How to Dress “The Bump” | My Maternity Style

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Being in my third trimester, I feel like I’ve officially got the hang of my maternity style – yay! At first, I felt really iffy about maternity clothes. I didn’t want to invest in too many pieces that I would only get a few uses out of, but at the same time, my old clothes just weren’t fitting anymore! So over the last few months, I’ve experimented with many baby bump appropriate clothing options, and I can finally say I know what works and what doesn’t for me. I thought why not share my tips with soon-to-be mamas as well!
 

The Struggle is Real

 
Maternity shopping can be challenging when it comes to a growing belly, especially when you’re trying to figure out your new size! When your waistline is continuously growing every week, you don’t want to spend too much on clothes, so let’s discuss alternatives. For me, finding basic and stretchy pieces that I can style in every trimester has been a life-saver. I love a comfortable bodycon dress that I can wear over and over again, whether that’s layering it under a coat or a cozy knit sweater. I wore this one recently by Forever 21 and paired it with a loose trench coat. I felt comfy and fabulous. It was perfect for a date night but comfy enough where I could enjoy the evening out with my hubby.
 
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Tips for Shopping

 
You don’t always have to wear clothes that are labeled as “maternity” only, so don’t be afraid to check out the plus size sections at stores like Target and Forever 21! I recently explored this section and found so many cute/comfy things! Cardigans and flow-y dresses are everywhere (TJ Maxx & Marshalls have lots of cute but cheap ones right now). The best tip when shopping non-maternity is to make sure you pay close attention to the waistline area! If it has a drawstring tie, you might need to go up a few sizes, so it sits comfortably and is easy to tie around your growing waist. Just a tip! 🙂
 
The only thing I had to replace during my pregnancy completely were my bras! My old ones just didn’t fit after 14 weeks, but luckily I found new ones that are perfect for my new bust size. My favorite bra brands for maternity have been Natori, Calvin Klein, and Third Love.
 
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One thing I’ve learned along the way is to avoid wearing clothes that are too baggy; they can actually make you look heavier than you are. Finding a happy middle ground is really important and will allow you to show off your bump while still looking/feeling super cute! My last tip is to have fun with your accessories and makeup! I’ve really enjoyed paying more attention to those two details, and it has truly helped me feel like myself during these last couple of months.
 
Hope you babes found this blog helpful! What is one tip you can share with me about pregnancy style that you’ve learned? Would love to know!! Please share below 🙂
 
P.S. My pregnancy skincare routine + How to style a pregnant body
 
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  1. Love all the great tips Sazan! I would love to see something like this or a pregnancy lookbook on your YouTube channel! 🙂

  2. Sazan, I endlessly love your style! Can you share where your lovely crimson kimono is from? Love!!

  3. I have a lot of button loose collared shirts in my closet from before I was pregnant. I found that having a bunch of stretchy tanks and pairing it with the shirts but not buttoning them was great. They almost become like cardigans.

  4. My sister is 17 weeks pregnant so i’m forwarding this to her! So helpful!

    Love watching your journey on instagram! Thank God you got your ring off! 😉

  5. How about high heels? Do you often wear them?
    I am 16 weeks pregnant and my doctor said it was bad for my legs. But I love high heels(((

    1. I’ll wear them but not for too long! When my feet start to hurt or swell, I know I should probably give it a rest for a couple days. lol

  6. Agree with the bodycon dresses, I feel more comfortable wearing them now than when I was skinny trying to suck in that tummy! I also use the belly waist band, it works wonders with wearing work pants I don’t necessarily want to replace during this short period of time. I also bought bra extenders and use them on my softer cupped bras. I’m still holding out on buying new bras (I’m 23 weeks pregnant), guess we’ll see how long till I give in!

  7. 37 weeks and I’ve been following you on instagram since you announced you were pregnant. I love your pregnancy style and I’ve been trying to dress more like you since than.

  8. Cool article 🙂
    I also wanted to Say something about your last insta story post, this prophecy of babylin akready happened in 539 BCE when cyrus and his army took over the city, babylon has been destroyEd since then qns never rebuilt as god prophetized. There is a new accomplishment to the prophecy tho in revelation but its talking about a Figurative babylon as All the religions That god doesnt approve of (since babylon was very well known to be the cdnter of religions back in its Time. But you can make your own research, looking into the bible for yourself and the history that backs it up too. It is def very interesting ans faith strenghtening!! Keep Your faith steong and your relationship with god prodund. Oxo much love girl

  9. (Idk why my last comment was full of typOs lol, made me sound like an idiot.)
    Cool article 🙂
    I also wanted to Say something about your last insta story post, this prophecy of BABYLON ALREADY happened in 539 BCE when cyrus and his army took over the city, babylon has been destroyEd since then And never rebuilt as god prophetized. There is a new accomplishment to the prophecy tho in revelation but its talking about a Figurative babylon as All the religions That god doesnt approve of (since babylon was very well known to be the cEnter of religions back in its Time) which he will get rid of for good, But you can make your own research, looking into the bible for yourself and the history that backs it up too. It is def very interesting anD faith strenghtening!! Keep Your faith stRong and your relationship with god prodund. XOxo much love girl

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