Maternity Clothes–To Buy or Not?

Maternity Clothes–To Buy or Not?
If you didn’t already know, SURPRISE! There is a baby on the way.
Now that the secret is out, I can finally talk about my biggest issue these days…  what should I wear!?!  It might seem trivial considering. But listen, when your body is expanding at this rate , you suddenly find yourself running out of things to wear.
Around the time I was facing this new dilemma, Tobi reached out me and asked if I would like to collaborate.  “Ummm, Yeah! Of course!” I generally like loose fitting clothing but my pants have generally been high-waisted skinny jeans-huge no no at this point. Turns out, you don’t necessarily have to buy maternity clothes while you are pregnant. If you find loose fitting items, stretchy skirts and pants , you are good to go. I got to test out this theory with the incredibly large selection of clothing on I went with three stretchy dresses that I could wear again after the baby arrives. One dress never made it to this post because, let’s just say , it was a little tricky to button up. For reference, I am 5 10 and typically wear a size 8 but I had to buy size large because medium just wont fit currently. The nice thing about Tobi is they have quick delivery and free returns and a huge selection of clothing to choose from. I’m definitely revisiting their site after the little one has arrived. Definitely have my eye on a few rompers.
SHOP THE LOOK:  Lake Halter Maxi Dress
The good news is, I haven’t had to spend a fortune on maternity clothes but I have had to get creative.So if I had to settle the debate, I will say that there is room for maternity clothes–DEFINITELY. Because no way I’m fitting this growing belly into my existing jeans, not even if i leave the zip open. However, I will say, be smart and only buy what you absolutely need. Try everything in your closet before you buy anything new.
Have a lovely week!


  1. June 30, 2017 / 11:19 PM

    Such cute outfits! I don’t recall ever wearing maternity clothing. This is mainly because when I was pregnant, there weren’t too many cute clothes. Times have changed now.

    • Dinah
      July 2, 2017 / 3:14 PM

      Yeah i think the fashion industry in general is accomodating a wider range of body types. Ive actually found alot of cute outfits. Iv just had to go a size or two up. If i love the clothing enough, Ill take it in once i lose the babt weight (amen!).

  2. Nicola
    June 30, 2017 / 11:24 AM

    I did the same thing. True maternity styles weren’t really cutting it. They’re a little too frumpy.

    • Dinah
      July 2, 2017 / 3:12 PM

      Exactly! Frumpy is so accurate. I want to feel comfortable but also look stylish. Takes some effort especially as im getting bigger but where there is a will there is a way right? 🙂

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