Expecting a baby is such a wonderfully exciting time. What can be a little unsettling however is how rapidly your body will change and how you have to purchase new clothes to feel comfortable and confident. This doesn’t mean however ditching your personal sense of style. Here we’ve listed the must have fashion tips every pregnant woman should know. From selecting the right maternity wear to accessorising your outfit, we’ve got the lowdown on how to be pregnant and stylish:
Don’t change your own sense of style
The biggest mistake women can make is purchasing maternity wear because of it’s fit. You should be able to find clothing that fit well, look great on you and you like them. Don’t change the basics of what makes up your wardrobe just because you are pregnant. Find alternatives that are comfortable, as well as being ‘you.’
Purchase pieces that will last and you can wear after pregnancy
There are many different types of maternity wear that can be worn well after baby is born and doesn’t have to hit the back of the wardrobe until next time.
Maternity wear that grows with you
When you begin to show you may need to start purchasing some maternity clothing. Of course, you will grow much bigger in the coming months, so it’s a good idea to look for stretch fabrics that will grow as you do. The most unflattering fashion no no is the riding up top over the expanding middle. Make sure you buy tops that are long and designed to stretch and you won’t have a problem.
Show if off
There can be a tendency of women who are pregnant to wear over sized clothing which can make them look like they are wearing a sack. For slouch t-shirts and shift dresses create shape by wearing a belt low underneath the tummy. This will give you shape and show off a bump to be proud of!
Minimise patterns and go for sleek classic shades
Rather than going for bold prints stick to basic colours and make the colour black your new best friend. There are some wonderful maternity dresses on the market which will take you from day to night with effortless glam. Accessorise with large bold cuffs and earrings and you’ve got a versatile outfit right throughout your pregnancy.
Undergarments that feel great
It’s so important when you’re pregnant not skimp on quality undergarments that feel great and fit well. As your cup size will grow, a comfortable bra will be vital to ensure you feel good. Quality is key here so keep that in mind.
Show Some Skin
If you’re normally small-chested, pregnancy offers the best chance you’ll ever have to forego the padded bras and flaunt cleavage, so take advantage of this fortuitous occasion and wear scoop-neck T-shirts or sweaters.
If you enjoyed wearing skinny jeans before you were an expecting mama, don’t be afraid to don tight-fitting pants now just because you’re pregnant. Many maternity lines are now making stretchy, super-comfy (and chic!) skinny jeans and leather leggings that will fit and flaunt your new curves.
Choose Snug over Bulky
Reaching for bigger clothes to hide your size sounds like a good idea, but it only contributes to a bulky look. Instead, slim down your silhouette and emphasize the features that aren’t expanding with snug-sleeved tops, skinnier pants, and button-down shirts or blazers (from your prepregnancy wardrobe) left unbuttoned. Try knits that stretch to fit your form — they’re sexy and feminine. If all else fails, break out a crisp men’s dress shirt and pair it with leggings or jeans and a fitted T-shirt or tank underneath. This look is the perfect mix of sexy, modern, and classic style.
Go for Color!
Don’t limit yourself to black and neutral tones — color is an essential part of the modern maternity closet. You’ll feel happier when you’re wearing clothes that aren’t drab. But, if you’re really a color-phobe (or if you’re feeling budget-conscious), just throw a bright sweater around your shoulders to complement an all-black outfit.
Perk up a staid wardrobe with just a few decorative elements, such as ruffled trims or embroidered or beaded accents. Just be sure to stick with things that you’ll be able to wear more than once without feeling too conspicuous.
Try Some Trimmings
One of the easiest ways to add dimension and flare to an otherwise simple ensemble is to put on your favorite accessories and jewelry. Try long, dangling earrings and lariat necklaces to de-emphasize fullness in your face. Wear a patterned scarf in your hair, put a jeweled cuff on your wrist, or carry a chic handbag. Better yet, if you’re not going to be on your feet all day, throw on some fun open-toe sandals or sling-backs. Sexy shoes can instantly perk up practically any outfit.
Being pregnant is a wonderfully special time for any woman. But it doesn’t mean you have to alter your sense of style. I hope our tips on how to remain a fashionista well up until baby is born has given you some inspiration on how to make the most of your figure and wardrobe when expecting your bundle of joy.