Free People Dress - c/o Marshalls
Stuart Weitzman Boot
Karen Walker Sunglasses
I'll admit, the idea of dressing in anything but leggings or sweats while your pregnant seems daunting. Will I be comfortable? Will I ever wear that again? Wait, is that a button on those jeans? Ladies, you're preaching to the choir! There are mornings when the idea of squeezing into jeans seems impossible or buying a sweater that you will only wear for 2 more months seems like a total waste of money. Cue the pregnancy tears (thanks, hormones). Here are some of my tips for staying fashionable, keeping in budget, and feeling incredible for pregnancy!
1. Invest in good jeans
This is key! If you only splurge on one item, make it an amazing pair of denim. Don't be fooled, it doesn't have to be designer! ASOS carries a killer line of maternity wear and it's all very affordable. You can dress them up, dress them down, and they're perfect for when you're in a rush and need an outfit. I've linked a few pairs below - no pair is over $75!
2. You can still try on regular clothes!
You can still shop at stores that aren't "maternity" or have a maternity line. There are plenty of options out there that are friendly for all trimesters and items that you can wear post-baby. Dresses are a great option for comfort and easily can be worn after pregnancy and they'll make you feel like a million bucks! I scored this one by Free People from Marshalls and felt comfortable all day in it. I've purchased a lot of my pregnancy wardrobe from Marshalls, because they have on-trend items that don't cost an arm and a leg. No guilt!
3. Stick with what you like
Just because your body is changing, it doesn't mean your style has to change too! This also helps in being able to incorporate items into your outfits that you already have in your wardrobe. Jackets and vests are one of my favorite ways to amp up an outfit. Plus, no matter how big your belly gets...they'll always fit.
4. Embrace the bump
Don't be afraid of bold prints or body-con dresses. In early pregnancy, there's a thin line between a food baby or a real baby, but as the months go on and your tummy grows embrace your new shape. Opt for form fitting outfits or bold prints -- don't be afraid to dress up.
Being pregnant doesn't mean giving up your personal style. There are so many stylish maternity options, no matter what your shape is. If you feel great- wear it!
Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc.
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.