Dress: No longer available, but similar these are some similar styles, ASOS (maternity), ASOS (maternity) Shopbop (non maternity) | Purse: Clare V. | Shoes: Steve Madden
You really don’t have to restrict yourself to only wearing maternity clothes when you’re pregnant. I thought I did for the first few months of my first pregnancy, then I realized that I could size up and wear non-maternity, which I often liked better and were actually less expensive in many cases.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some great maternity lines out there, but you don’t have to limit yourself. Sometimes, you can even get away with wearing your normal size, non-maternity, depending on the style and fabrics. Look for dresses that have some stretch or give to them, like the one I’m wearing here from Zara. It will grow with your belly. Also, the ruching on the sides really help too.
I am not usually a body-con dress person. I will wear them, but they are not my go-to. When pregnant, however, I love them! I feel like they give me shape and make me feel less frumpy, as they showcase the growing bump and curves; making me feel sexy and beautiful.
Other styles that may also work are aline, empire waists & shift styles. They will all die your belly room to grow, especially if you size up. These don’t always work toward the very end of your pregnancy, so deinfitly keep that in mind for picking up some maternity styles to get your through those last few weeks or months.
I also must mention how MUCH wear I have gotten out of this shoes and handbag combo. I seriously have worn them with 80% of my outfits this summer. They are perfectly seasonal and just seem to work with so much. Whether it’s preppy, romantic, classic or minimalistic, I can almost always count on this duo. The shoes are comfortable and didn’t need to be broken in like some footwear. They are also currently on sale! I sized up a half size.
Although the dress is no longer available, I have linked some styles with a similar vibe, both maternity and non. Hope you’re having a great day and until next time, keep enjoying your beautiful life. Thanks for reading!