When it comes to getting dressed in the early days of pregnancy, it can be hard to find your personal style, especially if you are still keeping the exciting news under wraps. And while the first trimester comes with a lot of physical changes on the inside, the visible ones (hello, bump!) don't take shape until you are further along.

So how, exactly, do you dress a bump that's not quite there yet? The key is to know what exactly to wear during this time to make you feel the most comfortable and beautiful.

Here are our fashion tips to remember during the first trimester, mama:

Opt for affordable maternity styles.

In the second trimester you'll have a better idea where your weight will be distributed (other than the belly), so it's best to hold off on spending loads of money on maternity pieces to ensure this investment takes you through the duration of your pregnancy. In the meantime, scoop up price-sensitive styles like these highly-rated basics.

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Essential Stretch Secret Fit Belly Maternity Leggings

A universal must-have, pregnant or not. Super soft and available in a range of colors, they feature a bump-friendly foldable waistband that lets you decide whether you want to tuck everything in or let it all hang out. (And at that price, you’re going to want one of each.)

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Side Ruched 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Shirt

Gorgeous layered or on its own, this bump-hugging 3/4 sleeve tee is a true staple. The side ruching allows it to grow along with you while a variety of colors offer a new look every day of the week.

Embrace your belly.

The baby is coming and you may or may not be telling everyone yet. We get it, mama! But you have a long journey ahead when it comes to showing off the bump so why not start embracing it now? The beginning days can appear more bloating than true baby bump so some mamas want to hold off on the form-fitting belly enhancing silhouettes until the second trimester. But, we say go for it!



Sadie Rib Knit Nursing Dress

We love this dress from Ripe which offers plenty of stretch for an emerging bump and comes back around in the fourth trimester with easy nursing access.

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Pietro Brunelli Textured Rib Knit Midi Maternity Dress

The intersection of cozy and sexy, this knit bodycon sweater dress is perfect for all kinds of festivities. From holiday dinner parties to fancy affairs the timeless style is ready for anything.

Invest in a very comfy bra.

Your breasts will start changing as early as conception—in fact, it may be one of the very first pregnancy symptoms you get. As your breasts grow, it's a good idea to invest in a few new bras to ensure the fit and support is complimentary to your new shape. Our pick? This style from Motherhood Maternity. It's soft as butter and will double as a nursing bra later.

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Seamless Clip Down Maternity and Nursing Bra

Stretchy, soft and wire-free this full-coverage bra has you covered through pregnancy and the fourth trimester. The design ensures you won’t have to size up too many times throughout the journey and the clips make nursing a breeze.

(This style is better if you’re fuller chested!)

Prioritize how you feel.

We know, leggings are comfortable and easy to wear throughout your entire pregnancy. We love wearing them, too but it's easy to fall into the legging rut early in the game. Instead, think outside the box with options like fancy joggers or sleek pants that are just as comfortable but far more polished.

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Under Belly Charmeuse Jogger Maternity Pant

The Under Belly Charmeuse Jogger Maternity Pants from Motherhood Maternity are a perfect ten. They’re stylish without trying too hard and can complete a look that’s as fancy or laid back as you want. Versatility is key when it comes to maternity fashion, right?

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The Maia Maternity Pant

If joggers aren’t your thing, Motherhood Maternity’s best-selling Maia Pant is a tried-and-true style that looks fab with everything from T-shirts to blazers. We love the way they effortlessly go from the office to date night to everything in between.

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Tencel Maternity Overalls

We really can’t express how grateful we are that overalls are now an acceptable maternity wardrobe staple. I mean, the pockets alone. This tencel style is casual without being sloppy and looks just as fresh with sneakers and a tee shirt as it does a long cozy cardigan and boots.

Grab back support.

Back support may not be important to you now, but over time it may become a priority. Invest in a belly band or a supportive belt now, so that you'll be ready to take off the pressure when it really matters.

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The Ultimate Maternity Belt

As your belly grows, this elastic band comfortably lifts and supports you in all the right places. It’s like the best friend you never knew you needed.