Pregnancy can be the scariest yet most exciting and rewarding time in a woman's life. On top of that, motherhood can change how we relate to our wardrobe as well.
Becoming a mother is not the beginning of the end when it comes to being stylish, but you also do not have to sacrifice comfort for style. It's simply an exercise in thought and shifting your outlook on what "stylish" means and what that looks like for you in this new chapter.
The daily task of dressing during the later stages of pregnancy and the first two years of motherhood can be challenging. Our amazing bodies are changing constantly during this time as they expand to grow and nourish our babies, but it can also be tricky to keep up with this pace. With this new physical growth, we are changing emotionally as well... and it's important to honour our shape, new role and find a way to compliment our style.
“A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories.” -Oscar de la Renta
Invest in good quality basics:
Consider spending a little more on high quality basics that feel good and compliment your figure. Look for forgiving fabrics that incorporate ruching around the waistline. Tops, dresses and tunics all come with these options if you look out for them.
Invest in accessories:
If you have been debating whether or not to purchase that purse, shoes or jewellery you've been eyeing, go for it! These are investments that you won't outgrow as long as you choose classic pieces that are not trendy and seasonal. They will elevate your style and stay in your wardrobe for a long time regardless of your dress size. Remember that small purchases add up.
Wear the rainbow:
Wearing that delicate, silk shirt or embroidered blouse may not be the best choice if faced with baby's bodily fluids. Choose sensible fabrics in colourful options to represent your style and uplift your mood. Colour Psychology is a thing, and working it into your mommy wardrobe is a bright idea.
Being a new mother is not only about enjoying motherhood with your baby, but it's about celebrating your new body as well! Congratulations Mama, you got this!