Don’t Let Pregnancy Cramp Your Style
Pregnancy: it is truly the best of times and the worst of times. Swollen ankles and all, a woman never looks better than when in the full, glowing bloom of pregnancy. But while pregnancy gives with one hand, it takes with the other. It takes that Coke bottle figure and replaces it with a water balloon. It takes time and focus from a budding career. It takes a sensible diet and replaces it with cravings for ice-cream and pickles, mixed together. And what seems to be the pettiest stroke of the gods, it takes that lovingly curated wardrobe and replaces it with potato sacks.
Well that last one is just mean, and you don’t have to take it lying down. Why should you spend the most beautiful season of your life dressed like a pauper out of a Dickens novel? You shouldn’t; that’s why! Here are a few suggestions you can use to make sure your pregnancy does not rob you of style and fashion the same way it robs you of your ability to easily get up from a chair:
Tights and Leggings
Being pregnant does not mean you have to give up your tights and leggings. It just mean that you have to be a more savvy shopper. Your local retail outlet may not have the greatest selection of compression-wear to choose from. The best maternity tights usually have some level of compression that increases circulation to help energize the legs.
Life does not stop, or even slow down just because of your pregnancy. There are still formal events and special occasions that you have to attend. That little black dress might be out of the question. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear a bigger black dress that is just as fetching. You can still dress with the same sense of style and decorum for weddings, funerals, graduations, and that special night on the town while pregnant.
This Pinterest page of formal maternity dresses should dispel any notions of limitation when it comes to how you can dress for these occasions. Not one iota of your style and sensibility has to be sacrificed. for the functions that most require it.
Maternity Work Clothes
Another thing that is not going to change because you have a baby on the way is your company dress code. While few managers would dare mention a downgrade in professional dress when you have a temporary upgrade in belly size, there is no reason to go there at all.
Gone are the days when expectant mothers had to look with envy at the styles and fashions she might have worn were it not for the pregnancy. Those days are long behind you. No longer do you have to look for maternity clothes that merely accommodate some extra girth. You can shop for clothes for all occasions designed with the same style and fashion sense as clothes made for fashion models. There is no reason that the model of womanhood should not also be the model of fashion.
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