Your tummy is growing, and you're feeling bloated and frustrated because most of your closet does not fit you anymore. You feel like you would rather wear nothing and stay at home, than put in an effort in trying to look cute and comfortable at the same time. Spending money on a whole new wardrobe is not the most tempting idea, and trying to squeeze in your old size is mission impossible. We got your back and your worries about your dress code over the next nine months covered with this simple guide we shared below which will help you modify your current wardrobe and look fashionable, yet comfy 24/7.
Don't sacrifice style for comfort
Many moms-to-be give in to the worn-out look and tend to neglect their style and beauty routines due to getting bigger and thus feeling less attractive. Do not let yourself become lazy and sacrifice your style for comfort. Of course, your and your baby's safety come first, but this doesn't mean spending months in your sweatpants or pajamas, with your hair in a messy bun and no makeup at all. In order to feel good in your skin, you need to like the way you look.
Take your workout clothes to the streets
Yes, you'll have to spend a considerable amount of money on maternity clothes, but the good news is that there are some gems in your wardrobe that you'll be able to wear for months throughout your pregnancy. Workout clothing items are typically stretchy and comfortable, which is the perfect combination for women with a baby bump. Stretch yoga pants and leggings are especially great, since you can pair them with almost anything and rock the athleisure look. Moreover, a good pair or two of dark, stretchy leggings will feel comfy even on your most bloated days, and will fit you throughout the whole pregnancy and after.
Every woman needs a little black dress, which will prove to be a life-saver in many situations. This applies to the pregnancy period as well – get a timeless little black dress in which you can feel confident and wear it to all sorts of occasions, from weddings to after-work events. Dresses with an empire waist are bump-friendly and look great, even if they aren't maternity wear. Rain or shine, you'll be able to wear your black dress in various combinations, from a casual look with a cardigan and combat boots, through a fancy cocktail style with heels and jewelry, to a sporty look with tights.
Although it's sometimes difficult to accept it, your body will change throughout your pregnancy and you'll soon have to replenish your closet with some new clothing items in a bigger size. When it comes to underwear, it's not only the size which changes, but your figure as well – your breasts will naturally grow and reshape, and old bras won't do them justice anymore. Same goes for panties, you should forget about the sexy lace or panties with elastic seams digging into your tummy. Instead, invest in quality maternity lingerie designed to feel good on your skin and support you in all the right places without any pressure and suffocation-like feeling.
Most of your old tops will be useless as soon as the baby bump becomes visible. Instead of spending a lot of money on maternity T-shirts and blouses, invest in a couple of long, cover-it-all cardigans (or reuse the ones you already have), which will look great in almost any combinations and feel cozy and comfy. They're roomy, trendy and practical for all four seasons.
As your belly expands, you'll feel that many items cause you discomfort and pain, and that it is time to think twice about your fashion instincts. If you're feeling uncomfortable in something from your favorite pre-expecting wardrobe, put it away for the post-expecting period. However, just as comfort is important, so is your self-confidence. Make sure you like the way you look in the mirror, but not at the cost of discomfort or pain.
Being both fashionable and pregnant is not a myth, but actually a pretty easy task. All you have to do is reorganize your wardrobe, run to maternity stores and get items that perform double-duty and get ready to rock your mom-to-be style. Tak