It doesn’t take a personal Stylist to dress your pregnant bump. After all, it is your body and who knows it better than you? Fashion for nine months isn’t as hard as people make it out to be. Yes, become a maternity style risk-taker but staying YOU is the absolute key!
Being the owner of Expecting Models for 15 years, I’d like to say I know which maternity styles are trending and what that really means. Yes, we all want to look in vogue during each trimester but let’s get real, not every style looks good on everyone. Women come in all shapes and sizes. Add your pregnancy into the mix and accept that your body will do what it needs to do. Notice, I said “your body” not you! Being pregnant doesn’t give you a free pass to eat whatever you want and skip the gym. As healthy women, it’s important to balance prenatal nutrition and exercise to become and stay your personal best! This means skinny jeans might not be the look for you right now, but a pair of pregnancy leggings might do the trick! The choices are endless!
All guidelines say the same thing using different vernacular. So it’s important to know that it takes for you to create the perfect look that compliments your blossoming bump.
During my first pregnancy, I was all about heels and flaunting my bump! By the second pregnancy, you wouldn’t catch me in a pair of heels, unless I was doing a photo shoot for Expecting Models Publicity. I felt the need to look fashion forward in my own funky, cozy sorta way and it worked for me!
Wardrobe during pregnancy should be easy-breezy. Check out a few maternity styles on Expecting Models Instagram account! There are so many maternity designers that have their own trending vibe. Times have changed. Women are finally embraced as looking beautiful and owning personal style. 9 Months of hiding is officially a by-gone! In fact, most maternity designers use Expecting Models to illustrate the beauty of a real pregnant body. Who wants to purchase clothing seen on a fake bump? Or better yet, a mannequin? It’s embarrassing to think that some designers perhaps believe that they are fooling today’s modern mom? We’ve progressed and looking better than ever!
A simple laid back pregnancy is okay! Some days you may need to chill out in a classic denim button down. It doesn’t have to cost much. Pregnancy has so many price-points, it’s become a slam dunk!
We all have moments when we will need to dress day by night. Flipping the switch doesn’t take as much planning as it has in the past. Over-thinking pregnancy style is normal but don’t allow yourself to fall into that booby-trap! Stick to your first instinct. It’s generally right. Once you focus on a different form in style, dressing your body will become fun. At the end of the day, you won’t be in this body forever, so enjoy the perks and dress to impress… Yourself, that is!