Pregnancy "only" lasts nine months.
Thus, it's hard to justify buying an entirely new wardrobe for such a short span of time. I prefer to buy a few fantastic maternity items that I can wear all nine months with ease.
That's why Maggie Maternity's Classic Maggie Box ($195) is so ingenious. It consists of four pieces - a skirt, a pair of pants, a 3/4 sleeve shirt, and a tank - all in black. Each piece is simple, classic, and incredibly soft. No frills...but also no "frump."
I especially love the Figure Tee ($60, if purchased "alone"). The sleeve length is flattering, the rounded neckline is pretty, and the shirt is long enough to cover my burgeoning belly. I actually wore it in our family Christmas photo this year and I've worn it to several parties too, not to mention all of the other times I've worn it as part of my regular "work week."
The tank is nice for warm weather and/or layering...and the skirt is great if you're the skirt-wearing type during pregnancy (I prefer jeans/pants because I have a toddler to chase and I'm constantly getting up and down, which is hard to do gracefully at almost 30 weeks pregnant). The pants are comfy and great for lounging around the house, but I personally prefer a more structured trouser for "going out" (whether to a work meeting or to dinner with my husband).
All of the items are made of the same stretchy material and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on your choice of accessories and shoes. You'll like these pieces equally if you're in corporate America or if you're at home with your toddler. And you'll definitely wear them often - from that first positive test result to postpartum. I expect that I'll wear these pieces even after baby #2 makes her debut in March...
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Classic Maggie Box by Maggie Maternity in the size of her choice. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, January 11 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #9 Ashlynn. Congratulations!