Now that I’m well into my second pregnancy, I feel like I might have finally cracked the code on how to shop while pregnant. It’s such a challenge dressing a body that is changing from day-to-day, let alone making sure that you feel like yourself and continue to let your personal style shine through.
But don’t worry ladies, I have three tips to help you navigate the world of maternity clothes. Plus a special 20% discount code to shop the classic & versatile maternity collection from Isabella Oliver. Use code VD20 to score my favorite styles, that I’m wearing today, 20% off.
Focus on Versatility
Simply put, go for maternity clothes that you can wear lots of different ways. Take this polka dot dress from Isabella Oliver for example. Today I wore it with a blazer and booties for a work-ready look that is polished and put-together. I can also wear it with flat boots and a fuzzy vest for a casual weekend outfit. Pair this dress with a sleek coat, black tights and leopard heels, and you’re ready for a dressier occasion.
Invest in Classics
When I became pregnant with our first child, I thought I could skate through my pregnancy on-the-cheap by buying less expensive pieces to just “get through” my pregnancy. I quickly realized that like regular dressing, pregnancy dressing requires investing in classics so that you have the right pieces to build your outfits around.
By biting the bullet and investing in a handful of classic maternity pieces you’ll have the right things to wear whether you wanted to be more sophisticated or more trendy with your outfits. This cozy striped sweater from Isabella Oliver is the perfect example of a piece that is timeless and classic when paired with jeans and a ballet flat, and can be more modern when paired with other prints, like leopard, and a metallic bag.
Find the Right Pants
The right pair of maternity pants is essential to feeling comfortable and well-dressed while pregnant. For me, a good maternity pant needs stretch, a slimming cut and a stretchy band that goes all the way over my baby bump.
These classic black pants from Isabella Oliver have everything I need in bump-friendly pants, and will be great to wear post-baby when I want something high-waisted for a little extra support. These are also great because I can wear them casually layered like leggings, or pair them with a button up blouse for a more polished look.
Scroll down to see these outfits in more detail & shop my looks!
polka dot dress outfit
sunglasses: Le Specs // statement earrings: Mignonne Gavigan c/o // plaid blazer: Baukjen c/o // polka dot maternity dress: Isabella Oliver c/o // box bag: The Daily Edited // lace-up boots: Sam Edelman from last fall, love this pair & this pair //
striped sweater outfit
sunglass: Karen Walker // stud earrings: Kate Spade // red lipstick: Physicians Formula, Tu-Lip // striped maternity sweater: Isabella Oliver c/o // silver bag: J.Crew // black maternity pants: Isabella Oliver c/o // leopard heels: Marc Fisher, love this similar leopard heel //
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