I Asked & You Answered – Maternity Clothes Suggestions
A couple of days ago on Instagram I asked for your input on maternity clothes. I shared that I want to try to avoid maternity specific clothes as much as I possibly can. I know that with pants for example, that can get pretty tricky so I have bought one pair that will last me until it gets warm enough to wear dresses. Best case scenario, I’ll be able to invest in things that I’ll be able to wear during pregnancy and after pregnancy (while nursing if that works out for us!). The thought of buying things that I can only wear for a few months makes me sad. I know that someday I could potentially wear them again with another pregnancy but you never know if the seasons will line up, etc. so I’m just trying to avoid that if possible!
I don’t know if I’ve ever received so many messages about something in my life. It was AWESOME to hear your input! Today I’m sharing a compilation of every single message I received in hopes that if you’re in a similar season of life, this could help you too!
If you’re new here, HI! So nice to have you join us! You can read about our baby journey HERE, HERE and HERE. I’m currently 17 weeks pregnant and due August 12, 2020 with this Tot. We live in South Carolina currently so it’s going to be getting warm aka hot here within the next month or so and will remain that way until this nugget decides to make his/her debut. I’ve been able to get along with what I currently own just fine but did just cave and got a pair of maternity jeans because I was running out of options for church as it’s still a tad too chilly for dresses.
General Suggestions/Comments I Received:
I received a lot of messages from you all to shop second hand which I love! I’ve been searching a ton and haven’t had luck in my area but I’m going to keep looking!
Use the hair tie trick! I’ve been doing this probably since around 12 weeks!
Get a belly band – I have this one from Bao Bei and love it. I wear it over my unbuttoned (and unzipped at this point) pants with a longer shirt. Works like a charm.
Use the two shirt method instead of buying nursing friendly shirts! Wear a stretchy tank under your normal shirt, pull up your shirt, then pull down the tank to nurse. You’ll be completely covered and it’ll save you a bunch of money!
Key pieces: DRESSES!!! (you all couldn’t stress this enough), solid color tanks, and solid colored shirts. Swap the layers you already own such as kimonos, jackets, or cardigans to change up their look.
Over the belly leggings get hot in the summer – I don’t doubt it! I plan on wearing my Tracker shorts pretty much the second it gets over 65F. They are on the pricier side but worth every penny in my opinion (military, students, fitness instructors, etc. can get discounts. Make sure to ask!). I think they’ll be just fine below a bump.
Motherhood Maternity is closing their stores so check there to see if you can get any great sales!
Look on Pinterest to see what types of items can translate to different outfits and go on the hunt for those – I loved this suggestion because it sounds to me just like a capsule wardrobe! 😉 She was speaking my language!
I know that’s a boat load of information to take in! I wanted to share all of the responses though for those of you that wanted them. If you’re thinking, “Okay, Jordan this is too much to go through. Just tell me what you’re going to buy.” Don’t worry… I have you covered there too! My maternity capsule post will be headed your way in the next few weeks.
Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you always for the support.
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