A Peek At My Minimalist Maternity Wardrobe

Want to see what a minimalist maternity wardrobe looks like? These are the 27 staple pieces currently in my simple maternity wardrobe!

I love this smart but simple minimalist maternity wardrobe! Just 27 pieces here, but they can be worn with a variety of accessories to keep things fresh!

Last week when I shared my top 6 tips for building a minimalist maternity wardrobe, I promised that I’d give you a list of the items in my own simple maternity wardrobe.

I was blessed to receive some maternity clothes as a gift from a friend, and my older sister has also let me borrow a few items. Between those and some new clothes that I bought for myself, I’m all set! Or, pretty much. Some of these items are even now beginning to get a bit small, so I may need to supplement with a few articles of clothing as I get deeper into the third trimester!

The adorable feline in the photos below is Sophie cat, who never passes up the chance to sit on things that she’s not invited to sit on(:

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What’s in my minimalist maternity wardrobe

Summer Tops

Summer tops in my minimalist maternity wardrobe - RichlyRooted.com

I have 6 short-sleeve shirts in my minimalist maternity wardrobe. I haven’t gotten a ton of use out of these yet, but baby isn’t due til April so the weather might be warm enough in March for me to wear them! The blue blouse that Sophie is sitting on is not a maternity shirt, but I’ve been able to wear it because it’s very loose (I’m not sure for how much longer, though…). I wear most of these shirts with a black or white tank top to add length (and warmth, if need be!).

Winter Tops

Shirts in My Minimalist Maternity Wardrobe - RichlyRooted.com

My winter tops include:

  • long, tunic-style blue turtleneck
  • 3 3/4-sleeve shirts
  • 1 grey sweater (non-maternity, but it’s long and stretches well)
  • long, tunic-style black sweater
  • regular long-sleeved blue tee

Notice how I’m sticking with a pretty neutral colour palette here? It makes mixing and matching very simple, and I can add colour with accessories.

Pants and Shorts

Pants in my minimalist maternity wardrobe - RichlyRooted.com

This picture shows:

  • brown corduroy pants
  • black dress pants
  • straight leg jeans
  • skinny jeans
  • 2 pairs of shorts


Clothes in my minimalist maternity wardrobe - RichlyRooted.com

A few more pieces round out the wardrobe!

  • tan corduroy jacket (this is NOT maternity, so I just keep it unbuttoned!)
  • black cardigan (under the cat)
  • black leggings (non maternity, but the waist fits below my belly)
  • white tank top
  • black tank top
  • black skirt (non maternity, but has elastic waistband)
  • 2 dresses

Even before I was expecting, I liked to keep a simple wardrobe. But since becoming pregnant with baby boy, I’ve enjoyed experiencing what I feel is a more minimalist approach to clothing. It’s taught me that yes, I can get by with even fewer clothes than I thought. But it’s also taught me that I’m not a hardcore minimalist! I’m looking forward to having a few more options once I shrink back to a smaller size.

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  1. I love it! I stayed pretty minimistic with my maternity wardrobe too. It’s hard to buy much when you only need it for a short while! I only needed a few nice things for work and ended up wearing my husbands shirts for lounging at home when I outgrew mine. I like your clothes!

    1. Thank you! And yeah–especially since pregnancy spans a couple of seasons, you don’t want to buy too much when you only wear it for a few months!

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