I’m not saying that I’m a pro when it comes to being pregnant, but I’ve been around ye ol’ pregnancy block more than a couple of times and I know all about the struggles of trying to dress your bump. I mean, sure, there are gorgeous maternity dresses online (you should check out the maternity dresses that I spotted on Superbalist!) but I have a couple of maternity fashion hacks up my sleeve (pun intended) that will help you to make your closet work for you! I know, right? Thank me with food.
5 Maternity fashion tips to maximize your wardrobe
Gone are the days of oversized maternity shirts that make you look like you’re drowning in material. Bodysuits are a great way to show off your belly, without having to wonder if you’re also showing off too much skin. I love that bodysuits don’t ride up, to show your belly skin and I love even more that stretch material will mean that you can rock that bodysuit with your postpartum bod too!
Okay, so yes, we aren’t a huge fan of the old fashioned elasticized jeans. BUT with a thicker band, an elastic waistband will keep you comfy, while not bulging at the top. My advice is to opt for a “skinny leg” cut. You’ll be able to slip back into these post-delivery, which means you’re getting more bang for your buck.
I’ve only recently learnt about bra extenders and I’m, like, very emotional about it. You mean I can actually extend the length of the back of my bra?! Genius, seriously. Bra extenders are a great way to prolong your pre-preggy bra’s lifespan and they add that extra layer of comfort needed when you’re lugging around a 2kg miracle.
If you are going to splurge on longer length tops during your pregnancy, try to opt for button-downs. The great thing about these are that you can reach for them postpartum as well. The button-down is a lot more forgiving when you have a growing bust, and it gives that extra convenience when breastfeeding
Scarves, I believe, keep me trendy, without me having to do much. Give your plain tshirt some pizzazz by pairing it with a bright and funky scarf. This is a great way to add variety to an outfit, if you’re planning to only purchase 1 or 2 new maternity tops and you want to switch up your look. Scarves are also really great while breastfeeding as well. I used my scarf as a make-shift breastfeed cover… all while looking stylish as the same time. Win-win.
Do you have any preggy fashion hacks to share with us? Drop it in the comments below.