Being pregnant during the holidays isn't easy. Not only are you contending with all the regular things like morning sickness, exhaustion and dressing an ever-growing bump but now you've got plans! Magic to make! An endless list of holiday to-do's to conquer! Whew. We need a nap just thinking about it.

We can help with one thing: Expert tips to dress your bump for the holidays, so that in all your baby bump glory, you're making spirits bright. From looks to rock during errands, holiday recitals, cookie baking extravaganzas–you name it–we've gathered some of the most gorgeous looks for pregnancy, and how you can even score some sweet deals in the process.

Here are 6 expert tips for dressing your bump this holiday season!

Take advantage of sales and stock up on the essentials.

Chances are, you don't love the idea of sinking too much money into clothes you won't wear for too long–especially during the holiday season when budgets are already stretched thin. The good news? There are always sales to take advantage of. With a little research and planning ahead you can score a solid base of essentials to carry you through the rest of your pregnancy.

Motherhood Maternity

$30 after discount

Maia Pant

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 holiday party and everywhere in between. Even better? They come in six different colors to put on rotation. But best of all? Right now they’re an impressive 40% off their already budget-friendly price tag with code BUMP40. Hurry!

Motherhood Maternity

$10

Side Ruched Scoop Neck Tank Top

When it comes to maternity wardrobes, we cannot overstate the utility of the perfect tank top. Wear them as a base layer to keep your bump cozy without adding bulk or rock them solo when the weather changes. This stretchy tank is made from a blend of cotton, modal and spandex so you don’t have to worry about sizing up too often and it comes in a great selection of neutral colors. Talk about bang for your buck!

Motherhood Maternity

$18

Seamless Clip Down Maternity and Nursing Bra

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. 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!)

Build a gorgeous, go-to maternity uniform

Chances are, you're pretty busy with all the things right now. Between growing a human, caring for the ones you might already have and working that holiday magic, figuring out what to wear isn't something you have a lot of time for. That's why we're big believers in the maternity capsule wardrobe. With a few strategically chosen pieces that will last far longer than your bump, you'll look stylish and put together without much more work than pulling on your favorite sweats. (Though there's always room for that, too.)

A Pea in the Pod

$48

Side Ruched 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Shirt

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

A Pea in the Pod

$58

Luxe Secret Fit Belly Maternity Jeans

Everyone needs the perfect pair of jeans. Especially pregnant mamas. These secret fit maternity jeans flatter and support pregnant curves and adjust so they can be worn for all four trimesters.

Motherhood Maternity

$18

Essential Stretch Secret Fit Belly Maternity Leggings

Super soft and available in a range of colors, these leggings will no doubt make an appearance almost every day of the week. 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.)

Modern Eternity

$185

Lola 5-in-1 Down Maternity Convertible Jacket

Are you dressing for two this winter? If so, you’ll soon realize that bundling your bump for the colder months isn’t as easy as it seems. Unless you have this brilliant piece, of course. The Lola 5-in-1 Down Maternity Convertible Jacket from Modern Eternity is the only coat you’ll need through pregnancy and well beyond. It’s cleverly designed with a removable extender panel to be worn five different ways: with a bump, without a bump, while babywearing, or while nursing. It can even be worn as a vest as the sleeves are detachable!

Elevate your maternity leggings game

Pregnant or not, leggings are a mama's BFF. They're stretchy, comfortable and let's be honest–they're the perfect pants for holiday meals. After all, how are you supposed to fit a baby and three pieces of pie in there while wearing gasp! buttons? 😉 But if you're worried they're not dressy enough for all the places you want to wear them, think again! Think heavier fabrics like velvet or faux leather or pair them with something more structured than your typical hoodie. A denim jacket, a dress or even a wool blazer looks fresh and stylish.

Pietro Brunelli

$98

Scuba Legging

Leggings, but make them fancy. The luxe hidden-panel Italian leggings from Pietro Brunelli are your workout gear’s sophisticated sister. Start with this base and you’re ready for every fete that comes your way.

Motherhood Maternity

$68

Brushed Hacci Maternity Dress

Classy, cozy and the only thing we want to wear all season long, this mock neck knit dress can totally be rocked with leggings.

Score 40% off with code Bump40!

Choose versatile pieces to dress up or down

With life getting back to a more normal pace, the invites may be rolling in already. Whether you're just going to a family gathering or hitting the town for a party, chances are, you're going to need some version of a holiday maternity outfit this season. Your best bet? Something that can carry you through all of them. Choose versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on what's on tap and you can save the stress for more important things. Like getting securing the best spot at the cheese plate table.

Bumpsuit®

$145

Stevie Mockneck Sleeveless Maternity Bodysuit

Elegant and oh-so-luxe, this mockneck bodysuit was made to stun. It holds its own with knee high boots and an oversize jacket when you’re headed to a fancy affair. Pair it with a long cozy knit and sneakers for the kiddo’s holiday performance. No matter where you’re headed, you don’t have to think twice about what to wear.

Motherhood Maternity

$50

Under Belly Charmeuse Jogger Maternity Pants

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. Also, they still feel like those lounge pants you worked so hard to change out of.😉

Motherhood Maternity

Embroidered Detail Maternity Sweater

Whether you’re headed to a family dinner or holiday brunch with the girls, a cozy sweater is always a great look. This cream colored knit with sweet detailing at the collar is one of our top picks this season. Pair it with jeans and sneakers or fancy joggers and heels and you’ve got a versatile piece that’s ready for anything.

Embrace the bump!

There's a good chance you're going to be a VIP guest wherever the holiday celebrations take you. And while that can be overwhelming, it's only because everyone is so excited about the new arrival. Bask in this period when the attention is showered on you! Show off that bump and take advantage of the fact everyone wants to wait on you hand and foot. Keep the mocktails, flowing, right? Even if you're just starting to show and it looks more like a holiday-binge food baby than an actual baby, we say, embrace it!

Ripe

$118

Sadie Rib Knit Nursing Dress

First of all, you can never go wrong with an LBD. 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.

Pietro Brunelli

$118

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

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