My niece is about to have her first baby. With days before the delivery she is still working and looks simply lovely in a skin tight grey tee shirt and leggings. Well let's flashback 30, 40, 50 years ago. Like my 1950s mom, I too carried my first child (1970s) wearing a TENT dress and oversized blouses and dresses that looked like tablecloths. I still have the dress that I wore to the hospital four times for the delivery of each of my children. I keep this dress it in the "costume" box down in the basement.
Pretty Tops For Mother To Be
The dress, actually a loose fitting "shift" from India, was not really a Maternity outfit, I just used it as such because it was capable of major expansion. The more typical Maternity attire was of course an A-line, pleated, tent style blouse or dress which gathered at the top and widened towards the bottom. And let's not forget the bows on the blouses, a true sign of a woman's entry into motherhood.
Vintage images from Etsy.com