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Pregnancy Wardrobe Starter Kit

Posted on 1/11/2012 in Pregnancy & Baby & Style
(updated March 2018)

Welcome to Queen Bee and congratulations on your pregnancy!  We recently received an email from a lovely lady who is pregnant with her first and wanted to know where to start with buying maternity clothes......

Now in our 13th year at Queen Bee, here are our expert tips for a pregnancy wardrobe starter kit.


A device like a 
Tummytie or Belly Belt will allow you to continue wearing your existing pants and jeans for a while longer. The belly band will help keep your trousers up if they are unbuttoned and also acts as a top extender as your existing tops become shorter.

belly belt
reversible belly band

organic belly band
tummy tie  belly belt reversible belly band   esprit belly band organic belly band 

Pants are fashion staples and can be worn to work, casually or for evening. The Floressa Dion Pants are best sellers and a great all-rounder - perfect for work - with a foldover waistband that can be worn over the belly or folded under your bump. They are available in regular or long length for tall women.  The Queen Mum suit pants are a great choice where suiting trousers are required in a corporate office. Read our blog on how to choose the perfect pair for you.

cropped maternity pants
dion pants - reg OR long
 navy work trousers navy blue trousers suit pants cropped pants 


If you plan on working through your pregnancy you'll need some
maternity workwear. Try mix and match staples for work like a shift dress. You can change the look by wearing your regular shirts unbuttoned underneath or your regular work jackets unbuttoned over the top.

foldover skirt

honore shift dress white maternity blouse luca foldover skirt affordable blazer nursing shirt dress


When you get home you'll want something comfortable to change into. Leggings, tanks and tees are great maternity basics. You can layer them with other items, wear them on the weekend or to the gym. We highly recommend the Trimester Jacoba Yoga Pants - the soft ruched waistband can be worn over or underbelly and the straight leg style is flattering on all figures.

oasis leggings
miracle tank
dream tee
jacoba pants
oasis long cotton leggings miracle maternity tank foldover capris dream maternity tee jacoba yoga pants


If you're a jeans girl then these are essential - we stock the largest range of jeans including Esprit Maternity jeans in Australia. Have a read of our
maternity jeans style guide which will explain the different waistbands.

boyfriend jeans distressed skinny jeans white jeans denim jeggings mavi black jeans 


Comfy undies make the world of difference. It is generally recommended not to wear underwire bras as the underwire can place pressure on the milk ducts. Seamless bras are ideal for the first trimester as they will grow with you. There is also hosiery available in a range of styles.  If you suffer from back pain then browse the Blanqi range for a supportive bodystyler - I really wish I had one of these when I was pregnant! Compression wear is the latest thing to treat tired legs.

Maternity support and shaping shorts

 compression leggings  blanqi bodystyler shaping support shorts award winning sleep bra maternity hosiery


Pregnancy is a dramatic change for your body. Look after your skin and minimise stretch marks with our selection of pregnancy skin care.  In the last trimester you will need to start thinking of packing for your hospital stay. We recommend to bring a nursing cover to make those feeds a little more discreet and also a belly wrap to help your body adjust into shape after giving birth.

belly butter
belly oil
nipple balm

 belly butter belly oil nipple balm nursing cover post partum belly wrap

Lastly a word on sizing
We recommend to stay with your pre-pregnancy size as most garments are cut to accommodate your changing shape. Please note that just like regular clothing, each brand is sized differently and the specific designer's size chart is available on each product page
. We also have a live customer product review so you can read what other ladies thought about their purchases.

As a welcome treat here's a little offer just for you - enter NEWMUM5 at the checkout to receive 5% off your first order!
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Enjoy a stylish pregnancy xx



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