We all know that I am expecting and we are beyond thrilled in the Handey house!! I thought I would have fun and look on Pinterest for a few fashion pregnancy styles I found cute ideas, but I was somewhat disappointed in, not the fashion, but all the tiny little models in those cute form fitted maternity clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s awesome that some women can stay so fit and skinny during pregnancy. Call It good genes or good luck? Not sure what to call it. Either way they look great!
Our little girl…..
So, I’m one of the few that will probably gain weight in my stomach…of course, rear and thighs. That’s pretty normal. And yes, I’m still working out, but it’s just not in my DNA and that’s ok. We all know the goal is to have a healthy baby and to show off that proud baby bump.
Let’s be real when it comes to pregnancy fashion, especially for all of us moms who aren’t going to be stick thin with a tummy. I wanted to find a few outfits for, not only our growing bellies but possibly our growing back end, thighs, arms, chest. Well, you get it.
This goes out to all my cute pregnant gals pals and bloggers with all different shapes and sizes. Enjoy, as I break down the dos in fashion forward pregnancy.
Find comfort- You can have great style but allow yourself to be comfortable. No need to squeeze into those tight fitting clothes. And if you are expecting the second, third or fourth time around then we all know that we are growing much quicker. Comfort is always the key when juggling other kiddos, wife duties, work, well you get it. Think comfort and stylish.
Find a trend- find a trend that works for you. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t rock out the latest trends. My favorite trend while pregnant is the boho look. This look seems to have a lot of give when it comes to loose-fitting, but stylish clothing. And the best part about the boho look is that you can wear it into the fall and winter with an extra little layer. But, find what’s comfortable for your personal style.
Research- I have researched my pre and post pregnancy style. Although it’s been a little harder to find what fits my shape it’s allowed me to be a bit more creative with what I have in my wardrobe. It allows you to be a little more open-minded when dressing your changing body. Take those ideas from Pinterest and fashion magazines and use what you have hanging in your closet. We all have a few items that are made a bit bigger. Work with what you have until it’s time to shop for extra wardrobe pre-post pregnancy pieces.
Layer- I love to layer. Layering is the perfect way of changing up your style and hiding those other parts of our body that may be growing along with tummy. Keep your layers light in the summer and heavy in the fall and winter.
Know how to style everything- this is a great way to enjoy your pre and post pregnancy. Even if it’s just throwing on a little makeup and fixing up your hair. This will give you the confidence you need when it comes enjoying your pregnancy. Add a pop of color in your nails, or maybe lipstick.
Accessories- accessories go a long way. I know we all get to a point of not wanting to buy one more piece of maternity clothes until that baby is born. So purchase fun and trendy accessories to change up your style. This gives a small change without the stress of spending money and time on more clothes.
Enjoy your changing body- this is so important. I think once we embrace the changes our body will be going through in order to keep this little miracle healthy then we can enjoy styling our body. Prepare yourself for the little extra weight before and after pregnancy.
Most importantly focus on the health and well-being on the unborn child, while looking and feeling good in the process.