The 40-Week Wardrobe

Pregnancy is a time of happy anticipation—and, yup, indulging cravings with abandon—but it can also be full of fashion envy. What’s satisfying about falling in love with a piece, then waiting months (and months...and months) to wear it?  

Since we’re solidly in the 'maternity, the modern way' camp, we love how Chrissy of @inmyclosetblog and Elizabeth, AKA @mrsnipple_, put forgiving #dsgoods fleece into their 40-week and beyond wardrobe mix. We asked them to share their best dress-the-bump tips for both during pregnancy and after. Read on, and follow them for a special Dudley offer with mamas in mind.

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“As a busy mom with one more on the way, I get dressed on the go, which can be quite the challenge—so I have a few go-to pieces I can throw on and walk out the door feeling put together. The Cobble Hill is definitely one—the length is perfect for moms and easily fits my growing bump. I love how I can wear it with leggings and sneakers one day and skinny jeans and cute flats the next."

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"Another favorite: the Pacific Vest. Talk about the perfect layering piece, especially over my large belly. It effortlessly pulls an outfit together; I love pairing it with a button-down top and jeans. The best part about my DS pieces is that I can continue to wear them post baby!"  -Chrissy, @inmyclosetblog

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“Confidence after giving birth can be a struggle, but the Dudley Stephens line is the perfect postpartum uniform. Not only does the material hold up incredibly well after spit-ups and other mishaps, but the pieces are just as functional (pockets!) as they are beautiful, something every new mom needs."

mrs nipple blogger dudley stephens fleece

"Many have a length that’s extremely slimming for the postpartum body, while still providing easy breastfeeding access—and your newborn will always feel cozy against the soft fleece."

mrs nipple blogger dudley stephens fleece

"If you will be baby-wearing this fall, the Brooklyn Bomber is a must! My five-month- old fit perfectly, all warm and cozy underneath, and I had both hands free during our recent apple picking trip.” -Elizabeth, AKA @mrsnipple_

More bump-friendly fleece here and here.