Something that you’re going to have to do when you’re pregnant is…..go shopping and get some new clothes! As if you need a reason to shop, am I right?!
It’s when your precious little bump begins to grow that your everyday clothing becomes well, a little uncomfortable to say the least.
You can only use a hair tie for so long to keep your pants together until you just can’t anymore.
If you’re not using a hair tie you’re probably using a pregnancy belly band. Which are great and super convenient by the way! I definitely recommend those in the beginning. But, eventually even that belly band soon becomes uncomfortable and you want your growing belly to be free and less compressed.
When everything starts feeling too tight let that be sign that it’s time to shop and change up your wardrobe for the next couple of months.
Maybe you’re thinking well what should I buy or wear? I’m only assuming that because you’re reading this. The simple answer is, get what’s comfortable TO YOU.
With this being my second pregnancy I am going to share with you the MUST-HAVES for your pregnancy wardrobe!
MUST HAVES FOR YOUR GROWING BABY BUMP
You can buy maternity leggings online or a maternity clothing store. I would suggest getting a least 2 pairs of maternity leggings. If you’re on the petite side you can also save yourself some money and just buy the next size up!
I really enjoyed wearing overalls while pregnant. I got a pair of shorts overalls at tjmaxx that I loved to wear. They weren’t exactly maternity overalls, I just ended up buying one pair 3 sizes up. Typically overalls are pretty baggy when you buy at your size, so buying up should work for you too!
Cute and stylish, perfect for warm weather.
Maternity jeans (below the belly)
Belly the belly is just my own personal preference. You can buy maternity jeans that have a belly band, but to me it’s really not that comfortable. But remember, do what’s comfortable for you.
You can find super cute, inexpensive maternity jeans at Target. I would suggest just getting at least one or two pairs of jeans for your pregnancy.
Maternity shorts (below the belly)
Being pregnant in the spring and summer, maternity shorts were a must for me!
I found cute, inexpensive maternity shorts at Target. I would suggest just getting at least one or two pairs of shorts for yourself if you’re pregnant during these warmer seasons.
Yes, girl. Get a nightgown. A nightgown while pregnant has been my best friend. When you think nightgown I know it doesn’t sound too attractive. However you can find some really cute or sexy ones on amazon. And of course Target has nightgowns too that will work during your pregnancy. What doesn’t Target have! I would suggest at least 2 night gowns.
sidenote: Will also be perfect postpartum!
Loose dresses (not form fitting)
Although form fitting dresses while pregnant are fun because it accentuates your belly, they aren’t that comfortable. I found myself feeling extremely bloated when I would wear form fitting clothing while pregnant.
Loose dresses are extremely convenient, stylish, and again, comfortable!
Drawstring linen pants/boho pants
Tjmaxx my friend. I found drawstring linen pants at Tjmaxx that were light, affordable, and cozy. If you don’t have much luck there I’d suggest amazon. At least 2 pairs will get you through.
Birkenstock Style Sandals
If you can afford Birkenstock sandals get some!
Don’t worry if you can’t though! That’s why I put Birkenstock style. I found a pair of generic Birkenstock sandals at a grocery store market place! Yeah, a grocery store! The sandals have hands down been my favorite footwear throughout my pregnancy! One pair is all you need. I highly recommend.
Now as for tops….
I would suggest just buying tops that are the next few sizes up. No need to really buy tops that are specifically maternity style unless you gotta have it because the design is cute.
Can’t find anything in the woman’s sections, try the men’s section! My husbands shirts were the best for this growing bump!
Clothing that is labeled ‘maternity’ can be really expensive, you’ll come to find a few sizes up works just fine.
HAPPY SHOPPING MAMA BEAR! Have fun with it!
I told you I really enjoyed wearing overalls while pregnant! 36 weeks right here! Bump is a little hidden as you can tell, but still so much fun to wear!
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