If you’re pregnant, it can feel hard to stay comfortable in the heat without sacrificing style. But don’t despair – thankfully, the era of the tent-like-smock as maternity style is well and truly in the past, and there are plenty of comfortable, flattering clothing options out there for the summer months.
Plenty of items you may already have in your pre-pregnancy wardrobe will continue to work throughout your pregnancy. Loose dresses will flow over your growing bump without constricting it. Longer dresses can be worn on their own, still keeping you comfortable without becoming too short. Having said that, don’t discount shorter styles – simply add some elastic-waisted leggings if you feel too exposed.
Stretch it out
Stretchy, body-conscious maxi skirts and dresses are an easy way to stay comfy, and can easily be dressed up for fancier occasions. The bump-hugging silhouette is super flattering, and allows you the option to have more volume up top, with ruffled sleeves or a cute jacket. Shorter fitted dresses, especially in jersey, have the same curve-hugging effect – a great way to show off your bump!
Me, preggy at 8 months, (June 2012) at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, on one of my most comfortable maternity outfit ever!
Just keep swimming
When it comes to swimwear, a tankini or a one-piece will give your belly more support than a bikini. Look for classic cuts in dark with a low scooped or v-neckline for the most flattering look. Maternity Sale Australia has a great selection of designs with ruched bodices that will stay comfortable as your bump grows – follow this URL to check them out.
Business as usual
One fail-safe staple that can be appropriated for most dress codes and every stage of pregnancy is a great-fitting shirt dress. Again, though its length on you will obviously shorten as your pregnancy continues, a pair of leggings makes for an easy fix. A thin belt tied under the bust is flattering during your pregnancy, and you can continue to wear your new favourite piece after the birth, cinching it at the waist instead. Stick to stronger, sturdier fabrics such as denim or chambray, linen, or high-quality cotton for a more tailored style.
Fresh and formal
Summer will always be a big season for celebrations – Christmas, holiday celebrations, and countless weddings. The idea of formal maternity wear can seem daunting, especially in the heat, but there’s no reason to give up comfort! Long, empire-waisted dresses are simple, feminine, and won’t be too clingy. Even better, you can find them in almost any print, colour and fabric! Opt for a style that highlights your bust. If the cut seems a little casual for a particular event, style it up with dressier accessories. If you decide to wear heels, remember your slightly altered centre of gravity – wedges or chunky block-heels will save you the twisted ankle.
Remember, the most important thing is that you’re comfortable in whatever you’re wearing – choose anything that makes you feel confident, and you’ll always look your best.
If you live in the place where winter is a season you get to enjoy, what is your most favorite thing to do in the snow? If we’re blessed with a temperature that’s above 30 degrees Fahrenheit and we’re just home, expect to see us outside, having a blast in the snow! Well, since December last year, we only get to experienced a day that was above 30F for just once. Thus, we were able to enjoy the snow– sledding, snowball fighting, and making snow angel!
It actually was Triz’s first snow angel of the year and because the snow was so deep plus a bit hard from having them turned to ice a few days before the 35F-weekend, she wasn’t satisfied with what she created and vowed to make another soon, a more impressive one at that!