Maternity nightwear

By  |  0 Comments

As the bump begins to grow during pregnancy, your nightwear can start to get that little bit right. You might get away with your old night wear for a while but eventually it goes be time to upgrade to nightwear that can accommodate your bump. You can opt for oversized nightwear from the regular ranges or you can opt for specific maternity night wear.

Here’s a few specific maternity wear pieces that I spotted…

Dunnes Stores:

Dunnes are great for affordable nightwear. In particular I loved the maternity nightgown as it was very light material, especially useful as the maternity wards can be so hot. Some feed back on my Instagram from followers was that there wasn’t much space in the top for bump size so try it on first or go a bit bigger in your size choice.

There’s also the print below available in all the pieces featured above from Dunnes


Again H&M is another one good for affordable maternity night wear.


Next is a little bit more expensive for maternity nightwear, but it is still competitive. They also do some good collaborations with other maternity brands like Mamalicious , or collaborations with celebs that Katie Piper for Want That Trend. does very low pricing for maternity nightwear. When I asked on my social media what people thought of it based on their experience, there was a mixed reaction. Some loved it and said great value for money, others said you get what you pay for so can’t expect high end, where as others say it was pretty poor. So the jury seems to be out on this one , but looking online the selection seems great!

I was mainly roasting hot in pregnancy so I loved shorts and vest style – I bought bother in maternity ranges and from regular ranges in bigger sizes and just mixed & matched.

Here’s some from, love the simple black vest & shorts combo

Here’s a maternity night gown that could be good during nursing too. 🤰🏻🤱🏻

Seraphine Maternity;

A little bit pricier, could make a nice pregnancy or baby shower present.


During pregnancy, I found the maternity top and bottoms in Mothercare maternity nightwear to be really soft and comfortable. It’s a pricier so I got a good bit in the sales early in pregnancy and held on to it until I needed it. Lasted well in to my second pregnancy too.

Me Mamma Be;

A really popular trend at the moment is to having a matching labour and baby outfit. You can even get a matching robe, nightdress & pillow case! You can get this abroad online or else there is an Irish company , Me Mamma Be that does combo sets. They also do a 3-in-1 labour/delivery/nursing gown.

And check out the socks Me Mamma Be do for delivery day! These would be another great baby shower present!

Jojo Maman Bébé

Again one from the higher end pricing range, I haven’t tried these personally but any of the kids clothes I have got from here have been fab so I would imagine the night wear is to!

Dunnes Stores & F&F clothing Tesco:

Maternity wear can be expensive sometimes, so I used to find that buying larger sizes from the regular ranges worked out great too. Dunnes Stores nightwear and F&F clothing in Tesco were a great affordable solution in a larger sizes.

The short sleeved night dresses in Dunnes Stores are €6, I found these so handy in the days after birth. And then the longer sleeves version is only €10.

The two peace pyjamas nightwear was super handy for wearing around the house postpartum in case visitors called. Cosy yet they still looked presentable! This blue one is from Dunnes but F&F Clothing by Tesco do a fab version of this throughout the year, generally in a pretty floral print. They sometimes have a matching robe and nightdress option.

My Advice:

Through out both pregnancy’s and postpartum I wore a mix of my o. ld night wear, mixed with affordable regular range night wear in bigger sizes and then teamed with some pieces from maternity wear. I also teamed my husbands soft T-shirts with maternity shorts and it was so cosy! My main goal is that I was comfortable!

For me I had to spend time in hospital on both pregnancy’s, where the wards are so hot. So if this happens my advise is invest in light cotton night wear, like shorts & vest, and opt for a light robe rather that the fleece style ones. Avoids slippers with fleece inside them as these can over heat you too. Make sure your slippers have a good grip as you can be a bit off balance in T3.

Happy shopping!

Dublin-based Fashion Stylist, Fashion Journalist, Fashion Media Presenter, Personal Shopper, and Fashion Marketeer & Events Co-ordinator. Contact Siobhan McHugh at for more information.