As a mama-to-be, when I’m not writing fashion stories, I spend most of my time figuring out what things I’m actually going to need when baby bear arrives (less than three months to go!). The short answer, apparently, is a lot. To ease into baby shopping, I’m starting with an item closer to my sartorial tendencies: a diaper bag—the ultimate carryall for all those things we’ll need to tote around every day.
While there are certainly some rather chic designer offerings on the market right now (I’m particularly fond of these Gucci, Prada, and Burberry options), the reality is you don’t need to spend a fortune for a fashionable yet functional diaper bag. The key is choosing something versatile that fits your lifestyle and your baby’s needs. Moreover, you don’t need to sacrifice your style when choosing your diaper bag—it should satisfy your taste and be something you can use well after your baby has grown out of it.
Because the world of diaper bags can seem overwhelming, I’ve searched high and low for the most stylish yet functional bags to suit every taste and lifestyle. And the best part? They all ring in at under $200.
Chic and discreet. No one will guess this stylish bag is filled with diapers.
This sleek, modern backpack combines laid-back luxury with functionality. Plus, it comes with nine spacious pockets and a cushioned changing pad.
This eco-friendly boho-style diaper bag is perfect for the on-the-go parent. Sturdy, fashionable, and available for monogramming.
Understated and sophisticated. This will take you from day to night in style.
Lightweight in a hard-wearing fabric. Adjustable straps make it easy to carry.
Designed to meet the needs of the working-pumping-mama. Subtle, sophisticated and workplace-approved.
Look stylish while carrying your baby’s essentials. Plus it comes with a coordinating changing mat.
Versatile and washable! Perfect for casual days out.
The ultimate in convenience and style, this is perfect for stashing all your little one’s essentials.
A plethora of pockets allows supreme storage and organization capabilities.
Ultra versatile—this water-resistant bag can be worn as a shoulder bag, backpack, or crossbody.
Go from the boardroom to a playdate in seamless style. It even includes a removable changing pad and multiple pockets within its minimalistic design.
A casual option we’re fully on board with.
Up next, the ultimate maternity style guide.