By Akinwale Akinyoade 29 July 2020.
Expecting a baby? Then you’re probably bursting at the seams (maybe literally). Being pregnant doesn’t mean giving up your personal style. There are so many maternity options now that flattering your beautiful shape – whether you’re carrying high or low or are small or curvy – is easy.
Stephanie Linus-Okereke for Genevieve Magazine | Photo – TY Bello
The curvy grace
Although some women only gain in the belly, some find out that the baby weight is distributed all over. If you are feeling bigger than usual during your pregnancy, soft fabrics and longer lines are the best ways to help you feel great while still accentuating your bump.
Pregnant Toyin Lawani | Photo – Instagram
If your baby is sitting low, you might be showing off a sweet belly just above your hips. For your comfort, look for clothing that’s soft on the waistline. Below-the-bump cuts can be especially cute, nipping in and accentuating your shape.
Pregnant Chic Ama | Photo – Pinterest
Unlike a pregnant woman carrying low, those carrying high have their belly popping up and out. For this type of maternity style, separate bust from bump with high belts, ties, and colour-block separates. Get creative and do quick, easy alterations to pieces you may already have in your closet.
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The petite chic
A small-all-over figure really allows you to play up your maternity style. Experiment with graphic prints, skinny jeans, and more. Don’t be afraid to take fashion risks and have some fun.
Go skinny or go home
Slip into a pair of skinny jeans that show off the shape of your legs, or try the slouchy boyfriend-jean trend on for size. Throw on a sweater in a neutral hue and make it feel a little more styled with a knotted belt. Add a felt topper and pair of casual kicks for an all-around easy ensemble.