list!! I love my Target maternity tanks too, but have yet to find much else I really like to wear. I hate to buy much else since I only have a few months left to go, but I think some sweaters are in order at the very least!

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  4. In the end, my favorite maternity piece was a short sleeved maternity t-shirt dress I found for like $4 at Old Navy! Otherwise I LOVED maxi dresses (not maternity) for the first time in my life, but I was pregnant in the summer.

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    1. agreed!! i love wearing my black maxi dress with a tied button-up shirt :) ....but i think you can only get away with that in summer or winters in the south!

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  5. Love the name of your blog, and the fashion pics shown here! Love the swing dress! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  6. I've been working a on very similar post and couldn't agree more with all your picks! I had the same issue with my GAP jeans.

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  7. will have to keep these in mind for 'one day' lol.

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  8. You are so cute and stylish during your pregnancy. I know how hard it is to find cute things to dress the bump. I commend you.

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  9. great list! leggings are my bff right now ;)

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  10. Is it bad that I want to wear these items and im not pregnant - they look so comfy!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  11. I've been living in my full panel jeans since about 14 weeks! LOL. I love that swing dress! I bought and returned probably 10 dresses this pregnancy. I looked huge in all of them! Swing dresses are usually flattering on anybody though!

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  12. You always look adorable so I'm glad I now have a plan of action for the future ;)

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  13. I cannot believe that you're already at 32 weeks?! It's going to be time to meet baby soon!

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  14. I was all about full panel maternity jeans! I was also preggo in the tail end of the summer and WOOF it was hot!! My next baby is going to be born in January! :)

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  15. NAILED IT. Every single thing! xx

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  16. That swing dress is gorgeous!

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  17. this is gonna be so useful for so many mama's-to-be!! you're in the home stretch!!

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  18. I LOVE Tieks flats, I just haven't pulled the trigger on purchasing a pair just yet. The price is what kills me!

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  19. I LOVE Tieks flats, I just haven't pulled the trigger on purchasing a pair just yet. The price is what kills me!

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  20. Great items to have Jillian. I hated my maternity clothes and would buy an entirely new wardrobe if I had to do it all over again, haha!

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  21. These are great! Going to have to bookmark this page for the (far,far) future! That swing dress is absolutely adorable. And my (non-pregnant) self, thinks that I would rock that every single day during pregnancy.

    xx Lindsay

    Wandering 20-Something. | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog.

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  23. That swing dress is the cutest thing ever!!

    I wish they weren't sold out in my size.

    Julia Kristina

    http://juliakristina.com/blog

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