Pregnancy fashion isn’t just about what you look like on the outside. You’ve got to rock it on the inside, too!
Pregnancy is so glamorized. Women get that glow and they look more beautiful than ever. Well, some women might. That certainly wasn’t my story. Ever. It’s hard enough to stay in style after having children. Fashion is hard to keep up with, because style trends are always changing. Pregnancy fashion doesn’t always keep up with the trends. So, how do you stay looking and feeling great during pregnancy?
You must rest.
This is especially true if pregnancy makes your skin breakout and does not give you that beautiful glow. During the nesting period, when you’re running around trying to prepare for your new baby, this can be hard. Do it anyway. The life of a parent is a busy one. Don’t trick yourself into believing that once the baby is born, you’ll have more time to rest. You won’t. Trust me. Really, you won’t. That doesn’t mean you have to rush to get everything done before the baby is born. The truth is, most parents just need to slow down. That’s our problem. We are racing through life.
Take care of your skin.
If you have problem skin during pregnancy, it can really lower self-esteem. Wash your face several times per day and use a good face cream. If you have glowing skin during pregnancy, try to maintain it as much as possible with a good skin care routine. Sometimes, that glow will last long after your pregnancy. Now is the time to get serious about good skin care habits.
Allow yourself to be pampered.
After pregnancy, women can also feel lost in the demands of an unforgiving schedule. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Be willing to accept it. All of these things will help you feel better. There is no denying that when you feel better on the inside, you look better on the outside.
While the family was planning a surprise baby shower for my sister-in-law, I did her hair and makeup at my house. I tricked her into believing that I desperately needed her help for a sponsored post about pregnancy. Just look at this before and after! She was not in the mood. At. All. By the end of our makeover and photo shoot, her whole attitude changed. She’s beautiful all the time, but she looked especially beautiful after her makeover. A little mascara goes a long way to adding to your pregnancy fashion and style.
Don’t put away that little black dress.
If you can afford it, find a style you like, buy a whole new maternity wardrobe if you want. Unfortunately, not everyone has the money to invest in a new wardrobe that they’ll wear for less than six months. So, they use what they have. Dresses and leggings can be the perfect solution to staying in pregnancy fashion. They allow you to move and accent that belly beautifully. The little black dress is a classic! Throw on a pair of shoes with a pop of color and you’ve gone from day-wear to party outfit with the just a pair of shoes. Little black dresses are also great for pregnancy pictures. They can accentuate the belly while complimenting all your other curves.
What is your favorite pregnancy outfit or style? Share in the comments!
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