I didn’t spend much money on a maternity wardrobe when I was pregnant with Levi. Since I was working from home as a full-time copywriter, there wasn’t a need to invest in office-appropriate maternity clothing. I was lucky to be able to wear leggings and sweats nearly every day.
Also, with Levi’s early July due date, my bump wasn’t big enough to warrant traditional maternity styles until the warmer spring months — and maternity tees, tanks, and stretchy skirts are much less costly than pants, sweaters, and jackets.
But now that I’ll be in my third trimester during the winter, I have to start considering maternity clothing for cold weather. My sister, who had a baby this past February, generously loaned me a suitcase full of maternity clothing that my mom brought to Omaha on a recent visit. Unfortunately, my little sister is just that — little. She’s 5’3″ and I’m 5’8″, so clothing fits us differently and not everything in that suitcase will flatter my figure.
My sister has a maternity jacket I can borrow, but just in case the sleeves are 3/4-length on me, I’ve been browsing online for winter coats in my size. Here are some of my favorites so far: