Dressing a baby bump can be a fun experience. You want to show it off and look great during this exciting time in your life, but you also don’t want to spend to much money on a new wardrobe when you won;t be this size forever. Making a baby bump look great for each stage of pregnancy can be achieved for $250 or less if you know where to shop and what to buy.
Things You’ll Need
[one-half-first]Maxi dress in a dark color
Metallic colored flats or sandals
A black dress
One short-sleeved cardigan
One short-sleeved cardigan
2 plain, stretchy t-shirts
3 basic colored tank tops
Fun summer scarf
Black skirt in 2 sizes larger
Slacks in 2 sizes larger (for working women) OR a summer dress
Belly band- a piece of stretchy fabric that fits over your belly and your unbuttoned pants to hold them up. This is a new form of the rubber band trick that allows you to leave pants open without anyone knowing, which adds inches to the pants you already own.
$6/each, or $12
$4 each, or $12
$10/each, or $20
Each of the above items can be mixed and matched to make the best outfits for pregnant women who must face a variety of occasions. They are all comfortable, affordable, and can be found in different patterns, styles, materials, and prices, but they are all definitely must-haves for mom’s to be.
If you are going out on a date, try pairing jeggings with a stretchy t-shirt in white, layered over a gray tank top and a black cardigan over those two. Add in your metallic flats and some simple jewelry. If you want to make even more of a statement, throw on the summer scarf to add a flirty look.
You can also use that same summer scarf with your maxi dress if the colors align and the short-sleeved cardigan for a wedding or graduation. The metallic colored flats look great with all the pieces listed and add a touch of chic fashion to any look. Plus, flats are the most comfortable footwear fr pregnant women.
The black skirt in 2 sizes larger will be great for when you start to get bigger, because you’ll have more clothing options. Even if it is winter, you can pair the skirt with your leggings or some tights, boots, a t-shirt, and the cardigan for a layered look that will be stylish and warm.
For a day of errands or lunch with friends, pair a patterned tunic with the jeggings and those hot metallic flats to show off your new shape while staying comfortable. If you;re a working woman, the slacks in a few sizes too big will help with office meetings you may attend in your third trimester. Pair them with a cardigan and blouse and you have an office look that’s professional and effortless. Whatever style you decide or need, these pieces can get you through it- and through pregnancy!