Dressing the bump! What’s your pregnancy style?

When it comes to putting a stylish bump forward are you more of a Kourtney Kardashian or a Kate Middleton? Are you due a maternity makeover?! As in all aspects of life, the key to looking good is feeling good! So comfort and practicality has to go hand in hand with style.

Check out these tips for looking good through out every stage of your pregnancy.

First Trimester Style

The majority of mums choose not to reveal their pregnancy until after  their 12 week scan. If this sounds like you, then you don’t want your clothes inadvertently revealing your closely kept secret too soon!

So don’t choose clothes that are too tight or clingy, you should be able to get away with wearing your normal wardrobe at this stage, but avoid those bodycon dresses! Choose instead, oversized jumpers and tops - but beware of anything too tent-like as they will just make you look bigger than you actually are! Try loose fitting dresses or my personal fave, tunics! I love wearing tunics pre, during and post pregnancy! They do wonders for deftly disguising any extra weight around the middle! 

Top tip! Avoid the gap! If you find your tops are not doing up, try popping an extra layer like a t-shirt or tank top on underneath! 

Show off a little in your second trimester !

You are hopefully now over any morning sickness and beginning to feel a little less tired so why not make the most of your burgeoning looks with these style ideas.

You gotta have front!  For some mamma’s to be it’s a case of, if you’ve got it flaunt it! One of the perks of being pregnant is your increased cup size, so why not make the most of your cleavage with some well chosen necklines!

Show off those pins! Invest in a good pair of maternity jeans with an expandable waist that will grow alongside your bump and help support it too. Classic style!

Be a wrap star!  Wrap dresses are a great choice as they are so comfortable and can literally expand as you do! They also add a little va va boom to your outfit, as they have the added bonus of showing off your great cleavage (again!)

A wardrobe on the dark side?!  To be honest whether you choose to wear vibrant pink, leopard print or black and white, it’s up to you! Go with what makes you happy and you feel good in. Darker colours can look a little more classic and slimming, but if you want to glitter in gold, then go for it!

Third trimester - how to dress to impress your bodacious bump!

Ok, by this point you might well be feeling a little less awed and more than a little bored with your pregnancy wardrobe! You are in count down time and probably don’t want to start splashing out on new clothes.

Top tip! If you are on a budget, check out your local charity shop, you can simply shop for bigger sizes or see what they might have in maternity fashion. Or look on line as there are lots of sites specialising in pre owned maternity clothes. 

At this stage a good idea is to don those accessories and dazzle ‘em! If you want to buy something new, why not treat yourself to something you can wear or use after your baby is born? Maybe a new handbag, shoes or makeup?

We say, all mummy’s are yummy, so embrace your bump and go with styles you want to wear and you feel comfortable in, because at the end of the day, you look gorgeous!

Have you any style tips you can share about dressing your bump? Did you dress on a budget or blow the budget?!

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