Maternity Monday: Pure Body Tank

I inherited a few of these tank tops from my sister-in-law when she passed along her maternity clothing stash, and I highly recommend grabbing a few during the sale at Gap. They’re soft and long and come in all the basic colors. When I started showing, I used them underneath my non-maternity tops to extend them for a few weeks, and then toward the end of my pregnancy I wore them under all my sweaters because they were comfortable and stretchy. Also, a confession — I am a year and a half past giving birth and I STILL wear them. Now that I am no longer pregnant, they are long enough to wear with leggings so that my butt is covered.  Yes, they have the telltale ruching down the sides, but I don’t care — comfort is king. They’re $16.95 and come in sizes XS–XXL, and with code HAPPY you can get 40% off. Maternity Pure Body Tank

Motherhood Maternity offers a plus-size option (which is also on sale).

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The Best Maternity Dresses for Work

the best maternity dresses for workIf you’re far enough along in your pregnancy that you’ve outgrown your regular-sized, old-standby work dresses and have realized you need to expand your maternity work wardrobe to actual maternity wear, fear not — today we’re rounding up the best maternity sheath dresses for work, many of which we’ve included over the years in our regular maternity workwear recommendations. We’re featuring options from the more affordable end of the spectrum (a possible strategy if you’re planning to be one-and-done) to higher-quality maternity dresses that will last you through two or three (or more) pregnancies.

What are your favorite maternity dresses for work? Do you ever choose double-duty styles that are meant for pregnancy and nursing? When you buy maternity dresses, do you tend to buy a few that are higher-quality or buy a bunch of less expensive ones? (Does it depend on how many kids you plan to have?) Which of your “regular” dresses have been particularly pregnancy-friendly? What do you think are the best maternity dresses for work?

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Maternity Monday: Twist-Front Halter Swimsuit

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year… bathing suit season! Ha. I was in my first trimester during the summer months, so I never got to go full bump on the beach. It was the awkward time where I just looked bloated and didn’t want to share my pregnancy news, so needless to say, it wasn’t a great time to wear a swimsuit. For those of you who’ll be farther along in these upcoming months, I like this suit. The multi-directional stripes keeps the eye moving, and it looks like a flattering cut — halter top to hoist everything up and generous coverage in the front and backside. Personally, I would not want to spend more than this on a bathing suit I may never wear again after this summer, and I think Old Navy suits are of decent quality for the price. The pictured suit is $42, available in sizes XS–XXL — and also available in black. Maternity Twist-Front Halter Swimsuit

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

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Maternity Monday: Lace A-Line Dress

I had two weddings to attend while I was pregnant and I bought this dress to wear to both of them. My pregnant friend saw me in the dress and bought it herself as well. The neckline and the lace sleeves are very flattering, you can wear a regular bra with it, and it’s obviously a maternity dress but without screaming, “Hey look over here, I’m pregnant!!” When I bought the dress, it was at full price at $59.98, but it’s currently on sale for $29.97. With code FRIEND, you can get an extra 30% off, bringing it down to only $20.98. Even at full price, it looks way more expensive than it is. The lace doesn’t look cheap, and even the belt, which I had concerns about, looks nice and is inconspicuous. The dress is available in sizes S–XL. Motherhood Maternity Lace A-line Dress

Two plus-size options are at Amazon and JCPenney.

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Maternity Monday: Preggie Pop Drops

Luckily, in my first trimester I didn’t get morning sickness too badly — but I was definitely queasy on more mornings than not. Unluckily, I had to commute every morning in very crowded conditions. The smells, the heat, the crowds, the swaying … it’s enough to make me nauseated on a regular, non-pregnant day. I always made sure to have plenty of these Preggie Pop Drops in my bags or in my pockets to pop into my mouth so that there was a flavor in my mouth and something to smell. It could have been a placebo effect, but they helped and took the anxiety out of commuting. One thing to note is that the outside wrapper has the brand name, so to keep things quiet, you may want to take them out and put them in a ziplock before you use them in the office. Three Lollies Preggie Pop Drops

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Maternity Monday: Twist-Front T-Shirt Dress

maternity t-shirt dressT-shirt dresses can be a bit on the casual side for a conservative office — but provided they’re opaque and in good shape without pilling or the like, you can often dress them up with enough jewelry and accessories to make the casual-ness of the dress fade away. This twist-front dress from Old Navy looks like a great option for just that — add some classic heels, a set of pearls, a watch, and you’re in business. It’s normally $36, but today it comes down to $26 in your bag — it’s available in navy, black, and orange in size XS-XXL. Twist-Front T-Shirt Dress

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