Yes, You Can Wear Regular Clothes During Pregnancy


Courtesy of Anastasia Markley

Expecting a baby is a beautiful thing that can bring an infinite amount of joy to your life, and your wardrobe should measure up. While there are plenty of clothing options for expectant mothers, sometimes you simply want to wear the rest of your non-maternity clothes during pregnancy. And before you think you have to set aside all of your clothes while you’re body changes, think again.

We talked with Anastasia Markley, co-owner of The Clothiers Daughters and mother in Omaha, Nebraska, who also chose to wear straight-size clothing during her pregnancy. “I didn’t like the idea of only wearing maternity clothes for a few months, and I also naturally go toward long and flowing clothes,” she says. “I sized up and bought things that would be cute big, such as shorts that I can wear with a belt.”

For expectant moms looking to skip maternity wear, Markley recommends anything with elastic or tie waists, which will allow your garments to grow with your body. If the elastic got on the tighter side, she sized up and wore them lower than they were made to fit. As for the predicament of lingerie, she says, “With underwear, your stomach expands and things just don’t fit the same. I loved the high-rise underwear from Baserange; it was the best!”

Now, check out our favorite pieces that you’ll be able to wear before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Royal blue is perfect for spring.

Available in XS to XL.

Who doesn't love a polka-dot dress?

Available in sizes XS to L.

This dress will grow with you.

Available in sizes S to L.

A red dress will always stand out.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

Get your hands on the top print of this season.

Available in sizes 34 to 40.

You won't have to worry about snapping this waistband.

Available in sizes S to L.

Throw this own over a tunic and a pair of trousers.

Available in sizes 18 to 20.

Size up in these for when your belly grows.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This will easily fit you throughout your pregnancy.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Adjust the waist accordingly.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

For a casual day out.

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

You'd be surprised how comfortable these are.

Available in sizes 2 to 10.

Wear this even after pregnancy.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Perfect for your baby shower.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

Now this is a cool top.

Available in sizes XS to L.

See? Shopping while you're pregnant isn't strictly for the maternity section.