Monday 9 June 2014

Pregnancy Wardrobe Essentials - Review of Maternity Pieces in My Wardrobe

While I'm in the hospital with baby, I've set up a few scheduled posts.

As soon as I can I will be back to posting my usual daily outfits. Until then I hope you enjoy the little break and slight change of format.

First up, talking about my pregnancy wardrobe and the maternity pieces I wore through my pregnancy.

I had a total of 14 maternity pieces to supplement my existing wardrobe. I've included links below so you can see when I wore them, and how often I wore them. My goal was to buy as little maternity pieces as possible.






You can hear my thoughts and opinions by watching the video, but in summary:
  • I was lucky to have a lot of pieces in my existing wardrobe that worked well in pregnancy. Lots of flowy, loose, oversized and stretchy pieces meant I didn't need much maternity wear. I'll do a follow up post about the non-maternity items I found most helpful.
  • Maternity tops I found tricky to wear as the extra length swamped my petite frame.
  • Dresses were the easiest, most comfortable maternity wear option for me. Great go-to pieces!
  • The Asos maternity pencil skirts I bought were fantastic for work and I'd recommend them to anyone who has to dress for pregnancy in the office.
  • Jeanswest maternity denim is the only brand of maternity jeans I tried - perfect first time so I didn't try to look elsewhere.

I hope that you found this post useful, and that you can pass it along to anyone who might benefit from it :) Different from my usual posts, but I thought that laying out what I wore and how I wore it during my pregnancy might come in helpful for someone.

Linking up with Manic Monday, Style Sessions, Three-Fer Thursday today.

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  1. I've just seen your Instagram, congratulations on his safe arrival! I agree re: ASOS maternity pencil skirt, mine has been really useful for work so that I still feel smart enough without compromisin on style.

    Enjoy your new baby Mica x

    1. Thank you Lou! :)
      The Asos maternity skirts were fantastic for work! I'll need to see if they still work post-baby, as I loved the ones I bought! :)

  2. Loving the pieces of your pregnancy wardrobe :) Pretty much loved ALL your tops! :) And of course, the maxi skirts. Didn't suspect those would be easiest to wear!

    x Angela

  3. I am totally saving this post to refer back to someday. Great tips. Hope you are well! Can't wait to hear baby news.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. Mica, you did a fabulous job dressing while pregnant. Always stylish. Loved you in maxi dresses and skirts. Congratulations doll! Kisses to the new addition and Cooper.

  5. Ahhhh your having your baby!!!!!! Yay!!! Can't wait to see pix of the little one : )

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  6. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing more of you and family! Such lovely times ahead. Xxx

  7. I'm gonna bookmark this and send it to my friend who just announced her pregnancy - there are so many helpful tips in this video!! I was so in awe of how fabulously you dressed while pregnant and I'm sure my friend will be happy to get notes from the best :]
    Congrats on the baby - I'm so happy for you!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

    1. Aww, thank you! Congratulations to your friend! :)

  8. YAY!!! I'm so so happy for you! Can't wait to see you and baby. Congrats to you and hubby :) You looked so beautiful all throughout your pregnancy.

    1. Thank you Londyn! I didn't look as stylish as you manage too, but I did enjoy coming up with new ways to dress the growing bump :)

  9. Such a brave goal to have as few maternity pieces as possible. I think some women must go on a spree! You are so lucky you were able to fit into a lot of your pre-pregnancy clothes. Obviously your maternity pieces will have less use post- so that was some good planning on your part. Pity the ASOS top didn't give you much to play with. It is really lovely and has some gorgeous colours threaded through it. Hope everything is going well with hospital bits and you are resting yourself. Rosemary x

    1. Thanks Rosemary! :) I'm definitely very lucky to have been able to use lots of my existing wardrobe. Meant I needed less maternity clothes and could spend more money on baby clothes haha!

  10. Congrats!!!! :)

  11. Thank you all for your kind comments and congratulations :)


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