Fashion Fundamentals: A guide to acing maternity fashion

What to wear when one’s pregnant has evolved and come a long way over time. Modern maternity fashion can be every bit stylish as regular wear, but with added elements of comfort through design.
Fashion Fundamentals: A guide to acing maternity fashion


Right maternity clothing allows free movement and the changes that a woman’s body goes through during the pregnancy. But that doesn’t mean one has to spend a fortune in getting new clothing every few weeks. Here are some tips on how to make maternity fashion easy, fun and comfortable, helping with one of the stresses of pregnancy.

Invest in basics
Make sure to invest in good quality clothing basics, including T-shirts, leggings, kurtas, shrugs, and shawls to mix and match depending on the occasion and the weather conditions. Seamless undergarments will provide gentle support while helping in being comfy. Pay attention to the fabrics of the clothing. Select the kind that will help regulate body temperature during pregnancy. Breathable fabrics like cotton, bamboo and linen will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. On the other hand, stretchy fabrics can be easy to move in.

Accessories are the easiest way to refresh and add an element of fun to any outfit. Think of styling an outfit with different kinds of hand bags, backpacks, scarves, trinkets, sunglasses and exaggerated headscarves. Since pregnancy can be tough on the feet, with most women finding their feet swollen during the period, give the feet additional comfort by replacing stilettos with ballet flats, block heels, wedges or even sneakers. If you’re wearing a simple dress, play it up with accessories to make dressing up more exciting.

Go bold with body-con dresses
A body-con dress is designed to perfectly trace a woman’s silhouette and should be a wardrobe staple for all. Not only are body-con dresses trendy, but are also easy to wear, style and will stretch along as the body of a pregnant woman undergoes changes. Pair a body-con in a colour of choice with stylish wedges, that will give height while being comfortable. You can also style the dress with chunky sneakers for a street-style look. 

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