Thought we’d try something new here on Celebrity Baby Clothes. Everyone always asks us “what’s you’re top five…?”. So we thought each week we’d compile a “Top Five” list of baby gear, mommy stuff and everything fabulous in between. This week we’ll give you our Top Five Maternity Must Haves:
#1. Maternity Bra: Every new mom to be focuses on nursing bras, which are important, however, so is comfort while you grow that little bundle. Our favorite selection happens to be from Motherhood Maternity. They’re affordable and comfy and make your chest look fabulous. Look for wide straps and at least three adjustment hooks, four is even better. Get fitted too…no need to buy the wrong size. Also, if you find one you really like, get it in black, white and nude. You will thank yourself later.
#2. LBD: yes momma, even when you are with child, you do need a perfect “go to” dress for unexpected fashion emergencies, last minute dates and the all important night out with the girls. May we suggest Isabella Oliver’s Satin Bow Dress or their Ruched Kiss dress. Both are stunning and really do flatter your growing belly. Add some drama with some heels and jewels and your all set for a night on the town.
#3. Jeans: Don’t try and where your pre preg jeans till they just about burst…and don’t try and wear them after your belly pops. Why be uncomfortable? Invest in some good quality maternity jeans that you can dress up or down. Get two pairs if they feel really comfy and look flattering. We have two faves at both ends of the spectrum: Paige Denim Maternity Jeans and Old Navy Maternity Jeans. Both are very comfy and quite flattering to your growing bottom. The belly band in the Old Navy jeans never bunches up or looses shape, but they do run big. Paige Denim will set you back a a few hundred, but you’ll look so good you won’t care.
#4. Pajamas/Lounge Wear: We’re guilty of wearing our hubby’s college tees too when we are expecting…but really, isn’t it nice to slip into a soft pair of new jammies fresh from the dryer that fit just perfectly? While your body is growing, treat yourself to some nice extra big jammies that help you sleep. No need to wake up pulling at your too small flannels or poking a finger through the holes in your old sweatpants. We love the lounge wear and jammies from the Gap the most. Besides being super affordable and washable, they come in stylish patterns and fit generously. Our close second would be the PJ’s at A Pea In The Pod. vVry classy and perfect for when visitors drop by to see the new baby.
#5. Perfect Tee: Jeans and tees are part of your daily uniform now, so why should that change when you are expecting? Make sure it’s extra long, fitted and flatters your changing shape. Our experience is that V neck looks better then scoop when you are growing. Layer them with a tank or add a cute cardigan. Just make sure it fits well…not stretched, or so short you’re pulling at it all day. Go for neutrals, and that all important black. Add color with scarves and accessories. Our go to place for tees while expecting is Isabella Oliver and tanks from Old Navy’s Maternity line.
So there you have it. Our mommy-to-be must haves. Just add some sleep, a great haircut and yummy snacks and you’ll be feeling and looking fabulous. Promise.