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How to Wear Normal Clothes While Pregnant

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Who likes buying an entire second wardrobe just to wear it for a few months? Not me! Let's talk about how to make normal clothes work for you while you're pregnant.

How to Avoid Buying Maternity Clothes

How to wear normal clothes while pregnant

I found that opting to wear my normal clothes during pregnancy instead of spending money on a new maternity wardrobe worked really well for me. There are many benefits of embracing regular clothing during pregnancy and finding versatile pieces that can accommodate your growing belly. I'd much rather buy a few new clothing pieces that can accommodate my growing belly AND still allow me to continue wearing them after pregnancy.

Here's a few great reasons why you should consider doing this too:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: One of the primary advantages of wearing normal clothes during pregnancy is the potential cost savings. Maternity clothing can be expensive and is typically worn for a relatively short period of time. By utilizing your existing wardrobe, you can avoid the need for a complete overhaul and allocate those funds towards other essential baby-related expenses.

  • Versatility and Style: Normal clothes offer a wider range of styles, patterns, and designs compared to maternity clothes which often do not have many options to choose from. This allows you to maintain your personal style and express your individuality throughout your pregnancy. With the right choices, you can create fashionable and trendy outfits that flatter your changing body.

  • Extended Wearability: Investing in regular clothing that accommodates your growing belly allows you to continue wearing those items even after pregnancy. This ensures that your wardrobe remains functional and versatile, providing long-term value for your investment.

How to Wear Normal Clothes to Wear While Pregnant

Lululemon Maternity Leggings

Okay, so Lululemon doesn't actually make any maternity-specific leggings yet, but lucky for us, this just means we can find normal leggings that work during pregnancy, too. Here are my favorite Lululemon products that work great for pregnancy and beyond:

  • Lululemon Align Leggings: These leggings are perfectly stretchy for pregnancy. I found that you can purchase in your normal size and they will fit throughout all of pregnancy, but might feel a little bit snug those last couple months. I personally preferred buying one size up for pregnancy, which still worked just fine to continue wearing after pregnancy.

  • Lululemon Shine Leggings: These leggings are perfect for dressing up an outfit during pregnancy, while still being completely comfortable. I love wearing these leggings with an oversized sweater while pregnant.

  • Lululemon Hotty Hot Lined Short: If you're pregnant during the warmer months, I highly recommend these shorts. They are super stretchy and confortable. I personally opt to cut the liner out myself, whether I'm wearing them for pregnancy or not, I just don't like the liner. Same rule applies as above: Your normal size should fit throughout pregnancy, but might get a bit snug the last couple months. I prefer getting one size up to fit comfortably while pregnant, and the elastic waistband still allows them to fit nicely after pregnancy, too.

  • Parent Backpack: I absolutely love this diaper bag. It has the same high-quality as other Lululemon items, with fabric that repells moisture and wipes clean (for more diaper bag recommendations, visit our post Best Bags for Diaper Bags).

Learning how to wear normal clothes while pregnant offers numerous benefits, including cost-effectiveness, versatility, and extended wearability. By selecting the right pieces, such as flowy tops, maxi dresses, stretchy leggings, and oversized sweaters, you can maintain your personal style while accommodating your growing belly. Embrace the freedom to express yourself and enjoy the journey of pregnancy with confidence and comfort.

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