Needless to say, I now understand the many trials and tribulations of dressing a very rapidly expanding frame. And maternity clothes? They've come a long way (see: Hatch Collection), but still many are downright dreary.
Fortunately for me, there are a few tried-and-true silhouettes that work well through all stages of pregnancy — and don't require a trip to the maternity section. Simply go up a size or two, and you've got plenty of cute and comfortable options to last you well beyond your pregnancy.
The Body-con — While I don't necessarily feel the need to show off my belly in skin-tight clothes, I have to admit that a good, stretchy pencil skirt is easily one of the more comfortable things to wear while pregnant. Button-front blouses are out of the question (unless you want to buy something from the maternity section), so crop tops have actually become an unexpected go-to. Just remember to balance out the proportions with a longer-length skirt.
The honorable mention goes to the ever-iconic wrap dress. These slinky jersey dresses come in any number of prints and have the uncanny ability to expand as you do.
Lauren Moffatt crochet top, striped pencil skirt, Orla Kiely purse, Ray-Ban Clubmasters, Rachel Comey boots.
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A.P.C. shift dress, Alice and Roi bag.
Vintage maternity sweater, J. Brand jeans, Swedish Hasbeens sandals, J.W. Hulmne Mini Legacy Handbag, Tom Ford Nikita Sunglasses.