There are a few things I miss about being pregnant. Rubbing my baby bump, for example, and how big and hard it eventually became. I miss the big kicks I felt, the glow my skin sported, how thick my hair was and of course, the amazing feeling of having the miracle of life growing right inside me.
What do I not miss about being pregnant? My swollen feet and how I couldn’t even reach them, having to pee all the time and also how dressing up became such a nightmare when I could no longer fit into my clothes.
Oh gosh, I remember how unattractive I felt and how long it took for me to figure out my maternity style. But once I found my groove, I regained confidence with my changing body and even managed to look somewhat stylish!
Today I would like to share some of my maternity style tips with you today.
Embrace the bump
For a little while, I insisted on squeezing myself into my regular clothes even when they had (clearly) become too tight. Not only was it very uncomfortable, I soon realised it only made me look chunky, as opposed to pregnant. That’s when I decided to embrace my pregnancy and got myself some maternity clothes.
Dual function maternity clothes
To get more wear out of maternity wear, opt for styles that are nursing friendly. These include button down tops, wraparound styles, loose v necks or maternity tanks with straps that can be unclipped for breastfeeding.
Instead of spending a fortune on a heap of new maternity clothes, I went for basic items like plain black dresses and solid colour tops and use accessories to create different looks. It’s amazing how many looks you can create with a simple change in scarf, coat, jewellery and other accessories.
Choose natural breathable fabrics
Pregnant women tend to feel hot and sweat more which can be pretty uncomfortable. Choosing maternity wear in natural fabrics which will help in absorbing moisture and regulating body temperature.
Get one special occasion outfit
You only need one – for those occasions that calls for a dressier look than usual. Mine was a knee length black dress with long lace sleeves that I ended up wearing it to a friend’s engagement party, a couple of fine dining experiences and also my baby shower.