joys in life, but it’s certainly does not come without its nuisances. In
addition to dealing with the sickness and not feeling like yourself, you also have
to deal with a growing and changing body. For expectant mothers this is
extremely frustrating and many fall into a trap of thinking that they’ll only
be comfortable in bulky t-shirts and sweats. This myth can make moms-to-be
dread getting all dolled up for otherwise exciting affairs; take stock in the
fact that you don’t have to choose between comfort and fashion. When dressing
your pregnant body for a special occasion, there are few fundamental staples
that will keep you from getting overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to get you out
of a fashion rut—and into being a hot mama!
how you present yourself. Let your colleagues know that you’re still at the top
of your game. The first step to take is to make a few investments and buy
maternity pants and skirts that fit. Most come with a stretchy band that will provide
you with comfort and support and make room for your ever growing belly. You’ll
feel much more confident inside if you don’t feel like you’re going to burst
out of your pants at any minute. To mix up your look try out different patterns,
but for the corporate environment, always opt for a darker color palette, as this
will help you to appear slimmer and professional. Look for longer shirts that
will nicely cover your front, and take into account your expanding bust; loose
button-ups like the one found at the Gap
will accommodate your growing frame and, as your breasts become enlarged, you
can wear tank top underneath and leave
the top button or two accommodatingly unfastened. Finish off your look by adding
a tailored jacket or blazer to give you a polished finish. Layering, when done
right, helps to present a pulled-together ensemble and no one will know if you’re
feeling less the perfect.
waist line, while providing a flattering V-neckline that will draw attention upwards
towards your slender neck and glowing face. Don’t be afraid of color! When in doubt, reach
for a maxi dress. They will give you full-coverage and ease of wearing to keep
you comfortable throughout the night. For swollen feet, reach for a pair of
low-heeled wedge booties. Like these from DSW,
they are a trendy addition to your wardrobe and will add flair to your outfit.
Additionally, ask your doctor about potentially investing in insoles, as your
arches will be carrying more weight than they are use to. One of the best ways
to add pizazz to any outfit is by punching up your use of accessories. Opt for
a cute scarf to tie your look together or stack a bunch of bracelets on your
for a semi-formal event can be a chore. One thing to remember is to show off
that bump with semi-tight clothes that accentuate your curves. Try a form
fitting dress in a stretchy fabric. Staying away from baggy clothing will help
to prevent you from appearing larger than you are. Pair that look with a chunky
or low heel and add some bling to your look, like this necklace from Modcloth.
formal events. The biggest take away is to steer away for bright patterns and
satin fabrics that will create an unflattering shininess across larger areas.
Opt for a dress with an empire waist, a silhouette that disguises your waist,
allowing the fabric to flow over your curves. The shape of the dress helps to
lengthen your appearance and draws the eyes upward and away from your middle.
maternity wedding dresses, available at sores like David’sBridal. When dressing for your own wedding find a dress shape that flatters
you. Try out a dress with an empire waist. Wear your hair up to show off your
glowing face, and rock some sparkly jewels.
no garment is sexier than an air of confidence – take measures to feel
genuinely good about yourself! Whether it is with a set of silky undergarments,
the occasional trip to the spa or pursuing your favorite ego-boosting activity,
don’t forget to take time to celebrate the sexy mama that you are!