Pregnancy fashion is not about purchasing extra large clothes and forgetting about the items you love the most; it is about making a few compromises and adding some minor clothing revisions that won’t steal away your sense of style.
The Issue With Maternity Clothes
It’s true that the maternity stores in the past did not offer a sufficiently wide range of clothing items to choose from, therefore it is understandable that you might be a bit reluctant when it comes to buying maternity clothes, especially since you’re at the beginning of the pregnancy. Today’s maternity stores are packed with gorgeous clothes that look as beautiful as the ones displayed in regular stores, with the added benefit of making you feel as comfortable as possible. But if you’re not quite ready for shopping at a maternity store, you can simply buy standard clothing items that are a few sizes larger than what you are used to wearing. This way, you’ll have lots of options to choose from afterbirth, so you won’t have to head out on a new shopping spree.
High Heels and Extra Tight Pieces Are a No-No
Speaking about compromises, any future mommy should care about comfort first, and style after. You don’t have to give up all your fashion must-haves, yet some pieces need to be pushed in the back of the closet for they are simply not healthy for your changing body. Carrying extra weight means out with the extra slim clothes (at least those that cover the plus sized areas) and in with form fitting clothes, and also out with tight, high heeled shoes and in with larger, more comfortable flats.
Mind the Fabrics
Being a pregnant lady means you have an increased body temperature, therefore, to avoid over-sweating in your clothes, you need to carefully select pieces with more friendly fabrics such as cotton, instead of going for the same synthetics, tweeds or heavy wools that you used to wear.
Go for a Monochromatic Look
If you’re focused on looking slimmer, it is best to choose an outfit of the same color for having different shades in the top and bottom halves will only make you look wider and shorter. You can still wear your favorite colors just tend to focus on the darker ones to conceal the areas that gained weight.
Being pregnant should not stop you from the pure enjoyment of wearing accessories. If you love belts, wear them below the belly, with one side hanging down, or if you love earrings, go for longer models such as chandeliers that not only elongate you, but also look fabulous. Just make sure you don’t overload yourself with accessories, and only wear one big item at a time.
You’re perfectly allowed to wear layers as means of keeping yourself warm, so do note than shawls, capes and ponchos are wonderful, stylish additions to any future mommy.