A Stylist Explains Why These 15 Fall Dresses and Sweaters Belong in Your Pregnancy and Postpartum Wardrobe
by Katherine J. Igoe
Image Credits: A Pea in the Pod
Flatter your bump without breaking the bank this fall, with knit fashions that will make you look and feel great.
Choosing knitwear during pregnancy might sound counterintuitive. Doesn’t it make sense to be wearing something loose and comfortable while your body’s growing? But tighter maternity clothes, like a knitted fall maternity dress, that delineate your bump and accentuate your new shape actually look better than an item that hangs limply on you. Knits in particular highlight your changing shape throughout (and even after) your pregnancy in a flattering way. When it comes to choosing fall fashions during your pregnancy, the key is to choose the maternity clothing (and non-maternity clothing) that is worth the investment.
“Look for quality knits that will grow with you in different categories: cardigans, dresses, even matching sets that you can wear as separates later,” Gilda Miranda, a Boston-based personal stylist, tells Parenting. “Many maternity brands are selling the ‘wear now and later’ because they’ve realized no one is interested in disposable maternity wear that you stop wearing after just a few months.”
From fall maternity dresses that are perfect for baby showers and photoshoots, to casual lounging-around outfits, these are the knits that will carry you through a fall and winter pregnancy.
Best Fall Maternity Dresses and Knit Fashions
Best Maternity Dress With Color: Hello Miz Women’s Knit Ribbed Maternity Dress with Long Sleeve
Best Maternity Skirt: My Bump Women’s Comfort Stretch High Waisted Tummy Control Midi Maternity Pencil Skirt
Best Maternity and Nursing Sweatshirt: Ingrid & Isabel 3/4 Sleeve Snap Shoulder Maternity Sweatshirt
Best Print Maternity Dress: Angel Maternity Busy Mom Maternity/Nursing Dress
Best Maternity Dress for Baby Shower: Kimi and Kai Diana Floral Faux Wrap Maternity Dress
Best Maternity Sweater With Color: Hatch Collection Hadley Sweater
Best Maternity Cardigan: Ingrid and Isabel Long Maternity Cardigan
Best Maternity Jacket: A Pea in the Pod BB Dakota Maternity Jacket
Best Fall Maternity Dress for Work: A Pea in the Pod BB Dakota Long Sleeve Maternity Knit Dress
Best Knit Pullover: Everlane Cozy-Stretch Pullover
Best Knit Sweatpants: & Other Stories Oversized Wool Knit Drawstring Trousers
Best Maternity Sweater: ASOS Design Maternity Oversized Sweater with V-Neck
Best Cape: Cuyana Baby Alpaca Square Edge Cape
Best Knit Vest: & Other Stories Oversized Cable Knit Vest
Best Maternity Jumpsuit: Ingrid and Isabel Crop Jersey Maternity/Nursing Jumpsuit
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