Since I was pregnant during similar seasons with both Charlie and George, I didn’t have to (or want to) buy too many new clothes to fit the bump. First off, you really only end up wearing them for about 6-8 months, and secondly, there were only a handful of true maternity items I liked anyways – leggings, certain jeans, dresses, etc. Since I already had some of the staples needed, I was pretty particular about what I actually bought for my body during this pregnancy. And because I didn’t want to spend too much more money, I really relied on places like Amazon for affordable staples that could be worn with or without a bump. I knew I’d be able to wear them while pregnant, and then again postpartum as my body recovered and was in between sizes.
Anyways, since I’ve talked to a lot of mamas who feel the same about not spending too much on “maternity” wear, I wanted to round up a few of the staples I wore most often. Honestly, I’ve styled each of these pieces several times which you can see on LTK, but below are the most common ways I styled them. Each staple I’m featuring is under $50 and can be styled in so many ways.
Let me know if this is helpful for any mama’s out there!
STAPLE: PEASANT DRESS
STAPLES: BIKER SHORTS + TANK TOP
Racer Tank (I have this in several colors and it’s incredibly flattering; order a size up for the bump) | Biker Shorts | White Button-Down Shirt (I wear this as a coverup as well which you can see here) | Black Distressed Hat | Bag | Dad Sneakers | Coin Necklace | Gold Chain Ring
STAPLE: LITTLE BLACK DRESS