Few things are as lyrically powerful as an expectant mother. Pregnant women are a life-bearing force of nature. However as the growing bump peeks out through button-down shirts and slides across the waistline of your skirt through passing weeks, it no longer becomes a secret from the first trimester. Facing the closet every morning for something to wear suddenly becomes a challenge, moods would shift from confusion to terror; I have nothing to wear!
Pregnancy does not mean abandoning your personal style in order to adapt to your growing bump. You don’t have to fall victim to the dreaded maternity dress. It just requires a little imagination and a whole lot of confidence to dress that bump, whether you’re carrying high or low, small or big.
Here are some inspirations to help you get over the hurdle of dressing through your pregnancy through these casual-chic looks accompanied with comfort and style:
1. Stretchy fabrics that flow over your belly, hips and thighs provide a silhouette that shows off your shape, such as the Ovidio Dress and the Shelbie Dress. The dresses accentuate the beauty of your bump without making you look larger.
4. Statement pieces help draw the eye to your bump, and portrays an air of confidence. The Marcella Dress adds an edge to your bump for subtle strength.
Reesa, 5 months pregnant, wearing the Marcella Dress, size L.
5. The Dexie Dress and the Penelope Dress have an empire waistline, allowing your baby bump to grow from your first trimester into your third trimester with the advantage of being able to wear the dresses post-pregnancy. The longer length of the Penelope Dress will help you through the months when your baby bump grows larger and your skirt gets shorter.
Reesa (left), 5 months pregnant wearing the Penelope Dress in Grey, size M; Sherlyn (center) wearing the Zelia Top in Black, the Ibbie Culottes in Black; Pei Woon (right), 8 months pregnant wearing the Dexie Dress in Black, Size S.