Hey guys! With all this talk about baby registries, I was trying to think of a way that I could do a post about a few cute outfit ideas, that appealed to my followers, and the newly expecting moms out there! SO here we are! In this post I am going to list a few pieces a love, that are not maternity, but work for someone who is newly pregnant and trying to hide their baby bump. There are so many good options out there that can help to camouflage the belly area if it isn’t your favorite, or if you are newly pregnant! And NO, I am not pregnant. Haha! Just trying to be helpful and more inclusive of everyone! Let’s begin, shall we?!
Look #1: For Events
This first dress is one of my favorite new additions to my closet. It really would be perfect t0 wear at a formal event this summer, such as attending a wedding! I love the way that it is structured, because it really gives you a waist, even if you feel like you don’t have one! It also really helps to hide the tummy area because of the way that bodice fits. It lands just above your belly button. It truly makes me look and feel my best. You guys know I usually like to hide my arms a little bit if I can, but with this dress I don’t even feel like I need to! It is slightly pricier than a dress that I would normally recommend but I really do think it is worth it. Especially for an event! As you can see though, it would be perfect to wear earlier in your pregnancy and also be able to wear for years to come after your baby is born!
I also thought that I would mention that my purse is back in stock! I know some of you were bummed that it was sold out when I did my outfit post last week with my favorite blazer and cami, and I don’t blame you. The best part that I hadn’t even mentioned is that it is only $30!? It also comes in a black print and a snakeskin print if blush isn’t your color! Truly, I would pick up this purse while you can!
The other part of this outfit that I want to mention are the shoes. I tried to find the exact pair, but it looks like they might not make them anymore, so I’m going to a link a bunch of alternative options for it below. I feel like it’s so important to have a bold shoe color like this in your closet. It can dress up an outfit so easily, and can even be worn with jeans!
Look #2: This adorable tunic!
This tunic is one of my favorite tops that I really just love and have kept around for awhile. These pictures were taken when I was pregnant with Riley. I want to say around 7 months or so. I actually don’t really like tops on me when I’m pregnant in general – especially loose fitting ones. I tend to go for dresses because I just feel like they look more flattering. Again, this tunic is not maternity. But because it’s a tunic and fits very loosely, it totally works with a baby bump! And isn’t it just so pretty?! I love the lace details and the pretty colors. The blue that I am wearing here is sold out now, but they have a few new colors in the same top! I might just have to snag another one! I have on in a S/M in one print and another print in a L/XL. The only difference is the arms are smaller in the S/M.
This is another great one that can be worn before, during or after pregnancy. It would be a great option to hide your belly in the beginning, when you are just starting to show, and it is so flattering as well! I love the fact that it is a pretty breathable material, because even though it is long sleeve, you could still wear it on summer evenings in most places. The lace allows “wind” to cool you down. Ha! And I am wearing a normal nude bra underneath, but you can choose a pretty bralette is you’d like.
Did you get this the first time I posted about it? Do you love it? Tell me in the comments below!
Since these photos were taken awhile back, some of the accessories are not available anymore. Thankfully the heart necklace is in stock! Linking them all below. Which piece is your favorite?
Look #3: Loose Fitting Dress
I’m so excited about this last look because I just adore this dress. I think my absolute favorite thing about it is the neckline and sleeves. Something about this type of square-like neckline is just extremely flattering. The only thing that kind of is annoying about this kind of neckline, is that your bra straps can show if you don’t wear them on the outside corners of your shoulders. If you want to avoid dealing with that just wear a strapless bra. I’m wearing a regular bra in these photos. And I don’t think my bra showing in any of them.
This dress is absolutely perfect if you’re trying to hide an early pregnancy or if you’re just feeling extremely bloated for whatever reason. I like to wear it when it’s that time of the month and putting on jeans is just way too uncomfortable. The dress is meant to have more of a loose fit so really it would be flattering on almost anybody type! I dare to say it be flattering on every single body type! And that’s because it has a sleeve so it covers some of your arm if you’re self-conscious about your arms. I am, to be honest with you. And it’s got a loose fit all the way through out. I just feel so pretty when I wear this dress. It’s got a farmhouse feel that I also really love.
Because of that, I decided to wear my hat with it in these photos. But you definitely don’t need a hat when wearing it. Sometimes I feel like my hat completes a look. But in this case I just think it adds another element that I don’t necessarily need. Makes me feel more farm girl. I wish I was in a field of wheat in these photos. Ha!
I’m wearing nude heels in these photos. but I definitely don’t think you need to. A little white loafer would look absolutely darling. I even think wearing it with the rain boots would be really cute. I found these white ones for $24 that I think would just be adorable with this look. Again, I’m taking the farm girl thing to a whole new level! I should really live in the country! Ha! And then I just carried a woven tote bag to complete the look. It’s on the pricey side, so I am linking this woven bag that is only $33, has great reviews, and will give you a similar look.
And a lot of you have been asking me about the key necklace that I wear often. It’s from my friend Caitlyn’s company, The Giving Keys. She such an incredible person and her company gives back to those less fortunate which is such a beautiful thing. So definitely check out her website.
Well there you have it! I wanted to write this blog post for a couple reasons. Because I know what it’s like to be in early pregnancy and not know how to dress your body as it starts to change. So I was hoping I could help out some soon-to-be mamas! Also, if you’re in your early pregnancy, chances are your so nauseous and tired that you don’t want to have to put a lot of thought into your outfits. So hopefully this takes some of the pressure off. Ha! Hang in there ladies, the first trimester doesn’t last forever.
The second reason I want to write it is because some days I just don’t feel very comfortable in my clothes. I need to wear something where I don’t feel like I have to suck in and I can just let it all hang loose. And I feel like when I wear these three outfits I can do that!
And lastly, I realize not everybody has my body type. And that’s a good thing! It’s great that we’re all different! So I thought that these three looks would potentially look nice on most body types and sizes. And I want my website to be a place that people can come that have all different shapes and sizes and find something they would feel good in.
Hope you guys enjoyed today’s post! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Would you like me to try to do more posts like this? What look is your favorite?