Wardrobe essentials for mums-to-be

By February 5, 2020General

If you are expecting, your body is going through some dramatic changes, meaning that you are going to need clothing which accommodates your growing bump.

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From comfy shoes to jeans and dresses, check out what you’ll need to guarantee the most comfortable (and stylish) pregnancy possible.

The right shoes

It is important to treat your feet right throughout pregnancy. That means choosing shoes that are roomy and comfortable, and that offer adequate support. Arch support can support the extra weight you will be carrying as your baby grows. It’s a good idea to pick shoes that you can easily wear with support stockings to minimise foot and ankle swelling.


Leggings are going to be your best friend during pregnancy. Look for fabric that extends above the bump to provide you with optimum stretch and comfort. While you can begin with normal leggings for the first while of your pregnancy, maternity leggings will provide the best comfort at the tail end of your pregnancy.

Maternity jeans

While they might not look super flattering on the hanger, you will end up falling in love with maternity jeansThe unique benefit of maternity jeans is that one pair can be worn throughout the whole pregnancy as they stretch and adapt as the pregnancy advances. Maternity jeans come with adjustable, elastic waistbands which extend as needed, to accommodate the developing size of your belly.

Long tanks and tees

While you might not want to spend too much money on clothing which is only temporary, there are some items which are essential. Be sure to purchase some basic t-shirts, tanks and long-sleeved shirts which are stretchy and longer in length so they can adequately cover your transforming shape.


Dresses are a great way to feel cool and comfortable during pregnancy. Shift, swing, or empire-waist style dresses will provide comfort throughout pregnancy, and you will be able to wear them for long after too. More tightly fitted dresses can also be very flattering. A soft, curve-hugging fabric shows off your bump and is easy to move around in. Make sure you choose something you feel both comfortable and beautiful wearing. 

Maternity clothing is just one small thing to think about when it comes to pregnancy, but of course, your health and wellbeing are always top priority. Dr Bevan Brown is one of the most trusted obstetricians in Sydney and will give you complete and compassionate care in every way possible through every step of your pregnancy. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.