How to Put Together a Capsule Maternity Wardrobe

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There are lots of expenses associated with having a baby. Kitting out a nursery and buying a pram will definitely cost a pretty penny – kitting yourself out with a capsule maternity wardrobe, however, doesn’t have to.

The key to putting together the perfect maternity wardrobe is to choose classic pieces that will work together, making each garment work as hard as possible. This is vital in order to feel like you’ve got the best value for money on clothes that you may only get a few months wear out of – although remember that you’re likely to find yourself relying on your maternity wardrobe for some time after to birth. Classic pieces will also remain timeless, meaning that you can extend the wear to any future pregnancies to really get your monies worth.

Here are some items that every maternity wardrobe needs:

Maternity Jeans

Don’t feel that you have to give up your trusty denims because of your expanding shape. You’ll find maternity jeans available in all styles and colours, meaning you’re sure to find the perfect pair for every occasion.

Of course, stiff buttons and buckles are a no go. Maternity jeans instead feature a soft, elasticated panel which is worn either underneath or over the bump. If you love your skinnies and can’t bear the thought of being without them for nine months or so, you’ll find gorgeous skinny styles in George’s range of maternity jeans at ASDA. The classic maternity skinny comes in dark denim with an underbump elasticated waistband, or, for a kooky twist on a classic, choose the navy spot print skinny jeans.

If you’re more of a bootcut babe, George has gorgeous navy bootcut jeans with a comfortable and supportive overbump panel, which can be either dressed up or dressed down.

The abovementioned pairs of maternity jeans cost just £16 each, so you can afford to go crazy and grab all three!


Longline Tops

Whatever the season, whether you’re thinking vest, t.shirt or jumper, the key is to go for the longline look. Keep bumps comfy, cosy and covered with longer line tops, and layer up basics to make your wardrobe work through the seasons.

Smock tops that come in under the bust are a popular maternity style as they flow over the bump while still creating shape.

Cosy Cover Ups

Longline cardigans and gilets are great for keeping out a chill, and can also be removed easily should you start to overheat. Thin layers are best if you want to avoid the bulky look.

Something Special

Being pregnant doesn’t mean going into hibernation for nine months, as much as you would sometimes like to. There are sure to be parties, work functions, wedding and events to go to, so be sure to treat yourself to at least one special outfit that makes you look and feel great.

The body confident shouldn’t discount bodycon styles – who wants to disguise a beautiful baby bump anyway! Alternatively, a wrap dress will flatter most body shapes. Choose stretch fabrics that will grow with your bump, and get the most out of your special outfits throughout this pregnancy and beyond.

A good capsule maternity wardrobe can last for years, but there’s no need to break the bank. Check out the maternity jeans, tops and more at George ASDA and save your pennies for the pram of your dreams!


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  1. Maternity clothes have come a long way! With my first child, it was pastels and moo moos, lol.
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  2. I loved my jeans!

  3. I loved my jeans!

  4. I got rid of my maternity clothes ASAP. They were awful.
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  5. I never even wore maternity clothes lol
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  6. I went with stretchy pants and shirts a size up. Not the most fashionable, but it worked.
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  7. Love these tips. Will definitely keep them in mind for my next surrogacy journey.
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  8. I love long tops while pregnant! Great ideas!
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  9. I hated maternity clothes. I was much comfier in PJ’s, lol

  10. I used to like wearing the maternity jeans. I definitely got rid of them as soon as I was no longer prego though.
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  11. Great tips!

  12. Now that I’m pregnant again, I so wish I kept my maternity jeans from 3 years ago. But this time I think I’m going to attempt to make my own now that I have a sewing machine.
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  13. great fashions for expecting moms.
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  14. LOL Maternity clothes have come SO FAR since I was pregnant in 1996. Skinny jeans were only worn by punk rockers back then!
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  15. Those are great tips!
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  16. Very nice!!
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  17. I never could bring myself to invest in high quality maternity clothes. I was fortunate that my girlfriends and I shared our clothes.
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  18. I lived in my maternity jeans
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  19. I wore a pair of maternity jeans 9 months after my son was born because they were so comfortable.
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  20. Great advice for someone whos’ expecting
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  21. It’s amazing how many ways to kind find to change an outfit when you only have a few to wear for a lot of months. I must say that after Nick was born all I wanted to wear was sweats!
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  22. A few pieces of maternity clothes can go a long way when you piece them together well!
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  23. aww cute post. I had the hardest trouble it seemed finding stuff I liked while pregnant. Of course after I was no longer pregnant I adored everything I saw!

  24. Amen to the jeans. I lived in them while pregnant.
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  25. Some nice tips!
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  26. I totally could have used this post four years ago- I had NO idea what to get!
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  27. Those are great tips! It can be frustrating finding great clothes when pregnant!
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  28. I wore many of the same pieces during all three of my pregnancies. I was especially lucky since each of them were less than 2yrs apart and during the same seasons.
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  29. The options now are so much more fashionable than they’ve ever been!
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  30. A maternity capsule, interesting idea!
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  31. I totally needed this info when I was PG.
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  32. I love maternity clothes now a days.
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  33. Great ideas. I lived in leggings and tunic style tops when I was pregnant. Cute but still very comfy.
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  34. Great post!

  35. I like when you can tell that I have the bump. Otherwise, I just look fat.
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  36. Thanks for the great tips!
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  37. I agree! Classics are key.
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  38. Great tips!

  39. I sometimes miss my maternity clothes at times — the stretchiness is heaven!!! Plus I have some super cute dresses that I always wonder if I can pull them off not being pregnant – ha!!
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  40. I had some really cute maternity clothes.
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  41. These are great tips! I wasn’t able to spend a lot on my maternity wardrobe and this would have helped.

  42. There was a huge difference in clothing between my 2 children.
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  43. Clothes are so much more trendy nowadays! Good for that! Protection Status