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My Favorite (Non-Maternity) Second Trimester Clothes

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Disclaimer: I am not a fashion blogger. I am not a fashionable person in general (just ask my sister...), and most of my wardrobe consists of camp t-shirts and flannel.

But being pregnant this summer has necessitated a bit of a clothing update. I still wear lots of camp t-shirts, though.

Because of the whole "not a fashionable person" thing, shopping for clothes is not my favorite- especially shopping for clothes that I'll only wear for a few more months. It also isn't very financially practical to spend a lot of money on a maternity wardrobe, and I'm cheap. I wanted to use what I've got as much as possible, buy things that helped the stuff in my closet stretch for a while longer, and purchase clothes that can be worn when I'm not pregnant, too.

Here's what I came up with:

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Flowy Dresses (like this one-- Embroidered Sleeveless Dress): putting a belt with it, above the bump, makes me feel a little less like I'm wearing a tent. And the comfort factor of a dress is great... nice and breezy.

(Excuse the squint- it was really sunny!! See also disclaimer above. Soooo not a fashion blogger.)

Open Short Sleeve Cardigan: makes a sleeveless dress or tank top just a little dressier for work or for church, without adding bulk to the belly or making me too hot

Jersey Skirts: I was a big fan of the jersey skirt years before we got pregnant, but now that I'm sporting a bump, I appreciate these even more. I definitely prefer these to wearing shorts. Stretchy and comfortable, I can wear them over the belly or fold them under it. I have a few black skirts, a gray one, and a teal-ish blue one, and I wear them with everything (like t-shirts or tank tops)

Tank Tops: I found these tank tops at Walmart a couple weeks ago and I looove them. I'm pretty darn short (even in the torso), but I'd say these are long enough to cover a more normal sized person's baby bump. I love the way the fabric feels. They're stretchy but not clingy, and they breathe really well. Perfect for the summer. I bought three--

and I also got one in Plain Blue. (If they'd had "Colorful Chevron" print in my size, I would have gotten that one, too.)

Belly Band: Okay, so this one is technically a maternity item... but it earns special mention here because it's been so vital for helping me stretch (no pun intended) my regular wardrobe through the second trimester.

I was so sad when I realized my favorite jean capris no longer buttoned (especially because they'd buttoned just fine two weeks before!) Enter belly band. Long enough to cover the fact that the capris aren't buttoned (at all), and tight enough to keep the pants from falling down. Admittedly, it's not terribly comfortable on hot days, but it's totally worth it.

That's what I've come up with so far!

Do you have a staple in your wardrobe for when you're pregnant?

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