How to Style A Pregnant Body | Tips and Tricks
Style | September 21, 2017
Today I’m teaming up with Macy’s to share my latest maternity style with some helpful tips and tricks for styling a preggo bod! Being a first time mom, I’ve had my fair share of rough days trying to get to know this new body I’m in, how to embrace all the changes, and of course how to dress it. I’m 28 weeks pregnant (officially in my 3rd trimester) and here’s what I’ve learned so far when it comes to chasing cute maternity style on a budget.
Every maternity mom’s nightmare: Looking like a potato in a potato sack. Maybe that’s just my fear? The new mission: How can I style this new body, look cute and still feel comfortable in what I wear?
There was a moment in my second trimester when I noticed none of my clothes fit me anymore. I finally reached the point where I had no choice but to go out there and explore the maternity fashion world. Not going to lie – I was nervous and overwhelmed trying to figure out this new world, including my “new size” measurements that can change every week! With a growing bump, the last thing I wanted to wear was something too tight or uncomfortable (that makes the boobs itch!) #realtalk #ouch
I’ve been trying to stay active throughout my pregnancy and still look cute doing it, so I opted in for some cute (and affordable!) pieces from the maternity section at Macy’s! I was surprised by the amount of stylish brands that were within my reach! The top and leggings I’m wearing are both from the Motherhood brand and I love how soft the fabric is. Can I just say – Maternity leggings are way more comfy than regular ones! The ones I’m wearing sit so comfortably on the waist and it doesn’t cut off my circulation.
I also love stripes and thought I might have to give them up while being pregnant but I was so wrong. Stripes won’t actually make you look wider when the top is fitted to perfection. The added ruching on the sides gives the illusion of a waistline helping you look more long & lean versus boxy & wide.
DKNY Tilly Medium Backpack in Scarlet
Sunglass Hut Collection Sunglasses HU1002 56 in Copper/Brown
Kenneth Cole NY Women’s Kam Lace-Up Sneakers in White
Motherhood Maternity Striped Elbow-Sleeve Top in Multi Stripe
Motherhood Maternity Fleece Leggings in Black
Saz Tip: Focus on a few key items you can take with you into every trimester of your pregnancy and style over and over again (such as black maternity leggings, comfy sneakers, cardigans, stretchy tops).
I’ve been wearing these sneakers on repeat since I got them- boy did they come in handy when I was at NYFW! I love how sleek the style is but still super comfy and great to wear everyday.
Click to Shop my look + More fave maternity activewear pieces from Macy’s below:
P.S. Macy’s is having a VIP sale on maternity clothes (online and in stores) right now – everything is on sale, so stock up HERE ladies!
Special thanks to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this fun post! Stay tuned for more.. xo