All of my beautiful clothes...the ones that won't fit me for the next nine or so months- I packed them up. Tony, Easton, and I will be moving this summer, so I saw no reason to keep my lovely (unwearable) clothes hanging in closet. They just made me sad, anyway. It's really amazing how fast this belly has grown and how tight my favorite dresses, pants, and blazers have gotten already. During my pregnancy with Easton I wore my regular clothes through most of my pregnancy. This time around, I've had to hit the maternity clothing websites early on and get-to-shopping.
When shopping for maternity clothes, it's important to keep in mind three simple rules:
#1- if it doesn't look flattering on the size two (fake) pregnant model, it won't look flattering on me.
#2- horizontal stripes are a HUGE no, no. (why on earth would I want to make my body appear BIGGER?!?!)
#3- if I wouldn't THINK about buying the garment when I wasn't pregnant, I shouldn't buy it just because it's maternity. It's important to wear clothes that make me feel good and represent my style even when I'm pregnant!!
I love the Hatch Collection, and bought a few of these pieces...although none of the shirts/skirts I bought were in the horizontal stripe. The greatest thing about this clothing line is that all the materials are UBER soft and are designed for wear before, during, and after pregnancy. Pretty neat, huh! I've also just made a big purchase at ASOS , an online store that has some really trendy and inexpensive maternity clothes.