How to dress when you are pregnant?
Long time no seen!
I have been very busy in Paris and then (very busy) sunbathing in île de ré, with what my friends call my “beach smoking suit”
I wasn’t sure what to talk about for my comeback and then saw in the comments a reader from Italy asking me ideas on how to be stylish when pregnant.
So let’s see!
1. Stay true to yourself
You are a rock gal, be a pregnant rock gal. You are a boyish girl? Then keep your jeans on. Ladylike? Keep dressing pretty, etc.
Then the keyword is STRUCTURE: that will prevent you from like a boring jersey mountain 🙂
For that you can do all the following:
The best way is to add an open top over you dress or T-shirt.
Its vertical lines will structure your outfit.
You can use a perfecto, a masculine blazer, a fluid jacket, a kimono, a cosy cardigan, etc.
Its color should be different from the one underneath (black leather on black cotton works too though). Otherwise it won’t work.
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With your belly, your upper part can end up looking like a big block of the same color.
Therefore accessories are a big plus to structure your look.
Scarf, necklace, belt, etc.
4. Define the waist
A good way to add some structure in your outfit when it is too hot to wear any layer.
– Above the bump
It can be used at the beginning of your pregnancy to say “hey, yes I am indeed pregnant”.
This super classic “I am a motherhood goddess” dress works because of the empire cut.
– Under the bump
Mainly refers to wearing a top with pants 🙂
It is more tricky because it will make your belly really stand out.
But it is a good solution for those who like more rock looks.
My advices would be:
– Choose some loose tops if you wear them without anything on top
– Add a jacket or whatever if you wear tight tops
5. Show off your legs
Bare legs, thighs, skinny (maternity) pants, it all works.
Perfect to avoid looking like a tent when wearing a top/dress with undefined waist.
Hope you grabbed some ideas for your maternity style.
Please share your own tips in the comments!
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