Dressing the baby bump is so much fun! When I was pregnant with Baby, I liked to wear a mixture of my regular clothes with a few key maternity items to make me feel put together. As my bump grew, I felt more and more excited to show off my bump! Shopping for maternity clothes was always so fun and exciting to me. The more my bump grew, the more I wanted to go shopping for maternity clothes!
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Don’t be embarrassed to show off your bump!
Show off your bump! It can be difficult to watch your body grow and change but just remember the reason it’s changing. You have a beautiful miracle growing inside of you! Accentuate that bump!
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Kimonos and Cardigans:
I love these because they don’t have to be maternity. Buy regular-sized kimonos and open front cardigans (maybe a size up, if needed) and wear a maternity shirt or tunic underneath for a cute look! It was my go-to outfit for feeling pretty and put together. They’re also comfy to wear postpartum.
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Maternity Pants and Leggings:
In early pregnancy, the bloating made my regular jeans so uncomfortable! I wish I would have gotten stretchy pants earlier. There is no shame in wearing maternity pants and leggings from the beginning. Nobody will be able to tell, and it will make you feel so much more comfortable.
Baby was born in a warmer month, so I wore dresses a lot in my third trimester! I loved my dress for my maternity shoot! Most of my dresses were maternity but I did have a couple regular dresses that fit my bump. Don’t be afraid to size up in regular clothes.
Go through your closet and try on pieces.
You might be surprised that something you never really wore looks great with your bump! I had a few sweaters I hadn’t worn in awhile, but as soon as I had a little bump to show off, they became my favorite pieces in the second trimester.
Look for maternity tops and dresses that are also nursing friendly.
Nursing tops and dresses make life so much easier if you plan on breastfeeding. You might as well buy something you can wear during and after pregnancy.
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There you have it! Stock up on a few of these essential maternity clothes, and you will be proudly showing off your baby bump in no time!
Great ideas for mums to be
Thank you for reading! Glad you enjoyed it!
Alaina Monster says
Love all of these ideas. I lived in leggings and cardigans for all 4 of my pregnancies. Stylish ad comfort were key for me!
So comfy and cute at the same time!
I LOVED being pregnant! THe clothes are so fun and comfy!
I agree! I loved it too!
I lived in leggings. They were so comfortable and went with everything !
Same here!! They were so comfy and grew with the bump!
sara lafountain says
I lived in maxi dressed when I was pregnant. They were flattering and easy to go to the bathroom in them. Also, they were comfortable since I had no waistband around my big stomach.
That’s a great idea!! Thank you for your tip and for reading!
Aileen Pina says
Yes! Nursing friendly clothes are so important! I was so unprepared this time around. I just ruined a lot of my clothes and stretched it out. It was cheaper than buying expensive nursing tops.
Farmhouse Mama says
I didn’t even think about nursing clothes much when I was pregnant! I wish I would have more but I have a mixture of nursing tops and regular tops I also pull down. It totally works!
Such cute options for expecting mommies!
Farmhouse Mama says