Every pregnancy wardrobe needs good-quality maternity tops. Short- or long-sleeved, with a few simple details, or even used into post-partum, the best maternity tops are those that are comfy to wear and will grow with you.

There are lots of different maternity tops to choose from. Whether you want to stock up on comfortable casual tees that you can dress up or down (depending on what you pair them with), or you need something that’s a bit more seasonably warm, or you are looking to find a great dressier shirt for a special night out, there are a wide range of maternity tops to choose from.

Maternity tops should first and foremost be comfortable and stretchy – you want something that is soft to the touch and easy to wear, plus is flexible enough to stay cool and grow with you. It should also be stylish – small details such as cute patterns and motifs or subtle, flattering side ruching can keep you fashionable throughout your pregnancy and even after you’ve had your baby.

Finally, look for maternity tops that are multi-functional in that they can go from lounging and laid-back to more formal and flirtier – it’s all about what you accessorize with.

There’s nothing worse than squeezing into your every-day clothes during your pregnancy only to have everything in your wardrobe stretched out and misshapen. That’s why it’s important to have different maternity tops that are made with beautiful new curves and belly bumps in mind. These types of shirts are made from high-quality, soft fabrics that feel nice against the skin and won’t cause chaffing or friction. They are fitted in the right places to complement your silhouette but are also flexible enough to grow with you and be comfortable throughout those nine months. In fact, maternity shirts are designed to be worn even into post-partum and can be a stylish solution when you want to wear something that’s practical.

1. Editor's Choice: Smallshow Women’s Maternity Shirt

You’ll get great bang for your buck with these three-sets of maternity tees.

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Why buy one maternity top when you can have three?! The Smallshow Women’s Maternity Shirts come in a pack of three, which can be solid colors or features cute prints like florals or stripes. Made from a soft blend of rayon and spandex, it’s smooth against the skin and will never cause chaffing or irritation, plus it has enough flexibility that it can grow with your budding curves. The material is form-fitting and flattering but also breathable too. They can be dressed down for a casual look with leggings or dressed up with a blouse or blazer and more flirty accessories.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Breathable
Cons:
  • Material wears after time
  • Sized slightly small
2. Runner Up: Liu & Qu Womens Maternity Tops

Simple and sweet, these tops can be mixed and matched for casual or more dressy occasions.

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These three-packs of maternity tops from Liu & Qu are short-sleeved and come in a wide range of monochromatic color combos. Designed with both comfort and style in mind, they are made of 95% cotton, which makes them very soft, and they feature gathering at the sides along with a flexible, slimming waist. Given their elasticity, these shirts can be worn throughout your pregnancy and into postpartum. They come in different sizes based on bust measurements. They are both straightforward and easy to wear, and trendy too.

Pros:
  • Comes in 3-pack
  • Flexible
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
Cons:
  • Color fades with use and repeated washing
3. Sportiest Pick: BBHoping Women's Maternity Tops

This jersey-style maternity top is perfect for mamas who like that athletic edge.

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The BBHoping Women’s Maternity Tops have cool sporty good looks. They come in a wide range of color combinations, prints, and cute sayings, and they are also made with both high-quality spandex and rayon, so they are comfortable and flexible. They also wear incredibly well and will never stretch out or fade, even after repeated washings. What’s great about these tops is that that have an athletic fun flair that looks great in short or long-sleeved styles. The gathered folds of fabric on the sides of these tops will complement your figure while leaving room for your growing tummy.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible
  • Short and long sleeves
Cons:
  • Sized small
4. Best Tank Tops: Ecavus 3PCS Womens Layering Maternity Tank Top

These tanks are a great maternity top if you live in a warmer climate or find yourself getting overheated while pregnant.

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It’s not easy carrying around extra baby weight, and this is especially true if it’s summertime or you live somewhere hot and humid. The 3-piece Women’s Layering Maternity Tank Tops from Ecavus are lightweight and super comfortable, and will help you keep cool all pregnancy long. The premium soft jersey material has enough elasticity that you can move around freely while still offering enough coverage of your belly and bust. Side ruching helps you show off your baby bump in the most flattering of ways, hugging your curves without being too confining. We love these tanks because they can also be layered with other maternity tops – the choice of cute looks is practically endless! And with three maternity tops in every pack, you’ll have lots of combinations to try out.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible
  • Full coverage
  • Comes in 3-pack
Cons:
  • Hand-wash only
5. Best Fitting: Bearsland Womens Maternity Tshirt

With lots of pretty colors and patterns to choose from, this three-pack of shirts will keep you covered throughout your pregnancy.

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T-shirts will likely be the most common thing you’ll wear throughout those nine months of pregnancy because they’re easy to wear and comfy. That is especially true of the three-pack of t-shirts from Bearsland. They come in a myriad of solid colors along with cool patterns such as stripes, geometrics, and flowers. They are nice and long and offers full coverage of your tummy. You can dress these shirts up or down, depending on what you pair them with – wear them with leggings for a casual chic look, or pair them with long skirts or maternity slacks for more of a dressed-up get-up.

Pros:
  • Comes in 3-pack
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Full coverage
Cons:
  • Sized slightly small
6. Best Nursing: Womens Cotton Maternity Nursing Tank Tops from SUIEK

The best maternity tops are the ones that are still useful after you have the baby, like this one.

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It will take a little while to get your “old figure” back, and maternity tops can be incredible handy to have even after you’ve given birth. That couldn’t be truer than when it comes to the Womens Cotton Maternity Nursing Tank Tops from SUIEK. They come in packs of three in a variety of beautiful colors and are made from a soft mix of 95% cotton and 5% spandex (meaning they have some stretchiness to them). They are suitable for different bust sizes and will be flexible as your breasts grow and milk starts to come in. The elastic straps are adjustable for just the right fit, and they detach thanks to little clips to make breastfeeding that much easier. Double panels of material in the bust over full coverage. The loose waistline accommodates a growing belly and can even hide a post-partum tummy too.

Pros:
  • Comes in 3-pack
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible
  • Adjustable removable straps
  • Full bust coverage
  • Loose waistline
Cons:
  • Doesn’t offer much breast support
7. Best Quality: Love2Mi Womens Maternity Tunic Tops

A maternity top should be made to last, and this one will withstand lots of wear and belly growth.

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The quintessential maternity top is right here: it’s the tunic top from Love2Mi. Why do moms-to-be love wearing it so much? First of all, it’s made from high-quality materials that are smooth to the touch and have extra “give” so you can wear it during any stage of pregnancy. Its longer length means you’ll always have full tummy coverage plus room to spare, and the gathered material on the sides of the shirt give you a complimentary layered look. It comes in more than seven colors as well as cute motifs such as stripes, polka dots, and flowers, and even a few seasonal picks.

Pros:
  • High-quality fabrics
  • Comfortable
  • Long length
  • Room to grow

Cons:
  • Sized small
8. Best Dressy: POSHGLAM Women's Maternity Top

This is a great dressy little maternity top for any special occasion, even if it’s just to celebrate you!

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Just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean you have to forgo dressing up a little. You can achieve the perfect belly bump look with POSHGLAM’s Women’s Maternity Top. Available in lots of pretty bold and pastel colors, this rayon/polyester/spandex baby doll shirt has an adorable button closure and ruffled pleated bottom that fits loosely and comfortably over you growing abdomen. The material isn’t suffocating and is breathable. Whether you have the tiniest of bumps or feel like you’re busting at the seams, this maternity top will make you feel beautiful and stylish no matter when you wear it. It’s also incredibly easy to maintain – just throw it into the washing machine! There’s never no piling, fading, or shrinking.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Cute details like buttons and pleats
  • Room to grow
  • Machine washable
Cons:
  • Thinner fabrics
  • Sized slightly large

A maternity top is something you will wear every day, which is why you should choose tops that are comfortable against the skin and will allow for movement easily and freely. Maternity shirts shouldn’t be too thick or overheating, and a little stylish embellishment, like buttons or ruching, can go a long way in making you feel great too.

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