When it comes to having a new baby sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. We’re so excited about all the new baby things that we forget as Mom’s we could use a few new things too. One of the main things we tend to forget about, fashion. Seriously though, who out there actually likes maternity fashion? Moo-moo’s for months on end? UGH!
Maternity fashion can actually be cute and stylish. Trust me, I didn’t believe either until last week. Now of course this being my second child I’ve learned there are a few do’s and don’ts to maternity fashion.
Through out my 1st pregnancy I basically just bought larger sizes rather than going out and actually purchasing maternity clothing. Because of this, I spent my whole pregnancy incredible uncomfortable, looking like I was wearing moo-moo’s and other unflattering outfits. I was constantly tugging at my pants or pulling my tops down. I felt like I wanted hide in my house for the whole pregnancy.
I refuse to make the same mistakes twice! Today I’m going to share a few of my favorite Maternity Fashion Do’s and Don’ts.
Don’t think you can get by just wearing non-maternity clothing in larger sizes. This is only going to add to the list of reasons you’re uncomfortable!
Do go out and buy maternity clothing that actually fit you. This may mean trying on a few things, but invest in a couple of really good pieces. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a million dollars on a new wardrobe that you’ll only be wearing for 6 months. Check the consignment stores around you. Also, know that once you’re done with your maternity clothing, you to can take it to the consignment stores and recoup some of your investment.
Don’t hide your curves or that belly. Trust me, I know it’s tempting!!
Do show off your curves!!! You’re only going to have that belly for a little while, why not just show it off? Show off your shape with ruche and wrap styles that enhance your curves. Buy clothing that will grow with your bump.
These super cute tops and dress can be purchased at Isabella Oliver.
Don’t give up on jeans once you can’t get them to button anymore.
Do invest in a good pair of Maternity Jeans. You could wear a quality pair of jeans almost daily! Again, you don’t have to break the bank. Consignment stores are a great place to buy and sell your designer maternity jeans.
Some of my favorite brands
Don’t stop trying to look nice! You may not feel attractive anymore, but that’s no reason to throw in the towel.
Do treat yourself to a mani/pedi every now and then. Not only should you do your hair every morning, but go get it done professionally once in awhile. Put on a little make up everyday. Actually splurge on some new colors. Feel good about yourself!