In this day and age
when maternity clothes are becoming more and more easy to find
and cheaper to buy. Furthermore, dressing to show off your baby bump is
growing in popularity. Perhaps the Hollywood glamour mums are making it a
fashion statement to be pregnant, or perhaps we are in another baby
boom. Either way, many more women are taking great pride in their
If you want to show off your baby bump as it grows to
accommodate the baby, there are some great fashion tips to help you look
your best in this special time in your life.
Many celebs like Angelina
Jolie, Heidi Klum and the likes of Kourtney Kardashian are sporting
figure-hugging dresses that help them achieve a glamorous and flattering
look for the red carpet events.
A serious rule to stick to when
working that baby bump of yours is ruching. Ruching will allow the
dress to expand to perfectly fit your growing tummy. It gathers around
the edge, at the waist and smooths out over the lovely round curves of
Mini dresses and tank dresses can also look great, as long
as you have been lucky enough to retain most of your pre-pregnancy
figure. These styles will hug not only your belly, but your back side,
thighs and breasts, so take care with this particular look.
If you are planning on
going with snug-fitting clothes during your pregnancy, then it is best
to buy clothes made of good quality, breathable fabrics, rich in natural
fibres. If you buy cheap dresses that are too high in lycra or nylon
you may feel a little smothered and sweaty instead of proud and
comfortable. Fabrics like jersey and anything with a high content of
cotton or wool and only a small amount of elastane will provide that
great snug fit, without the clinginess. Knits with a little stretch are a
great choice for bump-hugging fashion.
Another cute look to show
off your belly, as it grows bigger is an empire line dress that will
gather just above your belly and below the breasts. You can always tie a
colourful ribbon or thin scarf around this part of any dress to
accentuate your belly.
Or in the reverse, dresses or tops that have a gathered
hem below the belly will also attract attention to your middle and also
provide you with comfort and peace of mind that you won’t flash any
skin between your top and your pants.
Bump hugging wrap tops and
dresses are another gorgeous fashion statement that you can pair with
knee high boots in winter. Knot dresses will also help define a growing
baby belly, with a twist so nicely placed that it not only highlights
your cleavage but also expertly draws the eye in and then around a
lovely big tummy.
Some other ways to big up your bump are to take a look
around at some maternity wear web sites and there
you can find different labels that specialise in this very look. You
could take a look at the cute novelty t-shirts that are becoming more
popular these days, with humourous slogans to draw attention to your
pregnant paunch. Anything brightly coloured or snug fitting will be
guaranteed to draw everyone’s attention to your proud little (or big)
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