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.

Find a good pair of maternity boyfriend jeans

boyfriend jeans

They’re bang on trend at the moment and work really well with the bump. Wear with skater pumps or dress up with heels. Comfort is key, but you can still look chic in these.

A black tux or a black leather biker jacket keeps your edge

pencil dress and jacket

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.

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.

trapeze dress

Invest in a great pair of boots

Over the knee boots (no heel) worn with leggings or skinny denim looks so cool and enables you to keep your top half really casual and easy, such as an oversized boyfriend shirt, or tee or sweater.

A silk shirt looks fabulous worn undone, like a jacket

Wear over a tee that fits snuggly over bump and a pair of loose fit trousers tapered at the ankle. A pair of heels will make you office ready.

oversized shirt

Finally, 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.

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By Sam Jones, founder of The Style Alchemy – Your Personal Shopper

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