What to Wear: A Little Pregnant

What to Wear: A Little Pregnant

Today’s challenge is a tough one for me. Our Anonymous requester has a completely opposite figure than mine, short and curvy to my tall and angular. And she is pregnant, something that I really know nothing about:

I have a fashion problem that I’m having trouble solving. I’m about 3 months pregnant, and none of my regular clothes fit me anymore, but maternity clothes look silly because my belly isn’t big enough for them yet. I’m looking for a few pieces (mostly tops and sweaters) that can last me the next month or 6 weeks before I am truly showing big time. I’m a short curvy girl, 5’2″ usually a size 10, and my boobs which used to be D cup are now even bigger. Finally, I hate my upper arms so sleeveless is not an option for me. Do you have any ideas, maybe some blousey flowy tops or something?

Luckily for Anon, the current styles are a great match with a growing belly. Loose tunics, empire waists, cropped jackets, flat shoes…it’s a silhouette perfect for a stylish soon to be mom. Here are some ideas:

Sweater – A drape front cardigan is very chic and will work for your whole pregnancy.
Kimono Top – There are so many inexpensive kimono and empire waisted tops available that will work for early pregnancy. Old Navy has them in a variety of sizes and prices.
Cropped Jacket – This is an actual maternity piece from Liz Lange for only $13.
Necklace – Accessories are one size fits all.
Jeans – A stylish pair of maternity jeans will be essential. This pair is $84. You can also buy a belly band to convert some of your current favorite pairs.
Purse – A big tote is always handy.
Shoes – Micro-wedges in silver from Hush Puppies for extra comfort.

Congratulations on your pregnancy, Anonymous!

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  1. hyb at 5:00 pm

    I love those shoes! I wish they made them for my big feet! Can you do a challenge for a tall person with big feet one of these days?

  2. mrsem Author at 5:02 pm

    Sure! What size shoe are we talking about?

  3. hyb at 5:48 pm

    Size 11 Medium – so many of the regular labels still make shoes in my size, but they’re usually of the boot/comfort shoe variety. I’m sure you have readers with even bigger feet than mine.

  4. mrsem Author at 6:11 pm

    That’s not that big! I’ve got friends in sizes above that. Payless (although not the greatest quality) usually has a lot of options in your size and up.

  5. Anne at 6:42 pm

    There are lots of adorable keds in 11M right now! 🙂

    I just ordered: Eleanor Elephant Print Skimmer. Can’t wait for them to get here!


    I guess they could be considered comfort, but they are such cute prints they could be fun too! 🙂

  6. Anne at 6:44 pm

    Not sure if this would help out the girl who is a little pregnant. 🙂

    It is really a lucky time to be pregnant right now! So many tops with empire waists! ^_^

    I think the gap.com maternity section is pretty good too.

  7. Jessica at 8:59 pm

    I found your blog through one of your comments on toniaconger. I’m so glad to have found it. I’ve been looking at your previous posts and will definitely be a regular vistor. I love the outfits you put together!

  8. f*bomb. at 4:28 am

    I occasionally check in because you’re linked to several of my friends, but I didn’t realize you did more than suggest delightful items…You personal shop! I was about to jump in and help that slightly preggo gal, seeing as she sounds like a similar figure to me (except the pregg part), but here you’ve hunted and found not simply SUGGESTIONS of styles, but ACTUAL REAL LIFE ITEMS.
    You are my new hero.

  9. Anonymous at 3:26 am

    Thanks so much for responding to my plea for help! These items (and the belly band someone suggested) are so VERY VERY helpful and I’ll be going shopping this weekend.

    – Anon 🙂