Maternity Style: 10 Great Basics
When I first found out I was pregnant, one of the things that I promised myself straight off the bat was that I was going to stay true to my style through it all. Fashion is a part of who I am, and I am not about to bend and start wearing muumuus or something equally as horrifying! Thankfully for me, there are a lot of great options out there for stylish mamas-to-be. Seriously, maternity fashion has really stepped up its game, and I’m here to share with you some of my favorite picks for a stylish pregnancy.
Comfort is Key
When dressing that bump, remember that comfort is everything. If you don’t feel good, it doesn’t matter how good you may look! Thus, finding pieces that are both cute and comfortable is a must! Ditch those 5-inch heels (don’t worry, you’ll get them back after baby!) and switch them out for some cute lower heels and ballet flats! I love these Steve Madden leopard flats, and they’re a great price, too! You’ll look both sophisticated and fashion-forward.
Another favorite comfortable choice of mine is a good pair of maternity leggings. They are a game-changer and absolutely my most-worn maternity item. My favorite ones are the Gap maternity leggings, because they are super stretchy, affordable, and long! Buy them in various colors and patterns and have fun with it! Some comfortable cotton undies and bras are important to get, too, in one or two sizes larger than your normal size. Things are growing, it just happens. Long cardigans and camis are a must with leggings, and there are a ton of great options out there, plus they are available inside or outside the maternity section! I’m loving my aztec cardigan lately. They can be found at various boutiques online, such as Endless Envy. Another must-have is a pair of maternity jeans. Let’s be honest, your jeans don’t fit anymore, but wearing leggings every single day can get old, so it’s a good idea to invest in one pair of those full-panel pants. Your belly and closet will thank you!
Show Off the Bump
I cannot stress this enough — never, ever be afraid to show off that beautiful bump of yours! The last thing you want is to feel like you look like a shapeless whale (even though some days, that feeling seems to be inevitable). This is why I love a good long cardigan, worn over some leggings with ballet flats. You are comfortable and feeling great, and the cardigan creates shape and enhances curves! Pair with a belt just above the bump to show it off, and rock it! Another great way to show off that bump is by wearing tops that hug it just so. I love wearing various oversized plain tees, and my favorites are the super fun colored ones from Victoria’s Secret Pink. Bonus, they’re super comfortable, too! Pair them with some yoga pants and it sucks everything in just so, making you feel and look fabulous while lounging around.
Confidence is Everything
These are my top tips for cute maternity style. If you are comfortable, everything else just sort of falls into place. And remember, the number one most important thing is that confidence is key. You can’t buy that, though, pretty mama. That’s all you.