Beauty and the bump – Maternity Clothes
Pregnancy is a doubly exciting time – not only are you gearing up for the most exciting role ever (that of being a parent), you also have a legitimate excuse for a shopping spree! But before you rush out and start buying maternity clothes online, take a moment to consider how you are carrying your baby bump. These handy tips will ensure the maternity clothes you buy not only provides maximum comfort during your pregnancy, but also flatters and complements your body shape.
If you’re carrying all of your baby weight low on your hips so you look overdue, rebalance your proportions by drawing attention to other parts of your body. A great excuse to show off your legs, make them appear longer and lankier with a pair of slim-fit maternity jeans or a sultry knee-length maternity pencil skirt. Match these up with a V-neck maternity top in a bright and bold colour or an empire waist top which will lend definition to your figure and accentuate your bust-line instead of your tummy. Complete your look with a flashy pair of dangling earrings, which will draw attention upwards towards your face and neckline.
Hiding your growing bump under bigger clothes may sound like a good idea if you’re carrying big all over, but it only adds to a bulky look. Instead, define your figure with straight-cut black maternity pants or maternity leggings in stretchy knit fabric designed to fit your growing bump. Pair these up with a floaty tunic maternity top in colourful fabric or layer up with a draping cardigan on cooler days. Accessorise with a long patterned scarf or a few long, chunky necklaces. A low-heeled pair of boots or kitten heels will add length to your legs, completing your lean look.
If your tummy bump seems to have merged with your breasts, you want to cinch in your waist to create a more feminine silhouette. Try a maternity dress in a colour-block with two horizontal coloured panels or a maternity top with ruching under the bustline to create a little definition and shape. A gorgeous empire-waist maternity dress will instantly add a waistline yet still provide you with comfort and room for that growing tummy.
If it looks like you’re carrying a watermelon in your tummy but you’re tiny all over, choose a maternity top with ruching along the sides or a maternity top with ruffles to best enhance your curves. Horizontal stripes are great for accentuating your belly and adding curves to your slim figure. Figure-hugging maternity tops paired up with skinny straight-leg maternity jeans will really show off that bump.
Good luck and enjoy! Please enjoy browsing our maternity clothes online at Breastmates