I hope you found some useful tips on where to shop in Part One! Part Two is going to focus a little more on specific pieces and outfit ideas. I tried modeling a couple outfits but being my own cameraman has its challenges…please excuse the poor quality mirror selfies!
1. Pants, pants, pants
One of the hardest parts of maternity fashion for my petite stature is finding pants that are the right length. If you remember from Part One, I recommended shopping for petite length pants at Motherhood Maternity. Don’t forget some comfortable lounge pants too! You’ll want them. As you’ll see from my pictures, my stretchy black Motherhood pants are a staple in my wardrobe.
Pair with loafers, wedges, or ankle boots depending on the season. Be sure you’re comfortable! If you’re comfortable in heels for a special occasion, go for it and rock that look.
2. Dresses: from daywear to special occasion
I love dressing up. Some of my favorite maternity dresses are soft cotton fitted dresses with side ruching to make space for that twin bump.
- One of my favorites is this super soft gray dress from Target (seen in the picture below).
- Wrap dresses are also a great option, especially for those early days when the bump is just starting to show.
- Dresses can be great for layering too. Look for styles that hit just at or just above the knee. Showing off those shins and wearing nude shoes can lengthen our shorter legs. Darker colors are generally more flattering, but don’t shy away from your favorite patterns! Adding a solid colored cardigan can help shape your figure.
3. Versatile Tops
I stretched my regular wardrobe well into my second trimester when it came to tops. I tend to prefer more flowy tops as it is which made it easy to find pieces that worked well with a twin bump. However, it is inevitable that you will need some maternity tops, especially towards the end. Remember from Part One that I love BumpStart t-shirts from Motherhood! Anything with a v-neck and side ruching is going to somehow find its way into my closet. In addition to side ruching for t-shirts and sweaters, look for blouses that tie under your bust to accentuate the baby bump and give you a shape.
Whew! I’ve been working hard on putting together these outfits and remembering to take pictures (though there have been a number of days when I give up the moment I get in front of the mirror…then I go lie down and eat a Reese’s). For all you fellow petite mommies out there, I hope I provided some helpful tips! And please keep in mind these are tips for non-supermodel moms…like me 🙂
What are you fashion tips for a comfortable yet chic pregnancy?