Since I have officially reached 38 weeks, it is hard for me to put on anything besides my husband’s clothes right now, but working on T.V. and also trying to feel my best throughout pregnancy, I have tried to find some maternity outfits that are comfortable, but also make me feel confident in my changing belly.
Before I got pregnant, I always thought I would just buy larger clothes to wear during this time since I had never seen any fashionable maternity wear, but thanks to a little help from my friends who have also gone through pregnancy, I was able to find some brands I love that were both affordable and stylish and I wanted to pass along my favourite spots for any mamas-to-be!
1. Carry Maternity
I absolutely love Carry Maternity. Not only are they a small Canadian businesses, run by a mom and daughter duo, but they also really care about each of their customers. A few other hosts and reporters at the Weather Network had bought clothes from this spot, and when I reached out Pat, the owner, was quick to set up a call with me so we could go over what I am comfortable in, what I am looking for, and what would fit my body best. I loved that they have everything from dresses to jeans to fashionable yet cozy sweaters that also work double time as postpartum nursing. I also love that they have their own clothing line so you can really shop local and you can find the right pieces to fit your budget. You can check out their website here.
2. Seraphine Maternity
Carry actually has this clothing line at their shop, but sometimes they were out of my size and so I turned directly to Seraphine for some outfits. Again I love that you can find great dresses for on camera (or your baby shower) as well as more casual clothing for everyday wear and even postpartum. They also have clothes that are quite affordable and some great sales. You can check out their website here.
Being a videographer I have always loved H&M for work. They have clothes that are dressier but comfortable which is really important when I am running around in the field in active weather. I fell more in love with H&M when they launched their sustainability line. And finally I fell in love with it more when I saw their maternity line. They had everything from my favourite pair of mat jeans to jeggings. They also had some more causal dresses and blouses that worked both for on air and just for a girls night. I also love that you can now return directly to the store so I ordered a ton thinking I would return some of the items, but I fell in love with them all! You can check out their maternity clothes here.
Looking for affordable but stylish? Pinkblush is a great spot for just that. Again a huge variety where you can find everything from maternity shoot dresses to casual jeans but I really loved their shirts and blouses. There were some really cute casual ones but others that really fit for work. I also love that they will title some of their clothes as post bump friendly so that you know you can continue to wear the pieces long after the baby arrives. The only issue for me is that it ships from the U.S. and so when I did order I had to pay duties, so only got one order from them. You can visit their website here.
I know that this is a strange yet magical time watching and feeling your body change, but I did find that getting out of sweats and putting on some well fitted maternity clothes really helped me feel beautiful throughout my pregnancy and I hope it helps you too!