Style That Bump: 10 Tips to Help Expectant Moms Stay StylishCasi Densmore-Koon
Want to avoid the frump? It’s easy to do. You can still rock your pre-pregnancy style with a few easy tips, and I mean easy! Just because your pregnant doesn’t mean you have to give up shopping for cute clothes + fun dresses. Rockin’ the bump can be just as fun. Don’t worry about the weight gain for now, just work that belly mommas! Your fashion sense doesn’t have to suffer just because your morning sickness and exhaustion has set in.
After the jump, browse ten ways to help you keep rockin’ your style.
What NOT To Do 1 of 10Do not put on yoga pants, sweat pants, or anykind of active wear. Instead opt for a great pair of colored skinny jeans or throw on a dress. It takes less time than squeezing into pants.
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No Big Bump Yet? 2 of 10In the awkward I-kinda-look-fat, I-kinda-look-pregnant stage? Or are you lucky to just have a small baby bump? Add a skinny belt to show it off! It's the perfect way to say "hey I'm pregnant!"
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Hello Layers 3 of 10Layering pieces should be your new best friend. It adds color to your outfit and makes it complete giving you an all around more together look. Layer a tank or two under a bold colored cardigan + belt it. Throw on a statement necklace and you are good to go.
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Show Off That Belly 4 of 10This is the time where you want to flaunt your curves- accentuate your stomach, girl. It's okay to wear a tee that hugs your belly or a stretchy dresses that show off that bump in a good way. Wearing the correct undergarments can help too! Having the right size bra makes all the difference in the world. You can also opt for a great body styler to wear under tight fighting clothing. Blanqi has the best tank around. The BEST. Buy it now, you will thank me later!
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Shop For Dresses 5 of 10They can go from each trimester, from beginning to end. And I can promise you, they are way more comfortable than pants. Don't just shop the maternity section! Browse the women's department too! You would be surprise want may fit. Maxi dresses are my go-to pregnancy essential. Perfect for those weekly cervix checks down the road. You won't have to worry about undressing; just hike up the dress. Sounds crazy now but when you are 39 weeks pregnant, the last thing you want to hear is undress from the waist down.
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Invest In A Good Pair Of Jeans 6 of 10If that means spending more than you would normally, I would go for it and build your wardrobe around them. I absolutely live in my Joe's Jeans. They don't even look like maternity jeans. Plus for me!
Get my favorite pair of jeans from A Pea in the Pod
Rock The Heels 7 of 10Wear heels, it does your confidence good. Or a pretty awesome sandal works too. A girl can never have too many shoes! Heels make your legs look longer, which makes for a slimmer you!
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Let Celebs Inspire 8 of 10Stalk celebrities' maternity style and see just how you can get that particular look. It helps to have some inspiration! You can check out a ton of real life stylish moms here too! Kourtney Kardashian has a great maternity style from which to steal.
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Add Accessories 9 of 10This is an instant way to add style. Throw on some arm candy or a statement necklace. Throwing your hair back in a pony tail? Show off a pair of bold earrings vs. studs.
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Be You! 10 of 10Don't forget your style! Stay true to you. You can keep your signature look and it doesn't mean transforming your wardrobe. Make it carefree. Besides maxi dresses, my go-to outfit would be skinny jeans or leggings, a great pair of boots, topped off with a cute jacket under a flowy top. Perfect for the upcoming Fall months.
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As always, need a little help with your maternity style wardrobe? Leave a comment below. As a fashion editor + stylist of cupcakeMAG, I am happy to help offer suggestions + advice!