Getting pregnant doesn't mean having to give up fun with fashion, and it doesn't mean dressing has to be complicated! All a pregnant girl needs is a few quality staples that flatter her figure. Leggings, a fitted T, and a strappy dress are three maternity basics that can be easily mixed and matched to make a variety of outfits that will work during pregnancy!
Tips on choosing maternity friendly pieces
First, let's start with some background on how to get pieces that can mix and match well. The fit is very important during pregnancy! There are two parts to proper fit: prioritizing comfort and paying attention to one's silhouette. With pregnancy's many discomforts, no one should give up comfortable clothing. And, as a woman's silhouette morphs, she'll want to choose clothing that complements her changing body.
Leggings should be high waisted, so they'll be more comfortable on the belly. Lower waisted pants might dig into uncomfortably, and the high waistband will keep the bump nice and warm. Later in pregnancy, opt for maternity leggings, which will have a more elastic band.
T's should be a soft cotton with a bit of stretch and should be long enough to reach the end of the bump.
For the looks we'll discuss today, a spaghetti strap dress with an empire waist and a loose, A-line, knee-length skirt are best.
A fitted jacket, especially a denim one, works best for these casual styles.
Mix and Match
Look 1: Combine all 3 pieces for a fun, fall fashion look. Accessorize with riding boots.
Look 2: Wear just the T and the leggings for a more casual, sleek look. Finish this look with running shoes or trainers, or boots for a more chic approach. Any fitted jacket or cardigan works up top.
Look 3: Layer the T under a dress for a cute, youthful style. Complement with sandals or ballet flats. The look is perfect in the springtime.
Look 4: Wear the dress alone for a pretty style on a sunny day. Finish with sandals and a jean jacket.
As you can see, maternity wear can be both simple and fashionable!