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H&M sizing question:

Hi! Thoughts on sizing for the treggings? — landofthepine

(I posted about them yesterday.) I go TTS for these (6). They’ve got a lot of stretch too, so will get a little bigger after you’ve worn them a few times. 

Something I forgot to mention yesterday: I also wore these as a kind of maternity pant dupe for a long time. They sit pretty low on the hips so I just bought a size or two bigger and wore them until fairly late in my pregnancy. 

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Good morning friends! Risa of Really Risa asked me to do a guest post on her blog while she’s taking some time off with her sweet new baby Isla. I listed some of my all-time favorite maternity/post-pregnancy stuff in the post. I hope you like it! 

Good morning friends! Risa of Really Risa asked me to do a guest post on her blog while she’s taking some time off with her sweet new baby Isla. I listed some of my all-time favorite maternity/post-pregnancy stuff in the post. I hope you like it! 

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Maternity leggings question:

I got this email a few days ago:

As the Unofficial Queen of Leggings, you’re the first person I thought of to recommend a good, high-quality pair of black maternity leggings. In my non-pregnant state I’m a huge fan of Zella Live-In leggings and I’d love to find a similar nice, opaque black pair that work well for both workouts and slug life and casual outfits. Ideally, I’d like to stay around $50 or less, but I’d consider paying more for a really good pair.

I’m almost 20 weeks and my non-maternity options are starting to cut my mid-section half and I now have a really unattractive double-stomach thing going on!

My favorite maternity leggings were from Target and from Forever 21. Forever 21, unfortunately, no longer makes their maternity stuff. It’s a shame, because they were great, cheap basics. I wore the hell out of their leggings. (And continued to wear them post-birth because WHY NOT.) Target still has them though! Here is a Liz Lange pair similar to the ones I had ($17). I really hated full-panel leggings and pants which is why I took to demi-panel ones instead. I think these Target ribbed leggings ($25) are adorable too. The gray color is fun for lounging around at home! If you haven’t tried a full-panel legging, this pair for $30 might be a good one to start with. They’re ponte pants, so they’re probably more opaque and thick than regular leggings. 

I have some friends who SWORE by Old Navy’s full-panel jersey leggings. They’re a complete steal at $12 each. 601 reviews can’t be wrong! Their jersey legging 2-pack for $20 is a great deal too. 

Another brand of maternity leggings I have heard fantastic things about: LOFT. Their leggings in stretch ponte ($65) and regular ponte leggings ($55) are eligible for 40% off today with code GET40

Something I saw today that is REALLY cool: GapFit now makes maternity gFast leggings! They’re just $40 (get 40% off with code GAPSAVE). I’m really into GapFit stuff right now and some friends keep telling me to try these leggings because they love them so much. Because they’re made of technical fabric, they are probably more opaque and durable than a standard cotton pair. 

Some other inexpensive pairs: ASOS has a support legging for $40, Topshop maternity leggings are just $20 and Topshop’s ponte maternity pants are $40. Boden’s maternity leggings are $34 and have 129 4.5 star reviews. 

If you don’t mind spending a little more, Isabella Oliver makes really good maternity stuff. Her leggings are $72. Plush gets fantastic reviews for their leggings and they make a fleece-lined maternity pair for $82. 

One last option: Aerie doesn’t have maternity stuff, but they do make a yoga legging with a foldover waistband. Just unroll that waistband and you’re good to go. They’re only $20 and I LIVE for Aerie’s comfy stuff. 

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Hi Jaclyn! I have to attend a military formal at the end of January and a wedding in mid-February and I'm hoping to find a dress I can wear to both. This is hard enough without the fact that I'll be 4.5-5 months pregnant at the two events and I'm having ZERO luck finding a maternity evening dress that isn't awful. I'd be ok to wear a short dress, so long as it's still suitable for a special occasion. Thank you in advance for your help!!

- Asked by wanderingtexans

I found the perfect dress but it’s on sale and you might have to move fast! This J.Crew long dress in liquid jersey is already marked down to $170 (from $325), but you can take an additional 40% off with code FUNSALE. The empire waist will be perfect and the shape is good for either a wedding or a formal. I’d go with black or navy so it looks less bridesmaid-y, but a lot of that comes down to the hair/accessories. If I were you, I’d keep it simple—wavy hair down, maybe a few bracelets or one statement necklace.

If you want a shorter option, this empire-waisted Eliza J dress from Nordstrom is $148, available in blue or black (I like black) and has a great, dramatic neckline. 

If you’d rather rent a dress, I put some ideas that might work for you in this post. This ($85) is a pretty dress and I’m a huge fan of this color ($70). Pink and red together looks fun, youthful ($200) or go all-red in this dramatic dress ($70). 

Last but not least: Topshop has some affordable and simple/minimal dresses available in maternity sizes. You could go with a basic black or red dress and add some killer accessories to dress it up. 

Have fun! 

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This is the time of year when retailers have no idea what the hell to stock in their stores. They don’t want to go FULL SPRING so they start trickling little teasers out. J.Crew’s new arrivals are a good example of this. They’re really weird and not that cute. But! They have released a few more styles of maternity pants, including a Toothpick jean style in pitch black (left) for $145 and a smart stretch Matchstick jean in pitch black for (right) $135. A little expensive, but you could buy one pair and wear it nearly your whole pregnancy…and for a month (or two or three) after. 

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Maternity question! I am six months along and I could live in my maternity leggings from Motherhood. But I'm so tired of just black leggings! Do you know of any good colored, or even patterned, maternity leggings/tights? I have plenty of solid colored tops to pair them with.

- Asked by skilletgurl106

TIRED OF BLACK LEGGINGS? TAKE IT BACK

Just kidding. Even though they are still black, do you have any pairs of faux leather maternity leggings? They’re definitely a little more trendy/fun. This pleated pair from ASOS is cute ($36) and I love these from Topshop ($56). Motherhood Maternity has a pair for $20 too. 

I like this navy pair from ASOS ($21) and Tees by Tina makes maternity leggings in brown and gray for $38. Mothers en Vogue makes some maternity jeggings in maroon that I like and they’re only $26! If you don’t mind spending a little more, James Jeans has a jegging style that comes in four colors for $85. Topshop has a plaid pair of maternity leggings that you might like for $50. 

For some fun texture, check out Gap’s sparkle legging jeans (for $70) or ASOS’ crushed velvet leggings ($39). 

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Pregnant ladies: Topshop’s ponte trouser leggings are just $40. Buy them! 

Pregnant ladies: Topshop’s ponte trouser leggings are just $40. Buy them! 

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How cute is this maternity dress from Gap? Maternity dresses that aren’t huge tents, are work-appropriate and don’t cost a fortune are really hard to find. This one is $55 (take 40% off with code GAPEARLY) and is also available in black/blue. Good stuff. 

How cute is this maternity dress from Gap? Maternity dresses that aren’t huge tents, are work-appropriate and don’t cost a fortune are really hard to find. This one is $55 (take 40% off with code GAPEARLY) and is also available in black/blue. Good stuff. 

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Hi Jaclyn, I have a month to go in my pregnancy and was hoping to avoid investing in a maternity coat, but it's starting to get really cold. Do you have suggestions for a trapeze/cape type coat that would work now (9 months pregnant) but also be something I could wear after? Thanks!!

- Asked by nomadsoul

I tried to find some maternity options first. I like this H&M puffer jacket ($60) and it doesn’t look like a maternity coat. (See this ASOS puffer jacket for $98 as well.) H&M also has two parka options: black ($70) and green ($40). The black one looks warmer. I think you could wear both of them after too. 

This Topshop swing/trapeze parka is pricier ($130) but it’s definitely a style you could wear post-pregnancy. This ASOS parka is $80 and worth checking out too. 

Here is a non-maternity option from ASOS to look at: this oversized cocoon coat is $160 but would definitely accommodate a pregnant stomach. 

ZARA has a few styles that might work too. This flared peacoat ($139) is pretty. This anorak ($139) looks oversized. This woolen wrap jacket ($159) would be a good choice because you could tie it higher on your stomach. 

Other randoms: This Lululemon wrap is criminally over-priced ($128) but it’s PERFECT for you. Also take a look at this Dorothy Perkins cape jacket ($110) and this Calvin Klein herringbone cape ($137). 

Really, I’m just impressed you only have a month left and you’re looking for a coat! I kept our thermostat at 58 degrees or something ridiculous through November and December. I wore a winter coat once. (And then took it off.) Brandon looks back on that time with great horror. He wore a cable knit beanie to bed one night. 

Anyway, got off track there. Congratulations and enjoy your last month! xo 

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