Maternity Style Must-Haves

Congrats, you’re pregnant! Your challenge for the next nine months is dressing a growing baby bump without sourcing an entirely new wardrobe. Seems simple, right? However, the day-to-day effort of pulling together items you already own while ensuring the outfit is comfortable can be a challenge. The desire to appear pulled together and stylish can seem overwhelming — but pregnancy is an opportunity to break all of the fashion “rules” around body shape. Some might be drawn to form fitting clothing such as stripes to accentuate their bump while others might prefer to cover up the growing the bump. The good news is that there is no set ‘look’ so have fun . . . The possibilities are endless. With two pregnancies under my belt, here’s what I have learned:


1. Plan ahead.

2. Create a space in your closet for maternity clothes.

3. Watch how celebrity bloggers tackle pregnancy style — even the most fashionable struggle to dress a body shape that changes daily.

4. Don't forget to plan ahead for the nursing stage!

Pregnancy Must Haves

1. Aritzia’s TNA Atmosphere leggings $60

I’ve been living in high-waisted TNA leggings from Aritzia. I’d recommend buying a few pairs and expect to wear them throughout your pregnancy and afterwards as you return to your pre-baby shape

2. Winners Blush Pink Kimono $24.99

Maintaining a professional look can be achieved with a belted wrap top or a blazer which can be unbuttoned as require

3. Topshop Maternity Jeans available at the Bay

Whether you opt for a pair that sits below your bump or well above, jeans will remain the foundation of your maternity look.

4. Canada Goose Hat $125

Staying shaded during pregnancy is key to not overheating but also to avoid the dreaded sun spots and sunburn that is more likely to occur during pregnancy.

Maternity Must Haves

1. Winners Palm Leaf Jacket $129.99

Blazers, trench coats and jackets of all sorts are an easy way to update your wardrobe as most toppers will fit . . . even if they don't zip or button shut!

2. Boob Design, Simone Short-Sleeved Dress $72.50                       

Boob Design offers the most innovative solutions for nursing and timeless fashion that can be worn during multiple pregnancies. Available at Fab Baby Gear.

3. 7AM Enfant Feminist Backback $78

Being hands free is essential and this backpack offers pockets for bottles, a laptop compartment and a padded changing pad.

4. la Vie en Rose $44.95

With one-hand release clips for nursing, the new la Vie en Rose collection of bras feature comfort and softness.