“I loved dressing for my pregnant body. A pregnant woman’s body is so beautiful.”
What a difference a year makes. It was only 12 months ago today that I began my journey to understand the true essence of Mummy Style. I never believed in a million years that I would go full circle and find myself being reintroduced to a growing bump and a new addition to our family.
However here I am, 22 weeks pregnant with baby no3 and determined to embrace pregnancy style with a clear focus on my form and changing silhouette. With my boys I found maternity dressing to be challenging, primarily as the high street mostly offers up basic essentials, therefore making it harder to stay true to your style personality.
However if I have learned anything this past year, is that style is possible, if you focus on the proportions on your body and celebrate any changes. So with that in mind, here are my Top 10 tips I will be following to help achieve pregnancy style and stay confident in my clothing choices.
1. Your body changes every month. So buy little and when it’s needed.
2. Look at your existing wardrobe for bump friendly pieces; you will be surprised at what you can still wear with clever layering.
3. If you love something that you know will work throughout your pregnancy, consider sizing up and re-purchasing.
4. Buy maternity basics such as jeans and leggings and wear them with your regular clothes. They will fit much better and pull together your entire look.
5. Buy good bras. Your belly isn’t the only thing to change, look after your boobs too as they can alter your entire shape. Maternity tights are also a game changer.
6. Create yourself a little capsule wardrobe of pregnancy staples & then store away what you can’t wear to make dressing in the morning quicker and easier.
7. Comfort is key. However, sometimes it’s our choice in swollen ankle friendly footwear that makes us feel frumpy. Have fun with velvet flats or stud embellished boots.
8. Have fun with accessories. Little added touches could make all the difference to your outfits and bump. Such as ribbon belts above your bump to showcase your curves or statement hats with oversized knits.
9. Maternity PJs or loungewear are your best friends for the ultimate in cosiness just add some cashmere socks and light your favourite candle to relax.
10. Don’t throw your maternity clothes away the moment your baby comes; you will need them for the months afterwards as your body changes again.
I hope my Top 10 tips help you during your pregnancy and I would love to hear any you have x
Pictures by Katie Fallon Photography