I learned real quick that you need to invest in a few key maternity pieces when you’re pregnant. Thinking you can just wear your larger t-shirts or regular workout leggings for 9 months as your body grows is just not an option. But I was adamant that if I was going to buy something, it had to have longevity, specifically shirts. So if you’re pregnant, buy tops you can wear during pregnancy but also post-baby. That’s why I want to talk today about the versatility of maternity and nursing tops for moms.
During my pregnancy, I felt like my bump grew big and it grew fast. I’d wake up in the morning and holy smokes, I was even bigger! All the most reason to find shirts that I could grow into as I, well..grew. Plus finding options that worked post-pregnancy was key. I don’t want to spend money on something I can only wear for a couple of weeks, you feel me?
Maternity and Nursing Tops Under $100
The two keys to finding the perfect maternity and nursing tops are 1) Room or stretchy fabric around the belly during pregnancy and 2) Access to your boobs post-pregnancy. ASOS, where my top I’m wearing in these pictures is from, carries a lot of these styles of tops in their maternity collection. They typically call them "maternity nursing" tops on their site if you check the product names.
But you can find these multifunctional tops are tons of retailers with a maternity line. Gap, LOFT, H&M – they’ve all got them available. Even if you’re not exclusively breastfeeding (I’m pumping in addition to nursing) I like the easy access to my breasts for placing my pump in my bra without having to lift my entire shirt up.