I’m in the home stretch! 34 weeks down.. and I am pretty uncomfortable and immobile. Going up the stairs is a serious workout, and my meals are getting smaller.
As for this great dress, it belonged to my grandma! Who said vintage maternity clothes were ugly? (a lot of them were, though..) This dress dates back to the early 1950’s and is a beautiful rayon material, and includes matching belt and bolero. Shout out to my grandmother for hanging on to it! The strappy, braided sandals are from the 1970’s. I love their versatility for a range of summer looks.
Truth be told, finding clothing has been a challenge. Most of my vintage is hanging in the closet, awaiting me to shrink back to my normal size. I pretty much am stuck in maternity tank tops and light cotton pants to beat the Richmond heat. Investing in a lot of maternity clothes just doesn’t seem like a good use of money… I would much rather spend it on home decor 🙂
Vintage maternity clothing is notoriously blah. Luckily, clothing for pregnant women has improved drastically as of late, and we are no longer forced to wear frumpy tents that add even more girth to our expanding bodies (hey, thanks). I still want to wear vintage pieces when I can, and have been trying to fit separates into my highly limited wardrobe, or at least an accessory here or there. It will get more difficult over the next few months!
This 1950’s cotton blouse fits nicely through the chest, and while is not long enough to cover my belly, I was able to pair it with a modern skirt which has a nice elastic stretch (though, not vintage). I am also still able to squeeze my feet into my regular shoes, and these 1920’s crystal studded heels are to die for. Gold scarab earrings are from Etsy.
Overall, my pregnancy has been a good one. I am still running and getting to the gym 5 times a week, which my doctor has encouraged. I feel physically confident in my body’s strength and resilience. I am actually now in my third trimester (these photos are a few weeks old). Home stretch!