Maternity Monday: Shirred Maternity Dress

This shirred maternity dress is a longstanding bestseller for Nordstrom and beyond — we’ve featured the sleeveless version before, but not the sleeved style. I like the flattering, body-conscious fit, all the color options (seven different colors!), and the fact that it’s machine washable. It’s $88, available in sizes XS-L. Ingrid & Isabel® Shirred Maternity Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Maternity Monday: Melissa Maternity Top

I’ve always liked the brand Olian for maternity clothes — the quality was on par with what I was used to with the price range, things washed well, and I generally liked the designs. This swingy top could be great for work or weekend — and I like the hint of edge the faux leather accents bring. The top is $120, available at Nordstrom.  Olian Melissa Maternity Top

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Maternity Monday: Valentia Twist Front Maternity Dress

This is the kind of maternity dress that does about ten things. Add a cardigan or blazer and subdued jewelry and shoes, and wear it to work.  Add sandals and a wrap and wear it on a vacation. Add a sparkly necklace and some killer heels and wear it on date night. I like the high V here, and something about the wrap looks particularly flattering.  It’s $128 at Nordstrom, and also comes in two prints.  Tart Maternity ‘Valentia’ Twist Front Maternity Dress

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Maternity Monday: Madison Quilted Maternity Puffer Coat

Every year, I talk about how you might not need a maternity coat, depending on where you’ll be in your pregnancy. If you’re going to be heavily pregnant during the coldest months of winter you may want to consider getting a coat like this. This one has a clever design — once you have your baby you can take this insert out and turn it around so that it covers your baby while you’re wearing him or her. So, it covers your bump and then covers your baby. When you’re not wearing your baby, you can remove the insert entirely. (The hood is also removable.) This machine washable coat comes in gray and black in sizes XS-XL and is $170 at Nordstrom; note that Amazon has it in an khaki green as well. Modern Eternity Madison Quilted Maternity Puffer Coat with Faux Fur Trim

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Maternity Monday: Ribbed Midi Maternity Dress

I like the ribbed pattern on this dress — it’s a little unexpected and it looks really cool. The elbow-length sleeves are flattering, and I think this is a nice sweater dress to wear to work. Note that Topshop has very similar options in non-maternity sweaters as well, including this mixed rib funnel neck swwater, which I like so much that I may end up recommending it on Corporette as well. The pictured dress is machine washable and available in limited sizes. It’s $75 at Nordstrom. Ribbed Midi Maternity Dress

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Maternity Monday: Maternity/Nursing Layered Pencil Dress

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This maternity dress comes in a bunch of great colors — we’re featuring the navy, but I also really like the graphite. It’s machine-washable soft jersey, and it’s got a nice-looking nursing cutout. There are no reviews yet, which at Amazon often means taking a chance, but it’s only $23-$30, which is a pretty good deal. Maternity/Nursing Layered Pencil Dress

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.