Maternity style tips

Do you remember the time when I was pregnant? I sure do - and quite fondly in fact. I miss rubbing my baby bump, I miss how big and hard it became, I miss the big kicks I felt, the glow my skin sported, how thick my hair was and of course, the amazing feeling of having the miracle of life growing right inside me.

What do I not miss about being pregnant?  My swollen feet and how I couldn't even reach them, having to pee all the time and also how dressing up became such a nightmare when I could no longer fit into my clothes. Oh gosh, I remember how unattractive I felt and how long it took for me to figure out my maternity style. But once I found my groove, I regained confidence with my changing body and even managed to look somewhat stylish!  The lovely people at Maternity Sale asked me to share some of my maternity style tips with you today. Read on if you're interested...
Embrace the bump. For a little while, I insisted on squeezing myself into my regular clothes even when they had (clearly) become too tight. Not only was it very uncomfortable, I soon realised it only made me look chunky, as opposed to pregnant. That's when I decided to embrace my pregnancy and got myself some maternity clothes.

Dual function maternity clothes. To get more wear out of maternity wear, opt for styles that are nursing friendly. These include button down tops, wraparound styles, loose v necks or maternity tanks with straps that can be unclipped for breastfeeding. I have a couple of soft cotton nursing singlets in charcoal gray as well as black and white stripes from Maternity Sale that I've gotten so much wear out of since I was expecting that I'm still wearing now.

Accessorise. Instead of spending a fortune on a heap of new maternity clothes, I went for basic items like plain black dresses and solid colour tops and use accessories to create different looks. It's amazing how many looks you can create with a simple change in scarf, coat, jewellery and other accessories.

Choose natural breathable fabrics. Pregnant women tend to feel hot and sweat more which can be pretty uncomfortable. Choosing maternity wear in natural fabrics which will help in absorbing moisture and regulating body temperature.

Get one special occasion outfit. You only need one - for those occasions that calls for a dressier look than usual. Mine was a knee length black dress with long lace sleeves that I ended up wearing it to a friend's engagement party, a couple of fine dining experiences and also my baby shower.
Do you have any maternity style tips to share too?

24 Responses to Maternity style tips

Shirley Tay said...

Great post! Looking at your photos, I should've taken more when I was pregnant.......

Danica Pardini said...

I'm so sad that we had lost contact for so long...I missed seeing you pregnant! But thanks for the post because they are some great tips for when my day comes.
You looked stunning lregnant by the way, trishie. xx

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Hi Trishie! I'm so glad you didn't leave a tip like, "Buy maternity clothes that you can wear after you're pregnant", and I don't mean your nursing-related tip which is great. I used to hear "oh, you can wear this after your pregnancy, it's great" and ya know what? After about wearing the same things for my last 3 weeks of pregnancy, I never wanted to see those pieces of clothing ever again. Ever. I definitely like your tip to buy something nice! Makes you feel good. Also the accessorizing one is nice because you can definitely keep wearing those!

Enara Girl said...

I haven't been pregnant but I would like it so much. Nice tips. xoxo

kidgranny said...

I like that you purchased basic items + 1 dressy outfit for your maternity fashion! I will keep that in mind if the opportunity ever comes my way :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

You make being pregnant look very stylish!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a beautiful and stylish Momma-to-be you were Trishie! These are great tips - my daughter is planning to start her family soon and I will pass these on. xo Karen

Meg Kernaghan said...

I can't say I can help you on the maternity styling front, but can I just say how well you rock being pregnant?! You are so radiant! These photos are so lovely!

burntfeather said...

ah you looked super beautiful then and of course still do now :) I love seeing pregnant women out and about, they always makes me smile!

Sharon D said...

You look absolutely gorgeous, Trishie! :D

Ananka said...

Good tips. I remember when my friend was pregnant she really looked good with her style. She still managed to remain fashionable! :-)

My Garden Diaries said...

You had such a stunning and classic look friend! And oh how this post pulled at me....I miss being pregnant as there is nothing more exciting than having a bump!!! Wishing you an outstanding weekend Trishie! Nicole xoxo

Gracie said...

Those are such great tips Trishie. And I will keep them in mind right now. I'm having trouble finding things to wear at the moment. x

trishie said...

@lisacng I know what you mean! Once I'm done having babies, I want to burn all my maternity clothes!

trishie said...

@Beatrice thank you! Hope your daughter finds this useful

trishie said...

@Gracie I was thinking about you when I wrote this post! So excited and happy for you.

Poppy said...

Trishie, you could easily have been a model for maternity clothes! Gorgeous, girl!!

Poppy

Beauty Box said...

Great tips and I agree with every single one of them! I miss being pregnant too... It was a very special time indeed. Kicks in my belly were def exceptionally sweet and makes me feel nostalgic. Love that navy dress on you - makes the bump look very cute.

Tina Bradley said...

Loving these tips, Trishie--along with the gorgeous pics!!! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Beautiful pictures. I have never been pregnant but these tips sounds great and I am sure that they will be helpful to many women.

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, Trishie;
Wonderful post of Mom to be and GREAT to see your beautiful maternity HAPPY face♡♡♡
Haha, from your senior-aged friend in Japan.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

Sophie Mom said...

I always thought I would be a stylish preggo, but being now on my fourth pregnancy, I have no energy or motivation to put any effort into my appearance. I'm rotating three maternity t-shirts every day and counting days till I can have my body back.

M @ LiveLikeYoureTraveling.com said...

You looked absolutely beautiful! Radiant my dear!

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