Ok all you pregnant mamas out there – where is all the chic maternity wear? At almost 21 weeks (tomorrow!), I’ve finally grown out of my largest “normal” pants and have been living in maxi dresses. Doesn’t sound like such a bad gig, I know, but on those colder evenings or rainy days, I miss pants!

I would never call myself a fashionista, but I do try to be fashionable in a casual chic kind of way; not-too-skinny skinny jeans, patterned blouses, pops of color, form-fitting dresses, and belts – always belts. I find myself in new territory with this every-growing baby bump. Belts are definitely NOT needed!

After searching for maternity wear locally (Charlottesville is NOT known for its shopping experience…) I began feeling a bit dejected and turned to Pinterest for some much needed inspiration – and I must say, some of you gals out there are just so cute and clever!

Here are some of the things I’ve learned:

1. Belt it (they actually ARE needed) – the perfect way to give that belly a little structure!

Maternity chic | mychicbump | Page 5

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The New "Maternity" Line You'll Want To Wear Before, During, And Afterward

2. The layering effect – blazers, cardigans, and “shakets” (shirt/jacket) add a lovely dimension…

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Look effortlessly chic during your pregnancy with these simple styling tips at MyChicBump.com!

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3. Maxi dresses really are a must!


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so beautiful    photo | Ali Landry

4. Own that belly and wear it with a smile.


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And for all you mamas in the same boat as me, here are a few places to start looking for those stylish maternity clothes:

Now go out and dress that baby bump!


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