maternity mondays

Maternity Mondays: What I’ve Learned about Dressing a Pregnant Body

*I usually share outfits that emphasize flattering an apple shape, but while I’m pregnant, I’ll be featuring pregnancy style.

As most of you know, before getting pregnant, I was writing for apple shapes. I knew what worked and what didn’t work for the body I’d lived in for 36 years. Now that I’m focusing on pregnancy style, the rules have changed!

Here’s what has worked for me:

1. Maternity clothes are not very fashionable. I’ve found better luck just looking for clothes that are stretchy in the regular sections I shop.

2. Skirts that widen like fit and flare styles only make me feel ginormous. I stick to pencil skirts and bodycon form fitting dresses that taper at the knee so I don’t get swallowed whole.

3. When choosing stretchy non-maternity dresses, choose a length below the knee to give space for the belly. Even though I feature above the knee styles, I’ve decided to not buy anymore of these lengths while I’m pregnant because it is always shorter with the belly present.

4. At the end of the day, don’t feel bad if all you really want to wear are maternity leggings and yoga pants and a long top. I know that’s what I’m in most of the time.


Where you can find items similar to this pregnancy style post:

Got this fiddler’s cap at Target. Here’s a similar one. 

Silver framed aviators. 

Scored a well fitting off the shoulder black sweater from Wish! (only comes in one size) Here’s a similar one. 

Couldn’t find a gray and black striped maternity pencil skirt, but this one has black and white stripes. 

Similar gray peep toe booties:


pregnancy style

I got this top from Wish!

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  • 12 pieces = 35 outfits
  • tips for choosing each piece specific to flattering your shape
  • picture of author wearing each outfit so you can visualize the items on an apple shape
  • item links for budget conscious women

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