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My pregnancy fashion diary

Getting dress has become quite an exciting task…welcome to my pregnancy diary…

I had two rules I told myself I’d follow with regard to this pregnancy:

  1. To always have fun getting dress…no matter how slumpish I felt
  2. To not ever find myself in those hideous maternity crap, stores force pregnant women to wear

Six months later, and I’ve been blessed to not have picked up too much weight and I can still happily fit into majority of my clothing that can accommodate my baby bump. To be honest, with Amra I looked like a house by now…this time around I’ve only picked up 6kgs.

Here are some of my golden rules for dressing your bump:

Wear what’s currently in your cupboard

You don’t need to run to the malls and go on a shopping spree…Shit is so expensive. And if you’re anything like me, that has real life payments to make (think school fees, groceries, car payments, etc) you really do need to think smarter when it comes to finances. Remember, you won’t be pregnant for the rest of your life – unless you plan to have more little ones. Extra bit of spending money will help you in the long run. Instead of spending thousands on clothing you might not wear again after baby arrives, adjust your wardrobe to accommodate your growing bump. Incorporate pieces from your current wardrobe into your new pregnancy wardrobe. As a matter of fact, most of your clothing can be worn throughout your pregnancy – trust me on this.

Leggings will become your life

As your bump grows, invest in more than one pair of leggings. At the 6 month mark, I’ve just purchased my second pair of black leggings since I found I’m pregnant (one pair for work, and the old pair for weekends). Leggings are versatile enough to dress up and down. And the best part – they will always fit. Even after the baby arrives.

 

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Buy pieces that will grow with you

If you feel the rest of your closet is lacking in wearable items for your changing figure, buy new pieces that can grow with you. Don’t buy something that will only fit you for a short period of time – like a month or two. Consider adding over sized jerseys that you can wear throughout your pregnancy and again once the baby is born. Over sized tops work just as well. They are perfect in winter.

 

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Do consider maternity jeans

If love your denims as much as I do, purchase a good comfortable pair of maternity jeans to accommodate your bump. Same rules of denim apply – it can be worn up and down, for work or a night out on the town. A pair of high quality maternity jeans with an elastic waistband is really a great investment throughout your pregnancy. I purchased mine from H&M in the Waterfront – only because they have a better wider selection not only of maternity denims but of maternity on a whole; and an added benefit is that their staff is so amazing.

 

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Invest in dresses

One of things I’m finding with this pregnancy is my love for dresses – not even maternity dresses. Rather my normal dresses that is able to accommodate my growing bump. I find that even though I’m pregnant during winter, I do find I get quite hot and these dresses are so comfortable. I must say, the best place that offers the most amazing looking dresses that’s affordable, washes and wears well and still looks great is Mr Price. 90% of the dresses I’ve worn during my pregnancy, is from Mr Price.

 

 

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Keep your footwear comfortable

Keep the stilettos for after the baby arrives. For someone who used to live in sneakers, I’m very much attracted to my block heel boots. And I find if I wear sneakers every day, my back hurts by day 3 – so the height is a nice contrast.

Happy growing!

xoxo

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