While I’m incredibly grateful for what this bump means, it’s made dressing a little difficult. Pre-pregnancy I wore a lot of high-waisted jeans and snug cardigans, but within the second month, the jeans wouldn’t zip up and the cardigans wouldn’t button down. So! I needed to look around my wardrobe and see how I could make those first few months work. The bump wasn’t that obvious yet, but my waist was definitely gone and my cinch-belt fall-back wasn’t an option anymore.
Some of the things I’m finding work well (and are very comfortable):
1. Leggings, leggings, leggings.
After hitting 3 or 4 in the afternoon, sitting in my cubicle, having to unbutton my pants and wriggle around in my chair uncomfortably, I realized it was time to retire most of my jeans. Leggings have been a welcome change.
3. Lots of black
In the beginning, my belly just looked weird. Of course I was proud of my bump, but it was hard to figure out what shirts to wear. Simple black shirts worked well. And then I could jazz them up with big necklaces or earrings.
What did you like to dress in during your first few months?