How I Avoided Buying Maternity Clothes

Hey, all! When I found out I was pregnant I had every intention of being comfortable. I had no desire to feel how Kim K. looked when she was pregnant with North West. Like, swollen feet, shoved into uncomfortable shoes was just not the way I wanted to go [see Kim’s feet to the right].
Kim Kardashian Swollen Feet

I’ve always been a fan of maxi dresses and skirts and have no shortage of either. They allow one to be very comfortable without feeling or looking sloppy or too casual. You can dress them up or down, depending on what your office’s dress code is. Mine was pretty lenient. I think my boss just didn’t want people walking in wearing ripped jeans. The last two weeks before my leave, I wore flip flops because no other shoes were comfortable. LOL.

People don’t believe that I didn’t buy maternity clothes. I probably wouldn’t either. For the first 5 or 6 months, I was able to fit a pair of jeggings by AE. I’m still able to get into a pair of boyfriend jeans by AE, as well even though Scott hates them.

I also started putting t-shirts and various other tops over the dress to add a little more character. As you can see, I love color and mixing prints. My pregnancy has made me a lot more adventurous because my wardrobe was a little limited. I was surprised with how some of my outfits came out because I hadn’t previously paired the tops with anything but a solid color.

Maternity Maxi DressPregnancy Staples:

  • maxi dresses
  • maxi skirts
  • loose fitting tops (layering has been so much fun)
  • other pieces with elastic waist bands
  • comfortable shoes

I promise, you don’t have to buy maternity clothes. Pregnancy is possible without them. Just learn to make what you have work, comfortably.