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Dressing in maternity clothes to fit your body when it changes week by week can be challenging, especially when nearing the finish line. While being exhausted and having morning sickness (more like anytime sickness), to the continuing changes your body goes through in the last two trimesters—it can be difficult to determine what is worth purchasing if you want to be trendy or stylish. Although you may not feel like your regular self, you can feel closer to your best self when you get yourself ready for the day—or a date night. Feeling good in your clothes is a great way to bring a positive moment to your day.
I have broken down my recommendations for shopping choices throughout my pregnancy based on my personal preference. I purchased classic staples that I knew I could wear often while pregnant. I would mostly reach into my closet for dresses in the last few months of pregnancy. Best of all, most of these classics can be worn post-bump.
Basics You Will Constantly Reach For ―
Experience By Trimester
Although your body isn't going through many dramatic physical changes that would make your clothing size change, it looks different for everyone. Being my first pregnancy, I couldn't get over how exhausted I was and I was constantly trying to motivate myself to get out of bed. Luckily I never had recurring morning sickness. I'll be the first to admit when I was in the comfort of my own home, you would find me in sweats, fuzzy socks (favorite socks to wear around the house), and cozy blankets (I love these, we have two). I would reach in my closet for relaxed-fitting dresses to run errands and go out with Zach (scroll down to Relaxed Dresses below).
I was able to use most of my wardrobe in my first trimester. However, this is when I began needing maternity bottoms. I would recommend investing in a pair of maternity jeans. You will reach for them consistently to pair with boyfriend-fitted tops or oversized sweaters. I also purchased maternity leggings that I loved to wear around the house.
If I could do it over, I would purchase maternity jeans in more styles from PinkBlush (use code: MTAYAMORGAN25 to receive 25% off) to have more outfit options in my closet. The bottom line of why I bought maternity bottoms was to give me comfort underneath my bump. As I was nearing the end of my pregnancy, my jeans started to dig in—it was extremely uncomfortable.
During my third trimester, I cut out jeans completely. It was all about looking cute while being comfortable. These are a few of my favorite pieces below—I wore them on repeat during my last few months of pregnancy.