I recently had my first experience at a maternity store, Thyme Maternity to be exact. I have to admit, I was kind of dreading it thinking that I don’t particularly like clothes shopping in general because when things don’t fit you or look good it can make you feel bad about yourself! And in my delicate state currently of 30 weeks pregnant I certainly don’t need to be feeling that way. But to my surprise, it was actually WONDERFUL! I could not believe how well designed some of the maternity clothes are. I told my Grandma about this and she said “back in my day all we had were moo-moos and we were told to cover up.” Maternity fashion has come a long way and while you don’t have to spend a ton, a few pieces can really make a difference in your wardrobe to make you look and feel great.
Here are some pieces I think are Maternity Must Haves!
Striped Maternity Dress ($60) – This is like wearing a nightgown in public and getting away with it. I pair it with a jean jacket.
Maternity Short ($45) – These are Amaze-balls. Love the full coverage belly band! Pair with a t-shirt or flowy top.
Plie – High Waist Maternity Shapewear ($37) – This is great to give your bump some support under dresses! A few pairs of these are so worth it.
Written by: Kelly Trozzo
Originally from Arizona, Kelly graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Human Development. Coming from a childcare background and transitioning into recruiting, Kelly is the seasoned recruiter for Calgary Nannies on Call! Kelly is passionate about cooking; she will talk your ear off about food and the definition of a “great meal”. Kelly is due to have her first baby in September 2017, she is currently going to great lengths to remain cool and comfortable during the summer.