Dressing for fall when you are pregnant, whether you are full-term or barely showing, can sometimes seem like a daunting task. I know that discouraging feeling of pulling on a favorite top only to discover it doesn’t fully cover the bump or won’t even stretch over the top of it.
t Not to mention, while pregnant our body temperatures are naturally higher so we tend to get a little hotter more quickly than normal.
t At nearly seven months pregnant, I am here to share with you a few of my own tips for looking chic while accommodating the fickle fall weather.
t Pull on a pop of color to make a neutral ensemble more snappy. It can be too easy during pregnancy to reach for drab pieces in an effort to stay comfortable. A maternity top with side ruching and jeans with a stretchy waistband are surprisingly cozy and nestle a bump perfectly. Blazers are especially nice to have stocked in your closet because they don’t even need to be maternity to be wearable throughout the entire pregnancy.
t Stock up on a few dresses with an empire waist. If you work in an office all day long, like I do, these will become your new favorites. They are extremely comfortable and make it easy to forget there’s even a growing bump. I love choosing ones with a cute print or pattern and wrap a slim belt over the top for an added detail. Throw on a matching cardigan for a little extra warmth and you have an easy outfit that quickly transitions from day to night.
t Rethink your non-maternity pieces for mixing and matching during pregnancy. I will bet there are already a few non-maternity items in your closet that are still wearable during pregnancy. A tunic is a perfect example because the front and back are cut longer so it works great for covering a bump. Stretchy pants and leggings are also a definite must-have too because they easily accommodate a growing bump and are extra comfortable as well!
t Another key to dressing successfully for the season is covering up in chic layers. Grab a cute maternity dress and favorite denim jacket for instant warmth with the ability to remove the top layer if it gets too warm. Pair boots with dresses for a hint of added style and throw on some tights to help keep you covered during those extra cool nights.
t Dress up a casual outfit with a few key accessories. There’s nothing I love more than wearing a cozy, cotton top with casual boyfriend jeans. When heading out the door, however, throw on a comfortable sweatshirt blazer, drop necklace and leopard print shoes to give a casual outfit a more polished appeal.