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Maternity Essentials
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Contrary to popular belief, maternity style doesn’t a) have to be boring and unflattering or b) require that you blow your budget to outfit your growing bump. Whether you prefer going the comfortable, laid-back route or gravitate to pieces with more oomph, these cool maternity wear staples are affordable and worthy of real estate in your closet. In fact, some are so cute you’ll want to wear them long after your wee one’s arrival!

Paisley Sky Maternity Basic V-Neckline Tee

Soft Tees

Paisley Sky Maternity Basic V-Neckline Tee

A tee made for two, this short-sleeve, V-neck top is stretchy enough to work for every stage of growth. It comes in a variety of low-key solids and minimalist patterns and is ruched at the sides for maximum bump-flattering effect.

Soft Tees

Paisley Sky Maternity Twist Hem Tee

Who says maternity wear can’t be cute? This tee with a front-twist detail is as stylish when dressed down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a cardigan as it is dressed up with a vintage leather jacket and leggings. It has a centre-seam detail and hugs your bump in all the right places.

Soft Tees

George Maternity Short Sleeve Puff Tee

Equal parts fashionable and functional, this cotton-blend maternity basic is available in five shades and features short puff sleeves and a round neck. It’s a feminine staple that goes with just about everything.

Leggings & Joggers

Paisley Sky Maternity Legging

Quite possibly the most comfortable pair of leggings you’ll ever own, this fitted style has an elasticized waistband, comes in flattering shades of grey and black and features a stretchy belly panel that will grow with you through every pregnancy stage.

Leggings & Joggers

George Maternity Printed Jogger

Maternity pants just got next-level cool with these printed, drawstring joggers. They’re fitted at the ankles, have pockets and will stretch with ease throughout each trimester. Plus, they’ll work perfectly with a casual post-partum wardrobe.

Leggings & Joggers

George Maternity Core Jegging

Ladies, meet your maternity outfit MVP. Half jeans, half leggings, these grey jeggings are the perfect wardrobe addition for an effortlessly chic look. Not only do they stretch like a dream throughout the legs, but they also feature a jersey-knit expandable belly panel and back patch pockets.

Leggings & Joggers

Women’s Maternity Jogger Pants with Pockets

We love a good wear-almost-anywhere basic and these pants check all the boxes. Available in six colours, these flattering relaxed-fit joggers have side pockets, cuffed ankles and are just as perfect for lounging around the home office as they are for exercising and sleeping.

Casual Dresses and Skirts

PatPat Striped Short-Sleeve Maternity Dress

For hot weather and days where pants seem like too much effort, lean into stylish maternity dresses. This round-neck asymmetrical design looks stylish on its own or with a blazer or jean jacket thrown on top. Plus, it has a peek-a-boo window for breastfeeding. (We’ve rounded up more breastfeeding essentials.)

Casual Dresses and Skirts

Wodstyle Striped Midi Maternity Dress

With a bump-friendly silhouette that’s still form-fitting, this striped midi dress is made from super-soft material and can go from casual to dressy in a snap. It’s available in dark grey, light grey, pink and black.

Casual Dresses and Skirts

Julyccc Polka Dot Maternity Skirt

Post-baby, you might want to see some of your maternity clothes disappear forever. This skirt won’t be one of them. Featuring a ruffle hem and high waist, it flatters every level of bump growth and is stylish enough to keep on rotation even after the baby’s arrival.

Long-Sleeved Tops

Zanzea Pregnancy Off-Shoulder Long-Sleeve Shirt

If your goal is to veer away from traditional maternity styles, this cut-out-shoulder top is a great way to step outside the box. With seven colours to choose from, it offers a casual, loose fit, making it a comfortable basic that works for a host of occasions and looks.

Long-Sleeved Tops

George Maternity Long Sleeve Baby Doll Top

If you’re looking for a go-to maternity top with feminine details, this baby-doll top makes the cut with cozy jersey-knit fabric, a scoop neckline, fitted cuffs and an empire waist. All that and it looks great with leggings, narrow jeans and pencil skirts, too.

Long-Sleeved Tops

Raglan Breastfeeding Long Sleeve Double-Layer Shirt

This two-layer shirt takes cool maternity wear to next-level standings. Available in three colours, this hip-length top with a colour-block effect is as stylish for the office as it is for a night out. Not only is it breathable, lightweight and stretchy, but the top layer also lifts up for discreet nursing access for when baby’s hunger hits.

Nursing Bras

bravado! BASICS Women’s Comfort Maternity and Nursing Bra

In the hierarchy of maternity-wear staples, a few good nursing bras top the list. This seamless, stretchy option offers maximum comfort and good support before and after birth. Plus, its nursing B-clips are easy to open with one hand.

George Maternity Seamless Nursing Bra

Nursing Bras

George Maternity Seamless Nursing Bra

A stylish and comfortable addition to any maternity wardrobe, this seamless stretch-knit bra features a drop-away cup, adjustable straps and removable inserts. It’s also available in a range of colours like pink and grey to blend with any outfit.

Nursing Bras

Medela Nursing Sleep Bra for Maternity and Breastfeeding

All hail the night nursing bra! This lightweight, tag-free beauty has ultimate stretch for comfortable night feeds while still providing support and structure as you sleep. The material is also gentle on even the most sensitive skin. It comes in small, medium and large.

Medela Comfort Nursing Bra For Maternity/Breastfeeding

Nursing Bras

Medela Comfort Nursing Bra for Maternity and Breastfeeding

Every mom-to-be needs a nude maternity bra because it’s the perfect hue for light and white shirts and dresses. This seam-free, tag-free, wireless style adjusts to your changing shape and features clips that are easy to open with one hand. Buy it in small, medium or large.

Nursing Camis

bravado! BASICS Women’s Slimming Maternity and Nursing Cami

A style chameleon that works for a host of outfit options, this soft-and-seamless nursing cami has a knit-in bra for lift, support and separation. It’s available in a range of sizes (from small to XXL) and the length is perfect for layering.

Nursing Camis

Paisley Sky Maternity Nursing Cami

From a budget-friendly maternity brand that doesn’t skimp on quality, this cami is a versatile choice before, during and after pregnancy. It’s available in six patterns and shades, has adjustable straps and includes fasteners for quick breastfeeding access.

Nursing Camis

George Women’s Nursing Camisole

Comfy and convenient, this casual maternity cami is made of a soft cotton/spandex material blend, meaning it’s gentle on your skin as your body changes. Of course, it also has adjustable straps with clips for easy nursing access, plus it’s available in black and grey. (Shopping for your new arrival and wondering what you really need? These 10 baby must-haves are recommended by real moms.)