Although I've waited for my little munchkin for so many years I literally wish my pregnancy period never existed. I felt absolutely horrible, with constant stress about the baby, fear of planning anything so as not to jinx it and on top of that - the worst possible pregnancy symptoms - constant nausea day and night until 7th month, melted brain (completely unfit to any mental activity), fatigue and anaemia. Like a vegetating plant, I spent most of those "beautiful", magical time on a sofa staring at the TV without even watching anything. So how did I do style-wise?
Since I absolutely detest maternity clothes - all the same and overpriced, throughout the whole pregnancy I did NOT BUY ANY CLOTHES. I literally reused all my clothes I had in my closet. And yes I can already hear you - "But you're a stylist, you surely have lots of clothes". Well, you can't be more wrong. And all who know me will certify (but I will tackle this subject some other time).
First - my main staple were all my leggings. They are indispensable as a a maternity staple. And yes, I do agree that when your bump is growing not all of you ladies feel comfortable in the regular pants - in that case I do suggest the maternity version but try to find all different styles than plain cotton (keep these ones for home).
Second - all sorts of shirts, even stolen from your partner's wardrobe. I was lucky enough that for a very long time I could fit into most of my existing ones but you can of course shop for some bigger sizes but leggings and shirts are the greatest maternity combo.
Third - stretchy tight dresses - if they are stretchy enough and you are growing slowly you can almost live in them. Luckily, I have quite a lot of these so could swap from one to another. I would even suggest getting some during your pregnancy (non-maternity) even if they need to be a size or two bigger.
Four - Elastic belt skirts. The longer the skirts the higher you can wear them and match them with stretchy tops covering your bump.
Five - cocoon coats - these are perfect to wrap your baby growing inside you and still button up.
If you have these in your wardrobe - so much money will be saved so you could enjoy shopping for clothes for your little one when he's finally out in this world.
Let me know how these work for you and if you have any questions on your style in pregnancy.