Maternity Style Trends
Dealing with the body’s physiologic and anatomic changes during pregnancy can drive women crazy. What complicates it more is dealing with dressing up the ever-growing body shape for the next nine months. Do not overthink or change personal styles due to the pregnancy.
In the past years, maternity fashion focused on concealing the baby bump but over the recent years, the trend has dramatically changed.
Let the maternity fashion enhance your natural blooming beauty and pregnancy glow.
For even weight distribution
When the weight gain is distributed evenly across the entire body and not just the bump, it is best to project a longer and leaner look. This can be achieved by a soft A-line dress with long sleeves that will give an elongated silhouette. A long light dress partnered with a long cardigan or a coat will likewise create an illusion of an elongated frame.
For carrying low
When the bump is sitting low in the belly just above the hips, an outfit that is soft on the waist will be flattering. The objective is to draw attention to the face and thus partnering the outfit with a cropped jacket or cardigan will be suitable.
For carrying high
When the bump is bigger and lying high just under the bust, an empire cut dress will be ideal. You may also accessorize a soft dress with a belt. Another appropriate outfit will be a stylish wrap-around maternity dress.
For the petite
When the naturally thin frame is maintained and the baby weight just goes to the bump, a fitted style will be perfect. A bodycon maternity dress will embrace the slim frame and accentuate the baby bump. Of all the pregnancy body types, horizontal stripes fit the petite to a tee.
Oversized maternity dresses that were comfortable but not so fashionable are now archaic as maternity clothes now are more stylish than ever before. Current styles will show off your amazing baby bump. Maternity style trends have introduced new styles. Just check out your favorite celebrity style stars to see the new belly pregnant fashion trends.
Dresses: T-shirt dress, pencil dress, maxi dress
Jeans: Skinny and cropped styles, boyfriend cut, low-rise pair
Pants and Leggings: Sleek minimal trousers, sleek cigarette pants, leggings
Skirts: Mid skirts, classic pencil skirt, miniskirts and statement styles (eg. split skirt, leather design)
Coats: Light longline coats over a fitted dress or short thicker coats partnered with skinny jeans
Belts: thicker style belt with buckle that sits above the bump or skinny belt partnered with a low-rise style pair of jeans
Swimwear: one-piece suit with a low-cut top in a classic contour - play with patterns, prints and colors or two-piece bikinis to let the baby bump breathe