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Finding the best maternity tank tops for your growing belly

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One of the staples of your wardrobe while pregnant will be maternity tank tops. These tanks are more than just basic—they are essential partners through your entire style journey, if not life. Honestly, if you think I’m being dramatic just think back to a sunny day where you didn’t at least consider wearing a tank, even under your best button up shirt. With a design that emphasizes both adaptability and style, tanks provide the necessary length and stretch to accommodate your changing body, ensuring comfort without forgoing style. Like I said, I must have.

What sets maternity tank tops apart?

These tops are specifically tailored to meet the unique demands of pregnancy. Unlike their standard counterparts, these tops feature thoughtful details like ruched sides that allow for the growth of a baby bump, made from breathable and stretchy fabrics to ensure they keep pace with your body through each trimester.

Ruched designs or nursing tanks may also be designed with added bust support and wider straps to better distribute weight, significantly easing shoulder and back strain. This combination of practicality and panache makes tank tops an indispensable part of any expecting mama’s wardrobe, seamlessly blending everyday functionality with the confidence you look damn good.

Our top reviewed selection of tanks the fashion mamas love

Best ruched maternity tank tops

Experience elegance and comfort with ruched details. Designed to flatter your growing belly, these tops feature adjustable side ruching that can be tailored to fit your body perfectly as it changes. Ideal for pairing with maternity jeans or shorts for a casual yet polished look.

Jodie Ruched Rib Tank Black
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Jodie Ruched Rib Tank Black

Most beautiful basic maternity tank tops

Keep it simple and stylish with our basic tanks. Made from soft, stretchable fabrics, these tank tops are perfect for everyday wear. Whether you’re lounging at home or out for a walk, they offer the ultimate in comfort and flexibility.

Valentina Top | Coffee
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Valentina Top | Coffee

Maternity Everyday Tank Stucco Heather
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Maternity Everyday Tank Stucco Heather

Top cotton blend maternity tank tops

Blend style and comfort with our chic cotton blend maternity tank tops. These tops are designed to provide breathability and softness, keeping you cool and comfortable as your body temperature fluctuates during pregnancy.

Honor Feeding Tank Black
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Honor Feeding Tank Black

Essential Nursing Tank Top White
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Essential Nursing Tank Top White

Best scoop-neck maternity tank tops

Highlight your pregnancy glow with our stunning scoop-neck maternity tank tops. These tops accentuate the neckline and provide ample space for comfort, making them ideal for layering or wearing on their own during warmer days.

The Supima® Form Tank Blush Pink
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The Supima® Form Tank Blush Pink

Best seamless maternity tanks

Discover the ultimate in comfort with our seamless tank tops. Designed without seams to reduce irritation, these tops provide a smooth fit that stretches effortlessly with your growing belly. Perfect for wearing under other layers or on their own for a sleek look.

Fits Everybody Maternity Nursing Tank | Sand
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Fits Everybody Maternity Nursing Tank | Sand

Fits Everybody Maternity Nursing Tank | Cocoa
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Fits Everybody Maternity Nursing Tank | Cocoa

Top ribbed knit maternity tanks

Embrace casual elegance with our ribbed tanks. The textured fabric adds a touch of sophistication while the stretchy knit accommodates your changing shape. Ideal for a stylish yet comfortable outfit, whether you’re at home or on the go.

Peter Rib Nursing Tank Taupe
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Peter Rib Nursing Tank Taupe

Best color-block maternity tanks

Add a pop of color to your maternity wardrobe with our radiant color-block tank tops. These vibrant tops feature contrasting colors that brighten your outfit and mood. They’re made with soft, stretchable fabrics for all-day comfort.

Jacqui Knit Tank - Sage / White
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Jacqui Knit Tank – Sage / White

Knit Salana Tank Iced Green Tea
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Knit Salana Tank Iced Green Tea

Top V-neck maternity tanks

Showcase your pregnancy glow with our alluring V-neck maternity tank tops. The V-neck cut provides a flattering neckline and easy nursing access post-pregnancy, making it a practical yet stylish choice.

Luxe Maternity/Nursing Tank Black
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Luxe Maternity/Nursing Tank Black

Best activewear tanks

These tanks are perfect for working out or walking around and won’t feel stifling or tight. They’re great for sweat absorption and the best part is their versatility.

Lj Maternity Over Bump Active Tank Black
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Lj Maternity Over Bump Active Tank Black

Essentials Loose Logo Tank Top White
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Essentials Loose Logo Tank Top White

Lj Maternity Cropped Bump Active Tank Blue Sky
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Lj Maternity Cropped Bump Active Tank Blue Sky

Cutest striped maternity tank tops

Channel a classic look with our striking striped maternity tank tops. The vertical or horizontal stripes elongate your figure, providing a visually slimming effect while comfortably accommodating your belly.

Mama 2-pack cotton tank tops Navy blue/striped
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Mama 2-pack cotton tank tops Navy blue/striped

Best maternity tank for pumping

Maternity tanks for pumping are the most underrated necessity for new mamas. Seriously: the time savings pay for the purchase with dividends. Get your life – and both hands – back when you’re pumping while still feeling super comfy in a great quality tank.

Sublime® hands-free pumping & nursing tank Beige
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Sublime® hands-free pumping & nursing tank Beige

Why are maternity tops so long?

Maternity tops are designed to be longer than standard tops to ensure they cover your belly throughout your pregnancy. This design prevents the top from riding up and offers additional comfort and coverage, which is especially valuable as your body changes.

Bamboo nursing & maternity tank Black
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Bamboo nursing & maternity tank Black

How to maintain style and comfort with tank tops during pregnancy?

Maintaining style and comfort during pregnancy doesn’t have to be a challenge. Opt for maternity tank tops made from soft, stretchy materials that hug your curves without constriction. Choosing styles with interesting details like lace trims, graphic prints, or vibrant colors can also help keep your wardrobe fun and expressive.

Layering is another great way to utilize tank tops effectively. Pair them with cardigans, blazers, or open shirts to create a look that’s both polished and practical. This way, you can adjust your outfit to your comfort level throughout the day.

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With a background in fashion design and patternmaking, I've transformed into an online stylist and editor. When I'm not curating looks for busy mamas, I'm mastering the art of juggling motherhood with my little love. I have a serious obsession with luxe athleisure.