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Out with the old clothes and in with the fashion forward maternity clothes.

Just because you're pregnant, doesn't mean you can't dress in your usual style. With so many high street brands offering their own maternity range, it's great to be able to find plenty of choices when it comes to maternity clothing nowadays.

Whether this is your first pregnancy or you've done this before being able to treat yourself to clothes which you find stylish and of course, comfortable, is important. Whatever your size, there are plenty of maternity clothes on this list to fit every mum-to-be.

Most women don't start to show until 16 weeks and many continue to wear their normal clothes until they hit around 20 weeks, which is when they tend to switch over to maternity wear. However, there isn't really the right time to start buying maternity clothing, it's more about preference and when clothes. Often women switch to maternity bottoms first followed by other items such as tops, sportswear and bras after, but each body is different so it varies from person to person.  When buying maternity clothes, you should buy your normal size pre-pregnancy as these will all have design features so that they can accommodate your growing bump.

Finding tops that are made of a soft and stretchy material is great for pregnancy as it allows for ultimate comfort, making your time with a growing bump as easy as possible.  Although this post is sharing 10 of the best maternity tops, we also have a post on the best maternity jeans and also the best maternity sportswear which you may find useful if you're looking for a whole maternity wardrobe.  

Our Top Choice

KIDADL TOP PICK

ASOS Design Maternity T-Shirt USA

ASOS Design Maternity T-Shirt USA

Whether you're early into your pregnancy and want to start wearing maternity tops or if you're looking for some new pieces to add to your wardrobe to wear during maternity leave, ASOS has some great styles for maternity tops. We love this USA tee as it's easy to pair with jeans, leggings or joggers and it still looks great over your bump.

  • Price: £12
  • Sizes: 6-20

Best For Families On A Budget

New Look Maternity Striped T-Shirt

New Look Maternity Striped T-Shirt

If you're looking for a maternity top on a budget, then this comfy New Look tee is a great buy. It has striped detailing across the shirt that is made of soft stretchy fabric, which is perfect for maternity wear. Whether you're looking to keep your maternity wardrobe looking fresh on a budget, or you prefer the basics, then this striped top is an ideal pick.

  • Price: £9.99
  • Sizes: 8-24
  • 97% viscose 3% elastane
  • Blue striped maternity top  

Best For Stylish Mums

Mamasaurus Slogan T-Shirt

If you're looking for a punny t-shirt to wear whilst you're pregnant, you will enjoy this mamasaurus top. With a cute Jurrasic Park design, this would be an ideal everyday top or a great gift for a new mama to be. It's fun and its perfect to be paired with jeans.

  • Price: £7.99
  • Sizes: S-4XL

Best For Comfort

ASOS Design Maternity Oversized Tie Dye Tee

ASOS Design Maternity Oversized Tie Dye Tee

For many mums-to-be, oversized clothing is the way to go. Not only is this t-shirt comfortable but it is great if you like to wear loose fitting clothes. This ASOS maternity tie dye shirt is great to pair with any maternity jeans or leggings, it starts at size six and goes up to size 18.

  • Price: £18
  • Sizes: 6-20
  • Loose fitting

Best For Basics

New Look Maternity Long Sleeve T-Shirt

New Look Maternity Long Sleeve T-Shirt

If you're looking to stock up your wardrobe with basic tops, New Look offers a great range of long-sleeved shirts in different colours to suit anybody through their pregnancy. This pick from the New Look maternity tops is perfect for accommodating bumps. It is long lined for those who prefer a longer fit and is also made from 100% organic cotton. Whether you're keeping it casual or dressing it up this maternity t-shirt is ready to be worn at anytime.  

  • Price: £8.99
  • Sizes: 8-20
  • Long lined fit

Best For Maternity Jumpers

Maternity V-Neck Sweater

If you're on the lookout for a comfy jumper to keep you warm and cosy during your pregnancy, we have found the ideal pick for a stylish mum-to-be. This Maternity V-Neck Sweater is lovely yet simple and is great for the upcoming winter months.  

  • Price: £17.99 - £18.99
  • Sizes: S-L
  • Stylish
  • Best for keeping warm

Best For Smart Wear

Boohoo Maternity Button Front Woven Smock Top

If you are looking for maternity workout clothes that soaks up the sweat look no further, this maternity t-shirt from our Goodmove collection. It's cut to a regular fit with gathered fabric at the side seams to offer plenty of room around your middle.

  • Price: £17.50
  • Sizes: 6-24

Best For Sustainability

H&M MAMA Fine Knit Jumper‍

H&M MAMA Fine Knit Jumper

If you are a mum to be who likes to buy sustainably sourced clothes, then this H&M maternity knitted jumper is a great choice. It is a wonderful jumper to keep your bump cosy, and is ideal for any mums who love their style whilst wanting to keep it sustainable. This jumper is made of 52% polyester which is recycled alongside 41% acrylic, 4% wool and 3% elastane. It's comfy and perfect for any pregnancy.

  • Price: £24.99
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • The maternity jumper comes in black or white
  • The polyester in this jumper is recycled

Best For T-Shirts

George At Asda Disney Minnie Mama Slogan T-Shirt

George At Asda Disney Minnie Mama Slogan T-Shirt

Here at Kidadl, we love Disney and this Minnie Mouse maternity t-shirt from George at Asda is the perfect choice for any mama-to-be. This top is short sleeved with a crew neck and foil effect applique detailing finish off the design. Whether you're buying it as a gift or for yourself, this simple yet fun t-shirt will provide you comfort throughout your pregnancy.

  • Price: £12
  • Sizes: 8-24
  • 96% cotton, 4% elastane
  • One of the best maternity tops for casual wear

Best Long Maternity Tops

George At Asda White Peplum Longline Blouse

George At Asda White Peplum Longline Blouse

Another great long maternity top is this lovely white peplum longline blouse from Asda.  It has long balloon sleeves, a deep V neck and it does up via buttons through a front fastening. With fitted cuffs and a peplum hem, you can tell why this is a highly recommended top on our list of the best maternity tops. The style of this top is elegant, stylish and great for any mum-to-be throughout her pregnancy. If you're looking for another style Asda also has a range of maternity vest tops which you may find useful.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our post on the best maternity tops, then you'll love our post about the best maternity trousers, or for something different our list of the best dummies for babies.

  • Price: £16
  • Sizes: 8-24
  • Peplum hem
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Olivia Thristan

Olivia is a freelance writer and university graduate. Olivia has a degree in film and television production and enjoys photography and a good documentary. When not writing, Olivia can be found baking, collecting Lego figures, crafting with polymer clay and discovering new places to eat pizza across the West Midlands and beyond.

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