By Amy Tara Koch
The most important to being pregnant stylish? Creativity. attempt. And a dedication to pushing the sartorial envelope even if you’d fairly move slowly again lower than the sheets with a field of doughnuts. yet don’t permit “thigh” anxiousness force you to footwear and plus-size velour tracksuits. It’s time to show 9 months of power frump into mega maternity moxie.
In this witty and obtainable being pregnant primer to all 4 trimesters, occupation fashionista and mom of 2 Amy Tara Koch deals effortless methods for moms-to-be to come out of the preggo pits and pull jointly dozens of jaw-dropping maternity ensembles—without breaking the financial institution. This undying variety manifesto gains sketches from today’s hottest model designers, together with Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi, in addition to information and tips from Koch and her “A-list”—a roster of style editors, good looks professionals, and famous person stylists. Packed choked with smart quizzes, skincare secrets and techniques, and a convenient word list of phrases that each pregnant girl must comprehend, Bump It Up could have you placing at the glitz all through your being pregnant and past.
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Extra resources for Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy Into the Ultimate Style Statement
The trick? A bit of sartorial sleight of hand. Trade in structured, tight, and tailored tops and dresses for loose-fitting pieces that drape and flow over the belly and hips. Pay attention to proportion. If it’s baggy on top, it has to be fitted on the bottom. Keep skirt and dress lengths at or just above the knee to play up your legs. And to get you out of the preggo dumps, always wear a heel. I am not talking Sex and the City spikes. A kitten heel, a wedge, or a boot with a mid-range heel will elongate your frame.
THE UNIFORM MUST-HAVES: ON NEUTRAL GROUND Neutrals are fashion chameleons that take on the mood of whatever garments they’re layered with. Your neutral (mostly black) basics can be mixed and matched to work for anything from a cocktail party to a trip to Wal-Mart. A super-long black Lycra tank top This is an essential layering piece for jeans and skirts. The longer bump-enhancing tanks are chic on their own and allow you to wear cropped sweaters and jackets. Black leggings The perfect slimming foil for a voluminous top or dress.
You want to screech at co-workers whom you imagine are eyeballing your gargantuan rump. But it’s only week 4, and save five or so pounds, you look the same, just bloated. Slyly masking your newfound curves ain’t easy. Your goal? To simply not look fat. So what do you do? How do you assemble yourself during that in-between-bloat-and-belly phase? Instead of heading to a maternity shop in your first trimester, plan on getting through that pre-bump phase with the help of camouflage clothing—loosely fitting non-maternity garments with flowy fabrics, skillful draping, and generous pleats.