Firstly let me start of by saying a massive congratulations to all you Mama’s to be 🎉
It’s such an exciting time!! I absolutely loved being pregnant on my 2!! Long time ago now with Ruari being almost 18 and Emma 12!! But I remember both so clearly!
You really embrace the whole process! Keeping track of each stage as you watch your baby bump grow and you really want to enjoy that and not have to worry about what your going to wear!!
Last week I have my very first Expectant Mammy! It was her first so she was massively excited. She wanted a capsule wardrobe that would see her through to her due date but also items that will accommodate her postpartum days too!
My advice is to keep your maternity wardrobe to a minimum, but still try to come up with cute, cool, and stylish outfits.
You will find you have a lot of items in your wardrobe already that will accommodate a growing bump! So don’t be rushing out and spending a fortune on expensive maternity clothing.
Also try borrow some pieces from family or friends and try kept your postpartum body in mind when purchasing new items, because you know I’m all about making clothing pieces last.
By adding simple items to your wardrobe you can create multiple outfits throughout your journey, just by switching up the outer wear or changing your shoes.
Here are the pieces that will take you from your little baby bump to your huge third trimester belly, and will carry you through your postpartum days, too.
Basic Jersey/Cotton tops
A must have in any wardrobe let alone a maternity wardrobe! Dunnes Stores and H&M do great longline non maternity ones that will accommodate your bump in the early days and will also come in handy after baby is born. The second and 3rd trimester you may need the maternity ones to accommodate your growing baba. Great places to buy are H&M maternity and Topshop Maternity.
Here’s some examples: