My Go-To Transitional Maternity Clothes – The Find By Zulily
When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter about five years ago, I assumed my pregnancy journey would include tons of maternity clothes. After all, my body was going to be changing in a big way, so Iâd need clothing made specifically for that, right? As it turned out, in my experience at least, maternity clothes turned out to be overrated in some ways.
InsteadÂ of maternity clothes, IÂ largelyÂ turned to other pieces of clothing â some of which I owned and some of which I added to my wardrobe â that worked well both before, during, AND after pregnancy. This was a wonderful realization, as I learned I was able to invest less in maternity clothes as well as continue to wear many of my favorite pieces that kept me feeling like myself during this time of so much change. When I became pregnant with my son last year, I was ready to rinse and repeat all Iâd learnedÂ about maternity clothesÂ the first time around!Â
IÂ found myself loving my more form-fitting tees during pregnancy as maternity clothes. They look so cute over a bump, stretching to accommodate your growing midsection and then easily going back to size to be worn after your baby is born. Fitted tees are great to pair with maternity jeans or with non-maternity leggings or joggers!
If youâre pregnant during the fall and winter months like I was (both times!), long cardigans will become your best friend. No need to get maternity clothes versions (I donât even think they make them). Instead, just pair them with some of the high-waisted leggings mentioned above, a comfy maternity tank, and a pair of bootiesÂ and youâll be instantly put together (while feeling amazing). Swap out the tank for a non-maternity tank the following year to wear the exact same outfit postpartum!
If youâre someone who likes wearing rather fitted dresses when you arenât pregnant, youâll likely enjoyÂ them as maternity clothes as well (but no need to buy maternity-specific versions). These look especially cute in your second and third trimesters, once youâve started to show and really want to rock that baby bump.Â
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