Yes, You Can Wear Regular Clothes During Pregnancy

non-maternity 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.

You can adjust the waist to fit your growing belly.

This dress was meant for napping, so you know it’ll be comfortable.

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

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

This will easily fit you throughout your pregnancy.

For that one-second ensemble, throw this on.

We can’t get over this oatmeal color.

Add a touch of color to your outfits with these.

This top will be great before, during, and after pregnancy.

Trust us, you’ll never want to take these off.

If you still can’t get enough animal print in your life, this dress was meant for you.

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

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.