Adventures with maternity clothes

I decided long ago that if I ever got pregnant again I would spend some money on maternity clothes. The first time I didn’t want to. Essentially, I wore all the same shirts out of my normal wardrobe. Towards the end I was a little limited and I considered it a success every day I wore something to work. It was perfect. Until post-baby came around and I had the same clothes. By that point I wanted nothing to do with them! {And I’m still wearing them two years later…}

So, it’s next time and I’ve been cruising the Internet looking for cute, chic maternity clothes. I must be really picky in my price range. Ya know the one where I don’t want to drop $50 on a shirt? We don’t have much in my town so I have to travel to look. I’ve tried a couple of times and come home with basics, which is not what I was going for. I’m back to looking online and trying to decide exactly what I’m looking for so I can search for that. It’s very frustrating!

I’ve recently been inspired by some Pinterest posts and more posts. So I’m going to take a stab at highlighting my outfits. I am in no way close to a fashion blogger or fashionista, but this might help me figure out what I want and don’t want.

Monday August 27th outfit for work
shirt (Target), skirt (Motherhood)

22 weeks

I’m not sure if this will last me all the way through the pregnancy. I bought a small and it is fitted. It’s a little long right now so it has the potential to last, but I’ll have to wait and see if I still want to wear tight things in the final weeks. I did feel a lot bigger because I could see the giant blue blob out of my peripheral vision. 🙂







I’m drawn to a belt or tie above the belly. I tried the skinny belt pre-pregnancy but didn’t ever find something that I loved. I think I can love it during pregnancy. Or at least really love it on other people!






What’s a bump post without a little toddler photo bombing? 🙂 Maximus gave me a sideways glance when I came in the house after work, but didn’t seem to have an opinion on the outfit. He did think it was pretty funny that daddy was taking pictures of me.






Overall, I like the outfit. I’m not sure how I’d feel about wearing it with black pants. The shirt seems to work with a form fitting bottom. For a casual look {because I need clothes that go both directions}, I would probably pair it with leggings.



2 thoughts on “Adventures with maternity clothes

  1. Cute! My maternity style definitely changed over the course of six pregnancies. I much prefer the fitted look on pregnant ladies. Emphasize the bump and show that you still have shape all over.

    1. Thanks, Nicole! I think you’re right. Those are the people I admire when I see them. I think I feel less frumpy too.

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