Being pregnant is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in your life, but for many it throws our sense of style in to utter chaos. Whilst some women will relish their ever-growing bosom, others will struggle to contain it (don’t mention the veins!). Then the waistline we work so hard to maintain suddenly disappears only to be replaced by a thick, flabby sort of bloated shape, followed by the beer belly. It’s not all doom and gloom though. On the plus side, your hair is the best it’s ever been. Luscious, thick glossy locks, you can’t stop stroking. And your skin, well, it has a radiance that manages to disguise the daily exhaustion perfectly.
So, the big question on everyone’s lips is how do you make your bump work with your style?
How to stay stylish throughout your pregnancy:
Build on your accessories
This is the time to let your accessories do the talking. Layer necklaces together and build up your arm adornment. Swathe yourself in a luxurious oversized printed scarf to finish off the look.
They’re bang on-trend at the moment and work really well with the bump for a simple but stylish pregnancy. Wear with skater pumps or dress up with heels. Comfort is key, but you can still look chic in these.
Maternity Stretch Denim Straight Cut Jeans, ASOS, £42
Slim Boyfriend Maternity Jeans, JoJo Maman Bebe, £35
Organic Maternity Boyfriend Jean, Isabella Oliver, £69
A black tux or a black leather biker jacket keeps your edge
A cool jacket will dress you up, no matter how big you become (just don’t try to fasten it!). Rouch the sleeves for an effortlessly cool look.
Lipsy Faux Leather Biker Jacket, Next, £55
Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, All Saints, £318
Paris One Button Suit Jacket, Jigsaw £199
A pencil jersey dress to show off your bump
Everyone loves a maxi dress when pregnant, but I lean towards the pencil jersey dress that falls just below the knee. It not only shows off bump perfectly, its no fuss, chic dressing at it’s best. Wear with a pair of heels in the office or a pair of flat strappy sandals in the summer and accessorise with a statement cuff.
Look to trapeze shapes for a great silhouette
A trapeze top or dress will accentuate your top half, whilst cleverly disguising the bump at the same time and will make your legs look super skinny. Perfect for those special occasions when you’ll want to look stylish during your pregnancy.
Issey Miyake Trapeze Dress, Net-A-Porter, £535
Trapeze Mini Dress in Ditsy Print, ASOS £38
Trapeze Mini Dress in Floral Print, ASOS £17.60
Invest in a great pair of boots
Over-the-knee boots (no heel) worn with leggings or skinny denim look so cool and enables you to keep your top half really casual and easy, such as an oversized boyfriend shirt, or tee or sweater.
An oversized shirt looks fabulous worn undone, like a jacket
Wear over a tee that fits snuggly over your bump and a pair of loose-fit trousers tapered at the ankle. Team a smart oversized shirt with a pair of heels, and you’re instantly office-ready.
Mama Blue Checked Cotton Shirt, H&M, £19.99
Pinstripe Cotton Maternity & Nursing Blouse, Seraphine, £49
The Maternity Tank, Isababella Oliver, £25
For a stylish pregnancy,, a cape or poncho is a must-have
It’s the perfect fit for a big tummy and has an instant air of sophistication. There are some great choices out there, so now’s the time to invest.