Being pregnant is a beautiful thing — you get the amazing advantage of being able to help create another human being... and if you already know the long list of style tips for pregnant women, you get to look as beautiful as you feel! Alongside the symptoms of pregnancy and the extra weight, and of course the famous "baby bump," sometimes it’s hard to make a fashion statement without feeling uncomfortable. When I was pregnant I know I had a hard time making the "Best Dressed" list and frequently felt like I belonged on the "Worst Dressed" instead. After a while, I learned the do’s and don’ts of styling while pregnant. Here are 7 style tips for pregnant women...
1. Know Your Body Type
It’s a key thing to know your body shape and type prior to the growth of your baby bump, so it's the top of my list of style tips for pregnant women. Female bodies vary from straight body type to the hourglass body type and even the inverted triangle body type. Knowing your body type can help you create your pregnancy style.
2. Choose What's Comfortable
Pregnancy clothes are made to be beyond comfortable; they create extra room for while your baby bump grows. Teh right clothes will be comfortable, giving room to move and be flexible, and they'll also be designed to fit after the pregnancy is over. That was something I was a firm believer on: making sure that I was able to either re-use the maternity clothes, or find clothes that did both. An example would be baby doll shirts, which help during early months of pregnancy and which you can even wear after your pregnancy.
3. Bella Band
I am petite in size, and it’s always hard to find pants that fit me without having to pay for an expensive pair and never wear them again! I highly recommend the Bella Band for any body type. It gives you the opportunity to wear your own pair of jeans or bottoms leaving them unbuttoned and unzipped by putting this elastic band around the waist, creating an imitation of maternity pants. Also, the Bella Band helps support the weight of your growing baby belly.
4. Dress for the Weather
Wearing what is right for the weather and the season, is also important for staying fashionable! Wearing Summer/Spring dresses as maternity dresses is something I did often! Embracing boots and comfortable pants, with oversized jackets and sweaters for fall and winter work perfect for maternity style!
5. Accessorize, Too!
Accessorize with belts, jewelry, patterns, scarves, and hats in your style. Even when you want to dress-down wearing over-sized shirts, you can accentuate your belly by using belts to help you create a perfect blend of comfy and fashionable! Using jewelry and bold patterned scarves also helps create a cute fashion statement while still being comfortable.
Investing in a few cute T-shirts is one of the most comfortable yet fashionable style tips I can give! They have monthly shirts that show how far along you are, and even have cute shirts that state you are pregnant in a comedic way. One of my favorites was, "9 months ago I read Fifty Shades of Grey."
7. Get Ready
Embrace your pregnancy glow, whether you’re dressed down and comfortable or dressed up for a night out! Embrace and enjoy your growing breasts and belly, and rock that glow! Do your hair, put on some make-up, and love the new you! Nothing can top self-confidence!
Have you tried any of these tips before? Do you have any tips you’d like to add or share? I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas as well! I know that there was a lot more to what I learned after I was pregnant than when I was pregnant! Hope these help you!