Dressing The Bump







^^ Whoa.  Let us not forget there are two babies growing in there okay?!  I’m almost 36 weeks, eek!

7Striped Dress: c/o Target | White Footbed Sandal: c/o Target | Denim Jacket: Gap | Renegade Bracelet: c/o Stella and Dot | Daniel Wellington Watch: c/o Nordstrom | Wrap Around Bracelet: c/o Stella and Dot | Gold Necklaces: c/o Made By Mary | Ray Ban Sunglasses: c/o Sunglasses Shop | Diaper Bag: c/o Lily Jade | Lipstick: Mac All Fired Up

“You’re so lucky!!!  Two for the price of one!”  I’ve almost thrown my boxing gloves on a few times because having twins is not two for the price of one.  It’s more like two for the price of 10!  Pretty much my entire body is swollen and It takes me ten minutes to roll off my bed!  As challenging as the last few weeks have been I have to say that the days I choose to take those extra few minutes and put on some makeup and a cute outfit are the days that seem to be the happiest.  I’m nicer to my kids, I’m more willing to go outside and watch them play and most of all, it helps me to not feel so dang sorry for myself!  Because these babies are #3 and #4, I feel like I have started to refine my #bumpstyle.   Let’s be honest,  if having a few dollars in maternity clothes will lift your spirits even just a little bit, it’s worth the price!

Here’s a quick list of my maternity must-haves:

  • 1) Comfortable jeans.  If they’re not comfortable I end up in yoga pants or wanting to scratch my eyeballs out all day!  I look for jeans that have great stretch and that feel like leggings.  I also look for a flattering wash with either dark edges or an all around dark color like these ones here so that my legs appear thinner.  And last but not least, I look for the full coverage belly band.  I’m telling you, it’s the only way to go!
  • 2) Stretchy tops.  The kind with ruching up the sides or that tie in the back.  I think it’s more flattering when you accentuate the bump, not try to hide it.  The tailored sides like in these tee’s here (some of my absolute favorites) and shirts with pull ties in the back like this one here that help show off the bump and draw attention to the smaller part of your body.  In my case there isn’t one, but hypothetically speaking!
  • 3) Comfortable dresses.  A neutral dress like this one is an absolute must because it pops the bump and can be worn with boots in the winter and/or sandals in the summer.  I really like to layer my pieces with blazers, cardigans and chambray shirts wrapped around my waist to hide any extra weight I’ve gained during my pregnancy!  I fell in love with the striped dress I’m wearing here because of the bold horizontal stripes.  From the front it gives the illusion that you’re not the size of a small house haha!!
  •  4) The right shoes.  Low heels for when you’ve gotta dress up, sandals that require no buckling like the footbed ones I’m wearing here and some neutral ankle boots for when nothing else fits!

Sometimes dressing the bump can be a little challenging, but if you have the right maternity pieces, you should be able to supplement your outfits with a lot of your current wardrobe through most of your pregnancy.  Whatever you do, be proud of that belly because pretty soon you’ll be chasing after a five and three year old and wondering where the time went.  As uncomfortable as these last 36 weeks have been, I know that these babies will bring so much joy to our family.  Sacrifice is motherhood and what a beautiful sacrifice we get to make!  I’d love to see the way you’re styling your bump, tag me on instagram @twistmepretty and use the hashtag #bumpstyle for more inspiration!!

This post was sponsored by Target.

Abby Smith

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  1. You always look beautiful! I’ve enjoyed reading about your pregnancy because I am also pregnant with twin boys! Ours are identical twins and will be here in July and I totally agree with you about the 2 for the price of 10 haha!! I have 2 daughters already ages 6 & 3 and being pregnant with twins is so much harder than singleton pregnancies!! But you always look wonderful and I wish you good luck when your boys arrive in a few weeks!

  2. I know you feel huge, but you do not look like you have two in there! Also, you still have ankles! I’ve only ever had singletons and, by six months along, I’m always in the cankle club.

  3. I just wanted to let you know that even though I just found this blog today (and made it all the way to page 10 before I realized it!) I am absolutely in love! Your hair tutorials are perfect and your style is to die for! You’re the first and only blog I’ve found where I felt the NEED to subscribe! Keep rocking and congrats on the twins!

  4. Oh–forgot to ask. I would love to find a comfy, not-too-expensive, stylish maternity jean skirt that covers my knees. That’s not asking too much is it? lol Any suggestions?

  5. I’ve definitely appreciated all your maternity posts! I’m two months behind you, pregnant with my first, so learning to dress my changing body and bump has been a challenge. : ) I just think it’s fun that I’ve followed and read your blog long before pregnancy #3 and 4 for you and #1 for me!

  6. You look adorable! I was that big if not bigger with each of my babies and there was only one each time. Of course, they were each almost at or just over 10lbs but I did not look that cute! I know you don’t feel cute though:) I get it! Hang in there! The finish line is in sight!!!

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