So as you can gather from my first pregnancy (you can check part 1 out here), I’m a pretty short, curvy girl that makes pregnancy an interesting challenge to dress while avoiding the classic pregnant mu-mu look.
On the upside of pregnancy number 2, you do have some maternity clothes that you can resurrect for the nine months ahead. And I did find that the rumours are true – for round two, the bump started to show a lot earlier. Though as usual, for those first few months, it did look like I was eating my feelings rather than looking like I was actually pregnant.
Given that there’s less time to shop, I did find with pregnancy number two I did even more shopping online. And I maximised the return policies, returning items if it didn’t suit. Good ol’ trial and error.
Asos.com maternity wear has even more selection than my first pregnancy where I found some great dresses, tops and work trousers. COS dresses were still my go-to for the nine months – and I was blessed that the season when I got in had some brilliantly loud coloured tops that worked so well with my Asos trousers and some strong modern jewellery. Jewellery was a total winner this time around. Amazing how the same outfit looks different with chunky necklaces in a range of colours.
Sadly M&S don’t do their amazing pregnancy tights anymore, but I did find that JoJoMamanBebe did some good hosiery which you can get online. And while M&S don’t do the tights, they still do some great underwear that lasted me well during the pregnancy.