Take a page out of Meghan Markle’s maternity style book.

By Laura Reilly
Updated February 04, 2019
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The prospect of getting pregnant and then having to build an entirely new wardrobe can be either the best thing ever or your worst nightmare, depending on who you are. Luckily, maternity apparel has evolved so, so, so much in just one generation. Now—between department store retail giants curating wider selections of maternity wear and boutique maternity clothing brands breathing fresh air into the industry—we’re practically spoiled for choice.

Not only are inexpensive maternity clothes and plus-size maternity clothes more widely available, but if you’re looking for special occasion wear, like maternity party dresses, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see trendy maternity styles that can compete with your regular wardrobe.

What’s more, right now is actually a particularly fantastic time to be in the market, thanks to style icons like Meghan Markle’s maternity-wear cues. Looking for even more inspiration? Take a look back at Joanna Gaines’ best maternity looks from last spring.

Whether you’re reading this over an ever-growing bump or just planning ahead, we’ve rounded up the best places to shop for maternity clothes online, for all three trimester and postpartum needs.

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1 LOFT

The thing we love about LOFT is that, for every garment designed, it keeps different body shapes and sizes in mind. Most of its collection is available in Plus, Straight, Petite, and Tall sizes, and it’s translated a good deal of its best-sellers for Maternity, too. Unlike many other maternity lines, LOFT breaks its motherhood line into individual sizes from XXS to XXL, because one size does not fit all.

Shop our pick: Maternity Marled Mock Neck Sweater, $75; loft.com

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2 Nordstrom

One of our favorite department stores, Nordstrom, has a wealth of amazing brands available to choose from all in one place. All of your daily essentials share real estate with the things you save for special occasions. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t wear leather leggings or an off-shoulder gown in your third trimester.

Shop our pick: Madewell Maternity Skinny Jeans, $142; nordstrom.com

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3 ASOS

If you want to step away from the typical empire waists and neutral tones that permeate maternity designs, ASOS is an incredible resource. With over 700 styles that are both trendy and functional, you can find pieces that feel true to your personal style. Opt for a luxurious satin blouse or take this opportunity to try the bike shorts trend—the world is your belly-sized oyster.

Shop our pick: ASOS Maternity Borg Raincoat, $87; asos.com

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4 Hatch Collection

Meghan Markle-loved maternity brand, Hatch, is the ultimate destination for finding roomy, well-cut pieces that fit in seamlessly with your regular casual-wear wardrobe. Its collection of onesies are generously cut, but still almost undetectable as maternity wear—meaning you can get away with wearing these pieces for years past your due date. Don’t believe us? Hatch has a super helpful tool on each product page called the “Bump Slider,” which lets you preview the garment with and without a bump.

Shop our pick: The Lolo Jumper, $288; hatchcollection.com

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5 H&M

There’s no rule that says minimalist Scandinavian style can’t have curves, and H&M’s maternity line, MAMA, is the best-looking proof. Your work wardrobe won’t miss a beat with these stretchy-waist slacks, and you can keep up your smart-comfy weekend looks with these knit joggers.

Shop our pick: Top with Zip, $35; hm.com

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6 Seraphine

A Kate (and Pippa!) Middleton favorite, Seraphine’s feminine, professional maternity attire is exactly what you’d expect from the Duchess of Cambridge. Printed swing dresses meet elegant coats, while seamless dress leggings promise all-day comfort. This royalty-loved line pairs excellently with your pregnancy glow.

Shop our pick: Lavender Blossom Knot Front Maternity Dress, $89; seraphine.com

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7 Old Navy

Old Navy’s maternity department is fully stocked with statement blouses and pretty dresses that go above and beyond the minimum, but it’s the great basics we keep coming back to—from the perfect crewneck tee (with flattering side ruching) to maternity shorts with a very discrete belly band.

Shop our pick: Maternity Full-Panel Jersey Leggings, $17; oldnavy.gap.com