Bump Style: Denim Tips

October 15, 2014

Denim has always been my thing. The perfect pair with the perfect wash always seems to make my world go around. So when my favorites stopped fitting I was struggling to feel like myself. Thank goodness for the amazing denim brands out there that have found a way to fit a mama-to-be’s changing figure. Since I am a fanatic when it comes to the classic essential I’ve done copious amounts of research and tried out a handful of different brands. I hope my tips and recommendations come in handy now if you’re expecting or later down the road. 

First, my top three favorites that have been in heavy rotation… (in order of appearance in the video above)…

Citizens of Humanity Racer skinny jeans in black leatherette paired with a Hatch coat, Ash booties and an Old Navy tee. My leather pant replacement that gave so many of my bump looks the edge I was needing. They’re quite frankly the hottest pants an expecting mama could slip on (seen here).

7 For All Mankind destructed skinny jeans in medium wash paired with a L’Agence cape and Vince heels. This pair has been a favorite as of late. Not only does my husband look twice at me when I’m wearing them but they’re incredibly comfortable (seen here and here).

Paige Jimmy Jimmy cropped boyfriend jeans (also in a lighter wash here) paired with a Heidi Merrick top, Ancient Greek Sandals and a Margaret O’Leary sweater. I call these my easy weekend favorites. A casual slightly baggier fit with the most comfortable stretchy waist.

Some tips for finding the perfect pairs…

When shopping for maternity jeans you’ll notice that some have a waist with elastic tabs and some have a nylon flap that can go over your belly or fold below—almost like a belly band but attached to your jeans. I’m a fan of both, just depends what shirt you’re styling with it, but keep in mind the color of the nylon flap. If it’s white or black you may see it through a silky top or cotton tee, which bugged me a bit with some. That’s why this pair has been such a hit for me.

Sizing. Figuring out which size you are in maternity jeans is pretty true to what you were before, however with that being said everyone is different. Now that I’m in the tail end of my third trimester I’m more comfortable in a size up.

Where to shop. My favorites have been Shopbop, Nordstrom and A Pea in the Pod—which is also great for finding special maternity tops from lines like Equipment and Vince.

For more bump style inspiration check out my favorite tee styled three ways and the ultimate investment to wear before, during and after pregnancy.

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