Within the first trimester, at around 9 weeks into my pregnancy, I was already beginning to realise the importance of maternity clothes. Although you may not be officially “showing”, if you’re anything like me, you’re feeling bloated and your skinny jeans and high-waisted skirts are no longer entirely comfortable.
I must admit, pre-12 weeks did feel a bit early to start purchasing maternity clothes, however, that’s what they’re there for and you have to wear clothes almost all day, so it’s important to be comfy!
Plus, there’s the wonderful phenomenon of online shopping, so you don’t even have to venture out to the shops and risk someone seeing you in the maternity section and discovering your “little secret”.
So at 10 weeks, I went for what I’d call my first maternity clothes “haul” and bought a bunch of bits online at ASOS.com that would hopefully leave me feeling more comfortable and give me a few more options to wear in my early stages of pregnancy.
And here’s what I bought…
ASOS Maternity Exclusive Crew Neck Top With Long Sleeves – £10 RRP (£6 in sale) – size 12
I’m not quite pregnant enough for this top to look like a maternity top yet, but it’s super comfy and you can see the rouching and extra space there will be for my growing tummy. A basic, but a necessity I feel.
New Look Maternity Supersoft skinny Jean – £22.99 RRP – size 16
These are my favourite thing so far and I’m already wearing them. The skinny jean goes with everything and doesn’t look like a “maternity” item of clothing, but the elasticated large waistband gives the flexibility and the comfort already needed (but isn’t noticeable). Very comfy and soft – again, another wardrobe staple I feel.
ASOS Maternity Exclusive Breton Stripe Top With Long Sleeve And Scoop Neck – £16 RRP (£9.50 in sale) – size 12
I love anything “breton” and I think this top will take me right through Spring into Summer, with plenty of room for bump growth. Will look awesome with the New Look skinny jeans above.
ASOS Maternity Work Wear Relaxed Peg Trouser – £38 RRP (£19 in sale) – size 14
I’m loving these! The waistband is super comfy and allows room for growth without being an obvious maternity trouser. They’re smart enough for work without being too “worky” if that makes sense. I can imagine dressing these up with a bright coloured top and high-heels for an evening out.
ASOS Maternity Work Wear Ankle Grazer Trouser – £22 RRP – size 14
Unfortunately these just didn’t work for me, so I returned them! They were ill-fitting and the material clinged to all the wrong places. They might work better for you, but not quite right for me I’m afraid.
All in all I think my first maternity shopping haul was a success and I’ve got a few versatile items that will see me through these coming months and expanding bump.
What have you been buying?
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