I scheduled my first maternity Stitch Fix when I was only in the single-digit weeks of my pregnancy. I already couldn’t wait. I debated when to have the fix arrive, I had heard the rumors that you show much sooner with second babies than you do with first babes, but I still thought scheduling my first fix for 15 weeks pregnant was jumping the gun a little too soon. But I couldn’t wait. The thought of possibly being able to avoid the only maternity store in our little town for my entire pregnancy was too tempting to put off much longer.
Turns out, not so much. Turns out regular jeans started feeling pretty terrible by week 14 and I was practically camped out on my doorstep waiting for my package by week 15. So below, find my review of my very first, but definitely not last, Maternity Stitch Fix!
Market & Spruce Dafne Chevron Maxi Dress
I liked this dress. It was a really good, heavier stretchY fabric, and since it isn’t a maternity dress, I could easily wear it after the baby comes. I wasn’t 100% crazy about it because it is yet another navy and white maxi with an unfortunate for me arbitrary waist placement, similar to my most recent non-maternity fix. I am a bright, bold color girl and navy and white just aren’t my usual faves. However, I LIVED in maxi dresses my last month or so of pregnancy, and that thought was not far from my mind when making my decision. Ultimately, I decided to keep this dress for 9-month-pregnant Ashley, who would rather do pretty much anything than put on pants at that point of pregnancy.
Full Moon Dacey Lace Overlay Maternity Knit Top
This was the first thing I tried on out of the box, and from the looks of it I wasn’t so sure I would like it. WRONG! This was my absolute favorite thing in my Fix. I can’t say enough good things about it! I can dress this up or down, it is super comfortable and I have plenty of room to grow in it. This was a 100%, no question KEEP.
Laila Jayde Malaga Drape Cardigan
I have a billion cardigans. A billion. So I was sort of bummed to see one in this fix. However, I realized upon surveying my cardigan collection that I have two colors: black and neutral. I put this one on reluctantly and ended up loving it. I love the burgundy color and it is super super soft and comfortable. It also fits well, without being a short cardi, but not overwhelmingly long which as a petite person I often have problems with. Another great thing about cardis, they pretty much always fit, whether you are 9 months pregnant or never pregnant.
Loveappella Maternity Keils Lace Detail Maternity Top
This shirt is super soft and comfortable. Its too big at the moment, but I have no doubt it will fit just fine in a month or two. It’s a nice, casual shirt I can see myself throwing on to run errands or on play dates and not have to worry about being uncomfortable or frumpy.
Rune Kiley Maternity Ankle Zip Legging
What I needed more than anything was maternity pants. I partly blame myself for not making that more clear in my note to my stylist, and also at the point I ordered my fix, I didn’t know if I would even fit into maternity pants by the time my Fix was delivered. In other words, my whole second trimester pant situation was hinging on the results of this Fix. So, high hopes and expectations. I’m working this up to get to telling you that I absolutely hated these leggings. So, so, so, so, so uncomfortable. They have a long metal zipper on each leg that is positioned directly over my ankle bone. Also, as leggings they are very tight, which means the rubbing of the zipper on my skin made for a VERY crabby me. They are cute enough on, but there is no way I can make that dang horrible zipper work for me. However, because of the awesome 25% discount you receive, it was actually CHEAPER to keep these than to send them back. So they will be donated instead, hopefully to some mama missing sensory processing in her ankles.
So overall, I kept 5/5 again! I will definitely be doing another maternity fix, this time with a MUCH more specific note to my stylist requesting maternity pants/jeans that work for petite mamas. If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet, what are you waiting for?? Click the link below to get started!