Maternity Clothes Must Haves

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Maternity Clothes

Tunics, such as this style from Old Navy, are maternity must-haves. Credit: OldNavy.com

You're swollen. You're getting bigger by the day. And the last thing you want to do is try on clothes you're going to outgrow practically before you can even get them home. But buying maternity clothes doesn't have to be a total drag.

So, how do you make sure you're covered for those nine months without breaking the bank? Follow our list of inexpensive must-have pieces. The five items on this list are versatile and cheap maternity clothes that are designed to accommodate your growing belly. Best of all? Each piece is less than $20, leaving you extra cash to buy baby clothes.

1. Tunics

Gathered Scoop-Neck Tunic, $9.50: Every mom-to-be needs a few flowing tunics, and, at this price, you can afford to buy more than one. This tunic is made out of soft jersey, is bright and bold and is available in solid and stripe prints.

Elbow-Sleeve Lace Trim Tunic, $19.99: Clean, basic and stylish, this white tunic classes things up with a mandarin collar and lace trim. It can be dressed down with jeans or dressed up with slacks, and its band below the bust accommodates a growing tummy.

Long-Sleeve Striped Tunic
, $19.99: This long sleeve, jersey knit tunic can be worn on its own or layered with a cardigan or jacket.

2. Wrap Dresses


Sleeveless Faux Wrap Dress
, $19.99: This sleeveless, V-neck little black wrap maternity dress is made out of soft jersey knit and has a pretty little tie in the back.

Paisley Sleeveless Faux Wrap Dress
, $19.99: Also sleeveless and with an elastic waistband, the beautiful and sophisticated green paisley print on this number will net you a slew of compliments ... Pregnancy has its privileges.

3. Cardigans


Lands' End Rib Cardigan
, $7.99: This classic and elegant blue ribbed cotton piece, on sale from $35, works great for layering.

Lavish by Heidi Klum 3/4-Sleeve Flutter Cardigan
, $18.99: This cardigan, marked down from $78, is a beautiful, flowing black number that can be paired with an elegant tunic and jeans for a night out on the town. Who says maternity clothes can't be stylish?

4. Skirts


Loved by Heidi Klum Pull-On Knee-Length Stretch Skirt
: $14.99: The great, stretchy fabric of this knee-length skirt will expand to fit your tummy, and its elegant styling is subdued enough to wear to work or play.

Smocked Tiered Skirt
, $9.97: This lightweight peasant-style skirt is perfect for hanging out. It can be paired with a tunic or tank top for a fun casual look and its elastic waistband ensures comfort.

5. Tank tops


Long Layering Tank
, $5: This basic tank is available in a variety of colors, is naturally stretchy and is made for layering. You can even layer these tank top maternity clothes over each other.

Cross-Front Jersey Tank
, $6.97: Looking for a fun, flirty and trendy tank that comes in a variety of colors? This modern piece is available in a number of shades from white to pink.

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