It’s always around this time of the year when I start to think about my two pregnancies. (Probably because my first kid was born in December – the cooler temps and holidays trigger those third trimester memories.)
As much as I love my kids, I do not miss being pregnant. At all. But, when I do see expecting moms with their bellies poking out, I slightly miss getting dressed during those not-so-fun nine months.
Melissa George was seen in this lovely evening gown – absolutely glowing, right?! Seeing her in this long dress reminded me that accessories can play such a BIG role when getting dressed with a baby bump. She kept her evening attire rather simple, but here’s a couple of ways how I’d wear a similar dress if I were knocked up again…
Any one of these three dresses would be a perfect start for an outfit. While the middle dress is very much like Melissa’s, the shorter dresses (1 and 3) are both cute options. Plus, a pair of black maternity tights would easily transition them between seasons.
When it came to getting dressed during pregnancy, one of my biggest challenges was staying comfortable while looking stylish. (This is still something that I continue to work on!) For a day of running errands, a denim jacket (I love the 80s vibe this one gives) and a pair of sleek sneakers are perfect. The backpack is great for holding the miscellaneous items that might be coming or going, while the gold hoops, watch, and red lipstick add polished, feminine touches. And, of course, no daytime outfit would be complete without a cool pair of shades.
When transitioning from day to night, the last thing any lady with a bump wants to do is to start picking an outfit all over again – when you started your day with a solid colored dress, there’s no need to. This leather jacket adds a bit of coolness, as do the open-toed heels. (Not a fan of heels during pregnancy? Find a great pair of wedges to support your whole foot.) The bold clutch, arrow head-inspired earrings, and gold cuff add fun and sophistication. And since I don’t wear sunglasses at night, I like to play up my eyes with a strong liner.
One of the great things about using accessories to change up your outfits is that you don’t have to be pregnant to do it. Knocked up or not, accessories are your friends – and outfit makers. (If you are looking for more tips about dressing your bump, here’s seven ways to look great during pregnancy.)
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