When I got pregnant, I was curious to see how long I can wear my regular clothes before having to buy any maternity ones. Honestly, the idea of purchasing maternity clothes seemed like a waste of money. So I wanted to find a way that I can be wearing non-maternity clothes during my pregnancy.
During my first pregnancy with my daughter, I was not showing until the end of my 4th month, and even then it looked more like I just had a big meal than actually being pregnant. Around my 5th month, I had to purchase some maternity pants because mine were getting too tight.
With my this second pregnancy, I started showing a lot sooner. But I was still able to wear some of my regular clothes until my 4th month.
While pregnancy is completely different for everyone, I thought a few tips and ideas on wearing non-maternity clothes while pregnant would be helpful for any mamas out there that don’t feel like buying tons of maternity clothes.
Scroll down for a few simple suggestions.
WEARING NON-MATERNITY CLOTHES WHILE PREGNANT
1. BODY-CON CLOTHES
Wearing body-con clothes is a must. You don’t need to buy them at a maternity store and any stretchy material will do.
Clothes that actually highlight your belly, rather than hide it will make you look and feel a lot better.
2. BELT IT
Adding a belt right above your bump will define your body and give you a nice shape. This works best with dresses, especially maxi dresses.
3. STRETCHY PANTS
Leggings are definitely not something I like to wear outside. I have always thought of leggings as something to wear inside the house for comfort. I just am and always will be a jeans girl.
During my pregnancy, though stretchy fabrics felt so much better on my body. So I found some leggings that looked a lot like pants but really stretchy. That saved me from having to buy more than 2 pairs of maternity pants.
WEARING NON-MATERNITY CLOTHES