Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, and she is growing another human being and another life.
Let’s not pretend, though, that pregnancy is always beautiful, especially to the body!
It’s important to pick an outfit that not only feels comfortable but looks beautiful and fashionable.
With this in mind, this article aims to inspire you on the different outfits you can wear during pregnancy, giving you tips on how to apply your clothes according to the different trimesters of pregnancy.
How to Pick a Style that Works for Your Body Type and Preference
Depending on your body type and preference, your style will obviously be different.
It is important to know that the outfit you pick needs to fit YOU.
Don’t pick an outfit just because it’s in season or because you think it looks great on someone else. This is YOUR BODY, and it should fit YOU. It’s better to have a few outfits of clothes rather than a closet full of clothes that don’t fit!
It’s also worth considering that you’ll probably want to save some of your maternity clothes either for next time around or to make a unique gift for your baby, t-shirt blankets are a cute and very popular example.
The First Trimester
During your first 12 weeks, you’re likely to want to hide your slightly growing tummy. With this in mind, you need to pick outfits that cover your tummy and make you feel comfortable.
Dresses are going to be your best friend during this period, they’re comfortable, and they’ll hide the area that you feel less comfortable with showing.
If dresses are not your thing, then t-shirts and leggings are the only other option that will work for you.
The Second Trimester
During your second trimester, you’ll start feeling a lot more comfortable with your body. This is the perfect time to start showing off your growing tummy!
Dresses are still going to be your friend, but this time around, you can also start wearing skirts if they hide your tummy well enough that you’re comfortable showing it off.
The Third Trimester
During this third trimester, you’re likely to be feeling more and more uncomfortable as your tummy grows. While some women want to show off their rounding tum, for others, it’s sweat pants and baggy tops all the way to 40 weeks!
Dresses will still work for you, but this time around, it’s also a great time to wear skirts and dresses that show off the bump.
As you transition from being pregnant to not pregnant, it’s important to wear clothes that make you feel great.
Bump-hugging dresses and skirts that don’t make you feel self-conscious about your body are important. You’re not pregnant anymore. Embrace the fact that you can wear whatever clothes you want once again!
This is also a great time to show off your new curves, and some women stay small after having their babies. For others, this is the perfect time to eat as much food as possible! Stretch marks are also very common; embrace yours too!