Winter Wear: Maternity Fashion Ideas
Until now, I’ve never had a baby bump in Winter. I’ve been blessed to wear bathing suits, maxi skirts, and tanks for all three of my pregnancies. But here it is: 37 degrees outside, and I am 24 weeks pregnant. HMMMM… My plan of wearing the regular sweaters is slowly fading away as they creep higher and higher over the belly. It’s time to figure this “Baby Due In March” wardrobe out. Bundling up in Winter is already depressing, but adding the pregnancy weight may just make us all feel like roasted marshmallows. I have a plan to make myself (and you) feel like the young(ish), sexy mama that I am, even if I’ll only be fooling myself – ha! A few things to consider before dropping your entire savings account on maternity fashion wear:
- Pregnancy does not last forever. Spending a fortune on a few months’ worth of clothing makes ZERO sense in my book… Well, not my book, but you know that crazy popular “Kon Mari” book that everyone is raving about – yes, she would not approve.
- You will go back to your normal size – As long as you are not eating boxes of Krispy Kreme, staying healthy and only eating for one throughout your pregnancy, the weight gain will not be overwhelming – and the weight loss will happen without much effort. If you are over-indulging, then, yes, you will be wearing larger clothing for a bit longer than you hope, so DROP THE DOUGHNUT and do a push-up.
- Will you have more children? Even if you plan on more kids, you may not be pregnant in the winter. So try to find maternity pieces that are more versatile for whatever the season. Things like tank tops, under shirts, thin long sleeves, leggings, skirts, etc should work well year-round.
- Your boobs will NOT go back to normal (at least mine haven’t) – investing in great bras is a must. But wait until baby is here and has been nursing for awhile. There is a huge difference in sizes between pre-pregnancy boobies, pregnant breasts, engorgement boobs, and nursing “milkies.” Oh and then there are my boobs over here that have gone through 4 pregnancies (and a 10 week loss) and 69 months of nursing so far. There is no hope, but a good bra for them at this point. You will need high quality, supportive nursing bras, sports bras, and post breast-feeding bras. Just save a fortune, because that’s what you’ll spend in this area. Crappy quality will have you hating all of the clothing you buy – a good bra makes every top look great.
- Dressing in layers is the smartest way to survive Winter. Yes, it is cold. BUT, you have an internal heater, and every place you walk into will be blasting the heat.
- You will want post-baby clothes – Save some money to shop for the post-partum period!
I looked for 2 hours for these… out of stock everywhere. Now I’m a sad, flowerless printed pant pregnant woman.Solid Colored Long Sleeved Tops: Classic white, black, burgundy, dark green, blue, etc. These will pair well with leggings or pants and you can top them with sweaters, vests, cardigans, or just a scarf!
Umm… who is she? I want to live in her closet.Coat: While I’m avoiding this purchase like the plague (Because $$ on a coat that won’t fit well while not pregnant just isn’t happening), you may want to invest!