Let's face it, it's hard enough to find cute plus size clothes let alone plus size maternity clothes. Have no fear because I have you covered! Below you'll see my top plus size maternity must-haves with options up to size 6XL.

We should all be able to look cute without going broke during pregnancy!

Plus Size Maternity Clothes Must Haves

Super Plus Size Maternity Clothes

1. Plus Size Maternity Underwear Options 

Okay, some people like their plus size maternity underwear and there's nothing wrong with that. I just prefer wearing plus size boy short underwear. I like to look cute while feeling comfortable at all times! Plus I'm on a budget and boy short undies last throughout pregnancy and beyond (not to mention larger sizing options). The lace undies pictured below go up to a 5 XL and the plus size cotton boy shorts go up to a 6XL.

plus size lace boy short underwear

plus size boy shorts underwear

Related: The Best Plus Size Maternity Underwear Options  

2. Plus Size Nursing Sleep Bra

I sure recommend picking up a wrap nursing sleep bra as I shared in the video. Not only is it functional, but it's also super comfy throughout pregnancy and postpartum. When it comes to selecting a nursing sleep bra, sizing ranges from the popular Motherhood Maternity 3XL (fits most people who wear a size 22/24) to DELIMIRA that goes to a 48 F/G (pictured below). If you need a larger option, consider purchasing a plus size sports bra and sizing up. Avenue has sports bras that go up to 52 DDD.

plus size nursing sleep bra black

Related: Plus Size Nursing Bras  

3. Plus Size Nursing Tank

While this wasn't included in the video, all plus size maternity lists should include this plus size nursing tank that goes all the way up to a size 5XL and comes in four colors. It's a unique design that allows you to lift up your shirt without exposing your belly while nursing or pumping. Another favorite of mine is the Motherhood Plus Size Nursing Cami that goes up to a size 3Xl and has some adorable patterns.

plus size nursing tank top


Related: 4 Mom Approved Plus Size Nursing Pillows

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4. Plus Size Maternity Shapewear And Plus Size Maternity Support Belt 

If you're feeling some back and belly aches, my boxer brief tip might not provide you with enough support. There are many different types of plus size belly bands, shapewear, and support belts. One option many plus size women rave about is the Belevation Women's Maternity Underwear Support Briefs that go up to a size 26. There's also the Flexguard Support plus size maternity support belt, pictured below, that goes up to a 3XL (54 – 62 inches). 

plus size belly support band

If neither of those options works for you, consider purchasing a rebozo. A rebozo is a Mexican shall that can be draped over your belly and tied to provide some relief. It can also be used during labor!  

Related: Plus Size Maternity Support Belt And Plus Size Belly Band Resources

5. Plus Size Maternity Jeans

This is the must-have of all plus size maternity must-haves – maternity jeans. As I shared in the video above, there's just something about that band that makes you feel pregnant even if you're not showing yet. The go-to for plus size maternity jeans and the ones I featured in the video are Motherhood's boot cut. Like most plus size maternity jeans, they go up to a size 3XL. A workaround is to make your own plus size maternity jeans and it's not as difficult as you might think.

6. Plus Size Maternity Maxi Dresses

Go through your closet and pick out loose fitting or maxi dresses. Hit up affordable stores, like Ross, that carry plus size maxi dresses. You don't need to pay extra for “maternity” maxi! Amazon has a lot of affordable plus size maxi dresses, including the one below that, goes up to a size 5XL and comes in 19 different colors and patterns.  

plus size maxi dress

Related: Plus Size Maternity Dresses Featured On Instagram

7. Plus Size Maternity Yoga Pants

I talk about plus size gaucho pants in the video but these days the go-to seems to be plus size maternity yoga pants, and I don't think you can go wrong with either!! Comfy black pants, that you can dress up or down, are a necessity during pregnancy! Motherhood Maternity has a great option up to a 3XL. If you want a larger size you'll need to skip the maternity section. Stretch, featured below, goes up to a 5XL and will last you from pregnancy to well into motherhood.

plus size maternity yoga pants

8. Fuzzy Socks

This tip is something you probably won't see on most lists but it's sure on mine – fuzzy socks! Swollen feet and pregnancy go hand-in-hand so why not treat your feet to something soft and comfy?! If you need plus size compression socks you can find some here.

fuzzy socks

9. Plus Size Maternity Swimwear

This is another item that didn't come up in the video but it should've because swimming was one of my favorite things to do during pregnancy! Swimming is a fabulous way to not only get in some great physical activity during pregnancy but also enjoy the benefit of feeling weightless. Pick yourself up a plus size maternity bathing suit and hit the pool (look out for indoor recreational centers during cold months). The tankini suit below goes up to a size 26 and comes in many different patterns. Tankinis are a great alternative to splurging on a maternity suit. 

plus size bathing suit can be worn during plus size pregnancy


Related: Plus Size Maternity Swimsuit Options From Size 14 – 34

Once you have the essentials above, you can raid your own closet!  You'll be surprised how long you'll be able to wear your own clothes. Yet, it's also nice to treat yourself to a few cute plus size maternity tops.

I hope you found these tips helpful and regardless of what you're wearing, your beautiful pregnancy glow is the best accessory ever!

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Jen McLellan is a published author and founder of Plus Size Birth and the Plus Mommy blog. She helps people navigate the world of plus size pregnancy, shares tips for embracing your body, and laughs her way through the adventures of parenthood.
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