Maternity wear has come a long way since the 80s (just Google maternity clothes from the 80s, although we have to say 80s’ fashion was bad news in general) – the days of wearing potato sacks with shoulder pads that make you look like a linebacker are gone. The young moms probably won’t even remember it, but just think ‘choir robes’ with slightly narrower sleeves. Thankfully, today’s maternity fashion is so fabulous, it makes you want to be pregnant, just so you can wear it.
Here are 7 brands that have taken maternity wear to a new level, making dressing the bump easy and exciting for anybody.
1. Hatch Collection: Comfy Chic
Hatch maternity clothes are clothes that you would want to wear even if after your pregnancy. Though a bit on the pricey side, the effortless minimalist style, much like Eileen Fisher’s, is elegant and comfortable, making any bump stylish, even if you don’t know a thing about fashion.
2. Tiffany Rose: Elegantly Dressy
If you have a wedding or a glamorous event to attend to with your bump, British brand Tiffany Rose is the brand you want to check out. From lace maternity dresses to silk evening gowns, the timeless styles are flattering to all stages of pregnancy. They also offer different color satin, crystal or bead sashes to beautifully accentuate your bump and have bridal wear along with gorgeous lace jackets.
3. Isabella Oliver: Simple & Classy
Isabella Oliver’s silhouette hugs the bump more, but with the ruching and wraping all in the right places, it flatters your bump beautifully and it offers a classic yet modern collection of clothes that have a timeless appeal.
4. Rachel Pally: Best Maxis
The golden standard of maternity maxi dresses, Rachel Pally’s maxis are constantly seen being worn by pregnant celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and Kourtney & Kim Kardashian. The signature jersey fabric is so nice and comfy, it will make you feel like a million dollars.
5. Kinwolfe: Silky Chic & Functional
Designed to be worn from bump to breastfeeding, back to work and beyond, Kinwolfe’s designs are the stylish kind that you wouldn’t mind wearing even if you weren’t pregnant. The built-in nursing access is very convenient and definitely a plus – just make sure you don’t get milk stains on the gorgeous silk!
6. Pink Blush: Trendy & Affordable
Affordable and trendy, Pink Blush is the H&M or Zara of maternity wear. If you love whimsical floral designs and patters, Pink Blush is also your brand.
7. ASOS: Affordable & Trendy
On top of their own maternity brand, ASOS offers a huge selection of maternity wear from other brands as well, and they off everything from casual basic tops, to lounge wear, swimwear and more dressy styles, so this is a great one-stop-shop option for you if you don't have a lot of time. Compared to some of the more high-end brands, the quality can be a hit or miss, but for the price, you can't complain.