The first trimester of this pregnancy left me completely drained, uninspired, and blah! Not to mention a little tacky as my body started to outgrow the only sizes I’ve ever worn for the majority of my adult life. The bodily changes started happening quickly – I had to do the “pony tail holder” method to keep my pants up without cutting my circulation off around my waist and hips, I’ve purchased new bras 3 times now, and I have ultimately lived in dresses. Don’t get me wrong – I was ECSTATIC those first three months, but I was SLEEPY more than anything else. I wasn’t worried about what I looked like in the least.
Being so tired and fashionably uninspired left my blog dry for a few month, but I managed to muster up the strength to dress the barely there bump a few days. Here are the styles that helped me feel and look my best during my first trimester.
Maxi Dress + Denim Jacket
Most women have a few maxi dresses hiding out in their closets, so this is an easily accessible piece to style and grow with in the early months of pregnancy. This particular maxi dress was cut low in the front, so I covered the growing bosom with a complimentary crop top. The dress and denim jacket are both thrift finds.
Maternity Dress + Blazer
I found this gray maternity dress on sale at Target and took comfort in the soft material and the stretchy fabric. I can’t wait to see what I look like in it at full term. For now it still fits a little loose, but it feels great. I paired it with a blazer that I’ve had in my closet for a while, and a comfy & cute pair of tennis shoes I found at Ross for $13.
Pencil Skirt + Low Crop Top
I usually wear this long pencil skirt at my hips, but it just so happens to fit perfectly right below my bra-line now, with enough room for the bump. I paired it with a sweater that is slightly cropped and has an open back. I purchased the ASOS skirt at Platos Closet a few years ago, and the sweater is from H&M last year.
This isn’t much to show for the time that I missed blogging during my first trimester, but I’m glad I was able to make a few good outfits during that time. These outfits are easy to recreate, so hopefully you can grab something out of your closet on those crappy days with a cute outfit. Each trimester will have its own set of changes that throw off my wardrobe, and I can’t wait to tackle them thriftily and share the results with you!
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xoxo, dolls & dudes