Maternity Clothing Must-Haves
Thankfully maternity clothes have come along way in recent
years. They're not the frumpy outfits they once were. Now, you can
be pregnant and still retain your sense of style and
Having said that, there's no reason to go out and blow a fortune
on new clothes, that you'll only be wearing for a short time.
Here are OHbaby!'s top picks for your maternity wardrobe to see
you through as your bump gets ever bigger.
A really comfortable pair of maternity jeans is worth shelling
out a few bucks on. And there's plenty of choice with some of the
mainstream brands like Max and Jeans West now offering their own
Jeans West Slim Straight Maternity Jeans 2 for
Black Stretch Pants
Get versatile but good quality fabric that will still retain its
colour and shape even after multiple washes, because you will wear
these a lot, including those first few months after baby.
Yoga pant $59.00 from www.mamalove.co.nz
Depending on the time of year you'll want a couple of good
stretchy cotton tops to see you through. Tank tops for summer,
long-sleeved t-shirts for winter. Buy one size bigger than your
normal size and you should be fine.
3/4 sleeve scoop neck tee from Max $39.00
By about your seventh month of pregnancy your breasts will be in
need of a little more room and a little more support. So invest in
some decent maternity bras that you'll be able to use while
breast-feeding. It's worth a visit to a specialist retailer who can
help fit you correctly.
Cake Lingerie Meringue Nursing Bra $59.92 from www.bellybeyond.co.nz
Dress it up or down. Choose one with a v-neck and some detail
around the top to draw the eye to your pretty face.
Also think about colours and patterns and fabrics. Many tunics
come in some gorgeous floaty fabrics that help you feel extra
Maternity Pleat Tunic $139.90
Empire Line Dress
Not of the Jane Austen persuasion, we're talking cute, sexy and
comfortable. But the empire line is the ideal cut for a pregnant
woman. It fits nice and tight under the bust, allowing the fabric
to fall nicely over your bump.
Ripe Maternity Greta Stripe Dress $142.90 from Pregoli
Go for a soft jersey fabric in a style with a v-neck to showcase
your growing bustline. The crossover tie will help accentuate your
The Womama Birth Wrap is great because you can wear it during
your pregnancy, during your labour and birth instead of a hospital
gown, and afterwards as a nursing nightie.
Womama Birth Wrap $124.90 from Breastmates
Skirt with Elastic
This doesn't have to be a specific maternity skirt. You'll
likely have one in your wardrobe already. The stretchy waist band
will keep you comfy, team a slim denim skirt with a tunic and tart
it up with some accessories and you're good to go.
Utility Skirt from Egg Maternity $119.90
By about four months your belly will be starting to show, you're
feet will be swelling and you'll be getting tired on your feet. So
put the high-heels in hibernation for a few months and come down a
Winona Ballerina Pump from Country Road $79.90
These are a great product. There are various kinds
available, some that attach to your existing button and buttonhole
of your trousers or skirt, to create an expanded waistband.
Others are fully elasticised and are great for covering up the
gap when your tops start to get too short. You can also wear them
as a boob tube or as a bra under strapless dresses and tops. Plus
they also come in handy hiding that baby pouch when you're
Bando Belly Band $39.90 from Breastmates.