The weather is warming up, and I should be so excited to wear all my cute spring and summer maternity dresses like the one pictured above.
(Pregnancy hack: Anytime you go to an Old Navy with a maternity section scour the clearance racks. When an online maternity item gets returned to the store, it instantly gets marked down to an insanely cheap price and put on the sale rack, even though it’s brand new and in style. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve scored amazing maternity dresses from the Old Navy clearance rack for $5-10. The dress in the photo above cost $6.00, so I bought it when I wasn’t even pregnant!)
Back to the point of this post. Please note I said should be excited about my maternity dresses. Instead, I’m a little disappointed. Pregnancy #3 has come with huge, ugly varicose veins down my right leg (and little ones now popping up on my left leg as well). They are so unsightly I can’t imagine having bare legs in public for the duration of my pregnancy. I have so many short summer dresses and cute maternity shorts from my previous Arizona babies, but they are going to sit in a drawer unworn, even as our California days grow longer and warmer. It’s a maternity fashion tragedy if you ask me…
I just scheduled a maternity photo shoot for next week, which prompted me to jump online and search for a couple new maxi dresses that will hide my ugly legs and make me feel beautiful, veins and all. I have couple maxi dresses that I’ve worn through both my previous pregnancies, but I am ready for something fresh. I bought a few of the dresses below, but I’m sharing a bunch of my favorites here. Happy shopping pregnant mamas!