Almost every gal that’s been through pregnancy will relate to how I’m feeling: yes, my body is doing amazing things right now but I am also struggling to adjust to my clothes getting tighter and the brand new need for more elasticated, comfortable items. If you’re newly pregnant and want to read about plus size pregnancies check out this great article Holly wrote about the Myths & Misconceptions of plus size pregnancy. For those of you who feel like old hats in the pregnancy game – I welcome you with open arms but our bumps would get in the way!
As I begin to reach 26 weeks my bump is in full force and I’m on the hunt for some new clothes to get me through the next and final trimester. Luckily for me (and many other pregnant plus size folks), Bump it Up Maternity at Yours Clothing have got us covered.
As I’m not one for spending a ridiculous amount, I’ve been pretty chuffed with the price of the items at Yours Clothing. Bump it Up are no different. The first item I picked up as a ‘must have’ for pregnancy was some Maternity jeans. Simply pair them with any top and you’re covered for most occasions. I loved the fact these were skinny around the ankles and didn’t give me the dreaded ‘saggy crotch’ that other jeans sometimes have.
I actually only bought these about a week ago and I’m questioning why I hadn’t purchased sooner. The amount of times I’d been staring into the cupboard of doom (also known as my wardrobe) angry that ‘I had nothing to wear’ could have been much less painful with a good pair of jeans. I spotted that Bump it Up also have a killer pair of dungarees which would be perfect for anyone wanting to trade jeans for this adorable item of clothing. I actually feel like a toddler in them and I love it. In fact, I feel like everybody needs to buy a pair of dungarees, pregnant or not!
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Next on the ‘must have’ list for any office based girls like myself was a top and a pair of trousers for work. I’m just gonna throw it out there: ‘workwear’ when pregnant sucks. Trousers actually offend me right now as the thought of anything constricting around my waist is a big no-no and as for tops, all I want is comfort. I actually bought some palazzo trousers which are super comfortable and the fabric is light and breathable. You’ll find me pairing these with the wrap front nursing top. I still want to feel smart for work but right now my main priority is comfort.
Finally, would any shopping basket be complete without a ‘fancy’ dress? For the days when the ‘glow’ is in full flow and you just wanna feel like a goddess the Paisley Maxi dress with cold shoulders is the one. I know I know, ‘another cold shoulder?!’ I hear some say, but with pregnant bodies seemingly having their own thermostat I’m grateful for the teeny bit of exposed skin to allow for ventilation flow and body heat loss.
If you can help me out with any other good places to shop for maternity I’d love to read in the comments below. I’ve recently picked up an ASOS maternity dress that I’ll be testing out at my baby shower soon but I’d love to hear more suggestions. Help a rather round lady out and pop a comment below!