As someone who isn’t pregnant at all, or even remotely close to pregnancy for that matter, I seem to have developed an opinion on maternity clothing rather quickly. However, if that opinion is completely wrong, feel free to shelve my words or to correct me.
The desire to write about maternity clothing came as a result of seeing pregnancies spring up seemingly everywhere. So I started scratching around in the Online Shopping Mall asking myself.. “What would I wear if I were pregnant, uncomfortable, hot and bothered and probably tired?”.
Would I be the “leggings and t-shirts” girl? Or the one that lolls about in sweatpants.. Hopefully the one in cute trench coats and black flats. I did decide, however, that I would stray from jeans unless I were paring them with something light and pretty.. Since you’re bearing a load, it seems the only way to flatter yourself is by half dressing up everyday. Refusing to leave the house unless everything is in its right place. I figure if I could muster the strength for a super cute outfit, that I would let go a little on the hair or make-up and vice versa. I imagine that carrying a child would bring a dramatic increase in my body temperature and the fact that you’re growing something inside of your “tummy” could be drastically uncomfortable. I can therefore surmise (from the tired moms with limp hair and baggy sweats at Target) that comfort is key.
To me that looks like leggings and a cute, flimsy blouse in a fun color, or maybe a jersey knit pencil skirt with your favorite v-neck and leather sandals, all of that covered with a comfy button front knit sweater (cowl neck please). If it’s balmy outside I would imagine something like cut-off shorts with a loose, white boyfriend tee (white sort of dresses up anything a little, it would balance out the roughness of the cut-offs as well) finally decorated with gold bracelets with leather sandals. And again, nothing is as adorable as seeing a mommy wearing a cute shift dress (like the one on top). It balances out your figure beautifully and makes it all seem slim and trim. If you’re the curvy kind and feel like you can’t pull off the shift dress, then fear not! Spanx are wonderful. Also, If I were pregnant, I wouldn’t necessarily touch that maxi skirt (not with a 9ft pole) or a bulky dress. You NEVER want to add extra weight or baggage. You already have a pretty prominent outcropping. I’d want to avoid the appearance of sailing into a room, unless I was wearing a beautiful, form fitting (in all the right places) gown because of a red-carpet event. (Here’s my disclaimer: I could do a maxi if it were the right shape, for instance strapless and form-fitting or with a skirt and pretty tank or sleeveless blouse.)
As for shoes, I may not wear my highest heels (I have a tendency of falling over at random) but probably would stick to classic and cute flats, or sandals. If I did need height, I’d do something with a wedge, for extra ground coverage.
Don’t be nervous to press your boundaries! Keep on experimenting with cute, sexy and classy. With all this, it’s important to stay in shape and eat healthy meals, you have a mouth to feed! I’ve heard so many women express the “I feel like a whale” mantra, and although it may be true, I sincerely believe that though you “feel” like it, it’s possible to look beautiful, wholesome and glow-y.
Here’s a link to some cute maternity clothes! Definitely a “key-piece” kinda site.