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Maternity Style 2.0 – second & third trimester

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a quick update on how I’ve added to my wardrobe over the past few months. The last time I wrote a maternity style post I was 16 weeks pregnant and in that difficult ‘is-she, isn’t-she?’ stage. You can read that here.

My staples consist of a few basics like some much-loved jeans from H&M that I wear probably 4/7 days a week *yikes* The ones I prefer are a skinny, jegging type, over the bump cut. The only criticism I have is that they are a little long for my stumpy legs.

mamajeansAnother gem from H&M (see what I did there?) is a 3/4 length sleeve plain top from their ‘Conscious Collection’ I have this in navy/white stripe and dark purple. This range is 91% organic cotton and so incredibly comfortable. They wash really well, to the point that they still look new despite being worn to death!

top3  top2maternity style h&m top

I’m still finding that I can wear the majority of  my ‘old’ wardrobe. As I mentioned before most skirts and dresses that are skater style will fit for a good while, possibly your whole pregnancy though they may get a bit short! I’m also still using the trick of having blouses unbuttoned under a fine knit jumper.

I’m also wearing a lot of the tops I used to but with a longer strappy top underneath so as not to flash any flesh. Jackets and accessories have also stood the test of time.

A lot of maternity clothes in places like Mothercare, JoJo Maman Bebe etc are extremely expensive so my advice is to make sure to try everything on and try to buy stuff you would wear anyway. That way you’ll feel happier and more comfortable as you won’t be changing into some kind of odd mummy-hybrid of your former self and so you’ll get the most out of pricier purchases.

My current maternity style struggle is with footwear. Finding shoes that are comfortable and stylish can be a bit difficult with swollen ankles. One thing I’ve done personally is embraced the trend for trainers with dresses. Not for everyone I know but I think it looks vaguely okay and it feels great!

trainers-with-dresses

One thing I’ve sadly noticed whilst writing this is that I have virtually no pictures of myself. Not that I have model ambition but I think it’s a bit sad that I haven’t documented my pregnancy with a new more snaps other than selfies. I will have to try to sort that out asap. Here are the few I could find!

maternity style collage

My next step along the road of maternity fashion is buying a few pieces that will transition into the postpartum period. For example I need a few nursing tops and I fancy treating myself to a summer dress and a few tops that will hide the pooch and make me feel a bit better about my post baby state. I’m sure I’ll blabber on about that when the time comes. Tick tock.

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  1. 14th April 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Love your picks! Defo take more photos of Bump! I hardly have any and it makes me sad. Completely agree about the ridiculous cost of maternity and nursing clothes!! You can usually find some great nursing bundles on eBay though if you haven’t already looked there? H&M nursing range is good, as is JoJo Maman if you can get stuff in their sale – I got some gorgeous nursing tops for a fiver that I’ve worn to death! My all time favourite nursing purchases though were a little black draped dress from vertbaudet (make sure if anyone shops there for first time you us he a new customer voucher!) and a navy print dress from frugi. Both were not cheap (c£30 each) but I have more than got my moneys worth! Xx

    • 14th April 2015 / 2:42 pm

      thank for the tips. I actaully have a verbaudet code which, as you say, makes it a lot more affordable. They really do look like good quality clothes too! Excited for nursing friendly purchases, means it’s nearly time for baby!! :):) xx

  2. 14th April 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Love your picks! Defo take more photos of Bump! I hardly have any and it makes me sad. Completely agree about the ridiculous cost of maternity and nursing clothes!! You can usually find some great nursing bundles on eBay though if you haven’t already looked there? H&M nursing range is good, as is JoJo Maman if you can get stuff in their sale – I got some gorgeous nursing tops for a fiver that I’ve worn to death! My all time favourite nursing purchases though were a little black draped dress from vertbaudet (make sure if anyone shops there for first time you us he a new customer voucher!) and a navy print dress from frugi. Both were not cheap (c£30 each) but I have more than got my moneys worth! Xx

    • 14th April 2015 / 2:42 pm

      thank for the tips. I actaully have a verbaudet code which, as you say, makes it a lot more affordable. They really do look like good quality clothes too! Excited for nursing friendly purchases, means it’s nearly time for baby!! :):) xx

  3. mylifeafterlogan
    14th April 2015 / 3:17 pm

    fab post – I struggled a lot with maternity clothes when I was pregnant with LJ as like you say they can be so expensive 🙁 a note on footwear tho – I lived in crocs, I wasn’t a fan before pregnancy tbh but they are sooooo comfy & still fit even with swollen pregnant feet lol x

    • 14th April 2015 / 3:48 pm

      I have considered crossing over to the dark side of crocs!! May still give in haha xx

  4. mylifeafterlogan
    14th April 2015 / 3:17 pm

    fab post – I struggled a lot with maternity clothes when I was pregnant with LJ as like you say they can be so expensive 🙁 a note on footwear tho – I lived in crocs, I wasn’t a fan before pregnancy tbh but they are sooooo comfy & still fit even with swollen pregnant feet lol x

    • 14th April 2015 / 3:48 pm

      I have considered crossing over to the dark side of crocs!! May still give in haha xx

  5. 15th April 2015 / 8:16 am

    My mummy wore lots of H&M jeans! Fab round up #TwinklyTuesday

  6. 16th April 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Great post!! I LOVED H&M tops when I was pregnant. Their maternity range was definitely the best out there… AND the most affordable! I loved Boden maternity jeans — they have regular and long leg lengths, perfect if you’re not blessed with long, model-like pins! (I’m certainly not by the way!!) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 16th April 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Oh lovely I bet Boden jeans are great! Ive just been into H&M to look at the nursing tops, there is a few nice options 🙂
      Thanks for another great linky, found so many people to subscribe too! X

  7. 16th April 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Great post!! I LOVED H&M tops when I was pregnant. Their maternity range was definitely the best out there… AND the most affordable! I loved Boden maternity jeans — they have regular and long leg lengths, perfect if you’re not blessed with long, model-like pins! (I’m certainly not by the way!!) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 16th April 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Oh lovely I bet Boden jeans are great! Ive just been into H&M to look at the nursing tops, there is a few nice options 🙂
      Thanks for another great linky, found so many people to subscribe too! X

  8. 22nd April 2015 / 2:08 am

    Great post! Isn’t dressing during pregnancy such a fun adventure? I think you’ve got great style and taste! Stick with the trainers and dresses. Cute trend! ?

  9. 22nd April 2015 / 2:08 am

    Great post! Isn’t dressing during pregnancy such a fun adventure? I think you’ve got great style and taste! Stick with the trainers and dresses. Cute trend! ?

  10. Katy Gibson
    26th April 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Fab post, I miss being pregnant so much and I think your style tips are fab. Thanks for linking up ~ Anything&Everything x

    • 27th April 2015 / 8:04 am

      Thank you 🙂 great new linky found a few new blogs thanks to it 🙂 x

  11. 27th April 2015 / 8:04 am

    Thank you 🙂 great new linky found a few new blogs thanks to it 🙂 x

  12. 27th April 2015 / 8:34 am

    Some fab picks up there. Currently 23 weeks and bump is quiet small but looking forward to my first maternity shop.

    • 27th April 2015 / 9:20 am

      An exciting time for sure! 🙂 will be lots of lovely summer options for you x

  13. 27th April 2015 / 8:34 am

    Some fab picks up there. Currently 23 weeks and bump is quiet small but looking forward to my first maternity shop.

    • 27th April 2015 / 9:20 am

      An exciting time for sure! 🙂 will be lots of lovely summer options for you x

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