Guest post by Kayce Hughes of Kayce Hughes and Pears and Bears.
What to wear when expecting….hmmm.
It’s been over 6 years since I have been an expectant mother, so I felt a bit out of the loop when Elizabeth asked me to write this. Perhaps the fact I have experience in this department times 7 over gave her confidence in my knowledge. (Elizabeth pipes up, “Yes, Kayce. We figured 45,000+ hours of pregnancy made you our official expert!”)
I loved being pregnant. (Okay, except for maybe the first trimester when I was tossing my cookies a few times a day.)
Whatever your budget may be, it is important to remember that you will not be pregnant forever, so you don’t want to go crazy and buy more than you need. You also want to look as fabulous as ever and have fun.
Please note that all the following pictures are linked to websites for purchase and more details.
1. TRANSITIONAL WARDROBE:
For a while, early in your pregnancy before your baby bump temporarily relegates favorite jeans and belts to out-of-season storage, you can get away with some non-maternity clothing that you probably already own. Things with stretch and some tunic style tops etc. (These will also be what you wear after your baby is born.) Here are two examples of non-maternity looks that would be great for transition.
2. MATERNITY BASICS:
At some point, you will probably feel the most comfortable and look your best in clothing designed specifically for maternity.
I would spend the most on great basics that you will wear over and over. For most women, that will be a great pair of denim jeans and white jeans.
For the spring and summer, that will also include some basic shorts.
I would also invest in some simple dresses that can be dressed up or down and give you different looks, depending on your accessories.
Items like these would be the bulk of my wardrobe. All of them can be worn in many different ways by changing your accessories.
3. FUN AND FABULOUS:
I couldn’t go 9 months without some fun prints in my life. Most would be in the form of accessories or non-maternity items, but I would splurge on one dress like this:
4. TIMELESS ACCESSORIES:
Once you have your necessary basics and a few stand out pieces, I would have fun with accessories. Whether it’s the newest “it” shoes, a vintage bag or some bold jewelry, these items will enable you to turn one of your basics into 20 different outfits. And the great thing is that you will still be wearing these next year.