Maternity Clothing Woes

By RaddestMom

For most women, an expanding pregnancy body is not the most fun thing to dress. I have this weird hang-up about spending money on “maternity clothes” I’ll only wear when I’m pregnant. I have come up with a pretty good solution for this. You only really need a couple of “maternity items” during your pregnancy. The rest of the stuff you buy can be normal clothing. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re able to dress your body appropriately without spending a lot of money on stuff you’ll never wear again.

1. Buy 2 pairs of basic Maternity Jeans

Get 1 pair of light jeans & one pair of dark for evening wear. A lot of the maternity jeans now don’t even look like “pregnancy pants” because they just have the elastic built right into the hips.

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Screen Shot 2013-08-10 at 3.31.44 PMThe best site for very affordable maternity wear is Asos.com ….you can get jeans from 20-80$ on their site.

The best part is its free shipping & free returns & they always have amazing sales.

2. Buy Some Maternity Leggings

The best, most comfy way to dress during pregnancy is definitely by wearing leggings. You can just throw on whatever moo-moo or baggy top you have & put it with leggings. Once again, Asos has some great ones for anywhere from 10$-$40. Get a couple different colors to keep it interesting.

I have THESE

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4. Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are the answer. They can be worn pretty much year round (if you don’t live in an extreme climate) & are so versatile wether or not you’re pregnant. They cover every single bump & lump on your tummy, butt & hips. You can find maxi dresses from $10 & up. I like to buy cheapy jersey ones while I’m pregnant & buy them one size up. Try to buy ones where the seam is up under the breast instead of down low near the navel. You don’t want the seam to cut you in half.

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4. Buy Loose Fitting Tops (Not necessarily “maternity”)

This is a good way to get around spending money on “maternity” clothes. By buying loose fitting, flowing tops, you can use them during pregnancy & after. I usually get them in one size up. I already wear lots of flowing, loose stuff, so this fits right into my wardrobe. I try to buy longer tops that I can wear with leggings. All these tops are from Asos.com

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Xo

Lisa O

 

7 Comments on Maternity Clothing Woes

  1. Vivianne
    August 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm (8 months ago)

    Very helpful… I’m 29 weeks and dressing to be comfortable but look good has been hard. Cheers. :)

    Reply
  2. Kathy
    August 17, 2013 at 1:11 am (8 months ago)

    I have one little stylish 3 year old daughter on Instagram her profile is paytonstyle :) come see her style :)

    Reply
  3. Shannon Torrens
    September 6, 2013 at 8:46 am (7 months ago)

    I just found your blog and I absolutly love it! I am pregnant now for the first time and I am finding everything you talk about so helpful! You have found a new follower =)

    Reply
  4. Anastasia Condry
    September 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm (7 months ago)

    Also for events try minefornine.com

    Reply
  5. Beth
    September 8, 2013 at 4:32 am (7 months ago)

    I agree. It seems like you’re supporting something that can be dangerous to baby.

    Reply
  6. momgaga
    December 23, 2013 at 12:07 am (4 months ago)

    Wearing colorful dress may help to adjust the mood of the pregnant woman and also has the benefit to make them look in a good spirit, which is very good for the health of both pregnant mothers and babies.

    Reply

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