Watching my belly grow has been nothing short of amazing. I can't believe I can stretch this much! That statement is going to be laughable when I'm at the 9 month mark, I'm sure. And the best part about my growing belly is what it means: my babes is growing, growing, growing! My belly is proof, and all that dancing she's doing in there!
But along with all the amazing-ness of having a baby belly some things can be tricky. Like....CLOTHES. I always thought pregnant women looked down-right adorable and imagined it would be so much fun to put together cute outfits when I was pregnant. I never quite understood when these said pregnant women would say all I want is to wear sweats and my bra (if that) all day.
Well, folks, now I do.
Getting dressed these days is hard work. With an ever-changing body it's tough to figure out what to wear! I've been finding you have to be way more creative, if you don't want to succumb to wearing only maternity clothes, look like a whale, or if you can't wear sweats and a bra all day (if you can, I say do it and enjoy every minute of it).
I figured I'm probably not the only pregnant woman out there who's dealing with the clothing challenge so I thought I'd share a few tricks I've been learning along the way (And give you another excuse to see the bump. I know you all love it, I see my traffic).
The first trick I want to share with you are....
They're awesome (even for non-pregnants). I got this little shift at the beloved Anthropologie, but you can find them everywhere. Especially since the 60s are totally back. The cut is square and meant to be waistless. Perfect for mah belly. This shift dress is my normal size so it fits nicely in my shoulders, hips, and thighs but leaves room for the bump. Which all means we have successfully escaped looking like a whale.
Here are some shots of the look...