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6 Maternity Clothing Must-Haves

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I tend to have a love-hate relationship with maternity clothes. Love 'em because they are much needed during pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters. Hate 'em because it can be so hard to find cute ones at a decent price, since you'll only wear these items for a limited time. As I'm nearing the end of my second pregnancy, I've curated the "list" of the six maternity wear items you need, and all at decent prices. These basic items pair well with other articles of clothing to make great outfits AND they'll be the items you probably wear the most during pregnancy. Without further ado... maternity clothing

6 Maternity Must Haves

1. A belly band — I swear by the "BeBand" brand, available at Target (in store & online). Killer price, too! A belly band will help extend how long you can wear your non-maternity clothes. (Image via) 2. Basic tees — Tops are the first item of maternity clothing I have to start wearing when I'm pregnant. That ever-growing belly surpasses the length of my regular shirts early on, plus these cotton tees are comfortable—and comfort is near the top my list in pregnancy. Get 'em in multiple colors, trust me. My go-to places for these types of tops: asos (online only, but free shipping on orders $25+) and Target's Liz Lange maternity line. (Images: white shirt via; purple shirt via) 3. A good pair of jeans — Right along with basic tees, I wear my maternity jeans all.the.time. It's hard to find a good pair of maternity jeans without breaking the bank. I love these (pictured) skinny jeans from Old Navy (great price, too—$34.94). H&M also has amazing prices on its super-cute maternity jeans. (Image via) 4. Long tanks or camisoles — These fall in the same category as belly bands because an extra long maternity tank or camisole can extend the life of a non-maternity top by giving you some extra fabric to work with. Target's Liz Lange is my favorite here, too. Also check out H&M's tanks—super long and can't beat the price, usually under $10. (Image via) 5. Maxi dresses & skirts — Hello, comfort! And, style, so nice to see you, too. I am so grateful for so many stylish maternity maxi and skirt options. (Images: dress via; skirt via) 6. A little black dress — What? A LBD a must-have for maternity wear? ABSOLUTELY. Every pregnant woman deserves to look fabulous and feel sexy. I'm basically obsessed with the pictured dress (above) from asos and wear it every chance I get. Work, church, events, night out, etc. I love it so much, in fact, I've shared a whole list of LBDs I love (both maternity and non-maternity) over on my blog—check it out here. (Image via)

What other maternity items are on your must-have list?  

Jane of xo, lauren and jane Jane is part of the blogging duo at xo, lauren and jane, where she writes about fashion, beauty, DIY, kids, home and everything in between. She's a California native who traded in her flip flops for snow boots when she moved to Utah in 2006. Jane, her husband and daughter live in Salt Lake City and are excited to welcome baby #2 (a boy!) this fall. Connect with Jane on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Follow xo, lauren and jane on bloglovin.

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