(Serisha Singh) Let’s face ,dressing an ever-expanding waistline and baby bump is no easy feat. Follow these simple fashion tips for pregnant women to ensure you look fab, whatever the occasion.
Lay the right foundation with supportive underwear
The right underwear will help your clothing fit better. Before you even have a noticeable baby bump, your breasts start growing, which makes the proper bra a must-have. A bra that fits properly can make you look slim and give you the support you need. Maternity underwear is also great to cover up any lumps and won’t cut into your skin.
Invest in the basics only
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you need to get a new wardrobe altogether. Buy clothes that you could wear after you have given birth – think tunic-style tops, wrap dresses, camisoles and cardigans. You’ll get lots of wear out of stretchy vests and fitted blazers and coats, although you may have to wear these unbuttoned.
Embrace empire waists
Empire waists are perfect for pregnancy. They flow out over the tummy for a flattering look. They also look great on most figures. Choose a dress in one solid colour for a slimming look. Empire-waist tops are also a great idea – experiment with fun and flirty prints for a cute look.
Choose fabrics carefully
Soft, stretchy and comfortable fabrics will serve you well as they will grow as you do. Fabrics like lycra will fit you in all the right places. Cotton is another great option, as it allows your skin to breathe, which is a bonus as pregnancy can leave you feeling much hotter and sweatier.
Layer with leggings
Leggings are a godsend for pregnant women. Not only are they versatile and comfortable, they’re also perfect to wear after you have your baby and sit they comfortably on your bump. What’s more, they expand as you do – making them perfect for all 40 weeks of pregnancy.
Don’t reach for over-sized items
It may be tempting, but over-sized items will make you look bigger than you actually are. Form-fitting tops or pants are the best way to show off your pregnant figure by accentuating and highlighting the areas that haven’t swollen, like your arms or legs. Follow the general rule of thumb by pairing a fitted item with a looser one, for example a loose tunic with leggings or wide-legged trousers with a fitted top.
And there you have it, some perfect fashion tips for pregnant women!