May 9, 2013

Dressing the Bump- 2nd Trimester


Well, well, well...I feel like it was just yesterday I was posting how to dress your first trimester bump and here we are dressing the second {almost third} trimester! But at the same time it feels like time is creeping by, so that's weird.

Anywho...the second trimester isn't as easy {or as cute} as dressing the first.  Things are bigger, more saggy, harder to cover/conceal, and, if you're like me, you aren't able to wear much non-maternity stuff at this point.  But that doesn't mean that you have to lack in the style department.  You can still wear the trendy stuff {chevron skirts, high-low dresses and statement necklaces}and look just as cute as your non-pregnant counterpart.

Outfit #1:  I didn't really get many shorts when I was pregnant with Kendall because wearing dresses was my
staple.  I lived in dresses when I was pregnant with her.  They worked for the weekends but also for my 9-5 job, they were prefect.  This time I had to invest in a couple of pairs of shorts because dresses just don't make much sense at the park.  But I need a tan before I go wearing these shorts too much.  I got these in black and white so that I could mix and match them with a number of tops.  Easy, peasy.

Outfit #2:  Dresses with jean jackets are my go-to, pregnant or not.  I love the look so much that I own 3 jean jackets in various washes because we all know that dark denim doesn't really go with light colors.  I also usually wear flats, always. I don't think I've wore a heel or wedge or anything that makes me taller since I quit working over a year ago.  Plus, I'm fairly certain that pregnant in the summer=swollen feet=you wear the most comfortable thing you can find.  Also belting the bump is still ultra flattering and I think I'll still be belting things into the 3rd trimester.

Outfit #3:  Every once in a while {like for a date night or something} I'll jazz up some jeans with a good wedge, no stilettos here.  I kinda like the hippie/boho vibe of this outfit, even if I hate my arms in sleeveless things.  This top was one of my #1 favorites with Kendall and now I'm just into the more form-fitting things.  Call me crazy but I honestly think that the tighter things make me look and feel smaller.  Just me?

Outfit #4:  This skirt is not maternity and I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to wear it before those chevron stripes make my booty look like there's too much junk in the truck, but for now I'll rock it. I love how easy this is, tee & maxi, you can dress it up with some bling or dress it down with flip flops.  See, pregnant girls can still pull off the trends!

Outfit #5:  I am really into the high-low dresses that are out right now.  I was nervous about wearing this "trend" with a bump because I was afraid it'd just look like I was trying to wear a normal dress but my bump was pulling it up in the front.  Not the case.  This bad-boy is from Walmart, believe it, and I kinda sorta love it.  I think I'd love it more if I were on a beach somewhere but I digress.  I think if I wore this without the cardigan/shawl I'd probably belt it and if I wanted to dress it up I'd wear some silver jewelry and silver sandals.  

I'm fairly certain that the third trimester is the most difficult and most unattractive {think lots of jersey and cotton} but I'll be back with one more installment for your viewing pleasure.  

What's your favorite look?

21 comments:

  1. You look so cute!! I'm having SO much fun dressing my bump -- it's my favorite accessory ;)

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  2. You look adorable!! Perfect round bump. :)

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  3. You still look great! What's your go to place for maternity clothes? Everything always seems so expensive. I can't imagine spending a whole bunch of cash on (hopefully) temporary clothing when/if the time comes.

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  4. Love looks one and three - I have a few tops that look like that which I would assume I could wear when/if I am pregnant.

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  5. Love this - you look GREAT!

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  6. I LOVE outfit 3 you look so cute in that one.

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  7. I loooove Pea in the Pod, especially Rosie Pope's line, but it's so dang expensive. I love that you pull all this off so effortlessly.

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  8. I'm in my 3rd trimester with my 3rd pregnancy.... I love your 2nd look w/ the black dress belted and denim jacket. I too have a striped skirt that isn't maternity that i'm wearing, but I think i'm slowly starting to look like I have "too much junk in the trunk" to wear it anymore after seeing two recent photos of me in the skirt- yikes! And, the middle outfit does make you look smaller!!!

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  9. You look amazing. I love all the outfits. I dread getting dresses every. single. day. I am going to have to take another look at my maternity clothes and see what I can come up with.

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  10. You make me want to be pregnant again. Waaaah! Stop it! Please do a post to remind how terrible it is at times! Like how much you miss wine and how much your back, feet, boobs, toe nails etc. hurt.

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  11. You look so much cuter than I did second trimester. Pretty much from the moment I stopped being able to wear my normal clothes I was in sweats and PJs. I did buy maternity jeans this time around (didn't with my first) and I rocked them when I felt the need to look a little classier, but I still loved my sweats more. I actually bought a pair early on after finding out and now that she's here they are so beat up it's ridiculous.

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  12. I meant to end that last post by saying...good job at keeping up looking trendy! You've got more energy than me! (The post cut me short somehow)

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  13. You look so great! I have a little bump but so far it's been tough to dress it so I can't wait to look like you and really get to dress the bump!! Great tips.

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  14. HI Shannon!

    Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself as your newest follower :) I am loving your blog.


    Hope you'll stop by mine sometime and follow along! I am a new SAHM to my sweet 6 month old, Ava.

    All the best,

    Christina @The McGuire Family

    MarkChristinaMcGuire.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this! I'm 20 weeks and it's getting harder to dress the bump with my current wardrobe, especially pants that don't button - I'm not a huge fan of the belly band. I can't wait to get into dresses when we get some warmer weather!

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  16. my arms need to be the first thing i tackle after this babe. heck, i should start now. im convinced all my pregnancy weight is being divided between the arms and belly.
    your outfits look great - and so good for warm weather!
    ps. i outgrew every belt but one. now THAT cant be good.

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  17. I am loving the striped maxi skirt. I was always in my 2-3rd trimester in the winter, thank god. I wouldn't look as put together as you.

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  18. You are so fucking adorable. I love you. And that bump.

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  19. You def. know how to rock that bump girl!
    My fave is your dress and jean jacket combo...so cute.

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  20. i'm just so thankful that maxi dresses are in style as i head into my 3rd trimester this month. they've been a lifesaver being so comfy. i need to get a few maxi skirts though yours is super cute!

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