Ever wonder about what to wear to work when pregnant? My first pregnancy I was clueless and honestly, hated 90% of my wardrobe. I felt frumpy all the time because I found myself buying oversized maternity sweaters. This time around, I have noticed that my style has definitely changed. I narrowed down my wardrobe and created a pregnancy capsule wardrobe with only a few pieces that make me feel good each time I put them on. One tip about capsule wardrobes is that they should consist of items you love that also go with your lifestyle.
I work have a regular 9 to 5 job outside of blogging and our dress code is business casual.
Slip Dress – I bought a slip dress from Gap that I wear all the time. I stayed away from a satin slip dress since those can be on the fence of being an evening look. I wanted one that would give me confidence and be able to wear to work as well as outside of work. I have paired it with my favorite Topshop blazer and occasionally throw a chunky sweater over it. For shoes, I have been living in Sole Society shoes and picked up this slingback block heel.
Pleated Midi Skirts – I love a good pleated midi skirt and I find that the pleats give me a little more room. This skirt is one I picked up from Zara years ago, paired it with a chunky knit sweater from & Other Stories, a pair of Marc Fisher Chelsea boots, and a coat I picked up from Next while I was in England. Because I wear my skirts over my belly, I find that most of my regular non maternity sweaters still work and so I usually wear those. Maternity sweaters make me feel and look frumpy.
Shirt Dress – these can be tricky as well. I love shirt dresses but sometimes I find that they come up a little short. This is another non maternity dress I tried on at Loft (sold out) and had to have it. Its roomy and stylish. Not to mention it does not ride up and the side slits are modest. Some shirt dresses can be a tad on the short side which I try to avoid for the office.
Stretchy Knit Skirts – Most of my skirts are knit skirts which I love because they grow with my belly and I do not have to keep buying new clothing as my belly gets bigger. This black and white skirt was a sale purchase from & Other Stories over the summer. I paired it with a Leith bodysuit from Nordstrom. I have been loving bodysuits as well during this pregnancy.
Knit Dresses – These are cozy and comfy. I stick to my regular size (Size 10) so they are not too oversized. Once again, knit items stretch as the belly grows. I paired this Asos grey dress (sold out) with a pair of leopard print mules from Sole Society. Now that it’s getting cold out, I will wear them with a pair of comfy block heels or my black Sarah Flint perfect pumps (I have the perfect pump 85 and it is beyond comfortable).
Casual Fridays – On Friday’s we get to wear jeans to work. I am finding that I hate wearing pants and so I only own two pairs of maternity jeans that are from my first pregnancy. I have a pair from Asos that is ripped (seen here) and another pair from H&M that I can wear to work. I am not a huge fan on them because they stretch as the day goes. However, since I rarely ever wear them I do not see a reason to spend much money on jeans. Old Navy, Target, and Nordstrom are some places you can look for maternity jeans. I usually wear a pleated skirt, wearing my faux leather skirt from Zara, paired with denim shirt (non maternity from Target) and a pair tall boots.
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