Wear A Non-Maternity Midi Skirt while Pregnant. Why not? Let’s get crazy up in here.



The non-maternity clothing in my closet is becoming less and less of an option for me as of late. With my maternity wardrobe being a bit limited at the moment (waiting to break out the Fall/Winter stuff), I have TRAGIC nothing-to-wear moments. On that note, while I was in a frustrated mess trying to find something to wear the other day, I saw it – my crazy floral midi skirt (that I used to wear with a crop top – ha)…just hanging there…

Welp. I decided to throw it on and see if I could get it to work at all. Why the heck not? Desperate times call for desperate attempts at making non-maternity clothing work on an almost 20 week pregnant body, my friends.

It worked! Oooooh. Thank you, midi skirt. You saved me. I have something else to wear now other than my one pair of maternity shorts. Sweet.



My particular skirt is stretchy, so the style of it worked with the bump. I’d say that’s an important factor, unless it’s a full enough skirt and can be pulled up above the bump. The length of the midi skirt is also something I’d keep in mind. While it is a midi skirt, since it’ll be worn further up than it’s supposed to be it’ll hit higher up. Duh, Cams. Okayyyy. Sorry. I’m tall, so I just had to put that out there. I recently tried on a shorter full skirt that I own and…well, ummm. No.





top: Leith slouchy tee, no longer available. Their Deep V Tee looks to be almost the same (and 2 for $48)

skirt: Leith Midi Skirt, no longer available. If you like a more pencil-type style, their high waist Print Midi Skirt is a looker – long enough, stretchy and S rocked it in a post this past Summer. I also tried it on and can vouch for its stretchiness and overall cool factor. If you’re more about the full skirt, Mod Cloth’s Brunch Hostess Skirt is fab-u-lous. I mean, the black and white plaid. YEP.

sandals: Vince Camuto Hopper Sandals – if you’re done with sandals this year, buy these for next Summer. I got my money’s worth out of them – worked with almost everything and super comfortable.

bag: Sole Society, no longer available. The Thalia saddlebag is a great bag. Their new Charlie also looks awesome – love a cross body with room for stuff. I’ve been making a habit of bringing a cross body with me, even when I also am bringing along the diaper bag. It keeps all of my things together and makes it easier to grab my wallet, keys, phone, etc.

arm candy: Ann Taylor bracelets. The Skinny Bar Cuff is still available in turquoise (and 50% off). ASOS has a slew of skinny cuffs, like this Open Triangle Cuff and this sweet Quartz Open Wire Cuff.

To Recreate



Start with a simple tee. I have a slouchy white tee that I pulled up above the bump and knotted in front.

teeLeith Deep V Tee


Pull your midi skirt just above the bump. Depending on what style you prefer, you can either go with a more form fitting option (that’s stretchy) or a full skirt that will allow for you to pull the waist line above the bump. Be aware of the length, because longer may be better…since you’ll be hiking it up further than it’s usually worn.

midi skirtsFree People Rainforest Swit Stripe Skirt | J.Crew Pleated Midi Skirt

& oh my goodness…this Elephant Print Midi Skirt (!)


Slip on a cool, casual shoe. I wore sandals (because I live in SC and it doesn’t get truly chilly until ummm…Thanksgiving? Maybe? Exaggerating a bit, but not really), but we are nearing Fall here nonetheless and a buckled bootie or sweet clog would rock with a midi skirt. I like the look of a closed toe clog too.

shoesMadden Girl Hunttz Ankle Booties | Topshop Lauren Clog Sandal | these Topshop Lori Slingbacks are also ever lovin’ cool

I’m hoping this delivered some of you expecting mamas from one of those WTF-do-I-wear-now moments.




images: Brandon Brown Photography 


  1. This outfit is adorable on you! Love the way you tied your shirt above your bump. Accentuate the bump, baby! Love this lots! (and exclamation points too apparently!! lol)

  2. Love this – I’m 21 weeks and am having those WTF moments in front of my closet pretty much daily. 😉 The irony is that the things that do still fit pretty much conceal my bump (hooray for flowy shirts!).

    Would love to see more posts on how to adapt pre-preggo clothes to a preggo body!

    • Hey, flowy shirts rock…so it all works out. 😉 Thanks, Alyse! I’ll think about doing more posts like this…I’ll have to dive into my closet again and see if I come back out with something. Cheers.

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