Friday, August 8, 2008

Maternity Fashion Tips

Right about now your body is doing things that you never thought it would do. Grrr! Doesn't it listen to you?  "Stay exactly how you are just maybe give me a little bump that my baby can grow in…and maybe some really fabulous boobs."  Yeahhh, doesn't exactly work that way. Since you suddenly have to dress a foreign body we've got a few tips to help you through those tough days, weeks and months.

peasant 1. Make Sure You Are Balanced  I'm not talking about taking your pre-natals or seeing your therapist. I mean literally, when you look in the mirror make sure you look balanced. If you're wearing loose bottoms make sure you have a form fitting top on, and vice versa. If you have a flowy top on make sure that you have streamlined bottoms on. For example, a flowy skirt with a flowy top doesn't work (it’s especially critical when you’re wearing skirts). You'll look frumpy and matronly. Pair a pencil skirt with a flowy top or nice fitting jeans.

Form on top, loose at bellyluxe  2. Give Yourself Some Shape Now I know that it's super important to be comfortable when you're pregnant, and loose fitting shirts are really comfy, but they aren't always the most flattering. It's important to make sure that at least somewhere you have shape. Babydoll tops are great for this because your rib cage is fitted so you don’t look like you’re wearing a moo-moo, but you also get the comfort of a loose fit around your midsection.  If you want everything up top to be open and flowy go for something that comes back in at the bottom in a comfortable band.

3. They Make Maternity Clothes For A Reason  It might sound good to buy a couple sizes bigger of regular clothes to get through your pregnancy, but believe it or not baggy and bulky clothes make you look bigger, not better.  Keep your silhouette slim buy buying clothes that fit where they are supposed to and offer growing room in your belly.   Chances are your upper torso isn’t going to gain most of the weight, so you need to make sure that you’re not drowning yourself up there in order to create room for your growing belly.  Also, don’t forget that if you buy great basics you can use them with future pregnancies or swap with friends!

 shade 4. Accessorize A pair of jeans and a fitted white t-shirt can go from plain to just plain ADORABLE by adding creative accessories.  Wear a scarf in your hair, put on big earings and a long necklace and wear some funky shoes.  (ps, a long necklace will add vertical dimension, automatically elongating and slimming your look).  Accessories will literally turn ANY outfit into something fabulous if done right.  And remember, you can wear accessories during any part of your pregnancy and after – so don’t skimp!

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