Today’s post is guest feature from Diana Smith. who is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to latest fashion and beauty trends. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family. Her post will help you look great during pregnancy. Enjoy…
Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you should be head-to-toe in maternity clothes. A true fashionista stays fashionable in every form (wink). Without further ado, here are the best ways to dress up your baby bump.
Snug > bulky
Hiding your (now) bigger body with even bigger clothes may seem like a good idea, but bear in mind that there is a fine line between a hidden belly and looking like you weigh 300 lbs. Feel free to show off your belly and go with clothes that follow your silhouette and slim it down such as snug-sleeved tops, skinny jeans and blazers. Also, you can try wearing stretch knits, they are feminine and really sexy.
Don’t be afraid to show some skin
If you are small-chested, during pregnancy, you can say goodbye to all the padded bras and say hello to your new, luscious cleavage. Don’t be afraid to show it off. Wear scoop neck tees and sweaters – show the world who the sexiest momma-to-be alive is.
Don’t just stick to neutral or black tones. If you really want to be fashionable, you have to add color to your wardrobe. Trust me, you will feel a lot happier when you start wearing colors. Especially now when it is summer time. However, if you consider yourself a color-phobe, start slowly by, for example, throwing on a bright sweater around your shoulders to make your all-white or all-black outfit a little bit more fun.
However, make sure you stay away from loud prints, colors that are too bright and satin – the most unforgiving fabric of them all.
If you enjoyed wearing skinny jeans before, there is no need to ditch them now that you’re pregnant. There are now countless skinny maternity jeans you can choose from that follow all the latest trends. They are stretchy, comfortable and chic! This way you will both look stylish and flaunt your new beautiful curves.
Whether you are three, five or eight months pregnant, accentuate that stomach because it is sexy as hell. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Your goal is not to look bigger than you are, so go with stretchy lycra dresses that will show off your shape in the best way possible in the style of Christina Applegate.
Get yourself one of those cool oversized button-ups from either a men’s or women’s department, and let that loose material follow your belly. Combine it with skinny jeans, some statement jewelry and a cool fedora.
Waist-emphasizing dresses are the best choice because they are super flattering and won’t make you look shapeless. Empire waist wraps around your upper midriff which emphasizes your cleavage. Furthermore, you will be able to wear these even after the little one is born and look awesome.
Layer like a pro
Layering is something you cannot go wrong with, especially during fall and winter months. And don’t let pregnancy change that. Just because your belly is growing, doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to wear and layer your favorite staples. In other words, pull out those puffer vests, cardigans, blazers and jackets that you love and pair them up with basic solid or striped tops for the best impact.
It doesn’t matter that they are invisible to the eyes of others, the main task of any underwear is to make the lines of your body look better. Also, since your body is going through a lot of changes, your old underwear will not work in your favor.
Opt for stretchy skirts
Why? Because they will hug your curves. Go with basic colored one so you can mix and match it with several different tops, and make sure it is ‘professional’ enough to be paired with a blazer and worn to work. A pencil skirt made out of a stretchy material is a great example of this. Furthermore, make sure you wear shorter skirts to stop yourself getting too hot, since pregnant women are prone to becoming overheated (due to increased blood flow).
So that would be it. As you can see, being trendy while you are pregnant is not as hard as it seems. You just need some inspiration and courage to try new things.
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