Sometimes the best maternity clothes are non-maternity clothes. Maternity dresses can make you look even bigger than you actually are by emphasizing the stomach. I don't know about you, but I don't particularly want to look bigger than I am! Today I wore a shift dress I bought from Target a few years that's a sort of trapeze shape, and paired it with black maternity leggings. if I could still find this dress, I'd get one in every color! But since I can't, I will search for the perfect trapeze style dress, maternity or not. Do you have suggestions?
I'm trying not to go nuts on the clothing, so instead I've invested in wearing funky jewelry that will last forever. My coworker got me into Stella and Dot pieces, which are affordable and fun. They are an easy way to dress up maternity basics. I liked the pieces so much, I figured I'd become a stylist for the brand as well! Check out my site http://www.stelladot.com/sites/jennifermagid for every day and special occasion pieces. This is one of my favorites:
Get Penelope Cruz's fave necklace at http://www.stelladot.com/sites/jennifermagid! I love how it goes with any outfit and color, such a classic.
I've been trying very hard to buy shirts that can be worn after my pregnancy as well. While I realize this isn't going to happen for everything I buy, mainly I've been going for straight, loose tops which are in right now anyway, and staying away from empire waisted maternity wear that's pregnant looking even on the hanger. I just picked up this Ella Moss top from Destination Maternity, and love the basic t-shirt shape that still leaves room for a belly, but will just be a cute oversized tee when I'm done.
I am seriously envious of Jessica Alba's awesome maternity wardrobe. She manages to look chic and pulled together every time (despite already having a 2 year old! Yeah, what's my excuse then??) I love everything about this outfit and it's not even maternity! It's Dolce & Gabbana. If you can't get her exact dress, I think this one from Nordstrom's (non maternity) is the same effect for less.