What I Wore: Pregnancy Must Haves and Outfit Formulas

So after a brief (jk it’s been like 5 months😂) hiatus, I’M BACK! I seriously missed writing blog posts, but the realities of moving out of our old house, living with Tim’s parents, renovating our new house every available second, oh and teaching full time, I had to make peace with the fact that I just did not have time, mental or physical space to write full blog posts- but here we are- I’ve missed it!

Lots of new post ideas to come- pregnancy related, c-section related, second baby related and OF COURSE, home renovation related, including before and afters as promised! But I had to start somewhere so here we go with a brand new “What I’m Wearing” post, preggo edition:

If you’re pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant (doesn’t that sound like a side effects warning at the end of a pharmaceutical commercial?!😂) you’ll need a few go to outfit formulas and pieces you can rely on for the duration of the 7+ months where the bump really becomes a challenge to dress around. I refuse to spend a ton on maternity clothes; instead, I used a few solid building blocks to remix outfits around:

• Start by getting a few basic, fitted, dresses in varying styles and in neutral colors- this way you can layer different pieces over or with them.

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• Have a few neutral (and maybe a print!) bodycon skirts to highlight the bump (more flattering than drapey /baggy- no a-line or fluffy skirts while preggo in my opinion!)

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• Add a few items to layer over your base pieces, to keep things interesting:

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• Graphic tees (buy them longer/ size up to accommodate the bump) that you can knot over dresses or skirts or just wear over the bump with leggings were my true mvps:

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• Really, you only need two types of pants while pregnant: a great pair or two of black leggings, and a pair of skinny maternity jeans that stay up and fit well:

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• You guys won’t be surprised to know that overalls made my list of maternity must haves- but seriously, for those days when you can’t bear to wear another dress, and your damn pants just won’t stay up, overalls are a preggo mama’s best friend:

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• Accessories really worked overtime during both of my pregnancies- when you feel like you’ve cycled through all of your maternity staples, fun shoes and hair accessories really make you feel less… bleh:

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Using all of the pieces above, here are some of my fave maternity looks for inspo:

Hope this helps you mamas-to-be out there! It’s funny, now that the bump, well, Eamon, is out– I almost miss dressing it! Now to figure out what works post-partum…

<3,

Christine

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