Knocked Up, Prego, Bun in the Oven, With Child, Preggers….call it what you want, but it’s everywhere! When you find yourself in a family way, it is such an exciting time in the lives of many. There is bedding and nursery colors to choose, finding the perfect name for the bundle of joy, getting stocked up with diapers and wipes, and….oh yeah, taking care of yourself!!! Future mothers oftentimes push their own needs to the back burner during their trimesters, but The Stylish Steed has some great tips for your wardrobe while you wait for your special delivery.
I look around and so many of my friends and family are expecting. With much prodding from some stylish moms-to-be, we are going to look at some chic ways to bump up the style of my pregnantistas.
There is absolutely no reason for my blossoming beauties to live in the land of leggings. This a time when you should feel most beautiful and feminine…maximize on that!
1. Keep It Simple
While you are prepping your wardrobe for your growing midsection, remember to keep things simple. There is no need to inhabit the BLACK forest in jersey knit, but there are a few things I would suggest straying away from:
A.) Bright Colors – You don’t want to draw unnecessary attention to certain areas.
B.) Satin Fabrics – The most unforgiving of fabrics, satin is perfect for your pillow case, but not for your wardrobe.
C.) Loud Prints – Be very cautious of loud prints. These prints can easily create illusions and cause you to look disproportionate.
2. Go With The Flow
Flowing Maxi Dresses are a pregnancy must! Especially during this unbearable summer heat, a lightweight, flowy maxi is the perfect item. Maxi Dresses are perfect during your pre-delivery days because they help to conceal heaviness on your bottom half. I suggest something in a solid color that is complementary to your skin tone. This brilliant blue maxi from Pink Blush is becoming on any skin tones, and flows gently down the body creating a great line.
A long strand necklace with hanging earrings is a great addition to this maxi with the open
shoulders and neckline.
Pregnant in Heels maybe be a great show, but let’s face it…it’s not realistic. You can, however,
sport a sensible wedge or kitten heel that isn’t too high, but will give you some height throughout the day.
Last but not least, rock a bright colored clutch to add the ultimate personality to your look.
This faux leather clutch in magenta adds just the pop of color that this outfit needs.
3. Short & Sassy
Take your femininity to the max with a short and sassy look that is sure to make you the envy of
the other expectant mothers. Whether tall or fun size, showcasing a short flirty dress will make you a little bit taller. The best silhouette for this look is a swing dress, or baby doll dress.
This fun and flirty swing dress opens up the neck and shoulders (one of the few areas that
remains slim) and flows nicely down the body concealing the baby bump.
A bonus with this dress is you can pair it with heels after you have the baby and rock this look
even while you work on shedding that baby weight. Pair this with a nice hanging earring and
your look is pregnancy perfection.
4. Elongate Your Frame
In our pursuit for style, there are days when we really don’t feel like trying. You’re bloated, your
feet are swollen, and why is your nose continuing to get wider?!?!? On those days when you
decide on a simple black tank and jeans, easily add some pizazz and elongate your frame to create a longer, leaner line. With some confidence, creativity, and a whole lot of accessories, you can
breeze through any fetus fiasco with ease….except maybe morning sickness.
Dress up a simple outfit with a long necklace that draws the eye down. A single long chain or layers of long necklaces add to your total look and make you appear taller. Add a great
hanging earring to this and your look is complete. Don’t be a dud with a pair of studs. Opt for
a large hoop or chandelier style to bring the focus to your neck and shoulders.
Consider these great accessories with your black tank and jeans!
This long necklace with gold metal ovals hangs long and dramatic for the perfect look
to your simple outfit. Pair with a chunky ring, hoop earrings, and a funky bracelet to really round out the accessories. Add another layer of drama by pairing a scarf to bring a luxe look to your
outfit. Simply drape it over your shoulders and you’ll be looking lean in no time.
And don’t forget about the bag. The bigger the better, because a big bag makes your butt look smaller!
So don’t comprise your own personal style, my pregnant pretties. Choose wisely to make yourself a lean, mean, baby making machine! Showcase your feminine side and bask in that natural glow. You already have the attention when you walk in the room…make it so they can’t stop looking! Even with a baby bump, it’s never difficult to stay stylish!