How To Wear Non-Maternity Maternity Clothes

I’m officially 38+ weeks pregnant now, and I’ve honestly been able to stick mostly to non-maternity maternity clothes so far.  Once you start showing, you realize that there is a surprising amount to be found in non-maternity maternity clothes that works well for pregnant women, without having to compromise your own style. Below are some of my favorite pieces that work well, whether you’re pregnant or not!

how to wear non-maternity maternity clothes by Stella Asteria | Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

Holding onto my personal style during pregnancy was really important to me. In addition, I need things I can wear during and after pregnancy. The biggest and most uncomfortable part of pregnancy lasts just a few months, so it seems unreasonable to buy a whole new wardrobe for such a short amount of time. Not to mention how difficult it was for me to find maternity pieces that I would really enjoy wearing. I’ve found a few maternity pieces that I love, but for the most part I’m finding it tricky to find trend-driven, comfortable things that fit my style. And here’s where non-maternity maternity clothes come to the rescue!

Bodycon Dresses

The bigger I got, the more I craved for bodycon clothes. Even though I usually prefer oversized clothing, during pregnancy, I felt that these clothes made me feel like a tent. I only wore oversized dresses during the first trimester when I was still keeping my pregnancy secret. A bodycon dress with a stylish outer layer is my go-to during late pregnancy.

Stylish Coats & Outerwear

Since I have been wearing a lot of dresses, my favourite way to top off my outfits is with a stylish outer layer, like a trench coat, an oversized cardigan or a stylish coat, like the puffer that I’m wearing here.

Empire waist dresses & tops

Although this is my least favourite silhouette (I call them boob curtains), these pieces really work wear during pregnancy as they flow perfectly over the bump and there are tons these to choose from. I might not prefer them in general, but if you like this style and you’re into wearing non-maternity clothes, you might want to give them a try.

Oversized sweaters

Oversized chunky sweaters are a cornerstone of my winter wardrobe, so I couldn’t do without them during pregnancy. I pair them with skinny jeans so I won’t look too big.

What about you? Have you found any maternity brands and styles that suit you, or you prefer sticking to your non-maternity maternity clothes? What do your favourite maternity looks consist of?

 

SHOP MY LOOK:

H&M coat (similar here on sale!)

H&M dress (similar here & here)

H&M scarf (similar)

H&M beanie hat

Ray-Ban sunglasses

Louis Vuitton bag

Nike shoes

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47 Comments

  1. Jo
    05/02/2018 / 10:28

    38+ weeks! Gosh Stella, were has all that time gone? Though I suspect it has seemed a lot more than 38+ weeks.
    I have no experience of maternity wear, but to me it all looks uncomfortable to wear.
    When you say Empire Waist. I take it you mean similar to the Empire Line dresses worn in the 1800s.
    Think, Jane Austin. Think, pretty sprig muslin with waist high up under the boobs, and flowing out from under them.
    I love that style
    A dress I think will always look lovely on you is the white multi layered one. Such a versatile piece.
    Another email soon, I think.
    Love, Jojo xoxo

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      05/02/2018 / 10:39

      I’m glad you like it my dear! Yes I meant that line, but the dresses on the movies based on Jane Austen novels are really beautiful, I just think this silhouette is not my thing at all. I miss that multi layered summer dress though! xoxo

      • Jo
        05/02/2018 / 12:00

        Knowing English countryside mud. The hems of those Empire dresses would have caked in the horrible stuff. xoxo

  2. 05/02/2018 / 11:01

    Stella you are an inspiration for all women, pragnant or not. You always take your style to the highest level, maintain your own personality and give always a different perspective to fashion. Thanks for your daily inspiration and for demonstrating how a woman can handle work, family and fashion.

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      06/02/2018 / 20:20

      Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration Andrea! <3

  3. 05/02/2018 / 11:18

    Dear Stella, that dress looks gorgeous on you and your bump. Have a wonderful week darling! Yours Truly Lovely

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      06/02/2018 / 20:18

      Thank you Lovely! xxx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      07/02/2018 / 09:47

      Thank you Marina! xx

  4. 07/02/2018 / 09:20

    You look lovely in this outfit and the dress is a great buy, which can be worn even after giving birth. The colour is also very nice. Have a great day Stella!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      07/02/2018 / 09:48

      Glad you like it Yvonne! Have a great day too! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 02:03

      Thanks! xx

  5. 07/02/2018 / 23:13

    What, you look fabulous being 38 weeks! It sure does pay off staying off maternity clothing as you can always wear them even after pregnancy. Great look.

    Funmi xx
    http://funmialabi.co.uk

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 02:02

      Thank you Funmi, glad you like it! xxx

  6. 08/02/2018 / 05:51

    You look absolutely adorable.❤ The outfit is very simple yet so elegant and chic, perfect for any outing
    Loved the how you styled your mini bag, it looks so classy but adding to it the strap feels perfect for any match of outfit. And the best part is how you paired them with comfortable sneakers from Nike.
    I heard from my pregoo friends how hard it is to find maternity wear, i think someone should consider to open a fashion line about it😍

    Have a great week darling
    Sara.B
    http://www.social-bouquet.com
    Xox😘

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 15:20

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Sara! Yes definitely, a fashion-forward brand for maternity wear would be so cool! Happy almost Friday! xxx

  7. monica sors
    08/02/2018 / 10:53

    wow you’re amazing dear!! love this post so much
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: MY RED CARPET BEAUTY TIPS

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 15:18

      Thanks Monica! xxx

  8. 08/02/2018 / 17:06

    Amazing post! I love how you show with this post that even during the pregnancy women can dress well! I also feel like maternity section of stores are always full of clothes with higher prices than clothes in other sections and usually choice is very limited. Have a nice day 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 20:52

      And the worst is that the period you can wear these clothes is even more limited! Maybe a few jeans and pants are needed, but it’s easy to find tops and dresses at non-maternity clothes. Thanks for stopping by Bambi! x

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 20:50

      Thanks!

  9. Andrea
    08/02/2018 / 20:13

    This outfit looks super edgy and cool!!

    Loved these tips!!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 20:50

      Thank you Andrea!

  10. 08/02/2018 / 20:26

    Honestly, I’ve been admiring these bodycon dresses on your for the longest time. I’d have never thought they’d look so awesome on a pregnant lady but you’re really nailing all these looks! In general you’re probably the most stylish pregnant lady I’ve seen. So inspiring to see your posts!
    xx Elena
    http://www.elenazahir.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      08/02/2018 / 20:50

      Aw thank you so much Elena! xxx

  11. 08/02/2018 / 22:38

    Darling you are rocking every maternity and non maternity outfit! Such a chic mama to be! The neutral palette is so nice on you and I love that the bag and shoes match the entire look! You must be so thrilled… the baby is almost here!! 🙂 Wishing you, Anestis and the baby well babe. 🙂

    Xo,
    Miki

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      09/02/2018 / 00:49

      Thank you so much babe! We are definitely thrilled, it’s such a magical period! Hope you and Tom are doing great! xxx

  12. 09/02/2018 / 16:54

    It really looks very cool! With this coat looks very stylish!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      09/02/2018 / 19:34

      Glad you like it!

  13. 09/02/2018 / 22:46

    You are SUCH a mega babe, Stella! I absolutely adore this entire outfit. It’s very much true to your style and aesthetic and I love that you’re showing pregnant women that it’s indeed possible to look fashionable while pregnant. Our bodies change so much during and after this beautiful experience and at the start of it all, it can be challenging to know what works and what doesn’t. That said, I couldn’t agree more with all you’ve suggested here. I personally wore all of what you’ve suggested and it made me feel that much more comfortable and confident. I only purchased two maternity jeans and bought belly bands, so that I could continue to wear my non-maternity pants until the end. I agree, it makes more sense to hold off on buying so much maternity, when the most growth occurs at the final stretch anyway. Thanks for sharing, gorgeous. I’m so happy for you and the hubby and can’t wait to see your little one; I know he’ll be so handsome!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      10/02/2018 / 09:05

      Thank you so much Jalisa! I also bought a few maternity jeans but that’s it from the pregnancy clothes. By the way I was getting so much inspiration from your outfits while you were pregnant too! I remember how you were rocking the body con dresses 🙂 Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by! xxx

  14. 10/02/2018 / 03:22

    Congratulations on hitting 38 weeks! Wishing you a healthy journey throughout your pregnancy :). I love how you’re rocking your maternity outfit. It’s great that you found some comfortable and stylish clothes without replacing your wardrobe.

    exquisitely.me

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      10/02/2018 / 09:03

      Thanks so much Nancy! xxx

  15. 11/02/2018 / 08:59

    Now that’s how you rock the baby bump! Love the turtleneck sweater dress dear, looks so cozy!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  16. 13/02/2018 / 20:49

    I’ve been noticing you rocking all these trends so well on Instagram. You really practice what you preach 🙂

    xx Yasmin

  17. 14/02/2018 / 16:51

    Wow already 38 weeks !
    You are proof that pregnancy does not mean you cannot be stylish.
    I hope all goes perfect with your baby, a big hug your way Stella-

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 17:03

      Thanks Lorena! xoxo

  18. 16/02/2018 / 22:20

    Your style has been so on point thru out your whole pregnancy! And this look is just another fine example of how you were able to keep your style. You will always be one of my style muses! By the way, you had me laughing at hard at ‘I call them boob curtains’ to describe empire waist dresses and tops. Too funny!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      17/02/2018 / 17:49

      Haha but aren’t they? Thank you so much Jackie, it’s so nice to hear that especially from a style guru as you! Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      17/02/2018 / 17:49

      Thank you Zorica! x

  19. 20/02/2018 / 18:28

    You are making pregnancy look like the most stylish thing ever!!! Such a cute outfit:) 🙂 🙂

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

  20. 13/04/2018 / 22:41

    Stella you always look glorious whatever you wear and I really hope that life is treating you all kindly 🙂
    I think you can still make use of old maternity clothes, I love lounging around the house in my husbands tops hehe 😉
    What a great post and think this particular outfit suits you beautifully, love the brown tones on you.
    Hope you’re doing well lovely!
    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  21. 29/04/2018 / 21:24

    Beautiful makeup perfect for this period! Elegant and fine!

  22. 12/06/2018 / 08:50

    Such a nice bodycon dress you are wearing, it ideally fits your beautiful silhouette, showing off your femininity and uniqueness! Love it! A perfect dress for various occasions. I also made a post about must have bodycon dresses to try this 2018. Anyway, thanks for sharing your blog post, a very great style to follow!
    Xx,
    Coachella

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