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5 Must Have Basics for your Maternity Wardrobe

When building your maternity wardrobe, especially if it is your first pregnancy, it is important to include some must-have basic pieces that you can wear again and again throughout your pregnancy. To help you out, we have put together our top 5, best selling pieces to get you started! 

1) Leggings 

Leggings are important because they are so versatile and comfortable. They look adorable around the house, out for errands as well as to your pre natal yoga class! You can wear them casually with a long tee, or a dress them up with tunic to show off your new bump depending on your mood. We vote leggings as a staple maternity piece because the super stretchy and soft fabric will fit perfectly throughout your entire pregnancy as well as postpartum, meaning we know you will be wearing them again and again. Make sure you look for leggings that were designed specifically for mums, because the higher quality fabric won't go sheer when it stretches and they have a longer panel to pull up over your belly for more support and coverage! 

Shop our fav full length legging by 9Fashion here

2) Classic Long Sleeve Top 

A classic stretch long sleeve cotton top is another must have piece because of the comfort and versatility. They are great for layering in the colder months, and look so cute when they hug your growing belly with a pair or jeans or leggings. Opt for a bold or bright colour if you don't want to be too basic, or layer it under a blazer for an office look! 

Shop our classic scoop neck long sleeve top here

3) Maternity Jeans 

A great pair of denim jeans are a must have for your pregnancy, and for those days you want to feel 'normal.' The right pair of jeans will have you back to feeling like your old self by creating a great outfit for lunch with a girlfriend or shopping for your nursery in style! Maternity denim has come a long way with modern fits, styles and stretch fabrics to keep you on trend, yet comfortable. 

See our designer maternity jeans here

4) Maternity Tunic 

A stretch cotton tunic that is fitted makes our list as a maternity staple because the long length is a great full coverage option, and is super cute paired with leggings or tights and boots or an oversize cardi! We love how versatile and comfortable a stretch tunic is throughout your entire pregnancy, as well as afterward because spandex allows it to stretch when you need it, yet return to its original shape. To change up your outfits, try patterns like polka dots or stripes! 

Shop our Tunics here

5) Maternity Dress

A simple yet sophisticated dress with ruching is a great maternity staple for the office or dressier events on your calendar. Simplicity is be very elegant when accessorized properly, so we love a classic silhouette made of a comfortable stretch fabric for maximum wearability. Wear with heels or flats depending on the occasion, and feel beautiful showing off your baby bump! 

See our fav midi dress here

All pieces above are amazing wardrobe starters for your pregnancy. We KNOW you will love wearing them over and over again!  

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