starting the school year with a baby bump that keeps on growing has forced me to get creative with outfits! i can't believe i'm 20 weeks today!!!!! but that means i've got a long road ahead of me for dressing as a teacher as my middle section just gets bigger and bigger. i do have a few tips that have worked for me so far.
maternity clothing tips:
1// hit up the thrift store! i found a SUPER comfortable pair of maternity pants that are dressy enough for school. their price? A DOLLAR FIFTY. no lie. $1.50. and yesterday i just bought a stretchy, maternity pencil skirt from gap for $6. so far, i have spent $14.20 on maternity clothes, and i think i'm set.
2// stretchy target shirts. the plain v-necks that are long, and because they aren't officially maternity shirts, they aren't expensive! i dug out a few old ones and have been wearing the crap outta them.
3// skirts. i really can't fit in my pants anymore.
4// i realized i can squeeze into some of my jeans and dress pants, but there's no hope of getting them zippered & buttoned. so, i invented this trick!! (or i read about it years ago and my subconscious reminded me of it.)
5// re-work your pre-pregnancy clothes. i have a stretchy pencil skirt that i now situate under my belly, and i have a few skimpy stretchy dresses (similar to this one) that i now wear as shirts to cover #4's pants solution (as seen in all of this post's pictures!).
any suggestions? what are your favorite maternity outfits that you've worn or seen on others?