I am definitely not the most stylish pregnant lady, by any means. I wear the same pair of maternity shorts or foldover yoga shorts day after day. During the brief cold spell we had, I lived in black leggings and baggy sweaters. I am, however, fairly thrifty about what clothes I'll buy while pregnant, and I wanted to share a few of my faves, all under $30 that I wore all through my pregnancy with Ez, post-partum, and have been living in again through this pregnancy. That's 3 years of constant wear, which is basically pennies per wear, if you wanna break it down ;)
My go-to favorite place to shop for non-maternity maternity clothes is H&M. They have classic pieces for fantastic prices, and a lot of their clothes are made of cotton or jersey, which makes them perfect for stretching with the bump throughout pregnancy. I own similar versions of all of these pieces, and I own a lot of them in various colors/patterns.
The jersey tank dress is great over leggings, or under tops that just aren't long enough to cover the belly anymore. A maxi dress is basically mandatory pregnancy wear. It's so comfy, and it looks like you put a little bit of effort in, even though you really didn't.
|My pregnancy uniform: comfy dress + cardigan + belt|
As you can see from the above photos, I have a bit of a cardigan obsession. The longer the better during pregnancy, because they cover pesky VPLs, if you know what I mean. The top three photos are all different colors of the same H&M long jersey tank dress. As you can see, that thing stretched pretty well throughout my pregnancy, and it snapped back in place after every wash. I still own and wear all of those. The bottom left and bottom middle picture are the same H&M deep plum pencil skirt. The photo on the left was at my baby shower for Ez, about 8 months pregnant, and the middle photo was this past weekend for Valentine's Day, about 4.5 months pregnant. It's a super-long skirt, that would come mid-calf if I wore it at my waist (I'm only 5'4), but it's perfect for pregnancy because I can pull it over my bump and it comes to my knees, and looks good both with a shirt tucked in + a belt, or with an untucked shirt.
Obviously, all of my picks are for warmer weather pregnancies. Since I live in So Cal, that pretty much covers 8-9 months a year for me. Sorry for all you East Coasters, I know you're probably living in leggings and sweaters right now. I would be if I were you!
What are some of your go-to pieces for maternity and post-partum? Any favorite non-maternity brands that you'd recommend?