We are in the home stretch of this pregnancy waiting on baby girls arrival!! This has been such a wonderful journey and I feel insanely blessed to have had a healthy pregnancy and supportive experience. Now that our next adventure is almost here, I felt this would be the perfect time to round up everything I have learned and loved about maternity fashion and style as a plus size person (size 18 pre-pregnancy).
Body changes, especially with pregnancy, are different for everyone. So with this list it was important for me to find brands and pieces that can work for a variety of starting sizes and bump shapes. Additionally, one thing that was important to me personally was finding pieces that would also fit comfortably postpartum as a way to shop more sustainably and spend minimally. To shop all mentioned products, I have everything collected at the end of this article. Let’s get into it!
Best Overall: Storq
If you are looking for easy pieces, a maternity capsule wardrobe, and things to wear postpartum, Storq has it all! What I especially love about them is their size range (1 to 7 or XS to 3X) and how they choose comfortable fabrics that work for size fluctuation. From loungewear and nursing bras to button downs and outfits to wear out, they have all the essentials! Lastly, their sizing is generous. For me, I was able to size down in most pieces, so I recommend choosing your pre-pregnancy size or smaller.
Best Non-Maternity: Free People
Oversized sweaters and dresses? Yes please! While this brand only goes up to XL, various pieces often fit 3X or 4X with their oversized cut and stretchier materials. I highly recommend the Easy Street Tunic, Dahlia Dress, and Hot Shot Jumpsuit!
Best Budget: Target
From everyday basics to dressy picks, Target has so many options! Plus I am loving all their matching family selections! Pro tip: personally I have had more luck with the plus size department rather than maternity, as maternity does not have as wide a size range and the plus size pieces are often designed for some fluctuation. So whether you are looking for over-the-bump tops, cute overalls, or sun dresses, they have it all!
Best Active: Beyond Yoga
With new maternity and plus size lines, I have loved how easy and comfortable their leggings and jumpsuits have been even into the third trimester! Also, they have plenty of tanks long enough for your bump!
Best Single Product: Denim Joggers
Throughout pregnancy the one clothing item I have mourned wearing the most is jeans – and a major reason for why even sizing up does not work with denim is the fabric is already too stiff for your belly. BUT, to create a similar look, one of my wardrobe staples has been the denim joggers from rag and bone! On the pricier side and I wish they were inclusive beyond a XXL, but they have made so many casual outfits feel more put-together with the look of denim on sweatpants material!
If you are looking for a budget-friendly option up to a 3X, I also recommend these from LL Bean!
Best Designer: Selkie and Pleats Please
A tie between these two favorites! If you are looking for investment or special occasion these brands are your best friends! Selkie, I love their size range and most of their pieces have room whatever stage your bump is in. With Pleats Please, their one-size model may be confusing but it actually fits sizes 0 to 24! I have one skirt I wore before and during pregnancy that will still work after all because of how the pleats fit a variety of shapes!
Best Loungewear: Free Label
I have a tradition of wearing Free Label sets to my OB appointments because they look like jumpsuits but actually have easy belly access for ultrasounds! Love napping, hot girl walking, or running errands in these versatile pieces up to 5X!
Best Mom And Me: Ivy City Co
All the matching dresses from Newborn to 5X! I already have one cute matching moment ready for baby girl and I cannot wait! One thing I love is a lot of the dresses have stretchier waistbands and more room in the skirt to work for pregnancy and postpartum, making for another sustainable option to wear at all stages! Shop this dress and the mini version here!
Honorable Mentions: Sezane, Vince, Hill House, and Girlfriend Collective
Thank you for reading and checking out all these favorites! I hope these options encourage you to feel confident with your maternity style at any size! Shop everything mentioned in this post here!