As someone in her third trimester of pregnancy, I know very well how challenging it can be to find clothes that are 1. comfortable and 2. cute and on trend and 3. don’t break the bank.
I’ve always been someone who prefers to get all the way ready in “real” clothes, even though I’ve worked from home for years. While I like athleisure outfits here and there, I opt for real clothes more often than loungewear. But with a growing bump – not to mention a busy toddler who needs me – my clothes have to be comfortable. It’s just a nonnegotiable at this point.
I know so many other expecting moms feel the same way. Very few of us are willing to spend a ton of money on maternity clothes knowing we won’t wear them for long. So, I did the heavy lifting for you and found the best affordable maternity clothes I can. The majority of the things I’m sharing below are not actually maternity-specific (which I’ve found can really limit things in terms of cuteness), but actually very bump-friendly. Hopefully you’ll be able to wear a lot of these pieces long after your baby arrives.
Everything below is from Amazon.com. Amazon is my go-to for things of this nature because I love the prices, the Prime shipping is awesome, and I know I can easily return anything that doesn’t work. Somehow ordering stuff on Amazon doesn’t feel like real shopping to me (oops). (I also have an entire blog post dedicated to maternity workout gear from Amazon if you’re looking for pregnancy activewear.)
Anyway, I hope today’s blog post is helpful for any expecting mommas out there!
Sweater dresses are a great maternity option in general because they’re stretchy and forgiving. While this turtleneck tunic style dress is not technically true maternity, it’s the perfect option for the fall and winter with a growing bump. I have a size small and it still works in my third trimester, so it’s a total winner. I love the navy colorway because it looks very high-end (exactly like a $200+ dress I got from Revolve last year), but this dress comes in a ton of other colors as well.
This denim button down mini dress is another non-maternity dress that I’ve worn throughout the entire fall with a bump. It’s one my favorite purchases from Amazon all year! It’s so stinking cute, fits loose and comfortably, and has feminine sleeve details. We still have a lot of warm weather left in North Carolina, so I expect to keep wearing this for another month or so. I have a size extra-small and it still works in my third trimester.
This black square-neck dress is unbelievably flattering and comfortable in person. While I’ve never tried Skims dresses before, it looks exactly like the Soft Lounge Long Sleeve Dress. It was too long on me (I’m 5’1″), but it would be the ideal date night dress for anyone a little taller.
I’m sharing a photo of it on me, but just note that I had the hem folded under. I’m wearing a size small which fit perfectly other than the length. It’s stretchy, so I feel confident that the same size will work as your bump grows.
I own both the brown and black versions of this sleeveless sweater dress. I wore it with my first pregnancy, in between pregnancy and again for this one. There’s not much that I’m wearing from Amazon over a year later, and this dress is one of the few.
It’s truly a great basic tank dress that can be styled many ways. I especially love it styled with a blazer for a work appropriate outfit. The blazer I’m wearing below is another Amazon find! I have a size XS in the dress and size XS in the blazer.
I found this sweetheart neckline sweater dress a few weeks ago and added it to my cart immediately. It just arrived today so keep an eye on my Amazon storefront since I’ll post a picture there as soon as I try it on.
This is another non-maternity specific option that would easily work with a bump and then again once baby arrives. The tie for the waist is removable, which will probably be how I wear this while I have a bump. The neckline cut is so tastefully sexy and feminine, but the sweater material gives it a conservative feel as well. I ordered the dark green colorway to wear for the holidays.
This orange oversized tunic looks very similar to the navy dress at the top of this post, but I plan to wear it with leggings as a top. I got a size small and I can’t wait to wear it this weekend once it arrives.
I’m in need of a few more sweaters that have more length because my current sweaters aren’t covering my bump all the way! This oversized knit pullover is arriving this evening (as I draft this post). I ordered a size small. It looks so much like my Spanx pullover that I’ve worn into the ground. Again, I’ll posts pics on my Amazon storefront ASAP!
This oversized half-zip pullover is similar to the sweater above, but more of a traditional sweatshirt. I prefer this pullover when I’m wearing leggings (my favorite Amazon leggings are also still working while pregnant) because it’s a little sportier and the material is warmer. This feels much more expensive than it is – and it’s so affordable. I have a size small in the beige color. It’s actually on sale as I’m writing this.
This oversized cardigan is one of my favorite recent purchases. It’s SO comfortable and the material feels very expensive. I love the dark green color, and it works perfectly with a bump. Since it’s oversized, you don’t need to size up.. You could easily size down in this, even pregnant. I have an XS.
This Amazon embroidered maxi dress looks identical to the Daliah Free People dress that everyone is loving this year. I can’t get over how similar they are! If you’re looking for a cute Thanksgiving dress that’s feminine and easy (or maybe something to wear for a maternity photoshoot), I love this option.
I’ll continue to add to this post as I find more Amazon maternity clothes (since you all know I’m always shopping on there).
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