Now that I am 22 weeks pregnant I find myself doing a lot of imaginary shopping for types of clothes I cannot wear at the moment and probably won’t be able to wear for a while post-birth either (as much as I like to imagine myself slipping into a svelte little dress the moment the baby has popped out). I have been lucky- I have not put weight on anywhere but my belly and I even still have a defined waist at the sides because my bump sits neatly at my front, rather than ballooning to the sides. But even so, any item of clothing with a waist is off the agenda, as is anything belted, tight (or remotely snug) or frilly. The last one is particularly hard as I love smart frills and feminine detailing but I’m finding certain frills and pleats and ruffles look a little ridiculous with a round bump … like it is just a little bit too much. Therefore these little Etsy gems are just for you, dear readers!
For lovers of bows and sparkles.
For lovers of vintage YSL plaid.
For lovers of vintage YSL orange.
For lovers of nautical stripes by Ralph Lauren.
For lovers of peachy, classic Valentino.
And finally, for lovers of chic camel sandals by Calvin Klein.
All items from Etsy: click on the links for information on individual sellers.
*Top image by Sequin Magazine.