Maternity Fashion. It almost seems silly to put these two words together, but if you had a style before you got pregnant, there is a way to continue being fashionable as you grow a human, and not even break the bank.
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Usually I dread getting dressed while I am pregnant. I get really big the last two months before baby arrives and I have a hard time feeling comfortable and fashionable when I feel huge.
Some things I have noticed about maternity clothes I love is
Material texture: I could live in my shirts and pants that are 93% modal and 7% spandex. The material is so soft, stretchy and yet not baggy. The Isabel Maternity line uses this material a lot.
Fit: I love me a full panel maternity pant. They now make them so that the back is not completely covering your back, just to give you some breathing room and yet still get good coverage. I also love when shirts and dresses are ruched (a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric used for trimming.) Nearly all the shirts I actually like and wear have this trimming. For dresses I like to have a combination of dresses that are more fitting and some that hang in just the right places.
Color and Pattern: I go with solid colors when I buy maternity clothes because I don’t want to have to buy too many pieces and yet still have options. You will notice in the pictures below that I have stripe and a pattern on the dress. If you keep things solid and simple, you will be able to mix and match much better. For bottoms, I go with jeans, black pants or leggings. A staple for me is also maternity tights! If you don’t have a pair, they are wonderful for mamas pregnant in the winter.
This time around I was able to buy a few staples that have made getting dressed less depressing. I have even felt a bit cute on some days. I wanted to share these products with you because they truly fit my criteria for comfortable, fashionable and versatile. All of the links I share are clothes I own and wear.
Here are some pictures of me wearing these pieces.
Here are the stores I frequent for maternity fashion:
Old Navy and
So excited for you to get some maternity clothes that you love and even more excited for you to welcome a new baby into your life!
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