Feeling great has a lot to do with looking great and vice versa. Therefore, if you want to feel good about yourself during your pregnancy, then don’t just drape on your ugliest maternity dress. Indeed, you can still look flattering and fabulous, even as a plus-size mom-to-be.
And the good news is that you can put on that flattering look using simple adjustments to your normal wardrobe.
Pick Eye-catching Prints for the Plus-size Moms-to-be
Patterns and color make the world beautiful and will definitely also make you feel beautiful. As long as you avoid the huge flowery patterns and tiny prints, you can splash on the brightest, eye-catching, medium-sized designs.
A bright colour works on your psychology and gives a similar feeling as you would get from a bright and sunny day. Don’t make yourself feel drab and heavy, by draping on dull-colored attire. If you want to enjoy this nine month period, the best way is to create some bit of excitement using bright and dazzling colours to lift up your spirits.
Short Dresses But Not Too Short
Wearing dresses or skirts that go beneath the knee can easily make you look dowdy. However, it should also not go higher than your knees, otherwise you will find it hard to keep your expanding belly well concealed. Therefore, the perfect sweet spot is right at knee level. This will give you an appealing, but decent look.
Go Big on Accessories
The reality is that when you are expecting, your options for dress designs becomes quite limited. However, one area that can make up for this is in your selection of accessories. You can make use of various jewellery collections or scarf designs for this.
Long necklaces or skinny scarves draped around the shoulders will create a visual impression of verticality. This will shift focus from the lateral direction, thus making you look slimmer than you really are. Big chunky necklaces will also shift focus from your baby bump to your accessories. Also make sure that your handbag lies around your ribcage in order to balance the overall look.
Accentuate the Positives
Never select a top that is too big under the pretext that you will soon fill it out. Any item that is too big to fit will only make you feel drab throughout your pregnancy. The best option is a top that can be tied at the back. This will give your body more space to fit in as the pregnancy advances, but will still give an appealing close-fit on your body.
A v-neck is also much more alluring than a round neck. The v-neck also creates an impression of verticality that helps “hide” the baby bump. A wrap-style top also gives a flattering deep V at the neck for this effect.
If your dress is too billowy, you can tie on a beautiful ribbon piece. This can be fastened beneath the bust to emphasize your ribcage. By looking good and felling great, the nine months of pregnancy can simply fly past as you enjoy every moment of it.