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Top 5: My fave plus-size maternity pieces {+ where to shop if you’re curvy & expecting}

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When I was pregnant with Lacey I really didn’t know what to buy or where to buy it when it came to maternity wear. It was all about survival and not much about feeling or looking good at all. I bought a few things on eBay, many that didn’t suit or fit or that ended up being just plain ugly.

This pregnancy I knew I didn’t have to buy much at all, and because I prefer loose, flowy style clothing I’ve been able to wear things that I currently own anyway. Here’s 5 things that have helped me get through pregnancy this time.

1. Forever 21 Summer Nights Maxi Dress

This isn’t a maternity dress, but flowy enough to go through the stage of trying to hide the bump {before the 12 week mark} to ‘look at me all bumpy and stuff’. The perk is that this will last me after the bub is here too {and at only $US27.80 it’s a bargain!}. See it here.

2. Motherhood Straight Leg Crop Jeans

A good pair of maternity jeans are handy to have. I loved these. I wore them almost every second day through winter, and don’t tell anyone but I’ll probably wear them once the baby is here too. I kinda love them. A lot. I found these to be on the bigger side, so definitely check the size chart before buying. See them here.

3. Kiyonna Charlize Maxi Dress

This is my all-time favourite dress, before and during pregnancy. It’s a perfect basic dress that you can wear everyday or dress it up a little for night {if you have a social life}. I recently bought a second one because I know I’d be devastated if they ever discontinued them and I didn’t have a spare. It’s a bit revealing in the neckline so I have taken mine to a local lady who puts a few stitches in so I’m not always tugging and making sure I’m not falling out. See it here.

4. Old Navy Basic Tank/Singlet

These are cheap and cheerful. They wash really well, and they come in a range of colours. AND they’re only $10. I bought a few and wore them at bedtime and daytime. They’ve got a bit of extra length, which I love being on the tall side. Check them out here.

5. Motherhood Skinny Leg Maternity Pants

These are another great basic that I wore over and over and over again this pregnancy. They were easy to wear with the Old Navy singlets, or with flowy tops I already had in my wardrobe. Check them out here.

Here are some other places to try if you’re on the curvy side and expecting a bub:

Kaftans by Annalisa
Simply Be

Hot tip: Don’t just limit yourself to maternity wear for your pregnancy or just plus size stores. Definitely think about it with pants, because they can be really uncomfortable if they don’t have that stretch at the waist, but you can go a bit crazy with beautiful non-maternity maxi dresses from normal stores. Just look for dresses that drop from under the bust {to give your growing bump room to move}.

If you’re in Australia it always pays to drop into Kmart, Target, Best & Less and Big W to see if they have anything in their plus size or maternity sections. They often have good basics. If you shop smart you’ll only need a small handful of things to get you through the whole 9 months. x