My Favorite Non-Maternity Clothes for Pregnancy

Are you pregnant but have a severe aversion to maternity clothes? Although I have switched over to a few pairs of maternity pants (I found them much more comfy than continuing to wear my Bella Band), much of my wardrobe is still working for me well into my second trimester. Here is how I’m making my non-maternity clothes last.non maternity maternity clothes

1. Open Button Downs: A bigger chest and expanding belly may prevent me from buttoning up my oxford collection, but they still look great opened over a tighter tee to show off that bump or with another looser, yet body skimming top.wear an oxford during pregnancy

Winter Nautical / Denim and Lace for Spring

2. Looser dresses: A shapeless shift in a soft cotton blend is perfect. It completely hung straight over any sign of a bump at first but now is hugging nicely. dresses can wear during pregnancy

Mix it: Leopard Print Cargo Jacket / Spring-ify a LBD

3. Popovers: You don’t have to work about buttoning those pesky over-the-belly buttons when they stop mid chest! They are my favorite alternative to oxfords.non maternity maternity tops

Spring Maternity Work Wear / Mix it: Pinstripe Popover

4. Blazers: I’ve always loved blazers, but I’ve found myself reaching for them even more lately. Sure, they don’t button anymore, but they provide a great structure to many of the looser blouses I’ve been tending towards. They also look great with a tighter tee!blazers during pregnanct

Black and Cobalt Blue / Navy Blue and White Stripes

What non-maternity items have you worn during pregnancy?


14 thoughts on “My Favorite Non-Maternity Clothes for Pregnancy

  1. Mica

    I’ve been wearing lots of non-maternity clothes this pregnancy. I’m lucky I had a pretty flowy, drapey wardrobe to begin with! 🙂 Less money I spend on maternity clothes, the more I can spend on baby clothes, hehe. Although I do see the benefit in investing in good nursing/maternity clothes, as they do double duty 🙂

  2. Closet Fashionista

    Yep, I’m definitely going to try and get the most of of my regular clothes while pregnant, it helps that I have a lot of loose fitting pieces, haha. But who knows what my style will be like when I’m actually pregnant…if ever 😉

  3. Rachel

    Good ideas! You look so beautiful in each. I swear by my maternity pants though I still wear them- best investment in clothing I believe.

  4. ADA

    You have done a great job dressing your bump, so far. Adorable. Great tips too. I also utilized button-downs (left open), Popovers, Tunics, Blazers and lots of Dresses when I was pregnant. =)


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