Transitioning from Maternity to Non-Maternity Fashion

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ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

Hello, ShuGar Loves! How was your weekend? Ours was really, really productive. We continued our baby prep by organizing all the gifts we got from our baby shower (thank you to our dearest family + friends!) and then began to purchase the remaining items, including loads and loads of diapers! So excited because soon our ShuGar Boy will be here! Thank you to all who congratulated us on our shower via the blog and social media. You are all the sweetest ever!

I have been pondering today’s ShuGar Fix Mondays for quite some time now. It just goes to show you how much I die for fashion. I’ve tried to not go too crazy with all the maternity fashion as I logically know I will not be pregnant forever. Tell that to my fashion heart. However, I think some of my baby bump looks are transferrable post-baby. This outfit is an example of what I would like to wear after I give birth.

In particular, having this baby bump has taught me not only the beauty in flaunting your curves, but also in minimizing them in subtle ways. Before I became pregnant, my clothing was fairly routine when it came to how tight I wore my outfits. Generally speaking, I worse close-fitting clothes because I wanted to show off my “assets.” Yet, when you have a little person growing in your belly, sometimes you just want to relax and have something that let’s you breathe more easily.

Hence, I have grown to love more loose-fitting clothing that I believe I can use years after baby is born. This top I am wearing now is loose, but still sexy. I love how it gives me freedom to move around, but also provides a fashion statement.  Take a look!

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It’s a little “chilly” in L.A. these days, so I thought it would be fun to wear a cute hat, which was a gift from Mr. ShuGar years ago.

I love how an accessory like a hat can transform an outfit and without it, the whole look can change.

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Isn’t that necklace swoon-worthy? It’s another gift, but this time from my amazingly-talented mother-in-law, who makes all kinds of beautiful jewelry for fun!

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A big part of me will miss having the bump. I’ve been having so much fun! But, I now know I can still transfer some of the cute preggo fashion after baby and this outfit proves the point. I’m going to expand my horizons and look for more loose-fitting tops to diversify my closet.

What’s your style? Do you prefer tight or loose-fitting clothing? If you have had a baby, how did you transition from maternity to non-maternity outfits?

|Hat| Gift- Unknown |Top| Asos Cutabout Spot Blouse |Jeans| Burlington Coat Factory |Boots| Just Fab – Similar |Purse| Marshalls |Necklace| Handmade from Mama-in-Law

Photo credit: Peter Shushtari

  • Etta

    You look gorgeous!! I love that top!!
    I find myself leaning more towards loose fitting clothing. I don’t mind skin tight clothes sometimes, but for everyday wear I like my tops to be a little more loose fitting. I don’t like feeling restricted with my movement. I still have some items that I wear that I wore while I was pregnant and that was almost 6 years ago 🙂

    • Thanks so very much! I agree. They are more forgiving and comfortable. Good to know the transferable fashion is possible! I like some of the tops I am currently wearing for post-baby. Not everything has to be tight all the time. =)

  • Julie

    Love your little fashion photoshoot! Sometime after birth, I bought one pair of jeans that I could wear until I could fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans. And of course, I had to buy some normal shirts that I could fit since I was tired of maternity clothes.

    • Thanks, Julie! They’re lots of fun. Yeah, I imagine there will be a transition where I am not wearing much maternity clothing, but still not fitting into pre-baby clothes. I just like the idea of not wearing tight clothing as often any more. Loose tops can be cute, too!

  • I just love this post! You look beautiful as always 🙂
    I never thought about transforming maternity clothes into non-maternity clothes, that is such a great idea! I still have some of my maternity clothes and I wear them around the house just because they are so comfy! Haha

    • So sweet, Kristy! Exactly! Maybe there is a way to go out with the maternity clothes and feel comfy and cute. It might work! I’m going to try it because I like the look and the feeling. Minimally, I can use them to lounge around the house =)

  • Look at you amiga bella, you look so adorable!! I love the cute hat and the dotty top. It’s kind of chilly here in the bay area too! I saw your pictures with the umbrella the other day, super cute 😉

    • Gracias, amiga linda! I love dressing up. So nice that you like the umbrella photos =) how awesome that you shop in the maternity section! I want to see! Maybe you should do a cute fashion post. I’d love to see it.

  • Love, love, LOVE the polka dots!! You are so cute!! You’ve got some really great photo-album worthy pictures here!
    xo kristen genevieve

    • Aaaaaawwww! You’re the sweetest ever! Thanks! Great idea! So happy you like them. I’m enjoying the preggo fashion a lot. I have to resist not buying too many 😉