Styling the Bump

Pregnancy is one of those fickle things where you either feel amazing or you feel like death. There is no happy medium. One of the things that helped me feel “normal” was not dressing like a complete bum 24/7. Like, dressing in normal clothes. Yes, it sounds very simple – but when you’re hormonal, sick, and growing a human, dressing in normal clothes is a WIN.

I’m the type of person that commits to clothes. If I buy it, I have to picture myself wearing it for at least 5 years. So naturally, I don’t have many maternity clothes. I have some, but I would opt to purchase loose fitting clothes that I could wear post partum and when I’m not pregnant anymore.

These are just a few outfit ideas for your second trimester, third trimester, and postpartum. It gives inspiration for mixing your wardrobe with maternity pieces. Styling the bump will offer outfit ideas for your growing belly while keeping comfortable. I hope you enjoy this journey, you create a vision for dressing and styling your bump!

3rd Timester Outfits

Wore this outfit to a concert: LuLaRoe Carly Dress, Steve Madden Wedge Booties, (Not pictured: Black Member's Only Jacket)

This outfit does not feature maternity clothes. Perry Raglan Shirt, JCrew Boyfriend Jeans (unbuttoned with a belly band), and White Birkenstocks

Long Gray Cardigan from Target, h&m polka dotted dress, black tights from Motherhood Maternity, black Mary Jane heels from Steve Madden. The black tights and black heels really elongate your legs!

2nd Trimester Outfits

J Crew Jackie Cardigan, Motherhood Maternity Polka Dot Top, Gap Maternity Jeans (Super Skinny), Clarks Ballet Flats

King&Fifth beanie in the color "port", Mens Obey Baseball Tee, Gap Maternity Jeans (Super Skinny), Stan Smith Adidas Shoes

JCrew Utility Jacket (Navy), Old Navy Maternity Striped Long Sleeve, Gap Maternity Jeans (Super Skinny), Polo Utility Boots

These outfits are from my PinkBlush Maternity Partnership.

Navy Floral Dress from Pink Blush Maternity.

Outfit 1: Olive Military Jacket from JCrew and White Jack Purcell Converse. Outfit 2: Scarf and Clark's Desert Boots, Outfit 3: H&M Swing Coat and Cream Heels from Chinese Laundry.

Old Navy Maternity Long Sleeve, Royal + Reese Joggers, All White Jack Purcell Converse

J Crew Pop Over Blouse, Gap Maternity Jeans (True Skinny Fit), Mom's Vintage Loafers from the '80s

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I'm Justine. I'm married to the military and a mother to brothers. Welcome to my little space on the web!

It's Always Sunny in June is a lifestyle blog. I write about family travel, low-waste living, ethical and sustainable fashion, non toxic alternatives, and clean beauty. I share hilarious stories of life as a mother, wife, and millennial.

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