How to Embrace and Dress a Changing Figure While You're Pregnant

Even with a small budget, style can be just as fun with the baby bump as it is without.
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Even with a small budget, style can be just as fun with the baby bump as it is without.
By_Jen_Hammer

I love fashion. I rarely wear the same exact outfit twice because I am constantly inspired by changing trends. But now I am 15 weeks pregnant, and I am struggling to find clothes that inspire.

Awaiting the birth of my little bambino brings me countless joys, but dressing for my new baby body is not one of them. But, now the days of morning sickness are over, and the days of maternity style are too! Even with a small budget and a few great basics, maternity style can be just as fun with the baby bump as it is without.

Remember to buy your respective size in maternity to ensure the sleeves and length fit well—meaning that if you were a size 8 or 10 before pregnancy, chances are that size is still best. Personalize and add interest to your favorite finds with accessories like scarves, layered necklaces, cuff bracelets, and cocktail rings.

Here are a few pieces and clothing lines to keep an eye out for.

CASUAL

1. Blazer, Hatch / 2. Top, Topshop / 3. Denim, Gap / 4. Sweater, Topshop / 5. Booties, TOMS

Basics like a striped shirt layered under a cardigan and blazer complement each other, and can stand alone as well. Pair them with slim leg jeans and wedge booties for a look that is comfortable and stylish without overdoing it.

DRESS

1. Dress, Seraphine. Shoes, Nine West. / 2. Dress, Topshop. Shoes, Nine West DSW. / 3. Dress, H&M Mama. Shoes, Audrey Brooke DSW.

Have a few dresses handy for the upcoming holiday season and long awaited date night. Solid colors and patterns in varying shades of the same color create clean lines along the curves of the body.

COATS

1. H&M / 2. Hatch / 3. ASOS /  4. ASOS

Face the elements in style! Try a parka or anorak for more casual days, and the cape or toggle coat for dressy occasions.

FITNESS

1. Old Navy / 2. H&M / 3. Gap / 4. Gap / 5. Zappos

Comfortable layering pieces can be extremely versatile for yoga class or a brisk walk. Try leggings with a long t-shirt layered under a zip up sweatshirt and vest. Workout in brightly hued sneakers that provide support to your instep.

BONUS! Maternity Shops we love:
asos, HATCH, Gap, Nordstrom, Seraphine, Gilt Groupe, Zulily, Shopbop.