The Best Maternity Dresses for Your First Trimester

Finding maternity clothes can be difficult, especially if you’re already in the first trimester of your pregnancy. Thankfully, there are plenty of great options out there, and the best maternity dresses will give you all the support and comfort you need to feel both beautiful and confident as your baby grows inside you. Here are some of the best maternity dresses to help you look great as your pregnancy progresses.

What to look for in your first trimester

Your body will go through a lot of changes during your first trimester. You’re likely to experience nausea, exhaustion, and morning sickness. It may be difficult to find clothes that fit comfortably. Luckily, there are some maternity dresses that are designed with these considerations in mind! A few good options include the smocking dress by Sweet Salt Clothing. The smocking dress is made from viscose fabric, has stretchy seams for comfort, and full-length sleeves to keep you warm during these colder upcoming fall and winter days. 

Fashion during early pregnancy

For the first trimester, you don’t want to wear anything too tight or overly revealing, as it can make you feel self-conscious. You also want something that is both comfortable and breathable, so a dress may be the best option. Some of our favorite maternity dresses during this time are below:

  • A-line Dress: This is your classic go-to maternity dress with a built-in belt that will cinch your waist while still leaving room to grow. 
  • Maxi Dress: This style is perfect for the summer months because it offers ample coverage from the sun. 
  • Tiered Dress: When you need a little more coverage, try pairing your favorite maxi dress with a fun skirt or two for added length and style.

Things you can still wear in the first trimester

In the first trimester, there are a few things you can still wear. For example, you can wear skirts and dresses that don’t have zippers or buttons at the waist. You may also want to keep wearing your favorite jeans; just be sure to choose a maternity-fit brand and size up one size, so they’re extra roomy. Be careful not to buy too many of these styles, as they won’t last you all the way through pregnancy!

The best maternity dresses for work

If you’re still in your first trimester and considering what to wear to work, don’t worry! You can still look stylish and professional during this time. Find maternity dresses with a nipped-in waist or empire waistline that will emphasize your growing baby bump. A shift dress is a perfect option if you have an office job where you can’t wear jeans but would like more coverage than a pencil skirt. Add some color to your outfit with a pair of flat sandals, some jewelry, and/or a statement necklace. Keep in mind that it’s okay if not all of your clothes fit as well as they did before – don’t forget to shop around at different stores since they may carry different sizes.

Fun options for weekend outfits

The new momma doesn’t want to feel like she’s drowning in fabric, so a fit-and-flare dress is perfect. It’s long enough to cover the bump and allows you to take some of the weight off your feet while still looking chic. Plus, it can be dressed up or down with a statement necklace or heels. For moms-to-be on the go, a shirtdress will provide coverage without being restrictive. For those cooler months, wear it over a basic tank top and pair it with leggings or tights.

For lounging around the house, try one of our favorite looks: the robe dress! A flowy skirt paired with a cozy cardigan will make nursing easy as pie!

It all comes down to personal preference. What you think looks good on you and what you feel most comfortable in. If you’re unsure of what to wear during your first trimester, try a few different styles and see which one makes you feel the best.