Let’s face it, when you’re pregnant you can pretty much wear whatever you damn well please and get away with it – you’re literally growing another human inside of you, so comfort is always allowed. That said, it doesn’t mean to say you don’t deserve to feel cute while donning your comfies; enter the search for maternity nightwear.
If your belly is expanding on what feels like a daily basis then squeezing into your one-size-too-big pjs may not be the answer any more. It’s time to admit defeat and treat yourself to a much-deserved new sleepwear set. Anything to help you feel a bit more comfortable at bedtime, not forgetting your body pillow of course.
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There really is nothing better than turning in your maternity jeans for your favourite joggers at the end of a long day (or at the start, to be fair), and that’s even if you’re not pregnant. When you’re eating for two, however, basics such as maternity leggings and tracksuits become somewhat of a uniform. The same goes for maternity nightwear, especially when it passes as loungewear.
With stretchy waistbands that comfortably cover your bump and support it – without making you feel like you’re being squeezed – and tops that allow for breastfeeding, maternity nightwear forms the base for most pregnant women’s wardrobes. The best part is that often you can get away with wearing the separates out and about as maternity clothes – no one will even notice and if they do, who’s going to question someone who’s pregnant? No one.
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If your maternity pyjamas are pretty plain then you could totally get away with dressing them up by wearing a blazer over the top or switching your top for a white T-shirt. You could even opt for a white shirt nightie (with your nursing bra or sleep bra on underneath, obvs) and a pair of maternity leggings. If you’ve got something a bit more dressy to attend though, be sure to take a look at our maternity wedding guest dresses round-up.
Maternity nightwear is a perfect contender for mum-to-be gifts, so if you yourself aren’t expecting then be sure to treat someone you know who is. This gingham seersucker shirt and shorts pyjama set from ASOS is sure to be a winner for anyone whose pregnant during the warm and sweaty months of summer, it’ll keep you cool and comfy. Elsewhere pieces like this maternity nursing nightdress from JoJo Maman Bébé feature a drop down clip which offers easy breastfeeding access – an absolute essential for hospital bags and those late night feeds once baby arrives.
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Continue down to our round-up of the best maternity nightwear for a seriously comfy and well-deserved rest.