I’m sailing on through my second trimester and with every passing week things are a- growin! Dressing the bump can be challenging for a normal girl like me who carries everywhere and not just in the tummy, but I’ve made some recent purchases for Fall that I’ll gladly share with all my pregnant friends out there!
1. Zara // Long Voile Shirt
The weight and length of this shirt are PERFECT for Fall and for a growing belly (and let’s be honest, booty.) This covers me where I want it to & is a staple in my wardrobe. I dress it up with a leather jacket & slacks or dress down with denim & sneakers. Buy a larger size to allow more room to go & also to give yourself additional length.
2. Madewell // Daywalk Shirt Dress
I am OBSESSED with this dress. It’s so classic for fall with it’s plaid print, I know I’ll be wearing A LOT of this. It’s super cozy, a great length and basically it’s like I’m wearing a nightshirt out and about which is incredible. I dressed it up with metallic booties one day, and dressed down with sneakers the next. If you see me in the next three months, I’ll be in this dress.
3. Bare Minerals // Stroke of Light Eye Brightener
So it appears that child induced sleep deprivation creates dark circles under the eye. I never had this problem before but in-between pregnancy insomnia and a needy three year old I now look like i’ve been punched in the eye come morning. Then I met this LIFE CHANGING under eye brightener by Bare Minerals of all places. I’ve never owned their makeup but I bought this the other night at Sephora & it’s a dream. I look like a 21 year old with 14 hours of sleep under my belt. SUCH great stuff! I wear Luminous 1, it’s so pink and bright.
4. LuLu Lemon // Unity Pullover
I can’t get enough of this pullover. It’s Lulu so you know it’s going to be soft, well made and fit just right. Best of all it’s on sale… which rarely happens in LuLu land. I went up two sizes because I wanted it to extend over my butt and be able to grow with my belly. It’s perfect for working out, but let’s be honest I don’t do much of that these days, so it’s also great for just day to day! The cut out in the back is sexy, I love it.
5. Zara // Jogging Pants with Zips
Whoever was responsible for making the look of sweat pants a trend, I BOW TO YOU. Bless you, from the bottom of my soul, bless you. And since these are a Polyester Blend they really do feel like a nicer pant but with ultimate comfort. I like to wear a graphic tee or my favorite v-neck with these pants. They’re the most versatile pant in my wardrobe and they’ll stick around post-baby.
6. Madewell // Coated Roadtrip Jacket
** ON SALE** This jacket is the most stellar must have for Fall. It’s such a great weight, light enough that it’s not too hot but perfect for cooling down temps! I love the coated aspect of it, makes a preppy design kind of edgy. The best part about this for a pregnant girl is it cinches at the waist giving you some definition and curves vs being a boxy blob. It’s so versatile and I wear it daily
7. Boob Design // Super Stretch Maternity Jeans
Okay let me first say that I’ve ordered several things from Boob Design and have been beyond impressed. This Swedish company uses only the softest textiles and tests them for any harmful chemicals. They’re designs are all to make pregnancy, post baby and nursing comfortable and easy. These jeans are easily my favorite purchase. They’re so soft and the wash is perfect. I love that because of the waistband, if a shirt rolls up I look like I’m in normal pants which makes me feel like a freaking rock star. These are the one investment you should make while pregnant.
8. Gap // Chelsea Booties
When all else fails buy shoes and jewelry. They’re the ultimate pick me up and always fit I’ve been in search of a good brown boot for Fall and these ones from Gap are fantastic. The price is killer, especially when you can usually dig up a 40% off coupon from somewhere.
9. ASOS // New Look Maternity Jeans
As you might have heard I’ve been committed to finding the perfect legging this pregnancy. This is a great option for a slim black pant that can be worn if you feel leggings are too dressed down. I had to get these hemmed but other than that they’re a great fit–and a great price!
Fellow pregnant friends, what would you add to this list? I still have a ways to go and would love your suggestions, too!