Pregnancy is, perhaps, one of the most exciting yet daunting periods. As you and the baby bump grows, it is only natural to feel unfashionable and a bit out of place.
However, we say, being pregnant does not mean that you can’t look fashionable or trendy enough. There is no denying that it indeed gets a real tough to find clothing items that would aptly fit the body, but trust us when we say that it isn’t impossible.
When you do feel hopeless, think about the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who managed to slay every single time with that bump. Yes, she had an army of stylists, but you can always seek some inspiration, no?
Speaking of this, we, in the following blog post, bring you five incredible tips that will help you in keeping your fashion game up to the mark. Without any further ado, let’s get started!
Buy your usual size
It is a misconception that pregnancy ultimately translates to buying bigger sizes when it comes to clothes. Also, often, we see pregnant women thinking that purchasing regular clothes in a bigger size would cut. Well, this would mean everything bigger, from arms to shoulders, and we are sure you don’t want that. The key is to buy maternity clothes as they are specially crafted to fit your growing frame of the body. It is designed keeping in mind how a pregnant body needs extra room to accommodate the bump. Therefore, all you have to do is purchase them in your standard size, and you are good to go.
The natural fibers
With a baby on its way, no one likes too many layers going on as far as clothes are concerned. With already so much going on, the last thing on a mommy-to-be mind is getting all heat up due to the clothes she wears. Hence, it is best to shop for pieces made of fresh, light fabrics such as cotton and linen. These are the fabrics that let you breathe!
Similarly, if you are a working woman, we suggest you opt for new cotton dress shirts for a simple yet elegant look. Other than this, cotton camisoles or a coat with maternity tank tops underneath paired with dress pants are other great options.
Suit it up
In the time of pregnancy, all you crave is a comfortable look. For a smart and comfy look, nothing beats a good old suit. Therefore, investing in a well-cut maternity suit is the best you could do for yourself in this testing time. To spice it up, we recommend you to go for a neutral color and add a bit of spark through the right accessories and makeup. In addition to this, a skirt rather than trousers will complement more, considering that they sit well with your changing shape.
With a suit, it is best to pull your hair in a tight, high ponytail and wear hoops to round off the look. Also, as it may be difficult to sport heels, a nice pair of wedges in a neutral tone will pull together a suit look.
Choose versatile styles
Pregnancy is the period in which your body grows at a continuous rate. It is only wise to prioritize quality instead of quality during the period of pregnancy. Try and look for styles that have room for expansion and retraction with your changing shape. You need to remember that this is a temporary phase that requires you to have just a few key pieces in the highest quality possible. We emphasize the need to have excellent quality clothing as you will be wearing them for straight six months. Speaking of this, drawstring waists, in addition to wrapping tops and empire lines, are what your maternity wardrobe should encompass. Feel free to experiment with your looks, but know that you got the quality thing right.
A pop of color
It is a common perception that wearing color during pregnancy is not a very good idea as it can make all those curves prominent in an ugly way. Well, they don’t! Color is very much a part of every modern maternity closet now. It can enhance and add freshness to your overall look. Limiting yourself to blacks, whites, or neutral tones is so 90s now. In case you are still not very comfortable with the idea of going all bold when it comes to colors, then going for an all-black look paired up with a bright jacket wrapped around the shoulders can also cut. If this is even too much for your taste, then perhaps a bright lip color or the footwear can be of popping color.
How you want to incorporate color in your look is your choice. All we want is to see you doing that!
We hope the above tips prove to be insightful for you. No matter what you wear, remember that your confidence is the best accessory and can turn any look into a showstopper one. Happy shopping!