With two past pregnancies and now a third underway, it may come as a surprise to some people that my collection of maternity items is somewhat slim.
Many maternity items are so limited in the amount of time that you can wear them, and I never saw a point in investing in quality maternity pieces only to be able to wear them for a couple of months. Rather than purchasing multiple maternity clothes, I made investments into clothes that I could wear well after pregnancy.
Fabrics that are stretchy, looser tops, and black leggings were staples in my wardrobe. For those special occasions, you can never go wrong with having the classic little black dress in your closet, even during pregnancy.
We are in the middle of New York Fashion Week here in the city and last weekend I had the opportunity to spend my evening at Lincoln Center enjoying watching new styles down the runway. Fashion week always intimidates me, especially when I am pregnant. I am in such an awkward stage right now in my pregnancy. I’m slowly busting out of many of my pre-pregnancy dresses in my closest, but am too small to fit into anything maternity.
Rather than going out and buying a brand new dress for the occasion, I searched Rent the Runway for the perfect look. They have a great search feature where you can click on those features of their dresses that work best with a bump. In just minutes I found the perfect little black dress for Saturday night.
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I did receive the dress and necklace courtesy of Rent the Runway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.