When you’re pregnant the main concern for most women is
staying comfortable. No, I’m not talking about the first trimester, nor
even in the second trimester when a little contained bump is your pride
and joy. I’m talking about the last trimester, when you are carrying
extra weight and when you are finding it hard to feel comfortable in
even the most forgiving stretch knit or your old kitten heels. Having
some great maternity clothes helps, but there are
some other tips you can use to stay comfortable and look great when
In fact, staying comfortable comes way ahead of looking
good in that last trimester, but there are ways that you can achieve
Wearing the right shoes can
make all the difference to not only looking good, but feeling good too.
to slip on shoes that are cute and comfy and avoid anything with high
or stiletto heels. Your body needs support during pregnancy. Try slip on
sneakers that are very popular right now. A great pair of Birkenstocks
will look good and support your feet. For a little glamour, try a flat
pair of sandals with sequins or beading for some sparkle. Otherwise,
ballet flats that are still popular are perfect for any occasion. Make
sure you have a nice, black pair for the evening and perhaps buy some
bright, textured pairs for day wear.
Towards the end, you will want to try and reduce the size
of your baby bump because it seems to come between you and the world.
Stay comfortable and look good by wearing black, or dark colours like
brown or navy. Wear breathable, stretch fabrics like jersey and knits.
Details like ruching and wraps will help to cover your bump without
looking as if you’re smuggling a watermelon beneath your shirt.
As you get near the end of the pregnancy, you may notice
water retention and swelling of your fingers and toes. Now is a good
time to stop wearing wedding rings or any of your regular gold or silver
rings or toe rings because now is the time when they might get stuck.
So buy some larger sized dress rings, or stick to loose fitting bangles
and bracelets. Chunky, elasticised necklaces will look great and add a
little colour to any outfit.
looking great can add to your comfort levels. After you’ve found the
perfect black jersey dress maybe get some bright accessories to make it
look fresh each day. Try some colourful scarves, which are still in
fashion at the moment. Wear it knotted around your neck or hanging
straight down, both ways will detract from your growing belly and liven
up your look.
You could try mixing things up with
some coloured cardis and jackets. This will not only provide added
coverage for your front, but also draw the eye down for a slimming
effect and also bring some colour to a predominantly black maternity
Getting some comfortable
underpants and a suitable bra can make all the difference for a comfortable pregnancy.
Not only will the right underwear help you feel good, it will look
better too. A
suitable, supportive bra is essential as your body changes with
pregnancy. Well fitting underwear is also another simple way that you
can feel more comfortable as your body changes.
purchasing and borrowing a variety of maternity wear, getting some funky flats,
getting your jewellery and accessories right and finally wearing
appropriate underwear, you can not only feel comfortable but look your
best in the last months of your pregnancy.