Photos: (from left) Kim Kardashian, Duchess of Cambridge and Miranda Kerr. Courtesy of eonline.com, instyle.co.uk, celebrityphotos.sheknows.com.
In my fifth month of pregnancy, my regular clothes don’t accommodate the growing belly any more, but I really don’t want to invest in maternity pieces that have limited options and can only be worn several months.
If you, like me, are hunting clothes, or considering reworking old pieces in your closet, to put together stylish outfits that can be worn in different occasions, during pregnancy and long after the baby is born, today’s tips are for you.
Being pregnant doesn’t stop Kim Kardasian from wearing curve-hugging clothes and sky-high heels. I do not recommend any mum-to-be wearing high heels, but I do find that after my belly getting bigger, compared to loose, shapeless pieces that are tent-like in profile, properly fitted garments are much more flattering.
This look of her nailed the hottest black and white trend. I love how she wisely chose black and white accessories to maximize the graphic effect. A scarlet lip is enough to brighten up the look. Instead of her high heels, I found this pair equally stylish and much easier to walk in.
Dress: Emporio Armani (great style here)
Bag: Sondra Roberts
Shoes: BCBGeneration (also here)
Accessories: CC Skye cuff, M·A·C lipstick
Kate Middleton’s look (below) is an excellent example of how to rework the old pieces during pregnancy. As Pantone color of the year 2013, this understated, elegant emerald hue is not only trendy, but also universal flattering. Choose a belted or high-waist design which is comfy to wear during pregnancy. Both of the pieces picked below are so Kate-like, but cost much less!
Coat: Target ($49!)
Miranda Kerr’s off-duty look is always sleek and modern, with an edgy touch. This look is no exception. Loose shift dress doesn’t add pressure to the belly. A structured leather jacket and bare legs show off her figure. A pair of easy-to-walk-in ankle booties are must-have! I literally live in mine: with maxi dress, maternity jeans (the only maternity piece I bought) or knee-length sheath.
Jacket: Alice by Temperley (similar here)
Shoes: Steve Madden
As you can see from all the looks above, being pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to completely change your personal style. All you need is some tweaking, to make your outfits flatter your new body, but still reflect who you are.