Over the past couple of days I’ve been scrolling back through my pregnancy style posts (both from this year and from 2011), and while I think I dressed pretty differently for Take 1 and Take 2 mostly because my style has changed a bit over the past couple of years, one thing was consistent: I never, ever wanted to not look (and feel) like myself. I love baby-doll maxi dresses and wrap dresses and other similarly traditional “maternity” cuts when I see them on other expecting women…but on me? I just don’t feel quite right unless I’m wearing something that I’d totally wear whether waiting-on-a-baby or not, so what I gravitate towards are the same slouchy tops and skinny bottoms that form the basis of my “regular” wardrobe.
Take, for example, this outfit. While it works for late-third-trimester (less than three weeks to go!), it’s still something I can easily see myself wearing two months from now. Even though those jeans are technically maternity jeans, complete with Secret Fit Belly (which is the BEST)…I can virtually promise that you’ll see them post-birth, because I am obsessed.
I discovered them during a Lucky Magazine shoot with Destination Maternity last month (more on that below), and they are lightweight and comfortable and very possibly the best jeans I have ever put on my body, and I now own them in both pale grey and distressed medium-wash denim. Why two pairs, despite the fact that I only have a few more weeks of pregnancy left? Because seriously: all you have to do to keep wearing them when not pregnant is either fold down the stretchy panel that goes over your stomach so it makes a kind of wide belt…or just leave the panel up, because who couldn’t use a little extra support in that area?
P.S. Here’s how I wore the jeans in the Lucky shoot (that camo tank is another I-guess-it’s-technically-maternity-but-obviously-I’d-wear-it-anyway piece). The videos, in which I talk how to put together versatile denim looks with Destination Maternity Style Director Olivia Myers, will be up towards the end of August, so stay tuned.