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Get Cute Maternity Style Using Your Pre-Pregnancy Button-Downs!

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Image source: Kayla Moncur

Having cute maternity style is such a struggle for me. Maternity clothing can be pricey and then it really only fits properly when I reach the stage of pregnancy where I could legitimately be mistaken for a whale. I’m over halfway through this pregnancy, and most of the stuff I’ve tried on still hangs awkwardly on my bump. This is our last baby and I have no desire to spend $60 on a top that will only fit me for three months of my life!

Fortunately, I have gotten pretty good at faking cute maternity style by using the stuff I already have in my closet. It’s full of pieces I already love so it just takes a little bit of creativity to make them work for my growing belly. In particular, I own a LOT of button-downs. Here are three different ways I’m continuing to make my button-downs work for my changing body!

1. Layer It

Image source: Kayla Moncur
Image source: Kayla Moncur

Any real maternity clothing I own is basic to the point of boring. It’s all solid colors and plain shapes without any real exciting details. Adding a button-down shirt over the top (like this thrifted tuxedo-inspired one) adds texture and interest to an outfit.

2. Knot It

Image source: Kayla Moncur
Image source: Kayla Moncur

I love the colors of this dress and it looked kind of loose and bohemian on my pre-pregnancy body. With my belly, however, it just makes me look big. Adding a knotted button-down shirt to the top helps give the dress a little shape and defines the area under my bust, which is currently the narrowest part of my body.

3. Tuck it

Image source: Kayla Moncur
Image source: Kayla Moncur

Underneath my waistband this shirt is wide open, but who cares when it’s tucked into a cute, bump-friendly skirt? As long as it continues to button over my bust, then I can hide the gaping bottom half using my collection of breezy summer-friendly skirts.

What are your tips for getting cute maternity style on a budget? Are you a thrifter? A borrower? A make-doer? An up-cycler? I’d love to hear all about it!

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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