Yes, It’s Possible to Stay Fashionable while Pregnant
Just because your body happens to be changing in numerous – and sometimes, unexpected – ways doesn’t mean you have to abandon your love of well-coordinated outfits. From the sore feet to the aching back, pregnancy is challenging enough without having to take on an entirely new approach to fashion. But the truth is that many women underestimate the versatility of maternity clothes.
In fact, some of the world’s leading fashion designers hit it big when they started designing garments for pregnant women. Thanks to this movement, there are plenty of ways that mothers-to-be can show off their fashion sense. Here are just a few:
1. Maternity Leggings
Maternity leggings are a great option because they’re both comfortable and stylish. They go well with numerous tops and layers, such as skirts, boots, oversized sweaters and ponchos. You should consider purchasing high-quality compression leggings, which put slight pressure on the legs to improve blood flow and relieve soreness and swelling
2. Loose-Fitting Tops
Nothing complements leggings better than a loose-fitting top. This is because leggings add balance to large tops by being more form fitting on the bottom. Since leggings come in multiple colors, this may turn into your go-to style combination.
3. Yoga Pants
Many women like to stock up on yoga pants during pregnancy. And why not? They’re comfortable and they look great!
Yoga pants also come with a double-folded waistband that supports the belly. This is great if you plan to do a lot of yoga postpartum.
4. Skinny Jeans
If you enjoyed wearing skinny jeans before expecting, then don’t be scared to wear them now! There are many maternity lines that sell jeans in all cuts, so getting a couple pairs will help you maintain your favorite looks.
5. Form-Fitting Clothes
It might be tempting to go for looser-fitting clothes rather than “gracefully hiding” your expanding bump, but baggy clothing will just make you look bulky. Wearing more form-fitting clothes will actually slim down your silhouette, and you’ll look more like a glowing expecting mother than just frumpy. Garments that show off your arms, legs, and curves will do you more good than those that take away definition and shape.
Dresses give mothers-to-be plenty of fun and comfortable options. Fortunately, there are lots of styles outside of maternity lines that work well for pregnant women – even though they aren’t labeled as “maternity” clothing. Examples include maxi dresses or other free-flowing empire waist dresses.
Thin dresses are great for beating the heat, but thicker materials also go well with leggings, sweaters, and warm boots to accommodate colder weather. Dresses offer plenty of opportunities to play with different colors, patterns, or trending prints.
There’s no reason not to look your best over these next nine months. Glamour Magazine reminds readers that there are more fashionable maternity clothing lines than ever before, so if you’re naturally a more style-conscious person, then you have plenty of options. The best advice is to stick to styles you like and then adjust them to your body.