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Add Pattern to Your Bump

By Lauren Jimeson |

I have a lot of solid dark colors in my wardrobe. Living in New York City where people hardly ever wear bright and bold colors, I stay within my comfort zone of black and grey. This is even more true now that I am pregnant. With my bump not the only thing on my body that is growing, those darker colors tend to hide everything that I want it to.

But with this being my third and final pregnancy, I told myself that I need to step out of my comfort zone and really enjoy all that it has to offer. I’ve taken some leaps when it comes to style this pregnancy and worn clothes that I would typically be too nervous to wear because of my insecurities. Rather than dwelling on my pregnancy imperfections, I am choosing to embrace them.

One way that I am stepping out of that comfort zone is by adding some patterns to my maternity wardrobe. I recently had a work event that I was a part of and rather than wearing my typical little black dress, I wore a gorgeous patterned dress that made me feel fashionable and comfortable with my growing bump.

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Add Pattern to Your Bump

Don't Be Afraid to Add Patterns

I'll be the first to admit that I was scared to add anything with a pattern to my wardrobe. But after all of the compliments that I received that night, I would gladly wear it again. Even at seven months pregnant I still felt stylish and confident. This BCBGMAXAZRIA Short Sleeve Cap Sleeve Maternity Dress took me out of my comfort zone at first, but after wearing it once, it is now a go-to dress in my wardrobe. 

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Read more from Lauren at her personal blog, A Mommy in the City, where she chronicles her life living in New York City with a suburban mentality. For more updates, follow Lauren on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram!

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Lauren Jimeson is the author of A Mommy in the City, which chronicles living the city life with a suburban mentality. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lauren's latest posts →

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