With summer here, there are some lucky ladies out there showing off their beach bodies by day and strutting their stuff in the latest summer trends by night. Of course, if you have a little bundle of joy on the way, you are probably feeling like that poor wallflower at the disco this year and sitting this one out.
However, pregnant doesn’t have to mean life grinds to a halt. Here are my top four summer fashion tips for the expectant ladies out there.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way first, mention pregnant and you start thinking maxi dresses. And why not? They are cool, flowing and comfortable. Empire waist or A-line dresses are a perfect choice, as the material flows seamlessly over your baby bump, and with the seams just below the bust area, there is material to spare to accommodate your changing body shape.
Skirts and shirts
For many, fashionable clothes to wear in maternity starts and ends at number one, above. But in a season where loose, oversized clothing and wild vibrant colors are all the rage, do not rule out the skirts and shirts phenomenon. For example, this site has a range of skirts to suit every stage of pregnancy, and any taste. Combine these with a loose fitting shirt featuring lively patterns, to effortlessly blend comfort and style.
Let’s face it, we are not all Kim Kardashian and walking around the place heavily pregnant in six inch heels. Aside from anything else, the feet tend to swell up, particularly in the second and third trimester, so you need comfort and support down there. Summer time is the perfect season for blending style, comfort and functionality in your footwear, so you won’t feel like the pregnant old frump in the corner when you choose some crazy gladiator style sandals or even a basic flat, but in an interesting color and complimented with a nice accent piece.
The underwear that underpins
Get everything right behind the scenes and you will look and feel about a hundred times better. Once you get beyond the first trimester, everything is going to need a little extra architecture in place, so invest in a support bra that has extra padding around the cup and shoulder area, and a belly band. This is an elasticated band that is designed to fit around and support the belly as your growing baby starts applying more pressure.