It all started back when we were just trying to get pregnant – no blue line yet, and not even a confirmation from the doctor. But boy, oh boy was I ever excited to be pregnant! Besides all of the obsessive planning for baby, I was definitely guilty of shoving a pillow under my shirt every now and then and fantasizing about when my baby bump would start to show. But when it did? I was totally unprepared! All of those clothes in my closet that I had off-handedly thought would be great for my pregnant self? Yeah…not so much. My boobs were huge, my body had morphed into something unrecognizable, and I couldn’t afford a brand new wardrobe. I just wanted to cry when I got dressed every morning of my third trimester.
Take it from me, your maternity wardrobe doesn’t need to be so angst-filled, and you certainly don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of brand new maternity clothes! Here are some simple maternity style tips I learned along the way for making your old wardrobe work with your new body and for how to get the biggest bang for your buck when shopping for maternity clothes.
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