If you’re pregnant, you’re probably looking forward to your first ultrasound appointment to get a glimpse at your growing bundle of joy.
But wondering what to wear to an ultrasound appointment can add a layer of nervousness or anxiety to your excitement. We’re here to help!
An ultrasound is a simple, routine procedure in which a trained technician captures an internal image by pressing a hand-held device against a specific body part.
Ultrasounds are conducted for various reasons besides a routine pregnancy check-in. No matter what your ultrasound appointment is for, you want to dress as comfortably as possible.
Here are 15 practical and easy outfits to wear to an ultrasound.
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Because of the nature of an ultrasound procedure, it’s best to wear a two-piece outfit.
Depending on the type of ultrasound you get, you will either have to disrobe from the waist down or pull your pants very low for the technician to perform the procedure.
Wear comfy pants and a shirt, or leggings and a tunic. Avoid one-piece outfits like dresses, jumpers, and rompers.
Comfort is Key
As with any doctor’s visit, an ultrasound can be nerve-wracking. That’s why it’s best to dress as comfortable as possible.
You want to feel confident, safe, and relaxed, so wear a simple outfit you can put on and take off quickly. You can even wear your favorite old pajama shirt if you so desire! Dressing for an ultrasound is all about simplicity, so try not to overthink it.
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Yoga pants are one of the easiest things to wear to an ultrasound because they are stretchy, breathable, and very convenient.
Yoga pants make a great casual outfit because they are relaxed but make you look put-together and chic. Wear your favorite yoga pants or leggings with a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or cute top.
Explore our selection of maternity leggings for the most comfortable options.
A sweatshirt is an easy way to stay warm during your appointment. You can easily adjust your sweatshirt as needed for the sonographer without taking it off.
Wear your favorite hoodie with stretchy leggings, or throw an oversized crewneck sweatshirt over matching sweatpants for the ultimate cozy look.
Check out our selection of affordable sweatshirts that are sustainable and fashionable.
A loose t-shirt is one of the best options to wear to an ultrasound. You’ll be lifting your top to expose your abdomen for this routine procedure, and a loose shirt makes that process so much easier.
Wear a fun graphic tee or an oversized men’s t-shirt with some leggings. If you want to feel a bit more dressed up, wear a loose t-shirt tucked into some palazzo pants for a chic daytime look.
Here are some of our favorite Canadian-made t-shirts.
A Dress with Leggings
If you love wearing dresses, have no fear. You can totally wear a dress to your ultrasound. We recommend wearing leggings or tights underneath to provide ultimate comfort during the procedure.
Wear a cute midi dress with pedal-pusher leggings and sneakers. Pair a cute sundress with black tights and sandals if you want a fun summertime look. A dress with a loose, relaxed silhouette works best.
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The nurse or sonographer at your ultrasound may take your blood pressure before getting started. So, wearing a short-sleeve top makes the whole process easier and faster.
You can wear a flowy short-sleeve blouse or a classic t-shirt with comfortable, stretchy bottoms. Bring along a sweatshirt or zip-up hoodie in case you get cold during your appointment.
Shop our selection of hemp tops for functional and versatile options.
Palazzo pants are excellent for ultrasounds because they’re comfy, chic, and versatile.
Most palazzo pants have elastic waistbands, making them easy to move around in and take off if necessary during your appointment.
Wear a pair of linen palazzo pants with a breezy button-up, or create a matching set with wide-leg pants and a matching shirt.
Check out our selection of the best boho-chic pants for your appointment.
Flowy Tank Tops
Flowy tank tops are an easy, breezy way to look great for your ultrasound.
The possibilities are endless. Wear a cute floral tank with relaxed palazzo pants or your favorite workout tank with stretch leggings for a sporty look.
Whatever style tank top you choose, make sure you feel comfortable and confident.
Here is our selection of comfy and organic cotton tank tops.
During your ultrasound appointment, you may need to take your shoes off. So, plan on wearing comfortable and practical shoes that are easy to take on and off.
You can wear anything from sandals to flats, sneakers to slip-ons. If you think your feet might get cold during the appointment, wear shoes that look good with socks, like trainers.
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Stretch waistbands are best for an ultrasound appointment. A stretchy waistline makes changing or adjusting your garments easy and painless.
Forget the fuss of buttons and zippers. With an elastic waistband, you don’t have to worry about squirming uncomfortably on your back. Any style of elastic waistband works perfectly, from stretchy leggings to linen pants.
Check out our selection of maternity pants for more outfit ideas.
A loose-fitting button-up is a comfortable and easy outfit option for your ultrasound.
A button-up makes it easy for the sonographer to access necessary parts of your body without exposing everything. Wear your button-up with some sleek and comfy elastic waist pants for a practical but elegant look.
Check out our favorite USA-made men’s and women’s shirts.
Go with stretchy, flexible clothing when choosing your ultrasound outfit.
Stretchy clothes are built to feel comfortable and accommodating. You’ll feel way more at ease wearing stretchy leggings, tops, and sweatshirts that are easy to move around in and take off if necessary.
Think recycled polyester leggings, cotton shirts, and versatile zip-up hoodies.
If you want more ideas, check out these affordable loungewear sets.
A Sports Bra
A sports bra is a practical piece of clothing to wear to an ultrasound appointment.
A well-fitting and supportive sports bra will help you feel comfortable and secure. Plus, it provides more coverage than a traditional bra, which is perfect for when you’re lying on your back during the procedure.
Explore our selection of sustainable sports bras that are supportive and comfortable.
Wear a pair of dependable, comfortable underwear to your ultrasound appointment.
You don’t need to wear anything fancy. Just throw on a pair of boyshorts or briefs underneath your pants or leggings, and you’re good to go.
Cotton or sustainably-made bamboo underwear is best because these fabrics are breathable, soft, and naturally hypoallergenic.
Check out our selection of the best organic cotton underwear brands.
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