White maternity and nursing bamboo tank top. Double layered, nursing access is invisible.

The 7 Maternity Wardrobe Must-Haves for Work

  Do you need a great maternity work wardrobe? Is sustainability on your mind? While great fabric choices and good garment recycling programs are important, the single most sustainable choice you can make is not to buy more than you really need. 
  Fortunately, in the case of your maternity work wardrobe, the list of things you really need is pretty short. If you purchase thoughtfully, going for quality fabrics, flattering cuts, and versatile styles, you'll be able to create a surprising number of outfits from just these 7 items:

1. White maternity/nursing tank 

   A white maternity tank with nursing access is essential for layering under blazers at work or loose sweaters at home, and can be worn alone in warm weather. 

2. Black maternity trousers

  Black maternity trousers are the go-to work wardrobe item for most pregnant or postpartum women. They are flattering and can go with nearly any loose top or structured jacket. We can't even count the number of times mamas have told us, "I lived in my black maternity slacks when I was pregnant." 

3. Maternity button-down shirt

  A great maternity button-down lets you move effortlessly between work and home. Dress it up with a maternity skirt or pair of trousers, and down with a pair of comfy leggings or over-bump jeans. 

4. Nursing bra

  A maternity/nursing bra is a must-have for all breastfeeding mamas who are nursing at home and/or pumping at the office. Find a supportive nursing bra for work, and prioritize comfortable bras at home. 

5. Maternity jeans

   You'll probably spend a lot of time in your maternity jeans, so make sure you find a great fit, comfortable fabric, and supportive over-belly band. 

6. Maternity work dress

   Find a flattering maternity dress that looks great at work, and can do double duty beautifully at happy hour. Go for black or solid neutrals that can be accessorized in multiple ways. Empire waists keep you feeling confident at all stages of pregnancy and postpartum. 

7. Maternity leggings 

   Comfortable, versatile, always flattering - maternity leggings are the holy grail of maternity wear. Wear them with a gorgeous blouse at work, and with a loose tank or pullover at home. Bonus if your favorite pants are made from recycled or sustainable materials!

Once you've found amazing versions of these 7 basics, the rest of your pregnancy wardrobe can be easily filled in with maternity-friendly pieces that are already in your closet (think open-front jackets, empire waist tops, and stretchy maxi dresses).

It's about quality, not quantity.

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