Pregnancy and clothes. Clothes and pregnancy.
I must say, with my first pregnancy, I wasn’t the biggest fan of maternity clothes. I hated almost everything labeled “maternity” and felt like nothing ever fit right. I cried in the changing room the day I had to purchase my first pair of maternity jeans. Don’t even get me started on dress pants.
After that experience I swore to myself that with my second pregnancy, I wouldn’t feel the same way. I would enjoy it. I would wear clothes that fit and find jeans that I loved.
And you know what? I’m having an absolutely great time dressing my bump this time around!
My goal with my second pregnancy was to find a few maternity pieces that I loved and that would be versatile enough to wear with various pairings and then I would stick to non-maternity clothing. Lucky for me, loose tunics, extra long shirts, and cozy sweaters are in fashion.
I also have some maternity absolute must haves: a good pair of jeans, leggings…lots of leggings, sweaters, long sleeve shirts in white and black, and tank tops for layering (I am not a fan of the outtie belly button look).
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite outfits from this pregnancy, in case you’re searching for something to dress a bump of your own.
9 weeks: H&M sweater, H&M t-shirt and tank-top, TJ Maxxx leggings…all non-maternity.
13 weeks & 16 weeks: Express non-maternity top with H&M tank top underneath, Seraphine skinny jeans, Target pump, LOFT necklace.
14 weeks: LOFT dress (non-maternity, 1 size above my usual size), Express sweater (non-maternity), H&M necklace
14 weeks: Dress from TJ Maxxx (non-maternity in 1 size up), Express blazer (non-maternity)
15 weeks: Express sweater (non-maternity, but stretchy), Old Navy sweater (non-maternity), H&M belt.
16 weeks: H&M skinny jeans (OMG LOVE THESE), H&M striped top (non-maternity), Target sweater (non-maternity), H&M necklace.
17 weeks: H&M maroon leggings (non-maternity, 1 size up), H&M long sweater (non-maternity, 1 size up), Target necklace.
17 weeks: H&M pregnancy top, Target sweater (non-maternity).
18 weeks: PinkBlush maternity dress, TJ Maxxx belt.
19 weeks: (not shown, Old Navy leggings), H&M long sleeve t-shirt dress (non-maternity), Express blazer (non-maternity), TJ Maxxx belt from forever and a half ago.
20 weeks: H&M top (non-maternity).