Topic: Five Style Tips That Will Help You Stay Stylish Throughout Your Pregnancy
“What do I wear as my bump gets bigger?” “I can’t even see my feet!” “Nothing fits me, HELP!” These are just some of the questions you may ask yourself and your friends when you’re pregnant and see your bump start to grow, which, if in your first pregnancy, tends to occur after 20 weeks or so. Not all bumps are created equal however, so the way you carry your bump may be completely different from someone else’s… But your bump is your biggest asset. As a Personal Stylist and Founder of Glow In Style, a platform designed to provide online styling services for mum’s who are expecting, nursing and beyond, I have come up with 5 Style Tips that will help you from the beginning till the end of your pregnancy.
You have to think long term wear when looking into shopping for your bump, not just during your pregnancy but after as well. Don’t buy anything that you can’t wear at least three different ways by combining them with clothing you already own in your current closet. Some great suggestions to add to your wardrobe are button down tops and wrap dresses – these are fantastic to wear during your pregnancy but also have longevity to use afterwards too either when breastfeeding or to help in the transition period of your body changing post-birth.
Don’t forget to add accessories
It may be something you already do but being pregnant is a great time to try accessorising with belts that sit directly under the bust line, necklaces that are long enough to wear with your bump, and bracelets that accentuate the wrist (which is the smallest part of your body); show them off by rolling up the sleeves of long sleeve tops and dresses.
Flaunt your Assets!
Rock that bump of yours without losing your personal style. Find ways to still feel like you, but in clothes that will grow with you. If you are into silks or satins, you can still wear these by sizing up or pairing with a jumper to conceal a button or zip. No need to give up your body-con dresses during your pregnancy either as this silhouette is a great way to show off your bump.
Get creative with ideas when pulling outfits together and experiment with colour. This doesn’t have to be stressful, just go with what works for you and what makes you feel most comfortable.
Comfort is key
Overall, as long as you feel comfortable in what you wear, that is the most important thing when pregnant. Wear your trainers with a maxi dress and denim jacket, or put on a pair maternity leggings if you are seeking ultimate comfort for your bump.
Being pregnant is a time where you should be relaxing and enjoying the process of your body changing. It is an amazing experience watching your bump grow, but it can also become very uncomfortable as you get bigger and start carrying more weight. My biggest tip is to find things that spark most joy and provide ease when pregnant.
I have been pregnant three times (currently expecting my third), so have really had time to scour, try and test ALL of the pregnancy related items on the market. In my search, I found items I really love and have used throughout each pregnancy.
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