Pregnant? How To Dress for Those Awkward, In-Between, Nothing-Fits Weeks

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Caroline Nolan Carpenter on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:17AM

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Pregnant? How To Dress for Those Awkward, In-Between, Nothing-Fits Weeks

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How to Dress for Those Awkward, In-Between Weeks

After weeks of nerves, nausea, caffeine-withdrawal headaches and discreetly ordering ginger ale instead of wine, you've finally entered the second trimester and are ready make your pregnancy official. Know what else becomes official around this time? There's practically nothing left in your closet that fits, and faking it is no longer an option. Before you resign yourself to baggy pants and your husband’s sweaters, check out these fashion-savvy hints and wardrobe must-haves to help you look your best during those in-between weeks.

Say Goodbye to Button-Down Tops

Blouse buttons are a pregnancy no-no. You’re growing in every possible direction, and you can't hide the fact that those closures are working way too hard. Put your button-down blouses in the back of the closet and instead opt for a v-necked blouse with an empire waistline, like this cute kimono-sleeve top from Liz Lange for Target ($20, target.com). It will grow with you -- thanks to the under-the-bust drawstring -- and the drapey, fluttery sleeves will distract from your ever-so-slight baby bump.

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