It’s hard to imagine getting excited about an ever changing, ever growing body, but maternity clothes have come a long way since our mother’s moomoos. You may even miss some of your maternity clothes as you get fit after the birth of your baby! Read on for tips and tricks for dressing during each stage of pregnancy.
We’ve all had that moment where you notice a sweet little bump appearing on a friend or loved one, but don’t quite feel confident on making the call to ask for the due date. You may also not quite be ready to share your good news, so the key during the first trimester is to down play the bump. If you are lucky enough to get pregnant in the fall, you will have an easy time with layering. If summer is your time to shine, you can wear some loose summer dresses or a large flowing blouse to conceal your good news.
You can extend the life of your normal pants in the first trimester and possibly second with the tummy sleeve. It slips over unbuttoned pants to help keep you comfortable and in your own clothes longer.
The next step is to look for high waisted maternity pants which might also help to shield your protruding bellybutton from making an undesirable appearance.
You will want to maximize your clothing in the second trimester as your body will be changing quickly. You can save money by shopping for consignment options at Duck Worth Wearing in Ames, IA.
Find maternity clothes that offer adjustability. Gathered sides, wrap dresses, and shirts with ties are all good options. Going for darker colors on the bottom half and light on top can help offer contrast and give a slim look to your legs.
Belting high with a thin belt helps to cinch in your new waist at the bottom of your ribs. A dark dress with a bright belt will help stand out and create the division needed to define your curves.
You are almost there, and assuredly a little saddened as you walk by this season’s new arrivals in your old size. No fear, your sweet bundle will make their arrival and you may once again shop for clothes without the ruched sides and elastic middles. Until then you want to go for comfort. Close your eyes as you reach for the next size up and remind yourself of the miracle growing inside of you.
During this challenging phase of pregnancy do what you can to make yourself feel as beautiful as you are! Take extra care to get a fresh haircut, new makeup, and some bright colors to lift your spirit and congratulations!