First trimester: This is the trimester that you know you’re pregnant and your looking bloated and your boobs are growing to sizes you didn’t know possible BUT you may not be ready to let everyone in on your happy news yet. If all the sudden you start wearing baggier and baggier clothing, you may throw up some “I’m pregnant!” flags. I have a tip for throwing people off, but you have to start when you start trying to get pregnant OR as soon as you find out before any changes have happened. One day wear a looser fitting top, one that would hide anything that you potentially may be hiding. Then the next day wear something form fitting. Anyone who suspected a pregnancy yesterday won’t the next day when the see your normal figure. And repeat this process slowly incorporating more and more loose fitting garments. It will just seem like you’re trying out a new look for yourself. I started doing this as soon as we started trying to get pregnant and not a soul suspected me until close to the second trimester. I even hid it from my mother till we surprised everyone at Christmas. And my mom can call anyone out on a pregnancy. I was pretty proud of myself and how shocked she was to find out how far along I was before we told everyone.
Enjoy wearing all your favorite clothes NOW! Once they become too small you will miss them. And if it’s your first pregnancy, your body may change and sadly it may not fit after or it may take a while to get back to where you can wear them again. Sigh. Also, wear all your nice items because you may not want to get spit up or any other kind of explosion on your silk dress or dry clean only sweater. So enjoy your lovely clothes now, because it may be a little while before they come out of the closet again. Of course you can alway get a sitter, get dolled up in that silk dress, and head out for a fur night with your man after the babe arrives.
Second trimester: This was my favorite trimester to get dressed in. Your baby bump is showing and many of your clothes still fit. When I got pregnant I swore I would never buy anything “maternity.” I eventually ate my words. As my pants grew tighter I decided to try the hair tie thru the button hole trick. I did that once, felt like everyone I saw knew that my pants were only half on and went and bought my first pair of maternity pants. And I was in heaven. They were ten times more comfortable than I would have imagined. So what I learned from this was to be flexible. You may have an idea of how you want to dress as your belly expands, but leave room for new ideas. And go buy yourself a pair of maternity pants. I bought this pair from Old Navy and loved them!
As you can see from the pictures above, my favorite accessory was the belt. Anytime I wore a belt with an outfit, I got complimented. It did make my belly look a little bigger than it was, but I think it made it stand out in a fun way. And I was proud of my belly and had no problem showing it off!
What are your tips for getting dressed during the first and second trimester?
Third trimester coming soon!