When you're pregnant, it can be a struggle to find something that fits comfortably. It's even more of a struggle to find something you feel good in. During my first pregnancy, I was definitely not prepared when it came to maternity fashion. When I tried to just throw something on, I'd feel (and look) terrible. A total meltdown or cancelled plans usually followed.
That's when I realized I was making it WAY harder than it needed to be. To make it easier on myself, I began mapping out my outfits in advance and getting just the basics. I was able to find some key pieces that fit me perfectly which I could mix and match my regular clothes with.
This simple black dress can be found anywhere--at any store, at any price. I would definitely call it my biggest pregnancy must-have when it comes to clothing (some cute options: here, here, & here). It can be dressed up or dressed down plus it's super slimming (which always helps!) It doesn't even need to be purchased at a maternity store. If you find one you like, just buy a couple sizes up.
Here's how I've been styling my simple black dress throughout my pregnancy:
FOR SOMETHING CASUAL...
LOOK #1: A CARDIGAN
This is the epitome of comfort. I like to throw on boots with it.
LOOK #2: A FLANNEL
I love a good flannel. Tie in the front or leave unbuttoned. I prefer to tie mine--it's a cute way to display your growing baby bump!
FOR A NIGHT OUT...
LOOK #3: A Black Bomber Or Leather Jacket
The perfect date night look. It looks sleek and chic yet took no effort at all. Simply amazing.
LOOK #4: A SILK KIMONO
A dressed up version of the cardigan. Pair with black heels for a streamlined look.
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