Check out our favorite tips for maximizing your wardrobe and style.
1. Stick to Breathable Fabrics
Temperatures when you’re pregnant can be a tricky thing—even when it’s cold outside. A general rule of thumb? Stick to breathable fabrics that you can layer so you can adjust your own temperature no matter where you are (or what season it is).
2. Go With The Flow(y) Tops
Flowy woven tops will skim your frame and fit nicely over your bump. Extra points for oversized button-up—they’ll be nursing friendly post-baby if that’s part of your plan.
3. Elastic Waistbands
Whether it’s joggers, elasticized jeans or a sturdy pair of leggings, elastic waist pants will keep you comfortable through a large portion of your pregnancy. Bonus points: You’ll be able to slip back into them post-delivery.
4. Look for Universal Silhouettes
Shift dresses in a thicker knit fabric can be worn throughout your entire pregnancy. From the beginning (when you’re maybe focused on concealing) to your due date (when you just need something comfortable!) a shift dress is an easy-to-wear solution.
5. Splurge on a Winter Coat
Look for more silhouettes like trapeze and wrap coat silhouettes. No matter where you are in your pregnancy, you’ll want to be able to grow into your coat and not feel trapped. These looser, more forgiving winter coats will keep you warm and stylish for the rest of the season.
6. Stock Up on Longer Tops
You can never have too many long, jersey knit tops! Stock up on tops that go past your hips to give you plenty of added length to cover your belly.
7. Wear It Now and Later Button-Ups
Button-down tops are one of the most versatile tops you can wear throughout your pregnancy. Wear them buttoned-up during your first trimester and as an unbuttoned layer during your second and third trimesters.
8. Accessorize, Accessorize
Invest in non-maternity pieces that will add a punch to all of your outfits. A patterned scarf, bold earrings, or a structured jacket in the season’s hottest color will transcend all trimesters!
9. Rock a Bold Lip
Pregnancy is tough, especially when there are days where you literally can’t even get out of bed. Dress up your look (even if it’s just a tee shirt and jeans) with a new lip color or nail polish that gets you through even the worst bouts of morning sickness.
10. Say You’re With The Band (The Maternity Band)
Maternity bands can be a lifesaver while you are between maternity and regular jeans. Simply slip into a maternity band over your unbuttoned jeans and you’ll have a snug, comfy fit in your favorite denim.
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