I do have a little more comfort in today's preggo fashions after visiting home this past Saturday. Mom and I were looking through the closets and she showed me some of her favorite maternity clothes that she saved. There was definitely an emphasis on concealing the belly. Lots of dresses with LOTS of fabric involved. How times have changed! I do love clothes that are forgiving, but I certainly don't mind showing off the bump.
For this weekend's Junior League Holiday Market in Columbia, I wore a new favorite shirt (a Kohl's find -- I'd heard from a coworker that they had a decent maternity line). Sadly, I'm not finding it online anymore but if you want to see if your store has it, it's called the Oh Baby Knot-Front Surplice Top.
It's made of that soft-soft-soft cotton that is really stretchy and I just love the ruching and the wrap-front.
I've held off on other maternity fashions for as long as I can, but with the way baby girl has been growing recently, it's about that time to start adding to the wardrobe.
My gameplan is this: go with neutrals, and accent with fun accessories! Here is a little board I put together to show some styling ideas.
That polka-dot sweater is from Old Navy and sizes are limited online ($32 here) but you may want to check your store. Those jeans I paired it with have been mentioned here a gazillion fourteen times but they are the Old Navy skinnies I just adore (sale, $27 here).
The striped tunic is just such a pretty shape and it's Liz Lange from Target ($25, online only). You know I live in leggings and these are the Oh Baby brand from Kohls ($18 here).
The third outfit will be a chilly weather go-to for me (ooh la la cute booties! $110 here). The jeans and henley are both Old Navy maternity ($25 and $12-17, respectively) and the vest is H&M ($60 here). It's obviously not maternity but it can be worn open and then tied up when the belly fits it again.
With enough fun accessories and great shoes -- maybe it will be less obvious how often I am re-wearing all of the same basic pieces!