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Pregnancy style during quarantine.

First off no, our baby isn’t a “Quarantine baby”. My husband and I had discussed having another child for a while and were blessed to find out we were pregnant back in late January. Well before the day the earth stood still on March 13th, 2020.

I will admit, the first couple months of lockdown was a hard time to find inspiration with pregnancy style during quarantine. However, when the warmer weather arrived, I decided to change my perspective on quarantine and go back to enjoying what I love doing, styling. Even if it was just for myself.

During my first pregnancy with my daughter Pippa, I refused to buy maternity wear. I just couldn’t justify paying $90 for a maternity top or dress that wasn’t that cute, didn’t fit that great and I wouldn’t be wearing again after baby was born.

Patty Chism wearing a Wrap dress from Banana Republic

Yellow wrap dress from Banana Republic.

How I curated my own pregnancy style.

What I did instead and have done during this pregnancy is buy clothes from my favorite retailers and just get 2 sizes up. I make sure the pieces I get are a loose fit and have a wrap element to them with an adjustable belt, so I can adjust the fit as the belly grows. This way, I’m getting the look and fit I want at a great price point and can potentially wear the clothes again by taking them to a tailor the following year.

Yellow Dress from Banana Reoublic two sizes up on sale

Yellow wrap dress two sizes up, with adjustable belt, on sale. The best part…POCKETS!

Maternity style, Patty Chism wearing a yellow wrap dress from Banana Republic

Maternity wear doesn’t have to mean over sized, overpriced and not cute. Mommy and her growing baby bump can still look stylish and modern all the way up till the big day!

Being stuck inside for months has not been fun, especially pregnant. Having fun with my at home pregnancy style has helped me channel my feelings into a more positive and creative direction.

I’m looking forward to sharing more “pregnancy style during quarantine” looks with you soon!

Keeping it confident – Patty

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