Did you know that pre and post pregnancy women can wear the latest trends just as much as any other women?
For instance, the peplum blouse. This hides the tummy between the 1st and 6 months and after pregnancy.
It beats wearing those high waist dresses and blouses that are still hanging in the stores.
I am not a big fan of these ladies, my advice is to get rid of them if you are not expecting.
You know what I’m referring to, the ones that tie in the back just below your boobs, yuck!
Bring in a better style like the peplum or fitted top, a pleated blouse, or a tailored high-waisted dress.
Just make sure the style is updated for your pre and post pregnancy look.
Back in Black
We all know that black is our go to item pre and post pregnancy, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Just add small details like a fun chunky scarf maybe even with a little print, jewelry, or even a fun shoe. Same thing can be done with our other go to items like maxi skirts and dresses.
Find trends that work for you during your pregnancy, because more than likely you are going to want to wear them after you have that sweet bundle of joy.
It is all about comfort, yes, but when you look good you feel good ladies.
Who says you can’t rock those fashion forward trends before and after the baby? Not this southern fashionista.
Accessories are the key to a fun style. You can easily and inexpensively change-up an outfit.
I loved T-shirts and dresses while I was pregnant. I changed that style up several ways simply by wearing different jewelry, shoes, scarves, and purses.
This keeps you from having to purchase different outfit while your body is constantly changing.
Always buy a little bigger size when it comes to your pre-pregnancy weight and after your pregnancy. That way you can wear your pants for at least two to three months during and after your pregnancy.
Remember, you can always have these items altered.
Don’t be afraid to show off that baby bump. Wear a fun fitted outfit that brings attention to that gorgeous belly.
Whether it’s a fitted tee, high waist pants, figure hugging dress, or a high waist skirt, make sure you show that tummy off.
However, while doing this make sure it’s tasteful, stylish and fits your body proportionally.
You want people to know that you are pregnant, so embrace it.
Skirts are great to incorporate into your post baby wardrobe. Find skirts that are pleated, they hide what little tummy you still have.
Make sure that the hemline hits just above the knee or below the ankle.
If it’s not too hot outside throw on your favorite pair of leggings or jeggings/pants.
These are a great go to and comfortable item to have in your wardrobe, especially when expecting. Sometimes jeans just don’t fly when it comes to comfort.
In the later months of pregnancy adding some fun accessories will help break up the monotony when you don’t want to purchase any more maternity clothing, but are in need of a change in look.
Use my tips like rolling up your blazer or jacket sleeves to elongate you. This will make you look tall and lean.
I always say fool the eye, the same goes with your jeans. Wear a soft colored heel like camel or neutral flat if you are not comfortable wearing heels.
A pointed toe always helps, too. This will make you look thinner and taller.
Maxi dresses with adjustable straps are great staples. You can throw on a cardigan, blazer or a blousy top with a skinny belt around the waist and this will hide that unwanted baby weight.
If you want to stay in your pre-pregnancy pants for as long as possible, just tie a rubber band around the button-hole and wear a blousy top and heels.
This also depends on where you have gained your weight. If you have gained in your hips then buy a slightly larger pant and then have them altered when you lose weight.
Don’t try to squeeze in your clothes, remember you will lose the weight! So do not get discouraged.
A structured jacket, something like a blazer or cotton fitted jacket that cinches at the waist is always a great item to invest in.
It can be worn with your favorite skirt, dress or jeans.
Find dresses that flatter your waist meaning, dresses that have a band, cinching or ruching at the waist line.
This will help hide your tummy after pregnancy. Make sure the band, ruching or belt is above your natural waist line.
Don’t forget about your favorite undergarments and a good bra. There is nothing wrong with getting a little extra concealed help.
Check the sales racks. I’m always sure to tell this to my clients as well as remind myself.
Some items that are seasonal and on sale can be transitioned into seasons, depending on how you layer or style them.
Purchase a few basic pieces that you can grow with that might cost a little more. Examples are pants, basic dresses, blouses.
After you are done with them you can resell them at your local consignment store. And you can also repurpose items for your post baby body. Keep them in good shape!
Remember ladies, this will pass and don’t ever feel like you can’t have style before and after having that sweet blessing.
Embrace the new you and your new gorgeous body. Forget those baby blues and strap on your new pre and post baby style.