When I learned I was pregnant with my first child I knew that I would eventually need to invest in a maternity wardrobe for work. I bought a maternity dress, a skirt, a pair of jeans, and versatile tank tops that could be worn both at the office and in the gym. I changed my look by rotating cardigans. Sweatpants, Nike running shorts, Old Navy yoga pants and my husband’s shirts did the trick for exercise or anytime I wanted to be comfortable outside of the office. The tank tops were so incredibly versatile that I even wore them postpartum— and I still wear them!
Things were much different with my second pregnancy— I was working from home, coaching CrossFit, and leading strength training with Stroller Warriors. Aside from the office maternity clothing from my earlier pregnancy (I wore the dress twice- once to Christmas mass and again when my husband returned home from deployment), I needed different pieces to wear that added more support for my everyday activities and routine; however, I wanted to cut down on the cost of buying maternity clothing. That Christmas, I was gifted a shirt from Lululemon- the Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve. Sized up, this was the perfect shirt to wear during pregnancy and postpartum. I bought a few shirts and a tank top through the “we made too much” sale and wore these tops throughout my whole pregnancy— to run, lift, in the pool, or out-and-about with a cardigan to jazz it up a bit.