(Closed) 18 week bump needs pretty clothes ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are lots of cute flowy tunic tops out there that you could wear over a pair of pants. If you can’t get the zipper or button done up,  just loop an elastic through the button hole, then through itself and slip it over the button.

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Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Do you have any dresses that are on the loose side? Babydoll, empire, A-Line or tunic styles even?

This looks like it could work well


Post # 6
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

ugh.  I had a really long message written and it cut the rest off!!  What it did say was if you dont have time to order online (there is overnight shipping) then try a fitted dress ina size or two up.  I got away with doing that till mid 20 weeks.  You want to show off the bump, so dont go TOO flowy.

Asos though, I love their stuff.  One of the only places I have found that doesnt sacrifice my style with maternity clothing

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 2008

I wore normal non-maternity flowy tops the whole way through my pregnancy. They dont scream PREGNANT but they flattered the bump pretty well. Jeans are a pain so you coul either try a dress or get a stretchy skirt.

Post # 8
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Anythin empire waisted will work. It will give you space and show off your bump.

Even something really simple (Target 19.99)


Post # 10
3758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I personally love the store called Motherhood. I have seen super cute/beautiful clothes in there ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@katerdid:  You look beautiful!

Post # 12
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@katerdid OMG you are so cute!!! Good choice!

Post # 13
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

target has some pretty cute empire waisted dresses that aren’t maternity but definitely flattering to a baby bump! i recently got this dress and it looks super cute (actually…much cuter than the picture lol) and inexpensive. i was 26 weeks when i first wore it, so im sure it would look cute at 17. coupled with a statement necklace and some flats is what i’m thinking ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 14
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are due around the same time ๐Ÿ™‚ I am 17 weeks now. And have a bunch of loose tops that I have been wearing. I popped a month ago. I did that in my first pregnancy too. Most of my clothes no longer fit me ๐Ÿ™ So I can understand your concern. I went to a second hand store and bought a new wardrobe there since I will only need it for a few months.

Post # 15
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ugh! I remember being in that horrible 16-22 week stage where my bump wasn’t big enough for empire shirts (looked like I was wearing a tent) but obviously my normal clothes were too tight. 

I just tried to get away with some larger normal shirts (non maternity but a size larger than I normally buy). 

For pants, I went ahead and went with the maternity stuff because it was so much more comfortable and you can’t really tell. 

Have fun at your shower!

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