And, even after giving birth, you’ll still be wearing some of your maternity pieces, so shop wisely. I picked up around 15-16 kg during the 9 months leading up to our little one’s arrival and managed to hide the extra kilo’s under clever dresses – my favourite being the black and white evening dress I bought on www.spree.co.za which I will be able to wear now and for my next pregnancy and even in between. Clever draping of the fabric across the tummy makes it a very forgiving dress. Another absolute must are preggy jeans – flattering skinny jeans with a wide black stretchy fabric at the top.
Here I found the Cherry Melon brand best and there are a number of other options and great preggy pieces on Spree – “Label of Love” and “Astrid Ray” are great designers – I wore one of Astrid’s dresses nautical themed dresses to my baby shower – less than 2 weeks before giving birth. And it works post birth too with a wide belt. Contrary to popular belief, horizontal stripes do not make you look wider, if worn correctly. I also wore interesting scarves during the pregnancy to show off the bump. I have always been a fan of long empire lines dresses and could wear all my old dresses during the preggy time by positioning my belt just above my belly and under my new growing cleavage! 🙂
Enjoy dressing your baby bump- it only lasts a few months!