Best maternity wear

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In this best maternity wear comparison, you can find out what the Tell Me Baby community thinks are the top maternity clothes on the market.

Maternity wear comparison chart

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Brand
Product name
RRP
Rating
Reviews
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$86.99
 
32

"I love these bra because it is very comfortable to wear. I feel like wearing nothing when I put it on."

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$86.99
 
(32)

"I love these bra because it is very comfortable to wear. I feel like wearing nothing when I put it on."

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$27.50
 
12

"I love the design of these and the v front, it makes it very comfortable to wear. They were prefect and discreet to wear during the postp..

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$27.50
 
(12)

"I love the design of these and the v front, it makes it very comfortable to wear. They were prefect and discreet to wear during the postp..

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$119.00
 
18

"These pjs are truly the most comfortable pjs during pregnancy and beyond. Mine were gifted to me but I went out and bought another pair....

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(18)

"These pjs are truly the most comfortable pjs during pregnancy and beyond. Mine were gifted to me but I went out and bought another pair....

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$69.95
 
18

"I absolutely loved this as it not only was comfortable, but it supported really well and covered under clothes really well as well."

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$69.95
 
(18)

"I absolutely loved this as it not only was comfortable, but it supported really well and covered under clothes really well as well."

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24

"After having back pain during my first trimester, I invested in one of these and amazing! You can wear while pregnant and during postpart..

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(24)

"After having back pain during my first trimester, I invested in one of these and amazing! You can wear while pregnant and during postpart..

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$32.95
 
188

"I purchased one to try while pregnant and found that they are super comfy, even to sleep in!"

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$32.95
 
(188)

"I purchased one to try while pregnant and found that they are super comfy, even to sleep in!"

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$139.99
 
14

"I have loved my leggings and wear them whenever I do anything physical, like walking, going to appointments, shopping as they provide tha..

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$139.99
 
(14)

"I have loved my leggings and wear them whenever I do anything physical, like walking, going to appointments, shopping as they provide tha..

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$39.95
 
55

"Any bonds products are a must staple to have! I absolutely loved this bra and found it super supportive and convenient when needing to fe..

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$39.95
 
(55)

"Any bonds products are a must staple to have! I absolutely loved this bra and found it super supportive and convenient when needing to fe..

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$16.95
 
16

"They sit so snug but don’t pinch or cut in. Still feels sexy while adding the extra comfort of boylegs. Couldn’t recommend more."

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$16.95
 
(16)

"They sit so snug but don’t pinch or cut in. Still feels sexy while adding the extra comfort of boylegs. Couldn’t recommend more."

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$39.95
 
121

"This Bonds maternity bra is my absolute favourite. I wear it everyday and have multiples in different colours. The material is soft on th..

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$39.95
 
(121)

"This Bonds maternity bra is my absolute favourite. I wear it everyday and have multiples in different colours. The material is soft on th..

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$16.95
 
32

"I discovered these in my first pregnancy and loved them so much I’ve worn them not pregnant too. They fit nicely under a bump but were ..

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$16.95
 
(32)

"I discovered these in my first pregnancy and loved them so much I’ve worn them not pregnant too. They fit nicely under a bump but were ..

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How to choose maternity wear

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When to start wearing maternity clothes

Maternity clothes are a personal choice. While some women choose to upgrade their wardrobe, others will try and make do with what they’ve got (which can also be code for raiding their partner’s closet). 

For those on the maternity wear bandwagon, when you start is up to you. The good news is that many women can continue wearing their normal clothes for the first three months of their pregnancy. However, signs it might be time to upgrade include, not being able to button up your jeans, tops that can’t be buttoned up – or really just whenever it feels comfortable for you to do so.

What maternity clothes do you actually need

When purchasing the bare essentials for pregnancy, the following items are a good idea to have on hand:

  • maternity underwear
  • maternity bra
  • maternity jeans
  • slip-on shoes
  • leggings
  • stretchy over-sized tops

For everything else, it’s possible to make do using things like a belly band or an extender kit for your jeans. Don’t forget your partner’s trackies and t-shirts, jumpers and so on. 

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Choosing the right maternity bra

A maternity bra provides some extra comfort while pregnant and when nursing. Your breasts will start to prepare for breastfeeding early on during pregnancy with all changes finishing around 16 weeks; the perfect time to shop for bras – if you want. There are a few different types of maternity bras to choose from. However, it’s recommended that pregnant women avoid underwire bras. 

Read our best maternity bra article.

What to look for when buying maternity clothes

Stretch factor – Check the fabric and its ability to stretch. 

Sheerness – So you’ve found something with stretchy fabric. Just make sure it doesn’t go see-through once you’ve got it on. 

Ruching – Buying clothes with ruching means they can grow with you, making them last that extra bit longer.

Nursing features – If you plan on breastfeeding, think about clothes that can continue to support you when you start nursing. 

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