A Look Back: My Maternity Style + Pregnancy Tips

Two and a half years ago, I gave birth to my boy Anthony. I can’t imagine my life now without him, but getting pregnant was a huge lifestyle shift for me — and my wardrobe. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on an entirely new wardrobe that I would only wear for nine months. But I didn’t want to halt my style by wearing clothes that I didn’t like, either. Pregnancy style was an entirely new challenge for me, but by picking out my favorite versatile go-to’s and mixing in a few good (and affordable) finds, I was able to maintain my style, bump and all, with ease.


 

My journey to perfect pregnancy style was a long one. Learn from my trial & error by following my top tips for perfecting maternity style:

Pull Your Favorite (Stretchy or Oversized) Essentials from Your Closet

Everyone owns a good set of comfortable stretchy/oversized pieces  that stay in rotation. The best thing about these pieces is that they can help you transition seamlessly into maternity style — and keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. Gather all of these items, including cardigans, tanks, t-shirts, leggings, etc., and put them in the front of your wardrobe for easy access.

Look for Maternity Style Sections at Your Favorite Places to Shop

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it! We all have our favorite places to shop and while we may not know it, most of them have great maternity sections. Look through your favorite store or site to find maternity-friendly versions of your favorite seasonal trends so your style stays up to date! Some of my favorite budget-friendly places to shop for trendy pieces 65y4trduring my pregnancy include H&M, Target, and ASOS.

Some of my favorite places to splurge for maternity wear include Isabella Oliver and Soon Maternity.

Make Accessories the Focal Point of Your Looks

During my pregnancy, I loved keeping everything simple. I repeated a lot of the same pieces, so I relied more than ever on my accessories to add flare to my simple looks.

Stock up on Cozy Loungewear & Basic Essentials

Comfort should always come first, and it’s universally known that a good pair of yoga pants are about as cozy as it gets. While it’s typically advised to avoid wearing yoga pants everyday, maternity style goes by a different set of rules. Always have a few pairs of maternity pants and some maxi dresses in your rotation. But in the earlier months of your pregnancy, your favorite pair of yoga pants (styled correctly) will work just fine.

  1. Laura || WIMIHH wrote:

    These are great tips! Especially being comfortable, it’s always essential to be just comfortable and stylish second. I love that you said to use accessories, that’s something I wouldn’t have thought of.

    Posted 9.4.17
  2. Sara wrote:

    This is the perfect mix of stylish and comfortable! Definitely saving this post for when I’m PG some day!

    Posted 9.5.17
  3. Kelly wrote:

    What a great kimono, looks perfect the way you styled it!

    Birdie Shoots

    Posted 9.5.17
  4. Amanda Nicole Hughes wrote:

    Such a good maternity outfit! I always love a good kimono.

    Posted 9.5.17
  5. Kimonos are always a good idea! You are one hot momma! 🙂

    Brittany 🙂
    http://www.kingdomofsequins.com

    Posted 9.5.17
  6. Sydney Power wrote:

    Great tips! Comfort all the way.

    Posted 9.6.17
  7. Love this look! These are lots of great tips too!
    – Katherine
    engineering-in-style.com

    Posted 9.6.17
  8. Greta wrote:

    You had the greatest pregnancy style! I’ve never been pregnant but I imagine I’d be a kimono kind of girl!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 9.6.17
  9. April wrote:

    You’re right, being comfortable when you’re pregnant is so important! I was comfortable all four of my pregnancies.

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

    Posted 9.6.17
  10. Annie Marie wrote:

    Comfort is so important during pregnancy! I can’t even imagine. I love that kimono!

    Posted 9.6.17
  11. Candace wrote:

    One thing I don’t want to lose when I have babies in the future is my style. Some maternity clothes I see are so bulky and far from flattering and chic. You did a great job sharing good tips in staying away from that. That lookbook you shared above is perfect!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    Posted 9.6.17
  12. Kimonos are so flattering for everyone!! I hope when I have children one day, I’m half as stylish as you during pregnancy!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 9.6.17
  13. I love a pretty kimono, you look so stylish in it!

    Posted 9.7.17
  14. Kasey wrote:

    Your style was so cute with your bump!

    Posted 9.7.17
  15. love a good kimono!! so cute!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan
    http://www.gypsytan.co

    Posted 9.7.17
  16. Madeline wrote:

    Great tips! The shoes look so comfortable!

    Posted 9.7.17
  17. I love your styling tips! When I was pregnant I found the most joy in accessories my outfits as well!

    Posted 9.8.17
  18. Anna English wrote:

    That kimono is gorgeous, I love the print!

    Posted 9.9.17
  19. Mariam wrote:

    Such cute maternity style! You look gorgeous

    Posted 9.10.17
  20. Natasha Massey Stoneking wrote:

    you make maternity look AMAZING!!!

    Posted 9.11.17
  21. Nicole Leffew wrote:

    Such great maternity style!! Xo

    Posted 9.13.17
  22. Jasmine Elias wrote:

    what comfy maternity style!! 🙂

    Posted 9.15.17

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