|Dress & Cardigan: H&M; Boots: Luichiny|
1. The only true maternity clothing I plan to buy is jeans and pants. Try as I may, "maternity" tops and dresses simply don't jibe with my personal style. (I have a serious aversion to ruching and empire waists. And, the higher-end, "fashionable" maternity clothing lines fall outside my saving-up-for-2-kids budget.)
2. That said, I will focus on specialty maternity stores for my bottoms. I found super-cute and affordable jeans at Destination Maternity after Christmas. Unfortunately, the maternity sections of thrift stores (if there even is such a section) tend to have stuff on the outskirts of style with a limited smattering of sizes.
3. I will have at least 3 pairs of maternity jeans this time. I only had 2 last time, which simply wasn't sufficient.
4. For skirts, I will buy as many bodycon midi and maxi dresses as possible and wear longer shirts on top of them. That way, I'll have that cool, pencil-skirt-ish look with the funky patterns I love.
5. Dresses will be of the shift variety, allowing for maximum ease of fit.
6. Tops will be bought loose and long, and in as large a size as necessary to accommodate the growing bun in the oven.
Of course, I'll keep you all posted on how my style plan is going. Here are some pics of me on New Year's Eve in a bodycon dress. Admittedly, this is easy to wear at just 4 months along. How did you navigate baby-bump world and stay stylish?
|I found these vintage gems at an antique mall called Treasure Aisles. The most fashionable way I could think of to do a "gender reveal."|