I think quite often when ladies fall pregnant they feel the need to spend the next nine months covering up and essentially hiding the beautiful little being that is growing inside of them. I know from experience that you can go from feeling bloated on a good day to a huge waddling whale on a bad day (and I’m only five and a half months pregnant…..god only knows what I will feel like when I get to nine months!)
However, the age old saying that if you look good, you feel good has never been more true as when you are pregnant. I truly believe it is all about embracing the bump and dressing it so you look and feel good. Below are my top 3 must have pregnancy wardrobe items…….
1. Embrace your inner Zebra
Horizontal stripes are seriously flattering once your bump has ‘popped’…..this can typically be anywhere from 10 -16 weeks depending upon whether or not it is your first pregnancy (second timers tend to ‘pop’ earlier). Go for a dress or a top that is figure hugging, otherwise (and particularly after about 20 weeks) people may not know whether you have eaten too many pies or are indeed pregnant.
My dress in the photo above is from New Look. It is not specifically a maternity dress but I am still just about managing to squeeze into it!
2. Denim and white
I’m a huge fan of a denim shirt with a white figure hugging top underneath. This worn with a basic pair of leggings, is a perfect everyday comfortable, yet, fashionable look.
The Little Black Dress is the staple of every woman’s wardrobe and in my opinion the same is true through out pregnancy. For those evenings when you are feeling a little larger than normal popping on your LBD can make you feel both smaller and as a result sexier! Also, when you are pregnant you don’t want to spend a fortune on maternity wear for evening events, so I say invest in one great maternity LBD to see you through your pregnancy.