How to dress when you are pregnant?

Hello Mesdames,

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.

Gisele pregnant


Then the keyword is STRUCTURE: that will prevent you from like a boring jersey mountain 🙂

For that you can do all the following:

2. Layer

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.

cardigan isabella oliver

Isabella Oliver

Found on stylecaster

Found on stylecaster

Classy classic pregnant style

Unknown (probably a brand. If you know please tell)

pregnant jean jacket found on refinery 69

Found on refinery 29

3. Accessorize

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.

Miroslava pregnant 3

Miroslava Duma

oh baby chic

Found on Oh baby chic

pregnant mix and match


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

A classic.

It can be used at the beginning of your pregnancy to say “hey, yes I am indeed pregnant”.

cache coeur my chic bump

My chic bump

pleated skirt pregnant


The little blond book pregnant outfit

The little blond book

Lova taza baby bump

Love Taza

girl with curves

Girl with curves

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

cleverly yours pregnant

Cleverly yours

Quality rivets pregnant style

Quality rivets

– Add a jacket or whatever if you wear tight tops

Girl with curves pregnant 2

Girl with curves

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.

9 to 5 chic pregnant breton top

9 to 5 chic

Miroslava pregnant 2

Miroslava Duma

Quality rivets pregnant bold

Quality rivets

Although be careful, if the dress IS too wide, you’ll still look like a tent, even if you are some famous model or if you wear some very expensive designer outfit.

Hope you grabbed some ideas for your maternity style.

Please share your own tips in the comments!

Bises de Paris


7 Responses to “How to dress when you are pregnant?”
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  2. Emmanuelle says:

    Ce gilet chez Isabella Oliver : juste whouaa !
    Mais impossible de le trouver sur leur site : tu l’a trouvé où ?

    Super article, très utile en ce moment 😉

    Bonne journée

  3. mémento eve says:

    Ravis d’avoir découvert ton article depuis le post de balibulle. Que de bons conseils que je vais bien sûr appliquer. Comme quoi la grossesse n’est pas une fatalité.

    • Aloïs Guinut says:

      Ou plutôt “le no look durant la grossesse n’est pas une fatalité”. Parce que la grossesse elle même, si on veut un enfant, c’en est un peu une ^^
      Ravie que le post te plaise!

  4. Lola says:

    Merci pour cet article inspirant… Mais comment faire en hiver quand on est très très frileuse?

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