5 Tips for a Stylish – & Comfortable! – Pregnancy
Everyone talks about the “pregnancy glow,” but between the swollen ankles and aching back, there are days when it feels like all you can muster is getting out of bed – much less glow. On days like these, sweats sound like a much more appealing option than a dress and heels. Let’s face it: Carrying around another human being is no easy task, but it is possible to do so with style.
Here are five tips to help you enjoy the road to motherhood in the most stylish and comfortable way possible:
1. Embrace the changes in your body.
Physical changes are perfectly natural during pregnancy, and every mother in history has gone through similar circumstances. Be at ease with them, and your beauty will show through your confident demeanor.
2. Stay true to yourself.
Being pregnant does not mean you have lost your identity. Whether you were boho-chic or the epitome of high fashion before you learned the fantastic news, there is no reason to change your style. Take queues from celebrity moms and keep your fabulous fashion sense!
3. Forego the baggy clothes.
As your belly grows, it is a natural instinct to gravitate toward clothes that are looser than what you would normally wear. Unfortunately, doing so will only cause your entire body to take on a bulky look.
Skinny jeans and leggings can still be your friends throughout the pregnancy. Just be sure that you choose a non-restrictive yet supportive material. Maternity leggings are stylish, and they provide enough compression to help with your circulation. This is good for your baby – and your ankles will thank you. And seriously, what doesn’t look good with leggings?
4. Choose underwear wisely.
It’s no secret that more areas than your belly grow during these crucial months. Your husband may love the added cushion in certain areas, but man can those girls hurt.
Your pre-pregnancy bras just aren’t going to cut it anymore. Likewise, you don’t want your panties cutting off circulation down below. Buying undergarments that fit comfortably will not only enhance your outfits but will also help you feel great.
5. Do not be afraid of color and patterns.
Black is the safe go-to color, and women everywhere appreciate its ability to hide flaws. Remember, though, that being pregnant is not a flaw; it should be celebrated for the beauty that it is. Wear that sexy red v-neck. Put on a tank top and accentuate it with a flowered wrap. Show off that baby bump with flair!
In Conclusion: A healthy body + comfortable you = pregnancy style, mastered!
Anyone who has ever been pregnant has always wondered – and been a little envious of! – how some women make it look so easy. No matter what style suits you, the key to being fashionable when you are pregnant goes beyond the clothes that look good on a hanger.