Non-Maternity Clothes for All Pregnancy Stages
Maternity clothes, generally speaking, are expensive and not made to last. Plus, you only wear them for a year, tops. With a few exceptions, this pregnancy I've tried to avoid buying clothes that will work just for when I'm pregnant.
It's not to hard to find if you know what to look for. Here are a few examples of items I've gotten to try and accommodate as much of the prenatal and postnatal time as possible.
Trapeze DressesI love the way these float away from the body, and just graze a bump. They're great for first trimester bloat to a large third trimester basketball. They'll work with postpartum body transitions as well. Plus if you find one with a low back or button back, you can sometimes wear them backwards for nursing. They're a great option if you'll have weddings or other dressier events to attend.
Split-side TopsThese are great great great for nursing without stretching the neck of your shirt out. With a cute second trimester bump, they can feel peekaboo and sexy as well.
Jogger PantsSuper comfy, good for when you want to feel like you're wearing your pajamas while you run errands. If you buy them with a real drawstring waistband (or a size up), they wear really well under the bump. Plus they tend to leave room for your thighs and hips to expand.
Sweater Skirts or Jersey SkirtsVery cozy for a fall/winter pregnancy. They usually have some stretch and have comfortable waist bands. I like them in a midi length because I feel like it balances out the way pregnancy makes your top half feel more prominent.