Non Maternity Fashion for the Growing Belly

I have been asked a lot lately as to what brand and styles of non maternity clothes I am wearing so I wanted to share my favourite non maternity outfits for fall that style flawlessly with the bump!

Keys to remember when buying non maternity for the bump?!

Stretch – Look for items made with elastic that will stretch and grow with your bump

Ruching – Helps accentuate the bump while allowing the outfit to stretch with you.

Swing/Shift – Dresses and shirts in this style will easily adjust to your bump while still remaining comfortable.

Length – Keep in mind as your bump grows, expanding outwards and upwards, length will become important. Look for extra length in tops and dresses (midi instead of mini) to accommodate the bump!

First up!

Layering Basics

I live in C’est Moi Seamless Bamboo basics all of which I had before I was pregnant. These are an absolute must for your basic wardrobe before, during and after the bump, pieces you can invest in and know they will last you years!! C’est Moi has a huge variety of pieces including tanks, tees, dresses and leggings all of which have fit and grown with my bump flawlessly so far at 25 weeks! You can purchase C’est Moi in Canada here!

 

 

Dresses & Tops

When looking for non maternity dresses keep in mind stretch, length and flow. All of these dresses below would fit the bump before and after, the key is to make sure they have enough elastic to grow with you and the length to sustain the belly growing upwards and outwards! Lastly look for midi dresses, shift dress or a line dresses that will conform to your bump while still remaining comfortable!

Most of the above can be said for tops as well, Ive resorted to more flowy, stretchy tops like the ones Ive linked below. Again keep in mind stretch and length!

 

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Top RowContemporary Shift DressContemporary Floral Print DressStretch Knit Maxi DressMarled Knit Dress

Bottom Row: Mock Neck SweaterV Neck TeePlaid Lace Up ShirtFloral Print Top

 

Ponchos & Bottoms

Considering it is now fall Ponchos are an amazing option for that growing belly. Paired with a C’est Moi tank, some leggings or stretchy jeans, booties and you are ready to go! I also love ponchos because regardless of your size of shape they are another staple in your outfit that will fit before, during and after pregnancy!

Lately Ive been resorting to stretchy knit skirts and leggings. You can always go a size up if they are fitting a bit snug but it still allows you the versatility to dress up for work and feel comfortable which is seriously the most important!!Collage_FotorNonmaternity2.jpgCardigans/Ponchos: Striped Frayed PonchoMulti Colored Wrap ShawlTasseled Hem PonchoOpen Longline Blazer

Bottoms: Ribbed Knit LeggingsRibbed Knit SkirtMarled Pencil SkirtHeathered Knit Leggings

Hope you have enjoyed!

Sarah xo

 

 

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