WIW 8/31-10/18: My 2nd trimester part 1 lookbook

A few months ago I posted my first trimester lookbook, a collection of the outfits I wore those first three months. This is way overdue (ha!), but I'm finally starting to get around to posting the other trimesters. Here is the first part of 2nd trimester (weeks 14-20).

This is the stage where I was still able to squeeze into my pants early on (week 15). And I was just starting to show off the bump with my stretchy bodycon dresses (#14-15), although I could still hide it a bit with structured dresses (#11). Finally OK to wear empire waist dresses and tunics (definitely a no-no during first trimester when you're trying to hide the bump). Still wearing lots of belts to define the waist. Sometimes hiding the bump with oversize ponchos (#26, 36). Swapping out pencil skirts for stretchy tube skirts to achieve the same effect (#27). And still mostly wearing my non-maternity clothes--the only maternity outfit was #37 (which was from my prior pregnancies). I decided I didn't really care for my old maternity clothes anymore, but I didn't want to buy a whole new set of maternity clothes for my last baby, so I decided to get creative with my pre-pregnancy wardrobe.

Stay tuned for the next installments--I'm planning to do this for the rest of 2nd trimester, 3rd trimester and 4th trimester (postpartum)!

7-14. Week 15
15-20. Week 16
21-27. Week 17
28-33. Week 18
34. Week 19
35-37. Week 20

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9 Comments

  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    fab. every pregnant woman/ someone who plans pregnancy in the future should save this post.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!  Can't even begin to pick a favorite!  Love the photos of you with Kidlet One and Kidlet Two!!  (And I spy a couple of items that used to live in my closet, which is super fun!!)

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    QUEEN KILLER MATERNITY STYLE!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    An inspiration to moms everywhere! I hope lots of newly-pregnant women find your blog!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    You had KILLER pregnancy style, because you have killer style full stop!! I just love how you repurposed items and I also love how we can see the bump grow in these pics! :-)

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    You look great in all these!  I hope I look half as good during this pregnancy.  I have a hard time making my pre-pregnancy clothes work though since I'm normally quite rectangular shaped.  

  • Kari replied 6 years ago

    One of the things I so enjoyed about your maternity style was how playful you continued to be.  Sometimes an outfit was all about embracing/highlighting the bump; sometimes the bump was less visible and other parts of your body were emphasized instead.  You wore favorite outfits and tried out new shapes.  You dove into pattern and color even more than you had before.
    Basically, being pregnant seemed to provide inspiration for you to try new things, but it was a continuation of your constantly evolving style rather than a detour, if that makes sense.  I can clearly see the same aspects at play in your maternity and non-maternity style, and it looked like every day you were having a blast getting dressed, even if you may have felt differently while coping with a changing body.

  • Robin M replied 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for posting these... After finding it I was pregnant it have had a hard time figuring out how to be fashionable... Mostly just triaging my clothes to see what still fits and might still work.

    I just returned from a visit to my grandmother's where I told her about the pregnancy. She was so excited that she took me to the maternity store the next day and forced me into all of these pastel tent-like creations. It was well meant, but pretty horrifying.

  • harmonica replied 6 years ago

    S T U N N I N G! and what Kari said :-)

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