Dressing Your Bump To Work

1)      The Suit

Invest in a good quality maternity suit at the beginning of your pregnancy, and it will see you stylishly through your full nine months.

When shopping for a maternity blazer it’s a good idea to keep certain things in mind. Firstly, look for stretch fabrics such as jersey – this is a piece that should flatter your figure throughout pregnancy, so it needs to be able to grow with you. Secondly, the cut should be tailored in towards your empire line, which, as your pregnancy progresses, will become your new natural waist.

When it comes to skirts and trousers, the most important consideration to make, is whether you want them to fit over or under your bump as it grows. There is no right or wrong answer here; it’s all about what feels most comfortable to you!

2)      The Dress

A small collection of flattering maternity dresses in different colours and patterns can go a very long way to transforming your office style during pregnancy. The best way to flatter your changing figure is to choose dresses that focus on the empire line. This will help to define your new shape, allowing plenty of room for your growing curves, and drawing attention to the slimmest part of your body. Flowing A-line dresses will be incredibly comfortable, and don’t be afraid to flaunt your changing curves in a figure hugging bodycon style!

3)      The Shirt

When it comes to shirts and blouses, it really is important to get a good fit, and investing in a maternity shirt is one way of guaranteeing this throughout your pregnancy. A good quality maternity shirt will be made in soft stretch cotton that is kind on sensitive skin and will adapt to your changing curves. Once again, it’s all about the empire line, and it’s a good idea to look for a shirt that is cut long, to ensure that your curves are kept neatly covered at every stage of your pregnancy.

4)      The Shoes

During pregnancy, it’s more important than ever to choose shoes that support your feet properly. We know it isn’t easy to hear, but flats really are the way to go if you want to prevent back pain and avoid swollen ankles.

5)      The Accessories

The right accessories can make all the difference to your maternity office wear style; lifting your mood and adding an extra fashion edge to any outfit. They will also help you to keep your maternity wardrobe looking fresh. Add a printed scarf around your neck to jazz up a plain maternity dress, or define your shape with a simple empire belt. After your baby is born, a stylish tote changing bag can help you to keep your things and your baby’s bits and pieces organised while you’re out and about.

Image Credit: Serephine

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