Bra, Knickers, Trouser Extender
Your very first-est purchase, must-est absolutely be a bra, preferably a trio of them. The tender blossom of your lady eggs need tending. Start scheduling a fresh bra fitting around eight weeks.
Next, you and your seed will need to analyze your entire closet. Abstain from purchasing unnecessarily now. Perhaps you already have a few empire waist tops, some longer pleated tees, or an extra stretchy pair of trousers that continue to serve you and your growing empire.
Next identify items that might work with slight modifications. If you have pants and skirts that still fit nicely around your thighs and seat, but are a tiddly bit tight around the confines of your new belly buddy. try purchasing a Bella Band, Belly Belt Button Up, Belly Band to keep your southern garments in their station. If all else fails, a rubber band will suffice.
Your goal now is to acquire a minimalist maternity wardrobe. Retain what continues to serve you from your non-maternity wardrobe and add in new items to complete the set. As you evaluate, remember you are not a packaged sausage. If you can see any excessive details of your figure metamorphosis, it is not serving you. And your child should never fall below the line of blouse. Baby will be angry if he finds you left him exposed to the public.
In the end aim for: 10 shirts, 5 trousers (including 1 pair of jeans), 1 skirt, 1 dress. All of them should be good servants, faithful servants. Servants who flatter you.
If you must buy a new garment, opt for an open closure layering piece (ie sweater or jacket). The outer pieces can create structure and verticality around your beautifully broad belly.