I’ve had a few requests to bring back Outfit Diary posts, which is so encouraging to me. Even though it has been a while, I love hearing that those posts are informative and fun to peruse! Looking back over the last nine months, I realized there are a handful of pieces that I’ve relied on heavily through this pregnancy, so I thought it might be helpful to the other mamas out there if I shared them—consider this Outfit Diaries: Maternity Edition :) Many of my go-to pieces have been staples in my closet from the first trimester all the way till now, which is truly no small feat. Although I have far less bump photos this time around than I did during previous pregnancies, I was still able to find shots of nearly every piece I wanted to share, since they have all been in such heavy rotation! If you’re currently expecting, or hope to in the near future, I hope you find a few gems below.
P.S. Since many Black Friday sales are already underway, I’ve noted any pieces currently discounted as well!
All in the Detail Clara dress: The founder of All in the Detail, Michelle, and I connected earlier in the year and I have loved following along with her beautiful brand ever since. She kindly sent me the Clara dress and to say I’m obsessed is an understatement! I lived in this dress over the summer—the cotton fabric is so breezy and breathable, and the silhouette worked perfectly with a growing bump (the dress comes with a sash but I went without it for now). Dave complimented me every time I came out of our room in this dress, which was also nice :) Currently 30% off, no code needed!
AYR The Deep End button-down: Remember my search for the perfect button-down? I scooped up The Deep End by AYR during one of their sitewide sales and am not exaggerating when I say I wear it (or the second color I added to my collection) every single week. Pre-pregnancy, I either full or front-tucked it, and during pregnancy, I’ve worn it untucked. It looks good every way! I opted for a medium, but since the fit is boxy and oversized, am sure a small would work too, especially when not pregnant. (Apologies for the screenshot—this is the one piece I couldn’t find a good photo of, but it’s too much of a must-have not to share!) 20% off today, no code needed!
Mille Bonnie dress: My love for all things Mille is well-documented—their pieces have never let me down yet! I treated myself to this dress to wear to two of my three Maylis pop-up shops this fall…and my baby shower! The fit is so roomy, there’s no need to size up—it’ll work for any trimester, as well as well before/after pregnancy. I have worn it with both Maylis Catherine Loafers and our Ella Heels (pictured above) and always feel amazing in it.
Hill House Ellie Nap Dress: I’ve had this dress in my closet for well over a year, but never wore it much (honestly, Nap Dresses feel kind of “basic” to me, ha!). But, just like everyone says, turns out they are indeed a pregnancy must-have. I have a small and it as comfortable today at 38 weeks as it was before I got pregnant! Friends swear they’re a nursing must-have too, and I’m such a believer after relying on mine through this pregnancy, I added another one to my Christmas list! Currently 30% off with the code 30FORYOU.
Maxwell & Geraldine Brooke dress: A more recent addition to my closet, this is a great alternative to the HH Nap Dresses if you want something a little different. The green and white stripes feel seasonless and versatile, so this is another style I’m excited to continue wearing well into next year. Lately, I have been wearing the straps knotted (rather than in bows) so they layer well under a cardigan. A little snugger than the Nap Dress, but still go with your usual size—I’m wearing a small.
Blanqi leggings: I’ve tried a handful of maternity leggings and these are by far my favorites, for the second pregnancy in a row. Substantial material that never feels flimsy and amazing support—I’m convinced they help alleviate my lower back pain. I promise your cost-per-wear will end up in pennies ;)
Maylis Rita Mules: I designed all Maylis shoes to slip on and off and am happy to report that I have indeed worn them all through my pregnancy, but my favorites have been the Rita Mules. The mule style is the absolute easiest to slip on and off, and they pair perfectly with the dresses and cardigan/tank top/legging combinations I’ve been living in. I’m so proud of them and truly can’t recommend them highly enough! Available in Rose Suede with coordinating piping and Creme Linen with Maylis Blue piping. Get free shipping with the code GRATEFUL through November 20!
Not pictured, but worth a shoutout is this Amazon jumpsuit*, which I have in black (if you click through these Stories, you’ll see it, but I couldn’t get a good screenshot!). Super comfy for lounging at home, but I’ve also worn it out with the Rita Mules and a chunky knit cardigan—usually this one*, also conveniently from Amazon. I opted for a medium and it has worked from first trimester through now. I actually might throw it into my hospital bag for an easy coming-home outfit option. (*Amazon items both kindly gifted)
Now that I’ve gotten into a rhythm with my pregnancy wardrobe, I recently remembered that I’m about to switch gears to a nursing/drooly-newborn-friendly wardrobe, which I know is a whole different ball game. Let me know if you have any staples for that category that I should put on my radar!