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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

 

My Favorite Maternity Clothes!

By RaddestMom

Dressing yourself when your body suddenly has bulges in places it normally doesn’t can be frustrating. Here are a few ideas for you moms-to-be as far as clothing goes.

1. Side Stretch Maternity Jeans

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 8.33.46 PMMuch more chic than the traditional elastic/cloth waistband jeans. These jeans are meant to go UNDER the bump, and they secretly stretch on the side, above the pocket. Obviously, J Brand Mama J’s are the best, but if you don’t wanna spend $200 bucks, Forever 21 makes some, as well as Asos.com

2. Maxi Dresses

What’s great about a maxi dress is that you can wear it after you have the baby as well. Even if your ass has gotten 5 times bigger, you won’t be able to tell in these dresses! They are classic, flattering, and always in style.

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 8.48.48 PM3. Tight Shirt and a Blazer

One of my favorite maternity looks is a simple, tight shirt & a fun blazer. By accentuating the bump with a clingy shirt, you’re actually making yourself look thinner. You can dress this look up with dark colors, or keep it casual with a fun print.

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Combine any type of flowing caftan or blouse with tight fitting bottoms to create the perfect “I’m definitely pregnant, not fat” look.

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These are perfect for pregnant bellies. You can find these year round for virtually any price range. My favorite maternity store is on Asos.com

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***HERE ARE SOME LOOKS TO AVOID WHILE PREGNANT:***

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1. PEPLUM

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 9.11.10 PMJust, no. A frill around the waist of a pregnant woman is less than flattering.

2. High Waisted Things

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 9.06.40 PMCovering your bump with tight, unflexible leather is not only uncomfortable, it’s not cute. Stay away from restricting materials such as leather, unless it’s tight in the right places.

3. Outfits that Meet in the Center of Your Belly

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 9.08.34 PMDo you see how weird it looks when you try to wear the clothes you normally would wear, only in a bigger size? Most of the clothes you’re used to wearing aren’t meant for pregnant bodies. Avoid outfits that split you in half like this one.

Remember, your body isn’t stuck like this forever! Embrace your curves for the time being and try to feel cute amongst the bloat :)

Xo

Lisa O

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