A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Maternity Clothes

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Maternity Clothes
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Like, I imagine, many people of the “Friends” generation, one of the first things I think of when I hear the phrase maternity clothes is Phoebe Buffay’s “pregnancy pants,” those stretchy sartorial marvels that looked something like what a court jester might wear to a Christmas party.

And while you can’t help but admire Phoebe for the complete lack of fucks she had to give in a city where judgmental once-overs are practically an official sport, not everyone wants to scrounge their pregnancy wardrobe from the costume bin.

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Fortunately, in 2016, there are some really, truly stylish options out there in the maternity category, no matter what your style or budget. There’s the hippie-Earth-mama route, involving flowy caftans, embroidered maxidresses, and roomy jumpsuits—or, conversely, the denim-and-stretchy-dresses avenue we see many cool moms-to-be take in NYC. And if you don’t want to drop a ton of cash on pieces you’ll wear only for a few months, some of your favorite fast-fashion stores—Zara, ASOS, H&M—have bump-friendly sections that’ll tide you over for a season or so.

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Ahead, shop the best maternity clothes you can find online right now, including jeans, workout leggings, bump-friendly tops, and more.

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Skinny Maternity Jeans, $69.90; at Zara

Isabella Dress, $158; at Leota

Maternity Stripe Bardot Mini Dress, $55; at Topshop

Rachel Zoe Secret Fit Belly Embroidery Maternity Shorts, $39.99; at A Pea in the Pod

The Lina Caftan, $278; at Hatch

Current/Elliott x HatchNew Boyfriend Maternity Jean, $258; at Current/Elliott

Burnell Maternity Top, $103; at Isabella Oliver

Henley Tee Dress, $44.95; at Gap

Maternity Toothpick Jean in Lancaster Wash, $99; at J.Crew

Callista Jumpsuit, $259; at Kali Liakou

Liz Lange for Target Maternity Tie-Dye Dress, $27.99; at Target

Mama Embroidered Top, $24.99; at H&M

Monrow Maternity Stripe Long-Sleeve Dress, $130; at Shopbop

Tart Maternity Essentials Starter Kit, $198; at Nordstrom

Maternity Side-Panel Pixie Pants, $32; at Old Navy

Margaux Lonnberg Tilda Navy Jumpsuit, $197; at Nine in the Mirror

Madeleine Maternity Napa Dress, $120; at BlueFly

Manoush Alphabet Floral Dress, $335; at Lyst

Shirred Tank Dress, $88; at Ingrid and Isabel

Tee and Cake Maternity Banana Stripe Tee, $40; at Topshop

Bojangles Button-Through Maternity Duster Kaftan, $165; at Fillyboo

Motherhood Maternity Plus-Size Button-Front Blouse; at Macy’s

Manoush Alphabet Floral Dress, $335; at Lyst

Expected by Lilac Maternity Ringer Tee, $44.99; at Target

Mama Bib Overall Shorts, $49.99; at H&M

Spaghetti Strap Lace Maternity Dress, $148; at A Pea in the Pod

Maternity High Belly Chaturanga Tight, $69; at Athleta

Camille Dress, $168; at Rosie Pope

Theory Maternity Bistretch Belisa Pants, $225; at Shopbop

The Maternity Pencil Skirt, $75; at Isabella Oliver

Olian Megan Striped Maternity Shorts, $71; at Due

Secret Fit Belly Cropped Maternity Active Pants, $29.98; at Motherhood Maternity

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