How to flatter your new curves during pregnancy and in Motherhood
Posted on 23 November 2016
Got some new curves going on since you discovered you are pregnant? It can feel overwhelming to dress yourself when your body feels so different to normal. Here’s five ways to adapt to your new curves gracefully.
1. Try the oversize trend. Remember, pulling this off is all about balance in your outfit. So if you’ve gone with an oversized shirt, then pair it with a slimline pair of pants. Or if you’ve gone with a relaxed fit pant, pair it with a form fitting top. Our fave of the moment is the KowTow lounge pant paired with Au Lait’s Pocket Sweatshirt. Come at me curves!
2. Ruching is your friend. Actually, it doesn’t matter if you’re pregnant or not - this tip rings true for curvaceous ladies and string beans alike. Ruching is like the fashion design world’s equivalent to shading in fine art. With a little shade, the light seems brighter. Ruching involved stretch and elastic, and with those pinched layers of fabric, you’ll feel ace in all the right places.
3. A figure hugging little black dress. Yep, we’re calling it - when you’re feeling a little self conscious, it’s time to embrace your fears and go for bodycon! There’s nothing like a black dress to make you feel comfortable in your own skin, and bodycon takes it to another level, especially when there is a bump involved. Like this Ingrid & Isabel classic empire shirred dress. Dancing anyone?
4. Take advantage of new assets - if you’ve never had a big bust, and breastfeeding has changed that, make the most of it! If there’s a particular style or neckline that you’ve never felt comfortable wearing with a smaller chest, go for it. You don’t have to verge on a wardrobe malfunction to take advantage of new assets, but make the most of this and have fun trying things on you might not normally wear.
5. Layering. This trick never goes out of style, and it is not only relevant in colder months. Yes, a long line coat over a pair of jeans and a knit top is divine. But you can layer in summer, and there’s nothing more slimming than the lines created by a longer line layer over a dress. Or culottes, a light weight loose singlet and a sleeveless vest - oh so chic!
The truth is, there are different ways to define beauty and different ways to define style. What makes one women feel great is completely different to what makes another women feel beautiful. We reckon these little tips are a good start to finding a way to feel great when you are pregnant or navigating the new world of parenthood.