Fashion while pregnant can be difficult. We spend a lot of time getting to know our shape and the way we dress our body. So when you get pregnant, all of a sudden you have to learn about your body all over again and figure out how to dress it. On top of that, maternity choices can be very limited, and if you have a big event like a wedding, you might want to dress up extra nice for the occasion. Here’s how to pull off a wedding guest look while expecting:
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you’re immobile and that you’re going to sit and watch the whole thing from your seat. You’ll want to get up and dance, walk around and talk to people, stand and mingle. All of this will require comfortable shoes, because we all know that pregnant ladies’ feet swell in an instant, and you’ll want some kind of shoes that will keep you comfortable. You don’t have to sacrifice the height – a platform shoe with stretchy straps can be just as comfortable as a flat ballet shoe – which is also a good option. For stockings, you might have some trouble finding ones that fit comfortably around your tummy, so consider getting knee-high stockings or just omitting them altogether.
Out of all of the options, going for a dress is your best bet whether you’re dressing for an occasion or not. Jumpsuits will vary wildly on the fit, and any kind of two-pieces will expose your belly, which isn’t exactly a formal look. Be careful if you’re buying months in advance, because you might outgrow your dress by the time the wedding comes around. Look for seasonal and trendy pieces in shops like TheHavenCo to make sure you look on point. Something with an empire waist will always look best on pregnant ladies, as it will give your body some shape and definition. Avoid shift dresses that might make you look a bit too much like a tent.
Even a plain white sheet can be made to look good if you accessorize it correctly. If your dress doesn’t have an emphasized waist naturally, put a belt on it to create shape. Add layers of necklaces not just for style, but also to draw some attention back up from your belly. Earrings and headpieces will accomplish the same goal. If it’s a summer wedding, get some stylish sunglasses for the job. Talking about some invisible accessories, make sure you have the right bra. If you’re quite a bit along in your pregnancy, your breasts might already be producing milk, and you might need extra padding to make sure there’s no leakage at the wrong time.
Hair and makeup
Sure, pregnant women have a certain glow to their skin, and it might make you feel so damn beautiful. However, other times, you might have dark circles from lack of sleep, oily skin from hormonal changes and all other manifestations of being pregnant. But it’s nothing that a little concealer and highlighter can’t fix, so make sure you’re looking as fresh as ever, no matter how little sleep you got the previous night.
You might wake up on the big day and just feel like all you want to do is stay in your pajamas and lay on the couch. But, if you cave and do that, you’ll be sorry that you didn’t go for a very long time. So take some time to collect yourself, leave early if you need to, but gather the energy to make yourself look and feel good and go have fun.