Where to buy maternity clothes in Virginia Beach

Where to buy maternity clothes in Virginia Beach, VA

Maternity clothes can be tricky.

When do you need them? Do you REALLY need them?

If you’re like me, you might need two sets! I got so big I need two sets by the time I was full term. #truestory

When to buy maternity clothes

Generally, the 2nd trimester is when you want to start looking at maternity clothes. It all depends on how you like your clothes to fit, and how your body is growing, and even your body type.

This can vary so widely. Its very personal.

If you like your clothes to fit tightly, then you’ll probably want a new waistline sooner than later.

If you’re on your second or third pregnancy, your body could pop into preggo mode faster than the first go around.

Hacks for maternity clothes

In the beginning you can finagle it – a rubber band through the button hole of your jeans, or just switching to leggings will do for a while.

A men’s button up with a cinched belt around the waist is also very effective.

My favorite were knit dresses that hit the knee. It got me to the third trimester when it was way too short to be appropriate.

North End virginia beach family maternity photos with alison bell, photographer
Alison Bell, Photographer

Maternity clothes to invest in

You’ll wear your maternity clothes during the 4th trimester…so invest wisely! Here are the items you’ll need quality:

  • Leggings
  • Jeans
  • Versatile dress – casual or dressy
  • Light jacket
  • 2-3 quality Shirts

You’ll find that every pregnancy is different and you’ll be drawn to different styles with each one. You may live in leggings then only wear dresses the next. Invest in versatile and classic pieces that can be worn over years, but also from early pregnancy through the several months post partum.

Alison bell family photographer

Hi, I’m Alison, your chaos coordinator.

As the ringleader of my own 4 boy circus, I know how hard getting family photos can be.

If I could dress your kids and literally hang your family photos on your walls, I would.

…but I can’t, so I do just about everything else in between.

That’s why I take the time to hold your hand from start to finish.

Because what good are family photos if your kids never see them?

Our active duty USMC family is currently stationed in Virginia Beach near Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Hampton in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I call Charleston SC home and go back as often as I can! I shoot families and weddings as travel permits. Check out more of my work in Charleston here.

Spring maternity photo session with cherry blossoms in virginia beach, va by alisonbell photographer

Top places to shop in person in Virginia Beach

These are shops in Virginia Beach where you can physically walk in and try on maternity clothes. If I missed something, please email me and let me know! I’d love to add it.

HEY! I'm Alison, Your Fun And Hilarious Family & Newborn Photographer!

I'm a South Carolina native, USMC spouse, and recovering homeschool mama of a four boy circus. Bring me your crazy!

After 11 years of photographing families all over the world, I've realized my clients aren't printing their images. We go through all this work to get dressed, coordinated and then let those photos die on the hard drive.

No more!

There's nothing easy about family photos but I'm here to help you with every step from what to wear to printed in your hands whether thats an album or wall art. I want you to Make your people the rock star of your house!

You'll be reminded of what really matters every day when you see the giant prints of your crew laughing on your walls every. single. day.

Currently stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia photographing families all over the Hampton Roads area from Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Eastern Shore all the way to Portsmouth and Elizabeth City!

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