Now spring is here, you may find it difficult knowing how to style your blossoming baby bump. I have been searching for amazing finds for your capsule wardrobe during pregnancy, with key pieces that will see you through spring and beyond.
Take a look through this list of do's and don'ts below and then take a look at my top maternity pieces:
DON'T buy your normal clothes in larger sizes. By doing this, the clothes will make you look bigger and they will not fit properly. There are so many affordable maternity clothes out there, invest in some key pieces that fit well and give you a flattering shape.
DO aim to have at least 10 basic items of clothing in your perfect pregnancy wardrobe. Then you can mix and match pieces to create different outfits, from day to night, jazzed up with various accessories.
DO choose two different neutral shades for the core of your wardrobe. Fitted trousers, skirts and dresses in black and dark grey are perfect for the office (depending on where you work that is!). Add splashes of colour with tunics, camisoles and accessories to add glitz to your outfit.
DON'T break the bank! - remember you're only pregnant for nine months. Just select your 10 core pieces, then glam them up by adding gorgeous accessories like scarves, bags, jewellery and shoes.
Take a look at these superb pieces that will look great in your capsule wardrobe......
The Little Black Dress
Choose a simple comfortable shape for the office, that can easily be glammed up in the evening. with statement jewellery and a luxurious clutch.
The Maternity Jeans
Jeans are always a good idea! They are a wardrobe staple and they go with anything. They can be worn to go out in the evening or more casually during the day. Darker colours are really slimming. If you opt for a bootcut or a straight leg - this will give balance to your beautiful silhouette.
Choose a colourful print to make yourself feel bright and breezy this spring, especially for any functions you are going to. A popular style of dress for maternity is the wrap dress. They are amazing! They expand with you during your pregnancy and are also great for breastfeeding.
Make sure to invest in a couple of good quality cotton t-shirts. They go with anything, from jeans to shorts (for the warmer weather!). Your skin can feel sensitive during your pregnancy, so wearing super soft cotton can make things a little easier.
A flattering long skirt will give you a good shape, while also being comfortable. Bright colours or simple stripes will enhance your figure.
These will be one of your key pieces, get a pair with a comfortable jersey panel or over bump supportive bandeau. For an edgy look, turn up and wear with pixie boots. For a comfortable fit buy baggier trousers that will look stunning but keep you cool in the warmer weather.
A tunic can add colour or a fresh print to your capsule wardrobe. Light florals worn with jeans and flats or pixie boots can be a comfortable but casual look.
Maternity vests come with supportive, built-in bras are an essential for your capsule wardrobe during pregnancy. They are perfect for layering. Hormonal changes will mean that you feel the heat more when you're pregnant, so wearing a vest is perfect when you have to peel off those extra layers!
A supportive bra that fits well is another essential you will add to your list of key pieces. There are so many to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!
Choose something that is flattering, comfortable and supportive - the ultimate in #babymoon chic. There are many wonderful choices out there, in an array of colours and styles.
Add to your outfits with classic bags, but make sure they're not too heavy.
Add some jewellery to your outfits to enhance your beautiful figure. Simple jewellery can look timeless. Add statement pieces to plainer outfits.
Your feet will swell, so opt for flats in a timeless leopard print, they will go really well with all of the key pieces in your capsule collection. For warmer weather you will have very comfortable feet in a pair of Birkenstocks. They have adjustable straps, so can be made tighter or looser depending on your feet! With many colours and styles to choose from, I bet you end up with more than just one pair!
A splash of colour to add to your outfits! In cotton or linen a light weight scarf is perfect for spring.
Have you got a capsule pregnancy wardrobe?
Share your tips on how you made yours work for you with us here in the comments below...
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