Styling the Bump

Pregnancy is certainly an exciting time, but it can also come with its own set of frustrations – like how the heck do I dress this new body of mine?! To help give you a little style inspiration, I’ve teamed up with some beautiful ladies to share how we’re dressing in our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (post-baby!) trimesters!what to wear third trimester

For me, it’s been all about dresses. Maternity and non-maternity dresses alike have been in constant rotation to keep me as comfortable as possible. Maternity dresses with side-ruching have been a favorite since they’re so flattering and accentuate the bump. (You can see examples of how I’ve styled these here, here, and here!) For non-maternity options, I’ve found empire waist and stretchy jersey knits, like this dress, to be the best options. Adding a belt can be a great way to accentuate or create the illusion of a waist with a growing bump too.

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Want to see how Niki, Laura and Jen are staying stylish before and after baby? Be sure to check out their blogs below! Style the Bump - Before and After Collaboration Collage

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17 thoughts on “Styling the Bump

  1. Ashleigh

    You’ve done an awesome job maintaining your style while pregnant. If I ever again carry a child, I’m definitely going to try and step up my maternity wear.

  2. Natalia

    As much as I think the heat is crazy to deal with, I think being pregnant in the summer has to be more comfortable than during the crazy winter, and seeing you in all this dresses makes me think definitely more stylish too.


  3. ADA

    What a fantastic post. 4 of my favorite blogging ladies in one post rocking stripes. The long tank dress looks awesome over your perfect big bump. =) Almost baby time! I bet you are excited. Enjoy the weekend, Lauren!

    <3 Ada.

  4. Rita

    You are looking ADORABLE Lauren! You have truly mastered the art of styling a baby bump! I love this striped dress on you and it’s definitely something you can wear post baby bump! 🙂


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