Since getting pregnant I’ve really struggled to find my maternity style. But after a couple of months of trial and error I finally found some outfits that really worked for me and the bump. My biggest tips:
- Don’t spend too much on clothes. My favourite shops; cheap clothing stores, Cotton On, Kmart and Target.
- Wear fitted clothes. When I wore loose clothes I felt I looked fat- while fitted clothes embraced the bump.
- You don’t actually have to buy maternity clothes. Most of my clothes were normal clothes just up a size or two.
- Try to avoid buying a new coat if its winter. I was able to get away with wearing my coats from last season, they just didn’t close over the bump.
Here’s some of my favourite outfits throughout my pregnancy.
Fitted Skirt and T-shirt Tied Up
The skirt is a no name, but I also picked up a plain black cotton skirt from ASOS Maternity. Great to keep the bottoms neutral and mix up the outfits with different t-shirts.
Midi Skirt with Linen Shirt
The skirt is Cotton On and the shirt is from Jac + Jack. The only downside about this skirt is there’s no zip so it can be difficult to grow with. However I also bought it in black in the size large and was able to wear it when I was 36 weeks pregnant. Also the linen shirt is a going to come in so handy for breast feeding. For more affordable options check out Atmos & Here from The Iconic.
Wrap dresses are a must as you can manipulate the size- depending on how much fabric is remaining. Another great option for breast feeding. This wrap dress is from Faithfull the Brand.
Ben found this dress for me at some cheap shop and its honestly been the best find! Only $20 and it literally hugs and lifts everything. Highly recommend checking out cheap shops for fitted and stretchy clothes.
If you want something fitted but better material then check out Kookai. I wish I checked them out sooner, but honestly I didn’t want to spend too much. I picked up this dress on sale for my baby shower for $35. The great thing about the Kookai body con dresses is they’re double lined so you can’t see undie lines.
Tights as Pants
So I never got around to buying maternity jeans as I haven’t really been cold during this pregnancy. I was able to get by as wearing tights as pants- I know so faux par but seriously the best thing when pregnant. Cotton On Body did great thick tights, but I preferred the ASOS Maternity tights. Apparently Uniqlo do maternity tights but I couldn’t seem to find them.
Hope all your pregnant mummas find this post helpful! I honestly struggled at first so hopefully I can help just one person with this post x