Dressing the bump: fashion tips for pregnant women
Being pregnant doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. With a few simple fashion tips, you can look and feel great throughout your pregnancy.
First and foremost, invest in a few key pieces that will grow with your bump. The pieces don't have to be labeled under a "maternity" section to fit your bump! A good bump friendly dress can be dressed up or down, and can take you from work to a night out with ease. A pair of maternity leggings or jeans can also be a lifesaver, as they offer support and can be paired with just about any top.
Also consider adding a few flowy tops to your wardrobe. These tops are great for pregnancy as they are comfortable and can be worn with leggings or jeans. Look for tops with ruched sides or empire waists, as these styles will accommodate your growing bump. My favorite is an oversized crew neck sweater over pregnancy leggings.
When it comes to accessories, consider investing in a comfortable pair of flats or low heel boots. Don't feel the pressure to wear high heels. High heels can put extra strain on your back and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Additionally, Invest in a few pieces of comfortable and versatile maternity wear. Clothing like a pair of maternity leggings or stretchy maternity pants are perfect for the office, while an easy-to-wear maternity dress is perfect for casual outings.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your wardrobe. Many non-maternity clothing items can work for pregnancy as well, such as tunics, maxi dresses, and loose shirts. Experiment with layering and try to mix and match items to create new and different looks.
Finally, don't forget about post-pregnancy wardrobe. Look for clothing with nursing friendly features, like nursing friendly tops, nursing dresses and nursing friendly kaftans.
Remember that fashion during pregnancy is about feeling comfortable, confident and stylish. With a few key pieces and a little bit of creativity, you can easily dress your bump and look great at the same time.