Maternity Style Dos and Don’ts (Guest Post)
Finding the right clothes throughout your pregnancy can be tricky business. For one thing, your body is constantly growing and changing shape which means there’s a good chance your regular clothes won’t fit. For another, it’s hard to find both day clothes and evening-wear that is comfortable and stylish alike.
So when it comes to addressing your maternity wardrobe, there are a few things to take into consideration.
Here, we’ve put together 10 maternity style dos and don’ts to help:
Wear Maxi Dresses and Maxi Skirts
Maxi dresses and skirts are great to have throughout your pregnancy. For one thing they are incredibly versatile to wear as casual day clothes or to glam-up with accessories for a night out. The loose fitting fabric also makes them an incredibly comfortable item to wear.
Image: Jasmine Silk Gown Long (Peach Blossom) from Tiffany Rose. £299.00.
Invest in a Maternity Support Band
Designed to take the strain from your lower back, the maternity band straps around your bump and button on to your regular trousers (so you get away with wearing them with the front open). They are a must have item for any mum-to-be!
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Wear Wrap Dresses
Wrap dresses are the staple item in any expectant mother’s wardrobe. The wrap dress is perfect for either work or weekends and is incredibly flattering to your body shape. The tie provides some much needed definition between your bust and you bump – which is especially helpful as you get bigger during the third trimester.
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Wear your regular old t-shirts
Tempting though it is to wear your favourite pre-pregnancy t-shirts, they’re best avoided. As you get bigger, the shirt will be too short at the front and probably reveal your elasticated maternity jeans!
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Wear a shapeless blouse or dress
While these tend to be fairly comfortable, they aren’t especially flattering. A shapeless blouse will hang off your bump making you seem big all over rather than adding definition to your curves.
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Wear short dresses
This is an easy mistake to make. At first glance, a short dress looks okay but as your bump gets slowly bigger, the dress will get much shorter than you might be comfortable with!
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