Today we’re talking all about chic maternity clothes! Here’s a list of all the best places to buy high end and designer maternity clothes (online and in-store) along with the best maternity jeans in 2023.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Whether you’re a few weeks or a few months along, it’s worth it to start thinking about your maternity wardrobe. The last thing you want is to spend your whole pregnancy feeling unhappy about the options in your closet. This is a time to celebrate (and take all the naps).
If you’re looking for high end maternity clothes, you’ve come to the right place. This list of designer options for pregnancy has everything you need for chic maternity fashion throughout your pregnancy.
High End Maternity Clothes
Designer Maternity Brands:
This list includes high end maternity brands that can be purchased in the United States. If I’ve purchased from them before I’ve tried to include my own experience with the brand in the description.
This french maternity and nursing lingerie brand carries an assortment of ready to wear pieces. Think cashmere sweaters, on-trend denim, and high end tees. You can also shop a limited collection of their pieces on Nordstrom’s site.
If you have a special event while pregnant, check out this uk-based maternity brand and their collection of gorgeous formal maternity gowns! I cannot recommend this line enough! They carry it at Nordstrom but have more options on the Tiffany Rose site. I’ve worn these gowns for a few different formal events over the years and they’re the highest quality maternity pieces. The incredibly soft and bump friendly fabric is so comfortable on your growing belly. In addition to formal gowns, they have a selection of daywear that would be great for a baby shower dress.
This US based maternity brand is sold at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. They have a high quality selection of maternity friendly styles that work for nursing as well (think lots of hidden zippers). In my experience this brand holds up very well but doesn’t work toward the end of the third trimester or in your fourth trimesters. They are great pieces for most of your pregnancy and then again for your nursing journey. I still find myself reaching for a handful of Loyal Hana pieces after pregnancy (and when I’m not nursing).
Other high-end maternity clothes
You will not find a softer maternity piece than anything from Kindred Bravely’s bamboo lounge line. Known for their fantastic nursing bras, Kindred Bravely has expanded into full maternity and nursing lines with everything from darling dresses to incredibly comfortable leggings. A lot of their pieces work just as well post partum as they do during pregnancy. These are things you’re going to want to wear all pregnancy long.
My favorite items include this maternity/nursing bra, this lounge set (the joggers + sweatshirt), and these leggings. They also have the cutest maternity one piece swimsuits that I haven’t tried but are SO darling.
You can use the code ElisabethM20 for 20% off.
Famous for their leggings, you can count on Blanqi to have excellent quality. They don’t have a huge range of clothing but what they do, they do really well. If you buy one thing from their site, please let it be their maternity jeans. You know jeans from a legging brand are going to be comfortable. They are my single most worn maternity item and the only pair of maternity jeans I’ve worn. Be sure to also check out their post partum pieces as well.
This UAE designer carries chic dresses and maternity daywear in addition to their limited maternity swim collection.
It might be worth it just to have your postman deliver a package from a company with their name 😛 I love their “once on never off” leggings but I also really like their tops and dresses. Their clothing is nursing friendly, too, so I like that you get more than a couple of months of use out of them. Expect high levels of quality and high levels of comfort from everything you order. They’ve recently added a knitwear line so be sure to check out their cozy sweaters to grow with you on your pregnancy journey.
They make classic pieces that work well during maternity and post partum (I ordered their pieces whenever I found them on thredUP). These are the only maternity pieces in my closet that I regularly wear while not pregnant as well because they are so cute and well made. You’ll swoon over everything on their site, promise. They have great closet staples, fitted dresses, and plenty of dresses with flowy silhouettes. These are truly pieces you can wear through your third trimester and beyond.
Almost four years after my first pregnancy I STILL have Seraphine pieces I wear without a baby bump. They are cute, great quality, and don’t scream “pregnancy.” Kate Middleton wore pieces from Searphine’s maternity collection so know you’re in good company.
One of my two favorite maternity dresses of all time is from Nom and it is comfortable as it is cute. If you’re looking for a great, stylish dress you can live in all of your pregnancy, this is it. They’ve expanded their line in the last few years and I’ve concluded I just want everything. My favorite maternity order this time around has to be their gingham lounge set (pictured above) but their denim shorts are also incredibly comfortable. These are pieces perfect for everyday wear through all stages of your pregnancy. Nordstrom carries a selection of NOM Maternity here.
Shop the lounge set here (love that these will work not pregnant as well)
If I had no budget for a maternity wardrobe, I think I’d order everything from this catalogue. They carry so many great silhouettes in gorgeous colors and comfortable fabrics.
Nordstrom carries as assortment of high end maternity pieces. Be sure to check out their selection online because it’s much bigger than in store.
This Australian based maternity brand makes the most gorgeous, understatedly chic maternity pieces. I lived in their knits and dresses toward the end of my last pregnancy and cannot say enough great things about the style, quality, and comfort of these pieces. The biggest perk is they almost all work very well post partum and as your body changes after having a baby (3 months post partum right now and their dresses and sweater sets have been on regular rotation).
In addition to a full line of maternity and nursing apparel, Ingrid and Isabel also carries active maternity wear with great reviews.
This mid to high-end maternity brand has some beautiful pieces that can be worn pregnant and post partum. From workwear to loungewear and everything in between, Angel Maternity has something for the mama-to-be.
From all the pieces I’ve tried, my favorites are their dresses. They have a great selection of on-trend dresses I’d be thrilled to wear not pregnant and that work beautifully for daily wear, maternity photos, or events like summer weddings or baby showers (like both of the blue dresses from Angel Maternity above).
Shopbop always has a very well curated selection of well made pieces from a variety of brands/ designers and their maternity selection is no exception. They carry brands such as Hatch, Seraphine, and Blanqi as well as a good mix of designer maternity denim. They offer free shipping and convenient, free returns.
This high end maternity activewear brand is carried in Nordstrom and has a small selection of quality workout and lounge wear perfect for your growing bump.
Where to buy high end maternity clothes second-hand:
This pre-owned luxury site has a limited maternity option that is worth checking out if you’re hoping to find designer pieces. Hatch seems to be the most popular maternity brand carried on TRR (but also, go snag a pair of gorgeous designer flats and up any maternity basics you already have – plus, you’ll be able to wear the shoes after pregnancy, too).
This online thrift store offers a wide range of maternity clothes at a lower price point. Per usual with thredUP, you can’t always find exactly what you’re looking for each time you sign on, but I used thredUP to snag designer maternity jeans and plenty of cute maternity tops. I like thredUP best for higher priced maternity brands that don’t go on sale very often.
Maternity Subscription Options:
Stitch Fix is a styling service that can send you a one time box (not at subscription) or you can subscribe for more regular “fixes.” Be sure to be specific in your style profile so your stylist has a great idea about what types of clothes you are looking for.
This is a subscription based maternity RENTAL service. Unlike Stitch Fix where you’re buying the pieces, with Le Tote you’re renting the pieces and rotating them out when you’d like to.
Rent the Runway:
You can rent a specific piece from Rent the Runway once or you can join their monthly membership that gives you access to their whole catalogue of clothes. Use this to score high end maternity pieces or mix luxury non-maternity pieces into your wardrobe (like a great designer trench with you maternity jeans and a basic tee). You can also use it to rent handbags, jewelry, and sunglasses.
The Anthropology family of brands launched their own clothing subscription service (about $88 a month) that has lots of maternity specific and bump friendly styles.
Non-Maternity Luxury Pieces for Chic Maternity Clothes
One way to keep your maternity style looking chic is to invest in good basics and then mix in high-end non maternity items. You can still carry handbags while pregnant, most jackets can be worn open, and things like cardigans and blazers can work over a growing bump.
- Wrap dresses / flowy dresses
Best Maternity Leggings:
- For dressing up: Blanqi – these look less like workout leggings and if you’re going to pass off a pair of maternity leggings at the office, it will be these. Read the full review here.
- For lounging: Kindred Bravely – these are very stretchy and very comfortable (use code ElisabethM15 for 15% off)
- For exercising: Senita Maternity – I’ve worn a million different maternity leggings to workout in (from HITT to yoga) and these are the best.
- Spanx maternity leggings
- Girlfriend Collective maternity leggings
- Lululemon Align leggings: These are non maternity but if you buy the extra high rise, they work with any size of a bump (which is a big deal coming from a girl who gains 50 pounds during pregnancy and looks like I’m carrying a bowling ball).
- On a budget: Fabletics (sign up for their introductory offer and cancel afterwards) – these are SO incredibly comfortable. Read the full review here.
Best Designer Maternity Jeans:
Looking for a great pair of designer denim to wear with your growing bump? Here’s a full list of designers that carry maternity jeans and my favorites. Most of these you can order in your pre-pregnancy size but some of them you’ll want to size up to accommodate weight gain beyond your belly.
- Blanqi: This maternity legging brand recently launched a line of maternity denim and it. is. everything. They are, hands down, my favorite maternity jeans of all time. You can read my full review of them here but, if you order one pair of maternity jeans, let them be these.
- AG Maternity: These are my favorite non-maternity jeans and they are also phenomenal maternity jeans. Everyone who has tried them (that I’ve talked to) has agreed these are the best maternity jeans they’ve tried. The price point is high so I love checking for these on thredUP or just biting the bullet at the beginning of pregnancy
- J.Brand: This was my first designer maternity denim (snagged for $30 on thredUP) and they’re great. I do find these run a bit small and I grew out of my first pair as I gained weight during pregnancy.
- James Jeans: I’ve had a few pairs of James Jean’s maternity denim and they are incredibly flattering and supportive. They run small.
- 7 for All Mankind
- Articles of Society
Which maternity pieces are worth spending more on?
Whichever staples you are going to get the most wear out of are the ones I recommend spending a little bit more on. The blouse you’re going to wear for date night once a month, it isn’t quite as important to splurge on. The dark wash jeans you’ll wear on that date night and 4 days a week between now and delivery? Those are worth spending up for.
I recommend buying a great pair of maternity jeans (or two if you wear jeans a lot), a great maternity tee, and a great maternity dress.