Pregnancy fashion is a tough one to nail, but it is not impossible. In the end, it is all about nailing those proportions and ensuring that your outfit is structured and balanced because the last thing you need in your life is to look like a blob. More importantly, you must not lose your personal style in the process. The following are eight ways in which moms-to-be can style their spring dresses. Let’s get straight into it, shall we?
Throw on a blazer
A blazer is that one quintessential every woman needs in her arsenal, pregnant or not. Its A-line silhouette adds dimension and structure to your ensemble, making it appear more polished and more sophisticated. Also, a blazer means business, so there is no fooling around here.
Aside from looking super chic and made up, a blazer is excellent to don over dresses. Maternity wear can be pretty unflattering in terms of cuts, so throwing on a blazer is an excellent way to make your outfit appear more balanced and structured. Blazers are light and airy, so they are perfect for springtime wear as well. Not to forget, it also makes any dress look 100X better.
So if you are having one of those days when you do not like the look of your outfit, just throw on a blazer. You can opt for an oversized cut, too, to maximize comfort. Trust us; it works like a charm.
Layer on a cardigan
Cardigans and dresses are a match made in heaven. Both supremely elegant and super classy, when in doubt, just close your eyes and wear a cardigan over your dress for that perfect springtime maternity look.
Since cardigans lean towards the fitted end of the spectrum, it is a good idea to pair them with a loose-cut dress. Something like a long and loose midi dress, slip dress, or perhaps something with ruffles. Opt for flowing fabrics like chiffon, satin, or silk as they give the body a toned look and are perfect for springtime. If you wish to sport something risqué like a sleeveless dress, you can layer it over a tee and then throw the cardigan on top.
Drape on a leather jacket
Leather jackets exude power. They are bold, badass, and beautiful. Moreover, they are super versatile do you can style them with just about anything, such as a dress. A leather jacket pairs brilliantly well with a dress. If you are feeling meh about life in general and want to get back into your groove, wearing a leather jacket is the way to do it.
If you are wearing a knit dress, for example, throw a leather bomber jacket on top and complete the look with flat boots. If you are sporting a dress with more flair and flaunt, style it with a more body-hugging jacket style such as a biker or a moto jacket. Complete the look with sneakers, flats, or sandals, and you are good to go.
Try your luck with different jacket styles and designs such as lyrevojackets and see what works best for you.
Add a belt to the mix
A belt is perhaps one of the easiest ways to elevate a dress. Not only does a belt make everything appear more proper and sophisticated, but it also adds structure to your ensemble, which gives the body definition.
It is always ideal to wear your belt above your bump and under your bust when it comes to maternity wear. This allows the fabric to drape over your bump loosely and makes everything appear more cohesive and attractive. Not to forget, wearing a belt above the bump does not compromise on comfort, which is always a plus.
You can try out different belt sizes and designs (slim or chunky, simple or fancy). So if you want to give your dress a refreshed and rejuvenated look, style it with a belt.
Hide under an oversized sweater
Before you scream “oversized sweater in spring?!”, please know that sweaters come in different thicknesses, so you can easily wear a light and breathable one during the warmer months. You would be crazy to wear a bulky sweater during the spring, so make sure to opt for one made with fabric like cashmere, linen, etc.
A sweater is excellent if you do not wish to attract any attention. An oversized sweater hides it all. You can wear one over any dress length, and it works perfectly. Moreover, it creates a very comfy chic look which everyone loves. Complete your ensemble with a pair of sneakers or flats, and you are ready to head out.
Make a statement with your coat
If you are not one for jackets, sweaters, or blazers, perhaps you can opt for a simple coat instead. A coat is great because it offers excellent versatility, durability, and style, all in one.
An excellent way to elevate your dresses and complete them is with the help of a coat. You can literally just throw one on and head out the door. We know most mothers do this on busy days, so why not do things ahead of time? Undone coats are a major fashion statement, too, so this is a win-win situation.
You can stick to classic coat colors like black, brown, white, camel, and beige, or you can experiment with different colors like a bright red or perhaps a muted millennial pink. If not basic tones, there is always print to play with.
Layer ‘em up
If you wish to amp up your outfit without putting in too much work, layering is the way to do it. You would think layering is throwing a bunch of clothes on and heading out the door. No, absolutely not. Layering is all about creating balance and structure in your outfit while making it look fashionable and chic.
Layering is a great way to make your outfit appear more stylish and elegant. Take a regular slip dress, for instance. Wear it over a light tee and throw a cardigan or jacket on top. If not a cardigan or jacket, layer an oversized button-down shirt on top and drape your coat to complete the look. It may seem like work, but once you get the hang of it, there is no looking back.
Print on print
You can find dresses in all kinds of prints. If you are looking to elevate your dress game, style your printed dress with another printed element such as a patterned denim jacket, a printed kimono, or even a printed oversized coat. Even if you are sporting a plain dress, you can style it with a printed sweater and perhaps a printed scarf to jazz things up.
Many people shy away from print-on-print combos, but they work beautifully. Just be sure to pick out prints that complement one another and do not clash.
Pregnancy can be challenging, but it is the most rewarding experience as well. Your body goes through many changes, which can make it hard for you to come to terms with it. Moreover, you have to change the way you dress. However, that does not mean that you have to lose a part of yourself in the process.
Never lose who you are because your style is your style; all you need are a few tweaks, and you are good to go. Just be sure to prioritize your comfort over everything else. Try out our maternity dress style guide and flaunt that bump, mama!