Once the excitement about seeing two blue lines on the pregnancy test strip wore out, you might have shuddered a little about the physical realities of the upcoming months.
Truth be told, we have seen some pregnant mommies rocking their outfits better than non-pregnant ones; so if you have given up on your maternity wardrobe, read on to find some hot maternity style tips. If Kate Middleton and Blake Lively can rock a baby bump to look like a million dollars, you can do it too.
Bright Colors and Color Blocking
Now that you are a goddess radiating a bright aura of motherly affection, you might as well punctuate the radiance with some color. Bright, neon colors are the most happening trend for pregnant women this season, and it goes amazingly well with the spirit of summer.
Neon yellow, orange, pastel pink and hues of blue would work well for a day look. A night ensemble in darker jewel tones will look great with your baby bump. Color blocking is a great idea to incorporate freshness into your maternity wardrobe without opting for the done-to-death floral prints.
It is true that horizontal stripes make you look ‘broad’, but you can surely afford that look when you are pregnant. Bring out those tops with horizontal stripes and rock them with some skinny jeans or a pencil skirt silhouette to add balance.
This trend is especially popular among mothers to be because it flatters the baby bump a lot. Add some stripes to a casual day-out look or to an evening look to add an interesting element. Leave vertical stripes for your post maternity fashion, when you’ll be choosing to look slimmer.
Snugly Fitted Outfits
Your body is making another human being, and you should be very proud of it. Do not hide your bump with loosely fitted, unflattering dresses, but opt for snug dresses that show your bump and curves. If you are not comfortable pulling off closely fitted dresses like Hollywood celebrities, take tips from Kate Middleton’s pregnancy diary and opt for a more modest fitting.
Because you are not limiting your maternity wardrobe to baggy sacks only, you will find it very easy to dress up in style while you are pregnant. It is a good idea to invest in maternity support wear that will help keep your body in shape and make it appear flattering in fitted dresses.
Preggers.com points out that maternity wear that offers compression can still be fashionable. Outfits with graduated compression are recommended for use during maternity to prevent swelling and help re-energize achy legs. True gradient compression delivers a controlled amount of pressure to promote better blood flow and improve circulation.
If You Can, Wear Heels
Some pregnant women can pull off 5 inch stilettos without much hassle, whereas others only find kitten heels and platforms comfortable. During maternity, women may appear rounded and plump because they choose flat sandals and slippers, so try to stay away from flats as much as you can.
Strappy heels are more comfortable as opposed to pumps because they don’t hurt your swollen feet. The latest trend of block heels is also very maternity friendly. However, there is nothing more important than your health during pregnancy, so choose heels only if they suit you.
Yes, we are referring to fashion belts, not the maternity belts. Maternity style is not devoid of everyday accessories, so you can simultaneously have a huge baby bump and wear a dress with a belt cinched at the waist.
Skinny leather belts will look best resting just above your baby belly; choose belts in fabric and patent leather, in bright colors. Pair belts with knee length dresses, medium length tops, maxi dresses, or pencil skirts—they look great with everything.