I personally believe that a woman is at her prettiest when she is pregnant. The silhouette of a body with a baby bump shows shapes and curves. Gone are the days when pregnant women wear baggy dresses. Although most women have low self esteem especially towards the end of their pregnancy because of the increase in weight and hormonal imbalance resulting to pigmentation in some parts of the face or uneven skin tone for some. But do not fret. Nowadays, we have a lot of clothes to choose from for pregnant women to make them look as comfortable and fashionable as ever while showing off that precious baby bump. And to give you, pregnant moms a dose of inspiration here are my personal favorite maternity fashion as worn by the Hollywood Celebrities:
Maxi dress is my favorite maternity outfit for 3 reasons (1) functionality, (2) comfort, (3) style. A maxi dress is very functional because it can be worn on both casual and semi-formal occasions. The one worn by Jessica Alba is a classic example because if worn with ballet flats or flat sandals, can already be a perfect outfit for a laid back days at the park or strolling at the mall. Wearing cardigans, sweater, shawl, or chunky necklaces will provide different looks. Maxi dresses can have an extended stay on your closet because it can be worn even post pregnancy. Their fabric are usually made of soft materials which makes it very comfortable. It is also versatile because it can work for almost all body types.
Expectant moms’ body temperatures are usually higher than usual because of hormones so this free flowing dress is perfect. Just like a maxi, because of the shape of the dress, it can be worn even after pregnancy. Kristin Cavallari’s dress is something I will definitely buy. While the baby bump is small, it can function as a dress but as the bump gets bigger, can be worn with a pair of leggings or capri pants and viola, a whole new look for the same outfit!
Baby Doll Dress
Petite moms like me must have a baby doll dress for dressier occasions. It is usually empire cut which perfectly houses your growing baby bump. It gives an illusion of height because it is cut above the knee thus showing your legs. I must say, Natalie Portman is my favorite star when it comes to maternity fashion because we have the same body type and her style is always classic and sophisticated.
Empire cut is always the best way to go for maternity dress because it gives room to your growing baby bump. I love the simplicity and functionality of Kate Middleton’s dress. It is perfect for the more conservative type and can work for more body types because the skirt is A-line.
I recommend having at least 2 pairs of maternity pants in neutral colors (black, brown or khaki) especially for working moms. Slim cut is always a better option because it will draw attention to the lower part of the body as your baby bump gets bigger. These pants can also work either for casual dressing or business attire, depending on the top. I usually pair my maternity pants with my blouses with soft fabric (which are not maternity clothes) to create that breezy look just like Heidi Klum’s look above. Will look good as well with empire cut or tunic blouses.
Mommies can still party and look rockin’ good like Angelina Jolie. Just pick dresses that highlights your assets, like your slender arms or increased cup size of breasts like hers. Or you if are more conservative, maybe just showing your collarbone or legs. The key is for you to look and be comfortable for several hours while having the confidence knowing that you are showing off your assets.
I hope I am able to help you, my pregnant mommy, not just to look good while you are pregnant, but more so to have that confidence knowing that you are at your most beautiful self.