Shop the post: No. 1 Mango Maternity Dungaree // No. 2 ASOS Maternity Swing Tank // No. 3 HATCH Collection Longsleeve Layering Tee // No. 4 Madewell Maternity Jeans // No. 5 Shirred Tank Dress // No. 6 Rachel Pally Linen Dress // No. 7 Babe Sweatshirt // No. 8 HATCH Collection Maternity Flare Kick Crop Jeans // No. 9 Maternity Midi Smock Dress in Leopard Print
I’m at that stage in my pregnancy (20 weeks! half way!) where I think I can fit into my regular clothes but the struggle is real. You forget how much not only your belly grows but your body changes during this time and even more quickly after multiple pregnancies. I vividly remember finally investing in maternity items with both Charlie and Jack and breathing a huge size of relief. These items are really made to fit your changing body with comfort and ease and are a game changer when it comes to getting dressed! I finally bit the bullet on a few new items for this pregnancy and thought I’d share a few new favorites that I previewed on my IG stories a few days ago.
When it comes to maternity items, I like to think basic is best. I’m not going to get super fancy during pregnancy (especially given the current state of the world) and since these items get a lot of wear, I’ll invest in a few essentials to get me through the next 5 months. Where do I invest? Usually in denim. I’m not a fan of the full panel maternity jeans. I always find that the line of the denim falls too low and ends up getting too stretched out or needs to be pulled up or makes my crotch look long. I prefer maternity jeans with the side panels and feel that they fit more true to your actual jeans in the waist with way more comfort. I recommend trying a few styles to see what you like! I also never used the bellaband (which you can use on your pre-baby jeans to keep wearing during pregnancy) but have lots of friends who raved about it.
Note about sizing – order your normal size! I always assume I should order a size up and then regret it. Order your true size because these items are made to fit your body AND your growing bump!
How cute is this BABE sweatshirt? It’s the perfect length for a growing bump and to cover your booty over leggings!
I love this stripe tank – it will be cute layered under sweaters into fall! It also comes in this navy color (I would size down in this). Speaking of tanks, I order this three pack of tanks every pregnancy – only $19. Essentials!!
I like to have a few fun dresses/trendier pieces to wear for nights out or when I’m feeling fancy. I ordered this leopard dress which will be cute with boots/booties! I also picked up this linen dress in black (seen here). I love Rachel Pally dresses, they have been a staple in all of my pregnancies and really accommodate the bump (not maternity).
Denim…like I said before, you have to find your favorites and also my biggest tip is order your true size! I ordered these Current/Elliott jeans which are a splurge, these Madewell jeans (I’ll share when they come in) and these skinnies. I’ll report back on my favorites!