How to find your plus size pregnancy style
You will probably think I’m lying when I tell you, in over six months of pregnancy, I have bought a total of two maternity clothing items. Yup, two! The first one was jeans, because duh, normal jeans are just totally uncomfortable. I have a very short torso (and pelvis) and usually get low rise jeans, that fit me as if they were normal rise. That’s why I invested in maternity jeans early in the pregnancy.
The second item was a pregnancy sports coat, which I only got because it was 25€, instead of 85€. To be honest, even though I knew my bump would be at its biggest in the Winter months, I did not want to invest in a maternity coat that would only be used for a total of two months. However, I did not know how my bump would grow – some bumps grow quicker than others – so when I saw that coat, I decided to play it safe and get it. And if I end up not using it (as of now, my regular winter coat still fits), I won’t have spent a lot and can always sell it.
You must be asking yourself how the hell I am managing to wear regular clothes while being seven months pregnant and plus size. Despair not, my friends, for I am sharing my secrets with you today!
Being true to yourself with your plus size pregnancy style
1.Flowy Tops – You know those flowy oversized tops that were very in during the Summer months? Don’t put them into storage, you can keep wearing them! I did this for the most part of my pregnancy until the tops in question got short. But even when this happens, you can still keep wearing them – just wear a belly band underneath to make your tops appear longer!
2.Stretchy dresses – When I first started getting a bump, I did not know how to feel about it and therefore tried to conceal it as much as possible. That meant I was wearing everything I could find that hid my shape as best as possible. Not a good idea, especially when you’re already plus size and don’t want to look bigger than you are. This is when I saw another blogger wear a similar dress to the one pictured above while being 6 months pregnant. It was an H&M dress and cost 10€. I went online, found the dress, got one in green and one in black in XL, knowing I could send them back if I didn’t like them. Guess what? They not only fit perfectly, they are absolutely the most comfortable and versatile dresses I own and have been in constant rotation since they moved into my wardrobe. And they actually make me look slimmer!!!
3.Ponchos – Like I said above, I did not want to invest in any winter coats. Instead, I decided to go with the “layering” method for the winter. Which is why I got myself a very warm poncho to wear under my regular winter coats, once these don’t button up anymore. The bonus part? Ponchos are super versatile and chic. If it ends being a bit big, I can always belt it after the pregnancy!
Recycling your wardrobe for a stylish plus size pregnancy
4.Oversized sweaters – Regular sweaters work too, sized up if you need to. I have been rotating between two sweaters that are my usual size and look great with everything. If I have to be honest, it’s actually the same sweater in two different colors. Why not do it, if it works? And if they get short, just wear them with a long top or a belly band underneath.
5.Cardigans – It’s up to you if you want to wear figure-hugging, flowy or oversized cardigans. Personally, I prefer flowy cardigans, that play with my curves – especially when paired with the dresses mentioned above.