Expecting a child is a joyous and wonderful occasion in any woman’s life. Unfortunately, some women might not be completely pleased with their bodies during the pregnancy process and feel as if some of their current clothing is unflattering or doesn’t fit them as well as they had hoped. However, there are plenty of options when it comes to being both pregnant and stylish. Here are eight tips that will help make you a stylish pregnant woman while you are expecting.
Stay Skinny (Skinny Jeans that is)
With the popularity of skinny jeans, many clothing companies have put effort into making skinny jeans an option for expecting mothers. Just because you are expecting doesn’t mean that you can’t show off your legs and wear a pair of great looking skinny jeans. You may have to add some new pairs to your wardrobe, but most of them will be comfortable and have some give to them so you can stretch out during your pregnancy months.
Keep It Colorful
No matter the season, be sure to keep color in your pregnancy wardrobe. You should be happy during your time expecting, and your clothes will certainly represent and affect your mood. Bright colors in your clothing will not only look great, but they will boost your mood during a time where you may not be completely confident with your physical appearance.
Shopping for maternity wear can be a daunting task. Many women I know are proud of the fact that they can still fit into their old clothing. Perhaps it’s a form of denial, wanting this bodies to look the same as they did pre-pregnancy. Or maybe the idea of springing for entire new wardrobe for nine months doesn’t quite fit their budget.
But there comes a time in every pregnancy when those stretched out T-shirts and sweats no longer work. Maybe it’s a special occasion or perhaps you’re literally too big for your britches. Not to worry, the days of boring maternity wear are a thing of the past. In fact pregnant can be quite chic.
Try this Serafina Blossom printed maternity dress. It’s knotted front and bold print make it very versatile. Keep it feminine pretty for a lunch date or while on the clock at the office. Or add a little edge with a leather jacket and a large structured bag for a day out with the girls.
Since pregnancy isn’t the time in our lives we think of buying investment pieces, we love the idea of double-duty clothing. Molly Ades Maternity/Nursing Navy Cape serves as a stylish cape while you’re pregnant and can be used as a portable nursing cover once the baby is born. Comfortable never looked so good (and practical!)
Add a little whimsy with this playful Maternal America Mini Stripe Dress. It ties right under the bust cinching you at your smallest point but grabs your attention with it’s bring hue. Great for someone who dares to be different even at nine months.
For the pregnant woman on the go, Hatch’s Cowl Top will soon become a staple in your wardrobe. In soft rosewater, this feminine shirt is just what the doctor ordered (as well as Lamaze, vitamins, and an entire room of newborn diapers). A cut-in-one short sleeve and dreamy folds of crepe allow it to hold it’s shape throughout your entire pregnancy. Layer it with nice pants or pencil skirt and a structured blazer for an office appropriate outfit or add jeans for a weekend friendly look.
Mix it up with this Maternal America Cobalt Tie Dress. Sophisticated and smart, this dress is sure to be a head turner. The V-neck and mini front tie draw people’s eyes up to your face all while emphasizing your waist. Dress it up with dangling earrings for a date night. Or keep it casual with a soft cardigan and tote bag for a long lunch catching up with friends.1