Madeleine Maternity – Pregnancy Fashion

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 Dress – Madeleine maternity | Shoes – Old Navy | Bracelets – Joe Fresh | Baby Bag – Petunia Picklebottom (similar here)| 

Note: Bottle is Sparking Peach juice – a girls needs a treat!

Last pregnancy, I would describe my style as: ugly, awful, hobo-ish and minimal. This wasn’t necessarily all my fault, I do blame Canada as a whole for my fashion faux-pas, as there are very few maternity stores to choose from. But a few things have changed since my last pregnancy: H&M maternity has expanded (if only a little), Gap maternity now exists in Canada, and I finally jumped on the train!

I should not forget to mention the impact of social media exposing some great and affordable non-maternity trends that accommodate pregnancy. Style-wise, I never quite felt like myself when I was expecting my first. It seemed like maternity wear was all “old mom” clothes and that I couldn’t find prints, designs and colours that would suit me pregnant or otherwise. There were a few shops that had some designer maternity clothes, but spending that much on clothing just didn’t resonate with me. 

Let me introduce to you my Madeleine Maternity dress courtesy of I love the stripes, the quality (the fabric is structured and heavy) and the cut. The dress hits just above the knee so that when I bend over, it ACTUALLY still covers my bum. The neckline is conservative to compared to most maternity dresses and flattering. The only thing I would mention would be: size up. I bought a small in this dress and it is great for now, but I don’t like things too tight on my stomach. I think I should have ordered this dress in a medium in order for it to last my entire pregnancy! 

As my body changes and rearranges itself, I am glad to say I feel much more at home with myself this pregnancy simply by being able to wear things I would wear even if I weren’t pregnant. I will also say, my wardrobe is still quite minimal, but I actually like the items in my closet enough to rotate through them!!

What are you favourite maternity stores or styles?


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