Over the past 7 years, I have become an expert on maternity clothes. When you think about it, I’ve probably spent more than half of my time wearing them (when you factor in those few post-pregnancy months when nothing else fits quite right). Until recently, I could truthfully say that I hated almost all of them. I hated how frumpy they were, how they made me look about 10 times bigger than I actually was (every woman’s worst nightmare), how they were never long enough, and most of all that I had to fork out so much money on something that I loathed! Well, with baby #4 almost here, I can FINALLY say that I’ve found the perfect maternity clothes:
Yes, Mountain Mama makes the best maternity clothes that I’ve ever found, and I’m thrilled to represent them as an ambassador. They are cute, comfortable, and most of all let me keep doing all the active things I enjoy – even though most days that’s just chasing kids – without having to raid my husbands closet. They are made of technical fabrics that allow me to be just as happy and comfortable in my maternity clothes as I am in my regular clothes! These shirts are pretty much all I wear now, and for once, I’m LOVING my maternity clothes (I never thought I’s say that) WAHOO!
Here are some of my absolute favorites that you really ought to check out (and read to the bottom for a GIVEAWAY):
Lassen Hooded Maternity Jacket $129 : I wear this jacket almost every day. It is cozy and comfortable and I love that the belly area fits just right. While it’s marketed as a softshell, I would probably classify it as a thick hoodie with a tougher outer layer. It’s warm enough to wear alone on a warm-ish winter day (30+ degrees), but thin enough to layer under a shell for colder temps. It’s really long which is perfect for me at almost 5’10”, and even the arms are plenty long (almost too long, shockingly). I got a size large since I know that I get HUGE and that I wanted to wear this all the way up until the end. It was a little big until about 25 weeks, but now at 32 weeks, it’s perfect and I know I will easily get 8 more weeks of wear out of it. The only thing that I didn’t like was that the forearms were kind of tight so layering underneath it was a little tricky.
Cloudsrest Crossfront Top $48: This top is my go-to piece for skiing and other active winter activities. Its warm and cozy (though not as thick as the Lassen or Olympia tops) and still does a great job helping to regulate my temperature. My favorite feature of it is that it’s really modest and I don’t have to worry about showing too much off since the neck is right in the perfect spot. I have worn this every year for the last 3 winters and love that it works just as good for maternity as it does for non-maternity (and is SUPER for nursing). A super deal especially where baselayers are concerned.
San Juan Eco Hoodie $59: I wear this top more than any other in my wardrobe. It’s super soft and a perfect weight to wear every day. My favorite thing about it is that it seems to fit me perfectly. It’s fitted without being too tight and does a great job always covering up my big belly – and trust me, with baby #4 I’m HUGE! Although the hood isn’t something that I ever really wear, it’s a fun accent to it that makes the piece just a little more sporty. The only thing that I don’t like is that it’s a little looser and lower cut so I leave a pin in where it crosses to avoid embarrassing moments when my toddler starts to grab at my shirt. The perk of this is that it’s amazingly easy for nursing, like we talked about here.
Olympia Softshell Pullover $75: This is my go-to shirt for really cold days, and with this insanely cold winter we’re having, it’s getting lots of use. It’s got all of the comfort of a favorite sweatshirt but still looks stylish and cute. It’s looser than a lot of other tops, which was difficult for me around the middle of the second trimester, but now at 32 weeks, I’m filling it out nicely. Made of the same material as the Lassen Jacket (not a traditional softshell) it’s sure to keep you really warm!
Whitney Long-Sleeve Eco Tee $49: This is your basic long sleeve tee, but made of the same performance fabric as the San Juan and Orcas tops. It’s simple so it’s easy to easily dress it up or down depending on the occasion – I’m all about clothes that can multi-task! I have the teal one and one thing that I did notice is that it shows every little spot of dirt (which I get a lot of by
myself my three kids), however the same fabric in black and purple hasn’t had the same problem.
Orcas Eco Crossfront $44: This shirt is basically the San Juan hoodie with short sleeves and no hood. Obviously, I love it. It’s perfect because the short sleeves let me wear it to the gym for a workout or pair it with a cardigan for a winter look. I know this will be getting lots of use when it’s warmer at the end of my pregnancy and especially for nursing!
“Expecting Adventure” logo tee CLEARANCE $18:
I strut around in this tee whenever I want to strut my pregnant stuff. I think I’ve gotten more compliments on this tee than on any other shirt I own, and honestly it makes me feel good. It says to the world “yes, I’m pregnant but this is going to be a great adventure” Grab one quick before they all sell out!
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