There is so much that you need to buy when you find out you are pregnant.
From larger underwear (trust me) to a crib…the list is literally endless. I always get super overwhelmed when there are a lot of things I need to do or buy, hopefully I am not the only one? This is why I have simplified my favorite pregnancy and postpartum looks to 4 Simple steps that will hopefully help you during your journey and take out the worry of what to wear. This is a serious concern for a lot of women who are pregnant or post partum AND is MUCH easier said than done.
Easy, cute, and comfortable pieces you can mix and match for endless maternity and postpartum looks are; comfortable bottoms (lycra is BAE), layerable tops, and a non-maternity topper, like oversized cardigans. Read below for the breakdown and ideas.
STEP 1 – Find a few comfortable bottoms that you can wear again and again. I would buy leggings in two colors and two pair of jeans and a skirt. I always found the belly band items were much more comfortable than the other maternity bottoms that didn’t have the band attached.
STEP 2 – Find good layerable and comfortable tanks and tees (my favorites are from Old Navy Maternity and Gap Maternity). You should buy a few different styles and colors and stripes are a plus!
STEP 3 – throw on a large cozy cardigan, oversized jean jacket, or a knit cape. This item should not be maternity so you can wear these items during pregnancy and postpartum. You probably already have a few of them in your closet!
STEP 4 – Throw on the accessories. Add necklaces, earrings, and comfortable shoes to switch up your look. And accessories fit no matter what trimester you are in, keep this in mind when shopping! Some peoples feet grow when they are pregnant, or they become swollen. Mine grew half a size with my second and I am not sure what they have done with my most recent babe…I will keep you posted on that but I found tennis shoes (thank you athleisure) and boots in the cooler months were always something I could comfortably wear when my feet were swollen.
Just to recap: Comfortable bottom i.e. stretchy (it can be a skirt, leggings, or jeans) + layer able tank, or tee + long and cozy cardigan or oversized denim jacket = easy, fail safe maternity and postpartum style that can be mixed and matched and worn over and over again.
Thanks for reading lovelies! What are some of your favorite maternity or postpartum looks?