When I was still on my first trimester, I was looking forward to buying baby stuffs, researching here and there what feeding bottles are good, what brand of baby clothes, recommended diapers for babies, stollers, baby gears and accessories, etc… Little did I know that before I can have my first baby purchase, I have to buy Mommy stuff first. I thought that my present wardrobe can get me through pregnancy, that means I won’t buy maternity clothes. But my tummy almost doubled come 6th month, so my closet has to give way for roomier preggy clothes.
My first every maternity purchase is the maternity denim short from Havin’ A Baby. I bought this in preparation for our Boracay outing last June. I’m still using it until now, the roomy cloth panel in front and the adjustable garter makes it comfortable to wear and I’m hoping I can still wear it until my 9th month (I’m already at the last button/allowance of the garterized waist, hehe)
I’m lucky to work in a company that does not impose dress code, so I’m a shirt+jeans person. When I got pregnant, leggings and jeggings became my daily uniform but I got tired of wearing the same old style.
I looked for maternity jeans and bought one from Gingersnaps, a little over 1k, but it’s comfortable and just like the shorts, it also has a cloth panel and a garterized waist. Can’t find the style at Gingersnaps website though, but it looks like this:
Unfortunately, the maternity pants had to retire this early because it’s still not roomy enough and the denim material does not allow it to expand with my growing tummy. =(
Had I been wearing dresses and skirts, I won’t have this wardrobe problem right? But I can’t move freely with dresses and skirt, I own 4 or 5 dresses/maxi dresses that I’ve worn only once, it’s just not my style.
A friend told me to buy maternity clothes this early to get more mileage from the clothes, the clothes are not cheap huh? But whenever I visit the maternity section of SM Department Store, there are very limited choices, and did I say no frilly clothes on my previous post right?
I felt lucky when I hopped in to Bianca Araneta Elizalde’s Multiply shop, Eden. Classic style maternity and nursing clothes that women can wear all throughout the stages of pregnancy, now that’s bang for the buck. Although I find some pieces a little too revealing, I got my eye on the Bento Box collection, 4 pieces of wardrobe that can be mixed-and-matched.
And this Eiffel Dress that can also be be worn as a tunic…
Now, if only I have the body of Bianca Araneta…