Second trimester bump.. what to wear to work?!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Bumping to follow – I have no idea what I will wear when I get to that stage!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I am also at 21 weeks, and I’ve been feeling this pain for awhile! I have gone the maxi skirt route, but I know you want some other advice :-). If you haven’t yet, I would go ahead and invest in 1-2 pairs of nice maternity jeans. It sounds like your office lets you wear them, which is awesome. For me personally, I have to go full panel. The demi panel hasn’t been cutting it. Old Navy’s maternity clothes seem (for the most part) to be better made than their regular clothes. I’ve had some good luck there, and they have a sale going on right now. I’ve used Motherhood Maternity and Gap as well.

  It sucks to have to spend the money on clothes, but they are something you need. I don’t know if you’re planning on having any more kids, but if you are, you could potentially wear the clothes again. That helped me feel more okay about spending the money.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Get some nice maternity pants and wear your regular tops. You should be able to get away with that for a while yet. I’m not a huge fan of the maternity tops I have. I just stated wearing them a few weeks ago at 26 weeks and finally started to fill them in a bit. At 30 weeks I am loving maxi dresses and leggings with a nice top. I was a bit worried that the leggings were too casual for work, but no one has mentioned it, and I’ve actually gotten quite a few compliments on my legging outfits.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All my pre-preg clothes were pretty fitted, so I’m having a heck of a time fitting my new weight gain into them! My few looser shirts and skirts are showing up pretty much every week at work. Bleh. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a dress person so this might not help but since you said that you can wear longer dresses, I’ve had some luck with the longer midi length dresses from ASOS which actually flatter a smaller bump and have room to grow. This dress in particular (in the black longer length) has been a big winner for me: http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Maternity-Exclusive-Body-Conscious-Midi-Dress-With-Cap-Sleeve/1055hg/?iid=2954579&cid=5813&Rf900=1465&Rf-400=13510&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Redlongerlength&mporgp=L0FTT1MtTWF0ZXJuaXR5L0FTT1MtTWF0ZXJuaXR5LUV4Y2x1c2l2ZS1Cb2R5Y29uLU1pZGktRHJlc3MtV2l0aC1DYXAtU2xlZXZlL1Byb2Qv

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

@terisa2012:  I always wore maternity dress slacks, a fitted t-shirt with a cardigan and flats. Simple and comfy

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

During the 2nd trimester I wore a plain tshirt with an open blazer over top and then either dress pants/skirts during the week or dressy jeans on Fridays.  Although I’ve had to modify the tops to be maternity tops, I still wear my open blazers to work now and find that I still feel professional yet comfortable.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@terisa2012:  Lots of dresses.  That’s why Duchess Kate had so many.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I owned my bump as soon as I got it. haha I have a couple pairs of black pants and khakis that I bought from Motherhood Maternity.  You’d be surprised how flattering maternity clothes can be. I fought them, but I shouldn’t have! 

In terms of shirts, I have the same problem. I’m petite. My normal shirts, for the most part, don’t cover the belly, but maternity shirts are huge. I just started buying long tops or tops a size up… and layering with a cami underneath. I’m definitely in a cycle with my work clothes– I’ll need to add more soon. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@terisa2012:  Bumps are fun and you only get to have them for a short amount of time!!! (Unless you have 18 kids) embrace it!!

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