Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fabulously Bumpy: Style Guide for Pregnant Women


One of the scariest things about getting married is that you'll eventually get pregnant. And for girls like us who are conscious about looks and outfits, this thought can be really frightening. Questions like "what if I won't get my body back?" or "what if I'll get so many stretch marks?" pop in. But most especially we ask, "what about my fashion?"

Don't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! ...
~ Mean girls

Do you have to forbid yourself from the joy of sex and the bliss of marriage all for the sake of fashion? Of course not! Gone are the days when being pregnant is considered a blow to being fashion. Thanks to our dear celebrities who made it a fashion being pregnant. Aw, did you notice that? Being pregnant is fashion. But girls, don't hurry.

So I thought it is of great importance to blog about how do we maintain our creativity and *fashionability even if we are pregnant?

Hear my tips ...

Don't wear plain pregnancy dress just for the sake of comfort.
I have not been pregnant but I know that pregnancy brings so many discomforts the reason why many pregnant girls tend to settle with comfortable but boring very pregnant dresses. If you don't want to stain the stylish image you heart to maintain, then choose dresses that are sexy but are also comfortable such as Ella maternity. They can be dresses that show off your toned shoulders and arms or mini dresses that shows off your legs. You can decide to highlight either at a time. If you want to show only your arms and shoulders, you can wear mini dress or empire cut top and pair it with some black tights. This combination works even with you having the bump. Additionally, the dresses and blouses that you'd invest for during this period would never go wasted simply because you can still use them even after pregnancy.

Stay slim.
Some lucky girls stay slim even after getting pregnant and only that cute visible bump gives proof that there's real baby on the way. However, to most girls, they gain significant weight during pregnancy. This is when the challenge to look slim strikes. If this would be true to any of you, girls, then I suggest that you choose sleeveless blouses or dresses with thin straps or what we call spaghetti straps. Seek for clothes with vertical or diagonal narrow stripes pattern or a creation of dark prints which create a slimmer look. Should a taste for flowery designs comes, which is very likely if you're carrying a girl, make sure you stick for tiny prints. Bloom maternity black dresses aclaim the oldest fact we all know, that black always create a slimmer look.

Put your hands on those old stuff, wear your old stretchable denim jeans.
There are days when wearing jeans gives us the feeling of freedom that is denied by some clothes. Therefore it is a pain to not able to wear them when you feel like wearing. Well girls, the good news is that there is a way. Search your closet and look for some old jeans that you think still fit on the legs preferably those stretchable ones. Look for some old turtle neck top preferably black or gray. Then get some good sciscors, big needles and thread. Cut off the upper part of your jeans a little above the secret pocket towards the belt area. If the jeans are low waist style, then only a little portion would be removed, otherwise, it's up to you to estimate the length that would suit your height. The thing is, the pockets, after your done with your designing, would immediately extend below the bump. Next, cut off the neck area of your turtle neck top. It is expectedly stretchable and long. Now, you would have to sew the neck you cut from the turtle neck top to attach to your jeans. When done, you would now have a stylish preggy jeans that is still wearable even after you'll have the baby.

If you don't have the time or the materials that you'll need to create your home-made preggy jeans, then you can invest for some denim jeans like these. Your own design would actually look like this but only without the belt area. If it is summer and you prefer something cooler that are also denim, then you can wear denim pedal pants. They would in no way make you less stylish.

Making the decision to have a child- it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
-Elizabeth Stone

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
- Unknown Author


  1. God I love that Mean Girls quote! Great write up my dear.

    Love Grace.

  2. I actually like seeing the creative looks that pregnant fashionistas put on their blogs. Many of them are so surprisingly flattering.

  3. I think there are a lot of ways for women to remain fashionable even when they are pregnant. Great post!! :)

  4. Hahaha that Mean Girls quote always cracks me up. :P

    Great post. I agree, pregnant women definitely don't have to choose comfort over fashion. They can have BOTH!

  5. I think I'm with the mean girls for this. I'll go freaking crazy when the very thought of pregnancy pops up in my mind :p


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