Outfits Lately with Flats (non-maternity, but bump friendly!)

Maternity Outfits with Flats

Bedding info including headboard, night stands & duvet can be found in this blog post

As many of us have traded heels for flats these days, I wanted to show a few recent outfits that are very comfortable but still feel pulled-together! Everything here is actually not maternity sizing, but happens to be bump friendly even in my 3rd. trimester. These also feature a few sale pieces that I showed last month, mixed and matched for cooler weather outfits as we head into Fall.

1. Chic Mixed Knits

For meetings, a coffee date, or whenever you want to feel a little more sophisticated! On the bottom left, showing how I often add a hair elastic to a lightweight sweater or tee for a twist-front look (old styling trick from this post). A long trench or knit blazer layered on top always adds instant polish for me, and a printed shoe helps tie together multiple solid neutral colors. I can’t fit into jeans these days, otherwise that would be a comfortable alternative here instead of my ribbed skirt for a less formal-looking outfit!

This midi trench coat (see my review) was one of my favorite finds earlier this year, and one I’d recommend in both tan and black. It is definitely a long length, draped jacket, so it’s not for someone looking for a short trench. I initially planned on hemming it 2″ but over time have really grown to like the longer length!

For a shorter length drapey trench coat, check out this A+F one in multiple colors!

gibson blazer petite workwear business casual


2. Playful print + platforms

For this in-between Summer to Fall weather, I mixed fabric weights and textures here with a soft, fluffier sweater, a more airy pleated chiffon skirt, and leather espadrilles.

how to style a leopard sweater soludos leather flats

1901 sweater kids size L (looser fit; reviewed here), Soludos leather espadrilles 5 (also at Shopbop), TDE bag c/o, Uniqlo skirt (old sold out style; very similar in 5 colors)

3. Monochrome mom-on-the-go

A very basic outfit, but one that you’re most likely to find me in these days for comfort and practicality! A knee-length dress + duster cardigan creates clean, long lines, and keeping it in the same color family helps it look streamlined. Typically I’d be wearing my staple non-maternity leith ruched dress, but just outgrew it during these last few weeks of pregnancy!

I really wanted a white bump-friendly ruched dress, and while this one isn’t perfect, I’ve been wearing it a ton. I would’ve preferred a better quality cotton material and you do need skin-toned undergarments or shapewear since the white is on the sheer side. I’m always wearing my maternity support shorts anyways which works as a good under layer here. What I DO like about this dress is that the overall fit is pretty good on a shorter frame, including shoulder straps that aren’t too long and neckline not too low – two issues I have with many non-petite tank dresses!

See a similar dress at Target maternity (under $25) or Pink Blush maternity (under $50).

petite third trimester maternity white dress cardigan outfit

Leave a Comment


  1. Love these looks! Especially the tank dress and cardigan. Always so classy.


    Posted 9.21.20 Reply
  2. DoAnn wrote:

    Jean, are the Soludos espadrilles small wearing your normal size 5? I read that they run small and wasn’t sure if you encountered this? Thanks!

    Posted 9.17.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi there – yes I’m wearing my normal size, I didn’t size up but you could go a half size up for comfort. They were not the most comfortable in the beginning and needed breaking in for me, I’ve had them for a few years now though!

      Posted 9.22.20 Reply
  3. GreekGirl wrote:

    Can you review the TDE bag in this post?

    Posted 9.17.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I have loved all of their bags – great size, durable material that’s easy to wipe clean, and versatile design with the removable crossbody strap. This one is a nice shape too but my one comment is the walnut brown color is harder for me to pair, and black or a true tan would be more versatile.

      Posted 9.22.20 Reply
  4. Mireia wrote:

    Super cute and trendy looks!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 9.17.20 Reply
  5. Nicole wrote:

    Hi Jean! How do you get your hair bun to stay so full and just the right amount of height? Do you have a tutorial for this?

    Posted 9.17.20 Reply
  6. Angie wrote:

    Hi, love this post! Could you do an updated Chanel post? Thank you!

    Posted 9.16.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Angie! What specifically would you be interested in for an updated Chanel post?

      Posted 9.22.20 Reply
  7. VERA wrote:

    You look amazing!!

    Posted 9.16.20 Reply
  8. Briana wrote:

    Such darling looks as always!


    Posted 9.16.20 Reply
  9. Lynn wrote:

    I love that Uniqlo pleated skirt! Did you have to get it hemmed?

    Posted 9.16.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Lynn, I didn’t get this skirt hemmed but it’s old. It’s actually longer but I roll the waistband up sometimes to wear it shorter like in this photo! Uniqlo no longer has a short one like this but the H&M one is a similar length and a great alternative.

      Posted 9.22.20 Reply

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