Thursday, February 19

Tips for Dressing Your Bump

     Hey Glaminators! Today I wanted to share with you some of my maternity/non-maternity wardrobe styling tips.  Whether you are a first time Mommy or preggo again, I hope these tips will help you navigate through your wardrobe and through your pregnancy a little easier.  
When I found out I was pregnant, shopping was definitely not as exciting (if you can believe that) because even though I wasn't showing yet, I didn't know how my body was going to change and how quickly it would.  This is definitely different for each individual and from what I hear can be different from pregnancy to pregnancy.
Pea in a Pod Maternity Leggings // H&M Long Tunic // H&M Cardigan // Hanes Sports Bra
Kimono // Maternity Tights // Belly Band // Maternity Jeans

     New Bras- (3 Months)  This is something I probably should've purchased sooner than three months, but it took an aching back and a sloppy silhouette to get me to my local Victoria's Secret.  Before making this purchase, I was measured by a bra specialist in the store to make sure I was getting the proper fit. I purchased a bra at Victoria's Secret and then went to get a few others at Target and Macy's, since they were not as expensive.  

     Sports Bra- (3 Months)  My sports bras were a life saver because there was a point early on in my pregnancy that the under wire in most of my bras were causing me a lot of pain.  They may not give you the best shape, but when you are uncomfortable, who really cares?!?!

     Belly Band- (3 Months)-This is something that goes over the waist of your pants, that covers the zipper and closure and will help extend the life span of your regular jeans/pants before switching over to maternity bottoms.  I got mine at at Target for $20. It was not the most comfortable thing to wear, but it served it's purpose. The belly band is a good purchase, but will never provide that amazing comfort that maternity bottoms will provide.  

     Maternity Pants- (3 Months)- I purchased: two pair of leggings (Pea in a Pod), Black, Grey, and Blue Jeans. This is where I would spend a little more cash.  If they are good maternity pants/jeans/leggings, they will grow with you throughout your pregnancy and it's these pieces that you will get the most out of during this time and will provide the most comfort (second to the bra). 

     Cardigans and Kimono's-  These are great things to add to your maternity wardrobe because they are items that can be worn pre- and post pregnancy. The hardest thing for me is purchasing items that will only be used during these 9 months because I feel like it's such a waste of money (accept for the necessities)     and definitely something that you wont feel too bad spending $ on due to it's versatility. 

     Tunic Camisoles/ Tanks-  In Destination Maternity they are $30 (can you say rip off?),  in H&M they are $5.95 (just size up).  These are the perfect staple to wear underneath something that isn't long enough or to wear with those perfect cardigans/kimonos.

     Maternity Tights-  These are a must have when you are wearing a dress. I wore non maternity tights with this dress and regretted every minute of it.  My non maternity tights kept rolling under my belly the entire event.  This is something I still have to purchase myself.  

My favorite stores to shop for these must haves are:  H&M, Destination Maternity, Asos, Pink Blush, and Target. Most of these stores (except for Destination Maternity), carry maternity and non maternity clothing with amazing style and price!

I hope this was helpful to all my first time Mommies out there, trying to navigate their wardrobe while embracing their growing bellies! 

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  1. I agree with all of these 100%. Sports bras are a night saver to sleep in and great for delivery and nursing after the fact too!

    pumps and push-ups

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing. Mentally book marking this. :)

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. These are great tips, I remember with my two pregnancies it was sometimes hard to find the right clothing so this is a great and helpful post for all the preggos out there! Hope you are doing well and enjoying this time before you know it you're bundle will be here:)

  4. Such a different type of post. It's so exciting! thanks for all the info!


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