Looking HOT in Maternity Clothing
Pregnancy is a time when you go through a wide range of changes. One of the most noticeable changes will be your figure. There is no avoiding it – you will get bigger. We've rounded up some maternity style tips for you, because while it is hard to look “hot” when you are feeling like a blimp, choosing the right clothes and accessorizing can make you look sexy, instead of frumpy.
Wearing a dress while you are pregnant can make you feel pretty, and offers a light clothing choice during the hottest months.
Jeans. The days of blue, ugly, stretchable bands at the top of maternity jeans are long gone. Most maternity retailers offer a skin-colored, thin band that doesn’t leave a line across your tummy. There are also low-rise jeans, which are great for the very beginning of your pregnancy, as well as jeans that have side panels, which extend as you grow. Picking jeans that flatter your belly, butt, and legs, is important. Visit maternity stores that offer a belly pillow, to see how you will look as you get bigger.
Shirts. Your shirt does not need to look like a circus tent, draping over your belly. Pick shirts that are stretchy and form-fitting to accentuate, not hide, your bump. If you are uncomfortable with the rolls you may have developed in your back and sides, chose fabrics that have ruffles or a bias cut to camouflage the flaws you see; you can also layer a cardigan or open sweater to cover your back and sides. Another side-effect of being pregnant is larger breasts. Choose a shirt that accentuates your new breasts, but make sure it doesn't look like you are about to pop out of your top.
Dresses. Wearing a dress while you are pregnant can make you feel pretty, and offers a light clothing choice during the hottest months. Make sure the dress still fits well in the front and back as you get bigger (the front may become shorter and unflattering). Empire waists are flattering on most pregnant women, because they fit tightly around the bust and flow out over the belly.