Brought to you by Maternity Sale.
Pregnancy is not only hard on the body, it’s painful to the wardrobe. Here, I’ll show you six ways to style a simple black maternity dress so you can save money, brain power, and aggravation.
As a pregnant woman, I want to feel confident, stay comfortable, and save skrilla on clothes that I can only wear for a few months. Do you people realize how much STUFF a baby needs? $tart saving and $acrificing now Mummas.
Here I will show you one LBD (little black dress) worn six different ways- with items you probably already have in your wardrobe.
It’s my second pregnancy so this time I know exactly what I’ll need to get me through the next few months. My best piece of advice is: stick to basic, neutral, pieces and accessorize like crazy. Save yourself time, aggravation and cheddar.
Stick to the basics and accessorize like crazy.
Bonus- recreate each of these looks after bub is born as this LBD doubles as a nursing dress as well. That’s a LOT of mileage out of one purchase. It’s machine washable so no need to worry about the plethora of body fluids which will end up on it after bub joins the world.
I’ll never forget my friend Jodie’s advice when I was pregnant with my first baby; “Make sure you buy clothes you can get your boobs out of.” Nursing wear is a whole new animal, people. I can’t tell you how many tube dresses I bought last time to ‘show off the bump,’ they were completely impractical (and a waste of coin) after my daughter was born and my body went squishy.
I love that most of the items you can get on the Maternity Sale website are nursing friendly. They will last you a long time.
Want to see how I styled mine?
Six ways to style a black maternity dress
Add any pair of cowboy boots (I collect them but if you don’t, they’re a great investment because you can wear them with ANYTHING), some chunky turquoise jewellery, and a denim shirt, open or tied above the bump.
For a relaxed, romantic, Boho style, add a fring-y scarf, crystal necklace, strappy sandals and a slouchy bag. Great for hitting the markets or grabbing a coffee with friends or a date with Baby Daddy.
3. Night Out
For a night on the town (if you can stay awake that late) add maternity tights, a sparkly necklace, wedge heels, and a metallic clutch. Simple. Easy. Done.
For a more casual look when heading to the shops, coffee with friends or for those of us who already have little ones- perfect for a playdate. A plain tee-shirt over the dress, tied with a knot, some beads, and your favorite comfy sneakers.
5. Work Chic
Working in an office? I did during my first pregnancy and comfort was a necessity. Grab one of your cardigans and belt it (open) over the bump (because you probably can’t button it anymore) some ankle boots and don’t forget your watch!
Bust those leather jackets out while you still can (un-zipped of course), I added some animal print maternity leggings, chunky heels, and a gypsy necklace. Not sure where I would wear this one (in my former life this would be a perfect night on the town get-up) but I might just have to make up an excuse to put this on again. It was the hubby’s favorite look.
What Mood Are You In?
So there you have it, One little black dress styled six different ways. Affordable, easy and hopefully inspiring.
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Note: I ordered one size larger than I normally wear, Maternity Sale clothing tends to run small but don’t worry, their return policy is a piece of cake (mmm cake, I’m making myself hungry).