Staying Stylish During Pregnancy
OK, If you know me, you know I'm a bit of a fashionista. I am not one to go crazy over fads, but I do take my wardrobe options seriously. And since becoming preggers, it has been a bit of a struggle to keep my sense of style.
I mean, who the heck wants to dress in a Muumuu (except Jenny McCarthy...P.S. If you haven't read Belly Laughs - do it)? I have had the luxury of going through my first 5 months so far in the Spring/Summer where I've been able to transition a lot of my pre-pregnancy summer dresses and wear them now. My favorite pre-pregnancy piece that I'm still wearing now are maxi dresses with an empire waist. I've snagged up a few at Target. I love this plum maxi with ruffles to accent my ever-growing bust-line:
I've also embraced the long maxi skirt and tank top look. The best are the ones with a "fold-over" waist that can be folded over to your own style and comfort at the time of your pregnancy. I pair the skirt with a basic (non-maternity) tank from Target. I am obsessed with Target's long and lean tanks. I own them in pretty much every color of the rainbow. This outfit I rocked at 20 weeks and still continue to love as a great work-to-play option:
Any dress that has an empire waist can make due during pregnancy (at least until I get REALLLY huge...stay-tuned for that fun). Here is a pic of the hubby and I on our babymoon. This colorful floral frock is another Target find (junior section) that I got for around $20. If this was a maternity dress it would've been marked $80 - and I'm just not into that!
So, take a look at your wardrobe and I promise you'll be able to make some of your pre-pregnancy clothes work for you during pregnancy!
Side note: I have purchased a few legit maternity items from Destination Maternity. My fav's include black 'over-the-belly' cropped leggings, coral and blue cargo capri's, and of course black dress pants for a work option that is not a dress.
More on my ever-evolving bump style to come! Hope you've found this helpful :) ~Stephanie