Maternity Monday: Mama Tights

Now that we are approaching the fall and winter (I feel like I keep writing this, but it was almost 80 degrees in NYC today), it is once again tights season. On their best day, I find tights and all pantyhose extremely uncomfortable. I realized my problem though — I only ever purchased them at the drugstore or supermarket. I do find that they are totally an item that if you spend a bit more, it makes a world of difference. I am mostly a pants wearer, but while pregnant I did buy a few nice maternity dresses, and my real need for maternity clothing kicked in during the fall/winter. I invested in a pair or two of these and had no regrets. In spending more, I definitely cared for them more gently than if I had panic-bought them at Duane Reade the day before an event I needed pantyhose for, which was my usual M.O. These maternity tights from Spanx are $28 at Nordstrom. Mama Tights

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Maternity Monday: ‘Mia’ High Collar Maternity Coat

If you’re going to be at the end of your pregnancy during the winter months like I was, having a maternity winter coat is important. I went for a long time zipping my regular coats up over my stomach, but at the end it just wasn’t possible. After buying a maternity winter coat, I liked having the extra room to grow instead of smushing myself into my pre-pregnancy coats. One added bonus of a maternity winter coat is that it was easier for people on public transportation to see that I was pregnant, so they would offer me their seat. I love this coat by Kimi and Kai. I like how the zipper extends up the collar so you can zip it at different intervals to create different looks. I am partial to the red, but it also comes in black and camel. It is $228 at Nordstrom and comes in sizes XS–L. ‘Mia’ High Collar Maternity Coat

Two more affordable options (that also have a wider size range) are from Old Navy (XS–XXL, $69.99) and Motherhood Maternity (1X–3X, $50.99).

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Maternity Monday: Tie-Waist Tunic Shirt

I like this shirt as a maternity version of the crisp white button-down. (As I was writing that, it occurred to me that since having a child, I could not describe anything I currently wear as either “crisp” OR white.) I like how the buttons are on the top half as if it were a non-maternity shirt and the rest flows over the stomach. The tie-waist part is a nice feature to define the top half from the bottom. The shirt is $36.99 at Old Navy, is machine washable, and is available in sizes XS–XXL. It also comes in a blue and white stripe, which I also really like (and which is 35% off), though not all sizes are in stock currently. Maternity Tie-Waist Tunic Shirt

Target has a plus-size option that comes in sizes 1–4X and is $26.99.

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Maternity Monday: ‘Everyday’ Bella Band

For me, the hardest time to dress while pregnant was during the first trimester. I still mostly fit into my clothes, but some of my pre-pregnancy wear gave the impression that I just might be bloated and/or wearing something unflattering. I also found that maternity clothes were made for the late second to third trimesters (obviously depending on how you carry, or whether or not it’s your first pregnancy). To stretch my wardrobe, I bought a Bella Band from Ingrid and Isabel, and I found it very useful. Not only did it help me wear my pre-pregnancy jeans and work pants for longer, it let me wear some pre-pregnancy tops longer, as well — it just looks like a layering tank when peeking out from the bottom of the shirt. If I were to do it again, I probably would order a smaller size, as the material was very stretchy and I found myself having to adjust it on occasion. (Here’s the size guide.) It’s machine washable, tumble dry low, and available at Nordstrom and Amazon in both black and white for $28. ‘Everyday’ Bella Band

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Family Friday: Maternity Denim Overalls

If I were pregnant right now, I would probably be wearing these all weekend long. As my currently non-pregnant self, I don’t think I could get away with wearing them (I would look like Miranda Hobbes), but they look so damn adorable on pregnant women. So cute in fact, that The New York Times had an article with the headline, “The Unbearable Cuteness of Maternity Overalls.” I like these particular ones because they are simple and unadorned — more fashion-y than construction worker. They come in sizes XS–XL and are $79.99 at Gap (keep an eye out for sales, though, because earlier this week you could get 40% off). Maternity Denim Overalls

A plus-size option is at Destination Maternity.

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Maternity Monday: MAMA Viscose Dress

There are a few things I really like about this maternity dress from H&M. My favorite is the sheer sleeves, which work in both a cold office and in transition to fall. Although fall seems a long ways away, there is something autumnal about the colors, and I can picture it with nice brown boots. I like that it has a v-neck and an elastic “waist.” Also in keeping with the sheerness of the sleeves, there’s a sheer overlay with lining underneath. For me, I always appreciate that type of style — hides all the lumps and bumps and distracts with a pattern. It also comes in black, which I can see using as a base for some fun accessories, though in this case, I do favor the patterned version. The dress is $34.99 and comes in sizes XS–XXL. MAMA Viscose Dress

Pink Blush Maternity has a plus-size option.

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