I am officially six months into my pregnancy and besides my JBrand Maternity shorts (shop HERE), I have bought no maternity clothes. This time around I vowed to buy no unnecessary maternity clothes. There are so many options now for regular clothes that will fit us preggos. I have nothing against maternity clothes, but they are expensive and I have a hard time justifying spending that on something I will wear less than a year. Why not buy regular clothes that you can wear before and after the baby?
The picture above is from last week, I am actually 24 weeks this week (yay)! I wanted to show it because it is my standard pregnancy outfit. A loose blouse + Jean Shorts. I live in that outfit, switching up the tops but always my jean shorts!
Matt used to always joke before I got pregnant that I dressed like a pregnant woman. Truth is I love loose blouses, shift dresses, maxi dresses, and tunics, that is just my style and it has served me well this pregnancy because most of my clothes still fit. My go to brands that are great for pregnancy and after are Joie, Rebecca Taylor, Vince, DVF, and Tibi. They are timeless brands that yes, are bit a expensive but last forever and always look chic.
I will say you probably do need to buy maternity bottoms. You can’t really get away with regular bottoms with a huge belly! JBrand is my favorite. I have these jeans from when I was pregnant with Sterling and then bought the cut-off shorts this time. I love this JBrand Color for Fall and these White jeans for Summer. You don’t need many bottoms just wear the same ones. I honestly wear my same jean shorts everyday. I tried the Old Navy ones and no comparison the JBrand ones are so much better. They fit better and are just more comfortable! Better to buy one pair of nice shorts than 5 pairs of shorts you don’t really love. Leggings are also a good idea. Otherwise you can just rock your maternity bottoms with cute loose blouses or wear loose maxi dresses. I do also love a fitted dress as well- show off that bump!
I rounded up a few of my favorite non-maternity pieces that you can easily rock while pregnant and then still still wear them post baby! Just scroll thru to view them all!
(I own the Rag and Bone Dress, JBrand Jeans, Vince Top, and Vince Dress– recommend them all!)