Preggers update – I’m 6 months along, feeling good and still aiming to look fabulous everyday! My goal in pregnancy has been to present myself in a manner similar to my pre-pregnancy self because I never wanted to look a hot mess JUST because I am pregnant. So, based on trial and error, here are 5 things I’ve learned that you can do to look fly, while you’re pregnant. And if you’re not pregnant, pass these tips along to someone who is
1) Draw the line. Don’t try to squeeze into your pre-pregnancy clothes. Being a frugalista, I thought that I could get away with wearing my pre-pregnancy clothes for a while. But, trust me, they only make you look and feel bigger. Usually, the hem line won’t fall right because of the basketball you are now carrying and because there is not extra fabric to camouflage your belly, it ends up looking over-accentuated and downright huge. Case in point, my cute little maxi dress that made me look like I was 9 months pregnant. If you must wear pre-pregnancy attire, be selective and make sure they are not too tight or too small.
At my last doctor’s visit, I asked my OB if I could continue to wear heels. She said, “Well, when your back starts hurting enough, you will stop wearing them.” Puzzled, I asked, “So, what you’re saying doc is that I can continue to wear heels, right?” With my first pregnancy, I wore heels all the way up until the week I delivered. And I was fierce But every pregnancy is different. My back did eventually start hurting in heels, so my doc offered me a friendly compromise – wedges. They still give you a little height and fabulousness, but they also support the full length of your foot. So, if you must wear heels, consider wedges.
3) Accessories. I don’t care what I’m wearing or how I’m wearing it, you will always find me in earrings, bracelets, a necklace and a belt (well sort of). Refusing to give up the belts, that often times “complete my outfit” in my view, I have taken to wearing them above my belly. Which in some cases looks a tad silly, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
4) Elastic is your friend.
You may have to try to few different brands to figure out what works for you, but elastic is the gift that keeps on giving during pregnancy. There are many different style preferences, including full-belly coverage, under the belly and the belly band, so try them all out and see what makes you feel most comfortable.
5) Put on a good face. If you’re having a battle with morning sickness, as much as you may want to throw on sweats, pull your hair back in a ponytail and skip the make up….sometimes when you look better, you feel better. So, slap on some lip stick and it just might make you feel good!
I’d love to hear from you. Do you have any advice on keeping it fly while preggers? Any fashionista words of wisdom to share? Let me know your thoughts below. If you’ve enjoyed this article, please “like” my page on Facebook by clicking here; follow me on Twitter @thelovejourney7 or sign up below to receive email notifications. Subscribe to The Love Journey by Email
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