How was everyone’s Christmas? This year was obviously different, but I still really enjoyed it. When you have to adjust or make pivots in your life, I personally think there are still ways to make things special. If anything it helped us start and create new traditions. Plus, Christmas is still magical no matter what! According to one of my favorite quotes, ‘Christmas isn’t a season, it is a feeling.’ I hope you and your family and loved ones were able to do the same. For me, the holidays mean even more because I’m pregnant. I’m getting sentimental with everything because it makes me so excited that next year, we will have a baby to celebrate the holidays with!
Are any of you fed up with looking at holiday outfits yet? Don’t forget there’s still New Year’s Eve outfits to consider (even if you’re staying home)! So if you are in the festive mood, I hope I can inspire you! Especially for all the mamas-to-be! I feel like the holiday season crept up so quickly that I didn’t have time to share them all.
Pregnancy Holiday Outfits
I personally still love to dress up during the holidays even during my pregnancy. Ever since my belly popped, I have more and more appreciation and love for my body that I want to show it off as much as possible haha. Pregnancy gave me more body confidence. Hence, why I have so many pregnancy holiday outfits to share. I had too much fun dressing up the bump! Like I said in this post, it helped me get out of a funk and made me feel good about myself. The key to dressing up for the holidays while pregnant is COMFORT! I also enjoyed some very casual holiday outfits that still look festive too.
Here are a few outfits to inspire you for the holiday season. I’ll make sure to let you know if I’m wearing maternity or non-maternity clothes with each look along with some tips.
Pleated Elastic Waistband Skirt
One hundred percent believe in elastic waistband skirts. They can accommodate the growing bump. They’re great to wear even after the baby is born. The key to wearing them while pregnant is having the waistband go over your bump versus around the waist. Just remember that if you are wearing non-maternity pleated skirts that the length will be a bit shorter with the growing belly.
As far as sizing, I am able to wear my pre-pregnancy size.
Another great and comfortable option is wearing maternity skirts. My go-to for maternity skirts is Hatch. They know how to make chic maternity clothing. What I also love about their maternity skirt is that you have the option to wear it below the bump or over the bump. I personally wore mine over the bump. It’s more flattering on my petite frame. But if you’re tall, wearing the skirt below the bump is super cute.
Tip: During the holiday season the temperatures can be really cold! So instead of wearing a top, I actually paired it with a midi length sweater dress. It gave me more layers and warmth in the legs. The sweater dress is non-maternity but very bump friendly and I had to size down to XS.
Casual Holiday Outfit
Who says you need to get all dolled up for the holidays. I’m a fan of wearing casual outfits too. The key to being festive in casual looks is adding holiday colors to your outfits and maintaining that cozy appearance. So I either add pops of green, red, or both! For sure want to be wearing a cozy sweater.
Everything in this outfit is non-maternity except for my leggings. I’m wearing what I think is the BEST maternity leggings ever. I highly recommend them to anyone who is expecting (it is why I added them to my gift guide for pregnant women). Anyone I know who used BLANQI leggings swears by them too.
Sparkly Sequined Dress
Or what if you are one of those mamas that just wants to go all out? Go for it! Whatever makes you feel good! My tips are to rent the dress (unless you absolutely know you’ll be able to wear it again) and stretchy waistband. If things were ‘normal’ this year, I totally would wear this sparkly dress to holiday parties. It’s so fun to wear!
I personally think sweater dresses (especially long sleeved dresses) are a pregnant woman’s must-have during Winter. Not only can they keep you warm, but they can accommodate the growing belly and they are a cute way to show off your bump! Here I’m sharing three different sweater dresses, one is maternity and two are non-maternity.
SHOP THE OUTFIT:
Add Pops Of Tartan
Tartan plaid is the print to wear during the holidays. Whether you decide to wear casual or dressy, you can immediately look festive by wearing tartan. Here, I’m adding pops of plaid by wearing a tartan plaid blazer.
Not only am I into dresses and skirt since I got pregnant, I’ve really been into wearing maternity overalls and jumpsuits. They’re just so much more comfortable than pants. Plus, it is a quick and easy way to look put-together without much effort! Another great place for chic maternity clothes is Pink Blush Maternity. Everything in that store is at an affordable price range!
Shop Holiday Maternity Style
Here are my favorite holiday stay pregnancy clothes. For New Year’s Eve, I’m considering this maternity dress. It’s a black dress with polka dots. I’ll be staying home, but wearing polka dots is a must in Filipino New Year’s tradition.
Well that’s all I want to share for now! I’m off to my OB/GYN appointment. I can’t believe I’m about to start my 3rd trimester!