You’re pregnant! First thing’s first – congratulations. Now it’s time to work out your wardrobe and how to dress your body for the next nine months. Whether you’ve done this before or it’s your first baby, we know our bodies are likely to change during pregnancy, so you might need to make a few styling tweaks.
With your bump growing and hormones all over the place, it can be difficult to know how to transition your wardrobe as you get closer to your due date. That’s exactly the dilemma that @grainne90 is facing!
We’re on hand to help: our Bump It Up Maternity collection has a range of styles for every occasion that you can rely on throughout your pregnancy and beyond. With supportive features and hidden nursing access, our curvy clothing is available up to a size 32, making it easy for you to dress your growing bump. To give you some tips on how to style your plus size maternity wear, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks below.
Go For Stretchy Styles
Not only will stretchy fabrics keep you and your baby comfortable, they will also allow room for you to grow into. You can still work bodycon fits during your pregnancy, so get ready to show off those curves with this ribbed jersey dress. In a classic strappy style, it features ruched detailing to the sides to offer added stretch as your bump gets bigger. Although summer has long gone, this dress will work just as well for autumn styling – just layer a chunky knitted cardigan over the top.
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Love Your Loungewear
Since comfy clothes are going to be your best friend for the next nine months, why not make them stylish? And remember, loungewear is no longer reserved for just chilling on the sofa – you can style it for the school run, the supermarket, or a brunch date with friends. Comfortable and casual, this matching loungewear set is perfect for busy mums-to-be with hectic lives on-the-go. Just click here for the matching tee.
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Want To Go Glam?
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to hide behind loose-fitting shapes or live in leggings – you can glam it up as much as you want! This elegant wrap dress with a belted tie waist will flatter your growing bump and show off your pregnancy glow. Dress it up with heels and jewellery for weddings, christenings and special occasions, or keep it casual with trainers.
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Combine Fashion With Function
Clothing that merges style with practicality is key for your maternity wardrobe, and that’s why this wrap dress needs to be at the top of your wishlist. Comfortable and easy to style, it features a horn button front to allow for easy nursing once your baby is born. Even better, this dress can be glammed up or kept casual, worn for work or play – the styling options are endless!
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Consider Your Post-Pregnancy Wardrobe
Don’t rush to get rid of your maternity wardrobe, as it might take your body a bit of time to get back to the way it was before you were pregnant. Most of our Bump It Up Maternity pieces are all about versatility, designed for wearing throughout your pregnancy and for the months after you give birth. Relaxed jersey tees and smock tops will see you through to early motherhood in style, so think about stocking up on those!
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Our Top Tips
- A comfy pair of shoes are an essential. Flat shoes will most likely become your maternity go-to, especially if you find your feet become swollen. For maximum comfort, swap your heels or boots for a pair of trainers.
- Have a sort through your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. You might already own a few bump-friendly pieces, so be sure to make use of clothing you already have – particularly in the earlier months of pregnancy.
- Don’t feel you have to wear leggings if you don’t want to! (But if you do want to, that’s okay too.) A classic pair of black leggings might become your staple piece, or you might choose to wear dresses and skirts if that’s more your thing. There’s no right or wrong way to style out your pregnancy – it’s all about wearing clothing that keeps you comfortable and gives you confidence.
Are you expecting? Congratulations! Head over to our socials and show us how you’re styling your maternity clothes using the hashtag #ThisIsYours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for a chance to be featured.