I’ve been doing this maternity series for the last couple weeks on the blog. Today, I’m going to cover maternity style for tall girls. I’m 5’11” with a 34-35″ inseam and it can often be tricky to find clothes to fit me anyway. Being pregnant just adds another element of difficulty to the getting ready process. Some of my recommendations are below! I hope this helps you, and I think even if you aren’t as tall as I am you may get some use from the tips I have to share.
One thing to note in this post is that both of my pregnancies have started in January/February and I’ve been due in September. Most of the weight that I’ve gained has happened in the warm months of the year, and until I’m 4-5 months along (early Spring) I don’t start wearing maternity clothing. I stay at home right now so I don’t have a need for a huge professional wardrobe. I have a couple fancy things that I rotate, but for the most part I keep it casual.
*everything in this post I purchased myself, affiliate links in use*
Let’s start with pants. Pants are a struggle for me to find in real life due to being so tall, but during pregnancy, it’s hell. I’ve looked around high and low, and the only pants I’ve been able to find are from the GAP. They come in long sizes, are super comfortable, and last a long time. Your first step to figuring out what pants to buy is what kind of panel you want. Just for reference, I screen capped this off the gap.com‘s website:
A lot of preggos like a full panel, but for me, I get twitchy when something is covering my whole stomach like that. I prefer the demi panel personally. If you’ve never been pregnant before, do yourself a huge favor and go try on pants in store, even if they’re not even close to the right style or size, just to see which style you prefer. Finding an actual GAP Maternity store to shop at is rare unless you’re in a huge city, so you’ll probably be shopping online. You’ll save yourself a lot of time in the long run if you know what you’re looking for.