ASOS Maternity – non maternity-maternity style

When I hit the 3 month pregnancy mark I also hit the – is she pregnant or just a little tubby round the tummy? mark too. My normal jeans and leggings felt too tight so I got over excited and picked up a load of ASOS maternity wear – only to realise it was more suited for women with actual bumps, not bloated bellies!

The jeans fit okay but as I’m so short they ruched up on the legs making me look dumpy and all of the dresses and tops just looked like tents, so they’ve been put away until bump is a little more grown. This left me feeling a little lacking in the clothing department so I decided to just go for ‘normal’ clothes with a bit of give. Not upsizing but simply going for stretchy materials and oversized tees – the kind that are meant to be oversized.

Here is a little gem I picked up while browsing online, it’s the midi dress with curved hem in blue and it is seriously comfy!


I bought it while the weather was cooler so struggled to find the right tights and footwear but now that it’s acceptable bare leg season, I’m loving it!

Not only is it (in my opinion) stylish and chic but it’s long and comfy enough to be running around after a toddler in and it fits over my bump well with plenty of room!

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Worn with:  ASOS sandals || Accessorize necklace || Accessorise sunglasses 

|| Storksak Sofia Tan bag  ||

The only downside is that I wore frilly knickers underneath and being non maternity the dress isn’t made from thick and stretchy material to cover this – fail on my part!


Stay tuned for more maternity style posts, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy styling them 🙂


Thanks for reading – Jess x


  • Dianne
    9th April 2016 at 7:06 am Reply

    Being so lovely and slim everywhere else these stretchy clothes really suit you x

    • Jessica
      11th April 2016 at 12:54 pm Reply

      Aww thanks so much <3

  • Yvadney @Style After Nine
    2nd May 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    You look so wonderful! I love everything about this outfit. I too, prefer to wear non maternity in my pregnancies, it’s just easier right, with more choice. Although ASOS’ main maternity offer is pretty amazing for occasion dresses. Anyway, congratulations on your pregnancy and look forward to checking out your next outfits. #StyleIt Yvadney x

    ps. Would love you to join in on my new linky for fashion & beauty mums #MumsThatSlay x

    • Jessica
      4th May 2016 at 8:00 am Reply

      Thanks so much Yvadney, you’re right the occasion dresses are stunning on ASOS! Ah that would be great I’ll check it out 🙂

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Hi I’m Jess, Single Mum, Accredited Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Beauty Business owner.

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