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the fall back

Megan Nielsen maternity style: Briar crop top + Ruched maternity skirtGetting dressed when you’re pregnant can be a little stressful sometimes – I find the number of days when i look at my wardrobe and feel flustered at having nothing to wear just doubles when i’m pregnant.

So over time i’ve developed a few tricks – one of which is having a fall back outfit that always makes me feel good no matter what. This pregnancy that combo is a Briar crop top and a Ruched maternity skirt. I have a couple of Briar crop tops and Ruched skirts sitting next to each other in my wardobe that all mix and match perfectly – so when i bad day comes along, i can pull any two out, put them on and leave the house feeling like a look good.

It instantly turns a day that could have started badly, into one thats off to a cracking start :) No doubt i’ll be sharing more than few briars+ruched skirts with you this time round! Annnnd here’s how i wore this top before i was pregnant: one and two!

Megan Nielsen maternity style: Briar crop top + Ruched maternity skirt

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Top: Megan Nielsen Briar crop top // Sewing pattern + similar fabric
Skirt: Megan Nielsen Ruched maternity skirt // Sewing pattern + ponte knit fabric
Shoes: Madewell
Necklace: Thrifted

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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10 years ago

Congrats on your pregnancy Megan! I loved wearing the ruched skirt my last pregnancy but for some reason the cropped Briar didn’t work for me. Looks great on you though! Now post partum my Briar gets lots of wear :)

10 years ago

Wow the briar looks amazing for maternity! Love it!

10 years ago

Isn’t it crazy how an outfit can influence the outcome of your day? I have a couple of similar go-to outfits in my wardrobe that I turn to when the day isn’t turning out so well and I need something trusty to wear.

10 years ago

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10 years ago

You look gorgeous! love this combo.

Kelly Rodgers
10 years ago

You look amazing Megan. Gorgeous outfit!!

Holly Darling
10 years ago

I love this combo, Meg!

10 years ago

nice style!!! i like your combination

10 years ago

Awww, you’re so cute! Congrats on your pregnancy and your new-baby-to-be! :-)


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