Whether you are going for a more causal, laid-back look or want to kick things up for a dressier affair, maternity blouses can help you achieve a wide range of styles when you’re pregnant.

Life does not just stop when we get pregnant – we still have to go to work and attend social gatherings, and those require a certain elevated wardrobe.

And you can’t just keep wearing (read: squeezing into) the clothes you have – as your belly and curves start to grow, you will just end up stretching out everything you own. That is why you need to have a varied maternity wardrobe. This should include a few blouses for those times when you need something a bit dressier.

Maternity blouses should be comfortable to wear and lightweight as well as breathable without being too restricting. It is best when they are made with soft and flexible fabrics that feel cozy and aren’t confining. It is also nice when these tops have some extra stylish details: beautiful patterns, delicate buttons, playful ruffles, and complementary pleats can help showcase your curvaceous figure in a flattering way.

As much as it would be nice to spend those nine months of pregnancy lounging around the house binge-watching Netflix and eating Doritos, we still have places to be and social engagements that require our attendance. And that’s why mothers-to-be need to have at least one (if not more) maternity blouse in their pregnancy wardrobe. The great thing about blouses are they can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on where you’re going and the look you want to achieve: wear them with a cute pair of stretchy jeans or leggings and you’re ready for a night out with friends, or put on your maternity blouse with slacks for a sleek, professional, polished look at work.

There are so many different colors and styles of maternity blouses to choose from. Shop around and find a top that is not only comfortable but looks great too.

1. Editor's Choice: POSHGLAM Women’s Maternity Top

A cute baby doll maternity blouse can be paired with just about anything.

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The POSHGLAM Women’s Maternity Top has a cute baby-doll style and is detailed with buttons and a comfortable crew neck, plus it comes in a wide range of solid colors. Not only is this maternity blouse comfortable but it looks great too, whether you wear it with leggings, jeans, or tights. It is made of a unique blend of rayon, polyester, and spandex, and it has wider waist pleats, so it is soft as well as stretchy and roomy – you can wear it during any stage of pregnancy as it will grow with your blossoming baby bump. Comes in four different sizes based on your bust measurements.

Pros:
  • Button detailing
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Waist pleats
Cons:
  • Thinner material
2. Runner Up: LaClef Women’s Front Pleat Peplum Maternity Top

Go plaid or opt for a pop of color – either way, this maternity blouse is stylish and comfy.

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To really elevate your look, get the LaClef Women’s Front Pleat Peplum Maternity Top. This maternity blouse is available in different plaids, florals, and solid colors, and is designed to be both fashionable and comfortable. First off, we love this maternity blouse’s three-quarter sleeves and round neck, along with the front pleated empire waist style, which accentuates your growing tummy just enough to offer a complementary silhouette. Not only can be worn during your nine months of pregnancy but also into post-partum. This top is also machine washable, making it super easy to care for.

Pros:
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Three-quarter sleeves
  • Round neck
  • Pleated empire waist
  • Machine washable
Cons:
  • Sized slightly small
3. Customer Choice: Xpenyo Women's Maternity Top

This maternity blouse is big on comfort and coziness.

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Mommies-to-be want to be comfortable in their clothing (because, let’s face it: it’s not that comfy being pregnant!), which is why you should look for maternity clothes that are big on comfort, like the Women's Maternity Top from Xpenyo. It is manufactured from super-soft rayon and a touch of spandex for flexibility, and it has a pull-on closure so it’s easy to put on and take off. With lots of colors and prints, we adore the cute three-quarter trumpet sleeves of this maternity blouse that have whimsical lace detailing. The empire waist and loose bottom let you show off your baby bump without being confining, and it leaves room for growth too.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Pull-on closure
  • Three-quarter trumpet sleeves
  • Roomy
Cons:
  • Sizing off slightly
4. Best for Post-Partum: Joymom Women's V Neck Short Sleeve Nursing Tops

Wear this stylish maternity blouse during your pregnancy and after you give birth too.

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Who doesn’t love an article of clothing that pulls double-duty?! The Women's V Neck Short Sleeve Nursing Top from Joymom is made from a mix of polyester, rayon, and spandex, meaning it has coziness and elasticity and can be worn throughout your pregnancy. And, with a V-shaped neckline, overlapping ruching, and a panel of fabric over the bust for easy access to nurse, this maternity blouse can be a great choice well into post-partum as well. Opt for a beautiful solid color, or go for something a bit more flashy like tie-dye or paisley.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Designed to facilitate breastfeeding

Cons:
  • Hand-wash only
5. Cutest Tunic: Bhome Maternity Top

There are so many subtle details to this maternity blouse, from the pretty shades of color to the delicate ruffle detailing.

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Whether you choose sage, teal, or lotus pink, you will love the adorable styling of this Maternity Top from Bhome. It can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on what you pair it with, and either way, this maternity blouse will be the centerpiece of your outfit. The light and flowy ruffled sleeves and the gathered side ruching all give this top sweet, good-looks. It is also made from a lightweight material and has comfortable loose cuffs, so you won’t overheat or feel too confined in this shirt. Soft against the skin, the material will never cause friction or irritation.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Ruffled sleeves
  • Ruched sides
  • Lightweight
  • Loose cuffs
Cons:
  • Hand-wash and dry flat
6. Best Lightweight: My Bump Maternity Cascading Side Ruffle Peplum Top

For mamas-to-be who are dealing with summer heat, this maternity blouse is cool and lightweight.

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It can be exhausting and overheating to carry around a baby in our tummies, and this is especially true in the warmer summer months. Stay cool all pregnancy long with the My Bump Maternity Cascading Side Ruffle Peplum Top. It’s simple to pull on and take off, and the thinner lightweight fabric has four-way stretch to accommodate your growing abdomen. This top has a smooth back along with a textured premium lace front, with a single ruffled sleeve for a touch of panache as well as a pleated empire waist for a complementary draping effect. It comes in an array of colours and will be your go-to maternity blouse in summertime.

Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Four-way stretchiness
  • Smooth back
  • Textures front with ruffled detailing
  • Pleated empire waistline
Cons:
  • Thinner material
7. Best All-Around: Purpless Maternity Top

This maternity blouse will fit all body types and figures.

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Function meets style in the Purpless Maternity Top, which is not only comfortable and soft but stretchy too, so you can wear it during any and all points of your pregnancy. With eight different colors to choose from, it can be pulled on effortlessly over your head and tossed into the washing machine to be cleaned after you’re done wearing it. The three-quarter length sleeves will keep you cool, and the elastic empire waistband helps accentuate your beautiful curves while creating a nice draping effect over your baby bump. This shirt can also be comfortably worn after pregnancy.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Three-quarter sleeves
  • Empire waistline
Cons:
  • Colors are slightly different than they appear
8. Best for Nursing: NIPINUS Women’s Raglan Sleeve Maternity Nursing Top

Give this maternity blouse a second lease on life by using it after you’ve had your baby.

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The NIPINUS Women’s Raglan Sleeve Maternity Nursing Tops is dual-purpose – it’s a practical, comfortable maternity blouse to wear while you’re with child, and it is also an extremely handy top to wear once you have had your baby and want to breastfeed your child. It can even be used while pumping. The maternity blouse is made from a soft cotton polyester blend and feels lovely against the skin. The two-toned shirt has loose sleeves and comes with a convenient panel of fabric that crosses over the bust and can be lifted for nursing discretely without a cover. The openings are also big enough to accommodate most breast pumps. The longer length will easily fit your budding bump, and it is flattering for a post-partum body too.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Loose sleeve holes
  • Lifts for breastfeeding or pumping
  • Longer in length
Cons:
  • Could possibly shrink slightly when washed
Just because you are pregnant and wearing maternity clothes, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo on being stylish. When there is such a varied assortment of maternity blouses out there, from more casual to those that are dressier, every mama-to-be can find a fashionable top that they feel and look great in.

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