Expecting Fashionista: Itaï¿½ï¿½s time to get serious about your pregnancy style! The arrival of your bump marked the end to your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. You don’t need to sacrifice your style or bank balance. You need to shop smart! Check out our trimester-specific tips.
Your second trimester is the perfect time to show off your newfound curves! Before you go shopping, come up with a game plan.
- To Thine Own Self Be True: Donaï¿½ï¿½t abandon your personal style because youaï¿½ï¿½re pregnant! If you favored dark colors before your pregnancy, why buy pastels now? Trust us: If youaï¿½ï¿½re true to your style, youaï¿½ï¿½ll feel less self-conscious about your bump.
- Invest In the Basics: Rather than spend a fortune on maternity clothes, purchase fashion staples in fabrics that will grow with you. Avoid zippers, buttons and shapeless sacks. Invest in pieces that will leave you feeling great into your third trimester and beyond.
- Itaï¿½ï¿½s All About Support: If youaï¿½ï¿½re expecting, support yourself! Treat yourself to a properly fitted bra and “belly band.” A great bra will leave you feeling confident while offering supportive comfort. Meanwhile, a belly band will offer coverage and allow you to wear “sexy jeans” well into you third trimester.
As youaï¿½ï¿½ve undoubtedly noticed, thereaï¿½ï¿½s an inverse correlation between the size of your babe and your wardrobe options. For the third trimester youaï¿½ï¿½ll need to get creative.