How to Buy Regular Clothes During Pregnancy

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share a few tips today on how to buy regular clothes during pregnancy. Now you may not be able to get away with staying away from maternity clothes altogether, but I think you can get away from nothing but maternity wear.

How to Buy Regular Clothes During Pregnancy by Houston fashion blogger Uptown With Elly Brown

Cute and trendy maternity clothes can be pricey, and the sad part is after nine months you can’t actually wear any of it.

For maternity wear, I would suggest splurging on your basics and denim if you can. Other than your basic pieces, you can get away with a lot of regular clothes during pregnancy.

How to Buy Regular Clothes During Pregnancy by Houston fashion blogger Uptown With Elly Brown How to Buy Regular Clothes During Pregnancy by Houston fashion blogger Uptown With Elly Brown

How do we achieve this?

  1. Size up. Seems pretty logical right? Well, it’s true. You may even need to size up more than just one size, which will also allow you to wear the item even longer.
  2. Go for A-line dresses or tops. Flowy tops and dresses with an A-line will flow over the belly beautifully, and allow you even to wear your non-maternity jeans longer.
  3. When It comes to shorts or bottoms, go for the ones with elastic (like these Madewell ones I am wearing). Because of the elastic, I can wear my shorts below the belly, and it’s comfortable!
  4. Opt in for long tunics! They can be perfect for wearing with skinny jeans, or even leggings.
  5. More Dresses – Dresses are great during pregnancy and can always be worn different ways to change your look. You can buy t-shirt dresses, drop-waist dresses, maxi dresses, or dresses that come with a belt that can be tied to accentuate the bump.

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My biggest tip of all when it comes to buying regular clothes during pregnancy is to… try things on! Ordering online may be a bit tricky, but when shopping in store- take advantage and try things on, you’ll be surprised on what may or may not look good!
How to Buy Regular Clothes During Pregnancy | Maternity fashion | Spring outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown

Outfit details: shorts (on sale for $20!) / top / shoes / bag / bandana / sunglasses

photos by Julia Gozman

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great rest of your day!

How to Buy Regular Clothes During Pregnancy | Maternity fashion | Spring outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown

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12 comments on “How to Buy Regular Clothes During Pregnancy

  • Natali says: http://lartoffashion.com

    Great shorts and perfect shoes!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says: http://charmainenyw.com

    I would’ve never guessed you were pregnant from the photos in this outfit. It’s cute and trendy!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Kristen says: http://www.lovelyasamother.com

    So cute! I love my maternity clothes, but this look is so cute!

    xoxo Kristen
    http://www.lovelyasamother.com

  • SoPhie says:

    Hi, I love this outfit! I’m 6 months pregnant and want to get the white Madewell shirt, but the sizing seems super large. Wondering if you’d mind sharing what size you took in it for this pic? Thank you!

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      I have a XS (I went with my regular size), it is a loose fitted top, and does grow with the bump!

  • Tamara Coulter says: http://herlives.com/

    Hi, I love this outfit! You are looking so pretty on this outfit. And I am wondering to know that I can buy regular clothes during pregnancy. Thank you so much for sharing this information.

  • Annie says:

    Can you tell me what size you wore in these shorts during pregnancy? And if they lasted until the end? I have a “sprinkle” coming up and am 7 months so just curious if these are more in the beginning pregnancy or can be worn throughout. Thanks!

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Hey Annie, I went up a size on both the top and shorts. and they lasted me all the way through. The key with the shorts was the elastic band so it allowed room for growth.