styling tips

take your maternity style to the edge

by TRESCHICMAMA on March 2, 2012 · 5,095 comments

Add a double belt under your bump to make a basic ensemble a little edgier. Balance out the volume on top with a skinny silhouette on bottom like a great pair of leggings in an unexpected color like navy. Finish with sexy heels and you’re ready to go!

Photo credits: Para Ti Mama

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8 ways to bump up your preggo style

by TRESCHICMAMA on February 21, 2012 · 6,901 comments

1. Play up your new curves

Maximize your new cleavage by drawing attention to your curves with plunging necklines, scoop or V tops.  This is instantly elongate your neck and give you an overall slimming effect.

2. Select your fabric

Stretch and drapey fabrics like jersey fit seamlessly into every wardrobe.  Opt for tops or dresses in lycra-based fabrics and you’ll see how their silhouette grows with you and always fits.  Bonus: These  pieces work great before, during AND after pregnancy!

3. Keep it simple

The world’s most stylish women choose clean lines and quality fabrics. Work your look around sleek shapes, good cuts, pregnancy friendly fabrics and solid colors for that polished finish.

4. Perfect fit

Choose clothes for a body flattering fit. Reveal your pregnant shape with wrap styles that follow your curves and adjust at every stage.

5. Accentuate your best features

Clever maternity designs enhance your best features; that elegant neck, delicate shoulders and fulsome cleavage accented with a low V neck, halter shape or sleek bandeau.

6. Add new accessories

Create different moods for one outfit by playing with the latest accessories. Add a slouchy bag and wide cuff one day, a sparkly necklace and upswept hair the next. Invent a new look every day.  You’ll be amazed how a simple go-to ensemble can radically change simply by mixing up the accessories!

7. It’s a shoe thing

Take that iconic look from work day to party night by swapping boots for sexy heels. Take along your softest ballerinas for blissful comfort on the way home. It’s that simple.

8. Stay true to size

If you’re tempted to buy bigger, don’t succumb. The extra fabric in non-maternity wear may cover your bump, but it will swamp all your body’s sexy new curves.  No more tents, mamas.  Form-fitting pieces are the way to go.  Seriously.

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