So now you are dressing for two. Your mind is frolicking with the perfume of fresh baby swaddled in Ralph Lauren layettes. But let us not prematurely initiate resentment between you and your incubating fetus by dressing yourselves solely in patterned pavilions and overstretched sweats. Below is a concise little guide to get you started:
At 15 – 20 Weeks your belly is finally starting to bump. While fashion architecture is traditionally executed to draw attention away from a broad area, this is not the case in pregnancy. Your expanding arched abdomen is a glorious line. And it is unmistakable physical evidence that you are very desirable to the opposite sex.
But it does require care. First, you and your seed will need to analyze your entire closet. Perhaps you already have a few empire waist tops, long fitted tees, or stretchy lounge pants that continue to serve you and your growing empire. As you evaluate, remember you are not a packaged sausage. If you can see your belly button or any excessive details of your figure metamorphosis, it is not serving you. And your child should never fall below the line of blouse. Baby will be angry if he finds you left him exposed to the public.
Next identify items that might work with slight modifications. If you have pants and skirts that still fit nicely around your thighs and seat, try purchasing a Bella Band, Belly Belt Button Up, Belly Band to keep your southern garments in their station.
Your goal is to acquire at least this minimum wardrobe: 3 bras (yes you do need to go in for a fresh fitting), 10 panties, 3 neutral camisoles or other underpinnings (look for the long ones), 10 shirts, 5 trousers (including 1 pair of jeans), 1 skirt, 1 dress. All of them should be good servants, faithful servants. Servants who flatter you .
And actually, that’s all we want in your wardrobe. Clothes that fit you now. Only put in front of yourself items that you could wear in the next week. Put everything else in storage or at least push it to the darkest side of the closet.
Next, make a list of the essentials you still require. But hasty one, proceed with wisdom. Buy slowly. Re-wear each garment in as many combinations as possible. Glutton yourself on the intoxication of well fitting pretties because as it turns out you two may only have fleeting weeks to enjoy each other.
Finally, make a point of re-evaluating your closet every couple of weeks, and pushing to the side what no longer accommodates you and baby, then replace as needed.
Tomorrow we move into advanced pregnancy with Fitting Room Friday footage. See you soon my fertile friends.