Over the years my style has definitely evolved. I think it's due in part to getting older, to having a body transform through pregnancy and than post-pregnancy, and then to also having tiny ones to watch over (play with, chase, wrangle, and protect). Ryan is fast and active, and Connor is squirmy and determined, so I've recently had to think about wearing clothes that are comfortable but won't expose myself while engaging with the boys. These days I'm wearing a lot of longer dresses and pants. Have you tried the high-waisted jeans trend? I'm a huge fan! Also jumpsuits and rompers? They are pretty great, too. Here are some current favorites that I want to wear every day.
I always love wearing non-maternity clothes as my bump grows, but I have a history of growing big babies, and as the bump gets bigger and bigger, I am forced to mix and match once I enter the third trimester. My go-to outfits often include maternity bottoms with non-maternity tops. Check out some of my current favorites below.
- Percy Tunic, Anthropologie
- Maternity Ryder Pant, J.Crew
- White Sands Chambray Tunic, Anthropolgie
- Layered Swing Tank, Anthropologie
- Maternity Pull-on Toothpick Jean, J.Crew
- Spectacle Buttondown, Anthropologie
- Pirin Maxi Dress, Anthropologie
- Maternity Minnie Pant, J.Crew
One tip for extending the wear time of your non-maternity tops is to layer a maternity tank on the bottom. These days I'm wearing Old Navy Maternity Jersey Camis under almost all of my outfits.
One of my favorite pregnancy challenges is dressing my growing bump with non-maternity, but still maternity appropriate, clothes. The best thing about non-maternity, maternity clothes is that you can wear them long after the baby has arrived. And for me, it's easier for me to spend money on clothes that will have a lifespan that's longer than six or seven months.
This season Anthropologie has hit the mark on tops and bottoms. Here are some of my favorite spring pieces. (Because spring is coming, right?)
- Adanne Tunic
- Melia Peplum Tee
- Fallen Stripes Tee
- Tisket Popover
- Level 99 Floral Joggers
- Draped Drawstring Pants
- Kimbra Tapered Joggers
- Skyscape Maxi Dress
Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping in the non-maternity section.
- Shirts: Look for non-formfitting shirts with extra length
- Pants: An elastic waist is your best friend
- Dresses: Anything pull over, with a slightly stretchy fabric, higher waist, and no zipper is a good option