When it comes to dressing yourself while pregnant, it can definitely be challenging. Things you think will work on the hanger often look disastrous when you put them on and then things you think won’t work actually do – it’s a whole new learning process. One of my goals has been not to buy any maternity clothes. Thankfully, my style pre-pregnancy always veered toward oversized and slouchier silhouettes so a lot of the things in my closet still work with a baby bump.
I’ve been able to wear a lot of my jeans using the rubber band trick, but it isn’t always the comfiest for long days or long periods of sitting. When DL1961 offered to send me a pair of their maternity denim to try, I was not only stoked to try out a high quality pair of maternity jeans to see how I like them, I was thrilled that I could essentially wear my favorite pair of jeans again. The Emma jeans are one of my favorite and probably most worn pair of jeans so having the same style in maternity is so nice, especially because my regular pair haven’t got much wear since being pregnant because they’re pretty tight. I have a 27 in both the non-maternity and maternity versions and the maternity version has a little more room in the leg, which is nice being 7 months pregnant because they’re more comfortable, but if you want the same tight fit as the regular version, I’d go down a size. I particularly love that these maternity jeans have the stretchy side panels because they look more like regular jeans and you can still do a front tuck! Woohoo! ;)
One of the things I realized the other day is that once baby comes, I have to start dressing myself based on what I can nurse in. Thankfully, a good button down will work perfectly for nursing and is also something that I lived in pre-pregnancy so it will continue to be part of my daily uniform. DL1961 recently launched a perfect collection of button downs called The Blue Shirt Shop. The Nassau & Manhattan shirt that I’m wearing in the photos above is my new favorite. The boyfriend fit is super cool (I’m wearing a medium) and accommodates the bump quite nicely. It’s high quality so the fabric drapes perfectly, which is so important when it comes to a button down looking cool and effortless rather than sloppy. If you’re in the market for a high quality button down, definitely hop over to The Blue Shirt Shop and pick something up for yourself. They’re classic shirts that you’ll own forever and that can be worn so many different ways.
If there is a cool-girl uniform – whether you’re pregnant or not – I say it’s definitely jeans and a button down. That combo has always been one of my favorite and go-to outfits before I got pregnant so I’m thankful it can continue to be my daily uniform now through the rest of this pregnancy and especially after when I need something easy, comfortable, and functional but still want to feel cool and put together.
Thank you to DL1961 and The Blue Shirt Shop for sponsoring this post and helping support this space!