Having a baby is full of unknowns… From when will you get pregnant, how bad will the morning sickness be, boy or girl, twins, when will you give birth and then all the questions which have no right answers for how to raise a child… Finding great non maternity clothes for pregnancy helps to eliminate the age old question of what to wear while expecting so you can focus on more important things… When my husband and I started trying for baby, I stopped shopping because I didn’t want to buy anything that I wouldn’t be able to get much use out of – and it took us months to conceive… I was in a style rut. Then, once pregnant, there were the months of not showing but being too big, bloated and uncomfortable to fit my normal clothes… Non maternity clothes for pregnancy are brilliant because they are the clothes you want to buy anyway that will allow you to feel like yourself no matter what your body shape – which also comes in handy during those months post baby (for me a year) until you get your body back… The key to finding the best non maternity clothes for pregnancy is to look for fabric with stretch (jersey is brilliant), tops and dresses that are longer and fuller (empire waist, pleats, volume, maxi dresses and skirts), ruched pieces that will accommodate your growing mid-section (don’t be afraid to show off that bump!) and bottoms that are lower and roomier (perhaps even with an elastic or drawstring waist)… Also, remember that as pregnancy goes on, the waist of a dress may end up under your bust and that dress will be better worn as a top, and some tops may need to be layered over a longer maternity tank – which is perfectly okay. Having these pieces in your wardrobe will satisfy your fashion cravings before during and after pregnancy so that you can at least dress like yourself when your body is not your own and again later when your life is no longer your own! Check out some of my favorite non maternity clothes for pregnancy that can withstand the test of time and your incredible bulging waist line!