As your bump – and you – grow during pregnancy, it’s easy to feel increasingly unfashionable. But it doesn’t need to be this way. The Duchess of Sussex like some other women have looked fantastic throughout her pregnancy. Although she’ll have plenty of people to give her style advice whenever she needs it, her beautiful bump look shows what is possible.
You want to look fabulous with the bump, here are tips for you.
Keep it simple:
When your bump becomes pretty obvious, don’t over-accessorise or overdo your outfits because you want to make up for the big look. The focus should be on that glow that comes with pregnancy. Stick to clean, simple lines and classic cuts. Stay away from large or busy patterns that overwhelm your curvy frame and instead opt for solid colours, a patterned scarf or fun jewellery.
Get maternity clothes not bigger sizes:
First of all, it is certain that the first thing you would want to get is a bigger size to accommodate a growing bump and bust. However, this means that the back, arms and shoulders will also be larger and won’t fit properly, making you look bigger than you actually are. Get maternity clothes instead as they are designed to fit your frame but with extra room to accommodate a bump and bigger boobs.
Invest in a jacket:
This is the period when you need to look smart. A well-cut maternity suit is a good investment. Pick neutral colours and jazz it up with accessories and colour-pop tops. You might find a skirt more comfortable than trousers, as they often adapt better with your changing shape.
Pick adaptable styles:
Think quality than quantity when it comes to a maternity wardrobe. Pick styles that can expand and retract and are able to last for most of your pregnancy, and even a few months after birth. All you need is a few key pieces of the highest quality you can afford because you might find yourself wearing them often for six months. Pay particular attention to drawstring waists, empire lines and wrap tops, which can be used for nursing after the birth too.
Wear comfortable underwear:
Getting measured for a bra is important during pregnancy. That way, your bust is fully supported, especially through the second and third trimester. It’s amazing what well-fitting underwear can do for your appearance – giving your confidence a boost when you need it most.
Wear the most comfortable footwear:
Your balance is important at this stage. You don’t want to kill your heels or back with stilettos and you don’t have to go all flip flops. Sneakers (just one size bigger for those who experience swollen feet) would do a good job on just anything you wear and make you look pretty stylish.
Change your hair (if you can):
You might want to try a new hairstyle to go with your new body. If you have long hair, you may opt to make it shorter as it will be easier to care for and will draw attention to your eyes and face.
Improve your posture:
With all the changes in weight and gravity your body is going through, you may develop a bit of a slouch as the pregnancy progresses. These postures could cause back strain. Instead, try keeping your hips and shoulders in line as you walk, and keep your back straight by tucking a pillow behind you when you sit.
Nurture your skin:
Moisturize as often as possible and gently exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to keep your skin glowing and smooth. Protect your skin now more than ever from the sun’s harmful rays by using a gentle sunscreen on your face and all exposed body parts whenever you’ll be out in the sun.
It’s pretty simple. Don’t sit at home all day except upon your doctor’s recommendation. Go out to parties, to the beach. Hang out with friends and fellow ‘preggies’ and have fun. More importantly, exercise as instructed by the doctor.
Who said you can’t turn heads while pregnant? We would love for you to share your pregnancy tips with us in the comment section.