Monday, 30 May 2016

That Awkward Stage

That awkward pregnancy stage. If you've been pregnant then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

The awkward stage happens during the first trimester and sometimes into the second. It's when your regular clothes start getting tight but maternity clothes are too small. Your bump isn't a proper bump yet and quite frankly you just look like you've eaten one too many desserts. You can either hide this or try to embrace it.

 
This is my third pregnancy and most days I honestly find both of these things hard. It can sometimes be hard to adapt your regular wardrobe to fit with your new changing shape. Personally I love wearing jeggings during this time. Mine are from Primark. Great quality and good prices. The stretchy waist band lends itself to a growing bump. My next go to piece is either a tight top to show off what bump you have or a more loose fitting top to slightly disguise a growing bump. My last go to item would be a dress. I have found that dresses will generally fit you for a longer time while you have a growing bump as they are more forgiving. You can style them in a way to either hide or show off a growing bump. I love the wide range of items that Esprit has. An online shop means you can try on new items in the comfort of your own home.

 
Some other tricks I like to do are the hair bobble trick to make buttoned trousers last longer by extending the waist a little. I also use bump bands so I can wear normal trousers but have the button undone.

 
Of course this awkward stage passes in the blink of an eye. Soon your bump is big enough to fit into maternity clothes.

Do you have any tips or tricks for that awkward stage?

Nicola Xx

2 comments:

  1. I remember this stage all to well. My first pregnancy and I was so impressed by the tiny little bump, I had always been so so skinny so the first appearance of any bump I was so excited. It is funny though because I look at what my bump became and look at them first pics of a slight bump I took and think oh wow that was nothing compared.
    I do remember struggling with clothes and I ended up wasting my money on small maternity clothes that didn't fit for any longer than a few weeks.

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    1. Hahaha, yes!! You always think you're so big and then look back and realise just how wrong you were hehe x

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