Maternity Wear

This is not my way of announcing any information – I’m not having a baby.  Just wanted to make that clear, now on with the post he he.

One of my Instagram followers, who also happens to be a teacher, is having a baby in June next year. She asked if I could put together a post about stylish, yet affordable maternity wear. Now since I am not pregnant, I had to do some research and found that most Mums to be when looking for maternity wear are after:

  • Comfort
  • Style
  • Practicality
  • Affordability

I will not lie, it was a little hard to find a lot of things out there that ticked all of these boxes.  When I looked for maternity wear online, a lot of it was online only or stocked in selected boutiques. However, the following main stream stores did have maternity wear available in store:

Online only stores:

After searching I came up with four key items/outfits that any Mumma to be could totally rock while pregnant and after giving birth.

Maternity Outfit 1 – The Black Midi Dress

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I really love this look and the whole outfit is a steal at just over $100.  This black midi dress from Target is just perfect for Summer. Here I have teamed it with a scarf, fedora and espadrilles to create a cool casual look.  The espadrilles are on special right now from Rubi shoes – buy 1 get 1 free. Get in quick, because I am unsure when this deal will end. The espadrilles are perfect as you can slide them on and off you go. You can dress this dress up or down by adding different accessories or a blazer for a night time look.

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Fedora          Espadrille          Dress          Scarf

Maternity Outfit 2 – The Kimono

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I just love a kimono and it is the perfect accessory to disguise those maternity singlet straps and flaps. When you are breastfeeding, you can also use it as a cover. See why it’s so great?! Here I have teamed it with black leggings (an essential while pregnant), singlet and fabulous Mimco flats.  The reason I chose these, is because one side is cut out, perfect for swollen feet. If you are worried about wearing necklaces around bub – don’t be. This one by Sussans is not only stylish, but is also designed for bub to chew on – WINNING! It is BPA free and waterproof, so bub can chew away.

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Necklace          Ballet Flats          Leggings          Kimono          Singlet

Maternity Outfit 3 – The White Shirt

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I do love a crisp white shirt because of how versatile it can be. This shirt can be worn casually as above or teamed with pants and a skirt for the office. It has buttons down the front, so it can be worn while breastfeeding. When in doubt about denim, go a darker colour especially with bub on the way. I love any animal print and these flats from Just Jeans are perfect. This bangle is another Sussan’s item which is BPA free and water proof.

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Shirt          Ballet Flats          Bangle          Jeans

Maternity Outfit 4 – The Halter Dress

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This halter dress from Witchery is the perfect date night dress.  Now, it’s not a maternity dress but definitely can be because of its halter straps, perfect for breastfeeding or expressing while out. It has no waistband, so it won’t cut you off. Now just because you are pregnant, doesn’t mean you have to wear flats all the time.  These heels by Windsor Smith are the perfect in between height.

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Dress          Heels          Earrings          Clutch

Just because you are pregnant, doesn’t mean your style has to be pushed to the side. All of these pieces can be mixed and matched to create new looks. E.g. You could wear the white shirt over the black midi or the kimono with the jeans and fedora.

What is in your maternity wardrobe?

Alex x

  • Comments ( 4 )

  • avatar
    Merryl

    This is fabulous, Alex – I wish someone had done this when I was pregnant all those years ago!!

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    Beth at GhetteauxPosh.com

    I found ASOS a godsend when pregnant and got lots of affordable pieces from there. Everything in the shops at the time was either frumpy or super expensive!

  • avatar
    Monica

    I’d happily wear the midi dress look and I’m NOT pregnant.

    • avatar
      whattheteacherwears

      Me too!!

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