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Can you help me find cute maxi dresses or even regular dresses in the maternity section (for a reasonable price)? I have looked everywhere I feel like, and I can't find ANYTHING. I want something for my mid March baby shower & I live in GA so the weather will be pretty warm by then. THANK YOU in advance :)
hi jackie! as my favorite fashion-mom blogger, i have a tough one for you. our baby is set to arrive on Feb 6th, and in the event we have a boy, we'll have a bris on Feb 13th. i've heard i'll still look 5ish months preg at that point, but i want to wear something cute and flattering (read: not tight) for the ceremony. any suggestions for dresses or flowy top/skirt that will look good at that point post-baby? you're the best! (ps tell me if i'm insane for even trying to look cute one week after)
Hi Jaclyn! I've searched your blog but can't find anything to help. My baby shower is going to be early Feb in Chicago (likely super cold outdoors, hot and dry inside) and I'll be 8 months pregnant. Im normally short and big-boobed, and that's majorly intensified with a stomach in front. Any ideas on how to look cute, feel comfortable, and not freeze/ sweat to death? I pretty much live in leggings and scarves right now, so not sure how to be party-appropriate. Thanks!!!
I feel like since I'm a mom now, I should be giving better baby shower presents especially to the new importantbabies in my life, but am at a loss. I've been making a basket of my "first cold go to's" (Nose Frida, Boogey Wipes, Saline Swabs, eucalyptus bathwash, Tylenol etc.), but want to give something more memorable / treasurable. What is one of the best baby presents you've been given / given someone?
A few pregnant friends asked me about my suggestions for fall/winter items they should buy and figured that a few other people might be interested too!
I wrote an older post about maternity style tips, but wanted to include some actual links to items here. I always look for ways to be the most practical when purchasing anything, but buying maternity clothing calls for even more practicality. I look at price point first and then function: can it be worn post-pregnancy too? Is it comfortable? Is it easy to wear with other things I already own?
Open cardigans (whether they are designed that way or just worn unbuttoned) are the easiest way to add a layer when the weather gets cold. I barely wore a winter coat when I was nearing the end of my pregnancy because I was hot all the time and barely noticed the 30-40 degree temperatures outside. A cardigan with a scarf was usually a comfortable way for me to layer without overheating.
Top: Express Cascading Neon Cover-Up, $49.50
Bottom: ASOS Cardigan, $43.12
I bought my extra-long cardigans at H&M, but I like these Old Navy ones too. Cardigans were essential in being able to wear some of my non-maternity tops. (I also used them to cover up unbuttoned non-maternity pants.) Some people prefer belly bands to help add extra length to their tops too.
Old Navy Jersey Stretch Tanks, $12.94 each
Maternity tops at specialty stores tend to be overpriced and they’re often cut so that it’s difficult to wear them without looking pregnant post-pregnancy. I like longer, oversized tops instead and choosing neutral colors means it’s easier to integrate them into your existing wardrobe.
Top: Topshop Oversized Roll Sleeve Tee, $32
Middle: Mango Oversized Striped T-Shirt, $34.99
Bottom: Topshop Fleck Oversized Top, $36
Target is a great source for work-appropriate maternity dresses. If you shop online, there’s even more selection. The striped one here is a nursing dress too! (They’re hard to find.)
Bottom: Target Maternity Long-Sleeve Cowl Neck Sweater Dress, $29.99
Do NOT spend a ton of money on maternity pants. You’re wearing them for such a short time and they’re really one of the few things that you won’t want to wear after. Actually, scratch that—you’ll LONG to wear them because they’re so amazing and comfortable. Anyway, don’t spend a lot of money on them. Get one or two pairs of jeans and maybe one more fun pair of pants, like the hot pink jeggings. Old Navy and H&M are both good sources for maternity pants under $40.
One more note: you might prefer full-panel maternity pants or ones that have the panel only coming up halfway on your stomach. Or you might not care! You may want to try some on to see what you think. (I hated full-panel pants.)
Top: Old Navy Maternity Full-Panel Rockstar Jeggings, $24 (from $39)
Bottom: Old Navy Maternity Pop-Color Rockstar Jeggings, $30 (from $39)
Maternity leggings are so, so important. Regular leggings will sit awkwardly underneath your belly and give major muffin top—bad! Maternity leggings typically have a wider panel and a bit more stretch.
Gap Maternity Supersoft Leggings, $29.95
Yosi Samra flats are amazing. They’re so soft and comfortable, but the best thing about them is that they are completely stretchy. My feet swelled during the last few weeks I was pregnant, and these were the only things I could get on my feet. (And yes, they’re a little bit more than $50, but worth it!)
Good luck and I hope this helps!