Oh maternity clothes. I was so very overwhelmed at various stores, while being super excited at the same time. I've had some friends that were very anti-maternity clothes, wearing their own clothes as long as possible. I did some things to prolong my usual wardrobe. I bought a belly band (which served me well for a few months). I used the old elastic on the button trick which was helpful during those first few (or several) nauseous weeks. But then, when the belly band became uncomfortable and more cumbersome, I started to invest in some pieces, especially for the office. There are lots of maternity stores out there and here are my thoughts on some of the major ones.
|Top (under the cardigan) from Motherhood|
|Top: Old Navy tee. Jeans: Gap Maternity|
|Top and jeans are both Gap Maternity|
|Top underneath cardigan: ASOS Maternity|
|My mom and I on Mother's Day. My top is from Ann Taylor Loft Maternity|
|Top: Liz Lange Maternity, Shorts: Old Navy Maternity|
I know TopShop and A Pea in the Pod are other maternity stores, but I found their items to be quite outside my price range. After all, I'll only be wearing these clothes for a few months so why spend the big bucks?! If you've been pregnant, where did you find your maternity clothes? Did you have some of the same thoughts as me? If not, what was your experience? As I still have 3 months to go in this pregnancy, I'm still very open to suggestions!