Dressing during pregnancy is a tricky process. A woman’s body experiences a multitude of changes, especially during the second and third trimester. As a result, the clothing needs to be both comfortable and stylish. How can expectant moms face their unique fashion challenges and still dress well?
The following tips will help you dress to impress during your pregnancy:
First Trimester: Looking stylish is still easy!
During the first three months, most moms want to keep their “good news” a secret. Some women prefer to wait till the start of the second trimester to divulge the news. This is why many attempts to hide their pregnancy as much as possible. Although there is some weight gain during this time, it isn’t as noticeable as during the second and third trimesters. So what style tips should you incorporate?
Avoid anything that clings or is too tight. At the same time, avoid clothing that is tent-like and billowy. Opt for silhouettes that flow over the hips, thighs, and stomach. Consider soft knits, empire-waist dresses, wrap tops and A-line skirts. These cuts and styles flow over your curves gracefully and easily disguise your extra weight. The goal is to keep clothing loose yet stylish.
Second Trimester: Meeting the challenge of a changing shape and size!
At the commencement of your second trimester, it is likely your baby bump is showing. More importantly, you may feel like your clothing size is also changing on a weekly basis. Since it is impossible to shop for new clothing every day, it helps to invest in clothing items that will expand with you.
Look for items with details such as buttons, wraps, ruching, and tie-backs. These types of items will help you adjust your clothing as your body changes.
If you’re a working expectant mom, you’re going to need something suitable for work as well. You want to look professional but don’t want to sacrifice comfort. Items that can be worn at work and during the weekend are the best choices. Items such as maxi dresses and floral, elastic waist pants will help you look your best both at work and at play! During the second trimester, your stomach will continue to grow and your waistline will also expand accordingly. Elastic waist pants and maxi dresses literally grow with you!
Third Trimester: When comfort clashes with fashion!
Most women find the third trimester to be the most difficult. Not only are you dealing with bulging belly and chest, but you have likely gained weight all over your body. The challenge in this phase of pregnancy is finding something that looks and feels good.
Unlike in the second semester, waistbands, zippers, and buttons will feel torturous. Clothing fibers that are stiff or rough may make you feel uncomfortable. What’s the solution? Lose-fitting, monochrome dresses, open cardigans and cut-out dresses, will not only flatter your curves and bump but make you look stylish too.
Dressing during pregnancy poses many challenges, but by incorporating certain types of clothing into your wardrobe, you can easily cruise through your pregnancy like a stylish diva!
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