One of the trickiest things about pregnancy just might be dressing a body that’s changing every single week! While dressing in leggings and a massive tee shirt all nine months is probably the most comfortable option (and we’re sure every expecting mama spends their fair share of time in loungewear!), today we’re chatting about all the ways that you can build a maternity wardrobe that makes you feel like $1,000,000 without actually spending $1,000,000. No need to spend 40 weeks in fashion hibernation…we’ve got you (and your bump) covered! The best part is that most of these wardrobe pieces aren’t maternity, so you can enjoy them before, during, and after pregnancy. Amazing!
This top works for pregnancy but can be worn before and after baby. We are loving the flowy tunic look! A billowy cut is wonderful because it grows with your bump, but then is also so flattering after the baby arrives when you’re still feeling round
One of the best ways to make your pre-pregnancy jeans, skirts, and tees work for your growing belly is to get a Bellaband. It just looks like a cami underneath your clothes, but helps hold your jeans in place when you wear them unbuttoned! Since some of us start showing before we’re quite ready to share the happy news with the world, this is a really discrete way to make your normal clothes work throughout the first trimester and beyond.
ASOS has one of the biggest maternity sections around, and we love their really trendy and fun options! This floral dress is only $16 and so versatile. It can be worn by itself in the summer or spring or layered with a denim jacket or cardigan for cooler months! While this dress is maternity, if you find a non-maternity dress with a decent amount of stretch and size up, you can totally make it work through the second trimester!
Speaking of non-maternity dresses…this 3/4 sleeve ruched dress from Amazon isn’t maternity, but the ruched sides make it a dream for a growing bump. The black color is so classy and would be a breeze to dress up or down. Corrine has dubbed it a pajama dress–so comfortable you might feel like you’re wearing PJ’s in public! That just seems like the ideal kind of dress for pregnancy. Wrap dresses are another expecting mama’s BFF since you can tie them above your bump!
Maxi dresses are another staple that don’t need to be bought in the maternity section. Since they have so much extra fabric on the bottom, they’re perfect for covering up that growing belly and still having length! Corrine is a pro at finding maxi dresses that work during pregnancy, and it’s such a bonus because they can be worn after baby arrives, too! We love how she styled maxi dresses with a hat(sold out, similar), a sweater, and a button-up. Genius!
Since most workout gear is stretchy and comfy by nature, you may only need to size up to keep wearing your favorite brands during pregnancy! None of the pieces in this adorable outfit are maternity–Corrine just sized up on the top and wore the sweatpants(sold out, similar) below her growing bump. So cute, and so important to stay active during pregnancy! We’re the first ones to admit that having cute workout gear is totally motivating in getting to the gym.
One of Corrine’s favorite pregnancy looks is a tee shirt paired with a kimono(sold out, similar) and maternity jeans. This is such a good way to keep things interesting because you only have to buy one or two maternity tees in neutral colors, like white or grey, and then you can layer them with a flowing and feminine kimono to mix up your look. Every pregnant girl needs a great pair of maternity jeans, and we love how Corrine pulls these off!
We hope this post has given you some inspiration as you plan looks for your growing bump! The very most important thing is to try to enjoy this magical time (despite the discomfort you might be feeling!) and get as excited as possible about the tiny little one about to join your family. Pregnancy is only the very first step in the biggest adventure of your life, and we hope you feel confident and beautiful as you take it all on!