Starting your first trimester with a makeover is almost like taking a ride with a motorcycle when you are pregnant – highly adventurous and risky. However, my next character Svetlana – a mom-to-be is neither afraid of risk, nor of adventure. She is a woman who is enough self-confident to start a new curve in her life with a totally different look no matter extra pounds or mood swings.
As somenone, who experienced this beautiful time already twice, I know that despite the restrictions and even frustrations you may get in dressing your “new body”, you never want to feel more attractive and desired as when you are pregnant. Which is why rule #1 in maternity style: do not use it as an excuse to pack yourself for 9 months in leggins or typical “pregnant mom” cheerful wrap dresses – the bestseller of all maternity boutiques.
Do not build up your wardrobe around your new condition, just adjust it to your new shape and preserve your personality. My character Svetlana is a modern, independent young woman, open for experiments and new challenges and this is what I tried to communicate through her style. Her outfits are comfy, but still perfect for work and going out.
Speaking of proportion – maternity style tips are based on dressing an “apple” type women: disguising the stomach and drawing attention to voluminous chest, slim legs or whatever worth attention and admiration. Here are some items which will take your maternity style to a new height:
- Printed Top: may do a good camouflage job for your stomach. Go for vertical, abstract print instead of mono colors, which may flatten your body and accentuate your baby bump.
- Structured Jacket is a must have for every pregnant woman. It creates vertical line and elongate the silhoutte, which definitely will make you look slimmer. Go for the mid-hip length and avoid short boxy jackets or long tuxedo’s, keep them for post-pregnancy ride.
- Heels: even if its the court 4-cm heel it will add length to your legs and make you think about keeping your back straight and chin raised, which is so often forgotten by most women while expecting.
- Of course you can go safe and wear empire line, which is so easy when you are pregnant. However if you are not afraid to show your new curves and confident enough to carry on “the hottest mom” status, try one of the bandage dresses, in which you can still fit your stomach without compromising sex appeal. Pair it with biker jacket to give it a cool, modern twist.
Svetlana is wearing BCBG Max Azria jersey top and necklace, Cortofiel Canvas Militaty Jacket, H&M Maternity Pants and Cecil Boots.
Svetlana is wearing BCBG Max Azria Blouse and Necklace, Uterque Shoulder Bag, Vintage Sandals and Comptoire des Cotonniers Skinnies.
Svetlana is wearing Karen Millen Bandage Dress, BCBG Max Azria Necklace and Clutch, Leather Biker Jacket and Fabi Heeled Sandals.
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