I love a good oversized button up. Like, love love. I have a small collection over the years and find them to be the comfiest thing to wear. I’m finding that these oversized shirts are gloriously perfect to wear while pregnant. Something I never considered was how you need a shirt to not only fit over your bump (and chest), but it has to be long enough for maternity jeans. So many of the shirts I thought would work fit the bump but then show the elastic of maternity jeans (if they’re over the bump) or your stomach shows because the jeans are too low (if they’re under the bump).

It’s actually really annoying, but as a girl who loves her jeans I’ve been trying to find solutions.



Summersalt is definitely known for their bathing suits more than anything else…. but this shirt is worth taking a look at!!! It’s comfortably oversized and has such a good “boyfriend” fit. I especially love how long it comes down in the back. Full tush coverage. Perfect to wear with leggings if you want a bit more coverage and because of the length, it could totally work to throw on over a bathing suit too. I definitely can picture myself wearing this in my backyard over a bathing suit this summer while trying to get some sun!

I feel like Nancy Meyers would give this shirt her stamp of approval.



I’m wearing my usual size. Because it’s a forgiving fit, I wouldn’t size up. But if you’re in between sizes you might want to go down one.

SUMMERSALT STRIPED SHIRT pregnant-friendly shirt button-down shirt outfit

Shirt // Maternity Jeans (same version for regular, non-maternity) // Sneakers // Earrings (c/o) // Similar Sweater


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Ahh I just watched father of the bride 2 yesterday! This is just like the striped shirts they both wore! So cute!


Have you considered just… purchasing maternity tops? Motherhood Maternity has budget-conscious choices and Pea in a Pod is a bit pricier but still within the realm of many women’s budgets. It would be great to see how you could make comfortable basics like the ruched t-shirts fit your style, rather than forcing non-maternity clothes onto a growing bump. By the end, even real maternity clothing doesn’t always fit!


Yes! I have a few basics– wearing one today actually so it’ll be on IG stories later. Most days I actually prefer looser fitting shirts and I’ve found a lot of maternity shirts to have empire waists (which look terrible on me) or skin tight with the ruching which I don’t always want!

My favorite so far has been this one from Hatch:

Swapna King

Love this whole outfit! I needed your looks when I was pregnant, but that was in the early 2000s and I wanted to dress like Jessica Simpson…lol!! I was preppy, but not in a classic way always. I think your home and outfit would revive Nancy Myers stamp of approval. On another note. As Tretorn is no longer selling tennies on their US site, what are your thoughts on the brand? I am finding less and less sizes on styles on various websites such as Amazon, ShopBop, Nordstrom…etc. I hope they are not shutting down production.


I had my first baby in January and wish I’d had this post then! I struggled so much with maternity clothes – everything is either frumpy or skin tight, no in between! You look gorgeous and I’m getting total Meryl/it’s complicated vibes from this look!

Shannon L Mahaney

I love how you styled this shirt! I wish I would’ve worn more oversize button-ups when I was pregnant. ( I was pregnant last spring during COIVD lockdown and I wore a lot of my husband’s shirts!)



You don’t have to post this- it is directed towards Instagram. I see nothing wrong with not having your DMs open! I think it’s crazy it’s an expectation for strangers to message people whenever they please. I also don’t know how people have time for that. But I know you aren’t a celebrity but Beyoncé wouldn’t entertain thousands of DMs especially negative ones. I don’t think anyone should.

I totally understand at times, talking to follower, making connections with others, talking to brands that way. I get it. Connecting with others is part of the job. But email also works and question boxes can help.

I wonder how many people think it’s okay to have DMs closed.