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Maternity Basics — Classic Pieces for Any Time of Year

Who wants to waste money on maternity clothes when all a pregnant lady really wants to do is store up cute clothes for baby? Well, once you’ve seen how stinkin’ cute maternity clothes are these days, the answer is: YOU! But if you, like me, don’t have lots of dollars to spend on all of the cute maternity clothes in the world, then you’ll probably want to think about buying pieces that will work for you no matter the trends years from now, and regardless of the season you’re experiencing this pregnancy. Maybe you’re showing this fall, but during your next pregnancy, your belly pops in the spring. Well, I’ve found 10 classic maternity basics for any season that will even mix in well with your regular wardrobe all year, and they’ll stay in style even if you’re pregnant for the next 20 years!

  • Black and White Striped Tee 1 of 10
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    Black and white striped tees work great any time of year, and I guarantee classic stripes aren't going out of style any time soon!

    Available from ASOS for $27

  • Little Black Dress 2 of 10
    Little Black Dress

    This classic styled little black dress has charming bow details on the bodice and short sleeves that will keep you cool in the summertime and layer well under cardigans in the winter.

    Available from Topshop for $92

  • White Button-Down Tunic 3 of 10
    white maternity shirt

    A white button-down tunic is such a classic way to dress your bump, and it works well with a pencil skirt for work, and looks perfect with jean pants or shorts on the weekends.

    Available from Gap for $44.95

  • Stone Washed Skinny Jeans 4 of 10
    maternity jeans

    These jeans are a classic, worn wash that works great any time of year- with T-shirts in the summer and big cozy sweaters in the winter.

    Available from Nordstrom for $118

  • Pussy Bow Blouse 5 of 10
    black maternity shirt

    This sheer, Swiss-dotted blouse has a charming bow and classic appeal. Wear it under a blazer when it's chilly out, and pair it with a camisole to stay cool in the summer.

    Available from ASOS for $54

  • Breton Striped Dress 6 of 10
    breton striped dress

    Breton stripes are a classic look with francophile appeal. This 3/4 length sleeve works any time of year, too!

    Available from Topshop for $45

  • Plain White Tee 7 of 10
    White Tee

    Every girl needs a perfectly fitted white tee in her wardrobe, and this one works great with your baby bump! Wear it under a cardigan when it's cold outside, or with your favorite pair of maternity shorts in the summer.

    Available from H&M for $9.95

  • Plaid Dress 8 of 10
    Plaid Dress

    Plaid is pretty any time of year! This dress is also great to cozy up with in the fall, just pull a cardigan over it and tights under it.

    Available from ASOS for $60.75

  • Black Pencil Skirt 9 of 10
    Black Pencil Skirt

    Black pencil skirts are a great way to keep classy during your pregnancy. Keep it casual with your favorite shirt tied up over your bump, or wear it to work with a white maternity shirt.

    Available from Nordstrom for $40

  • Gray T-Shirt Dress 10 of 10
    Grey T-Shirt Dress

    A comfy T-shirt dress is just what the baby doctor ordered! This dress is perfectly cool in the summer, and works perfectly with a sweater and tights in the cooler months.

    Available from ASOS for $37.13

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