Prego Fashion at 5 Months: 4 Mini-Bump Flattering Styles for Hot Mamas

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I’m now at 22 weeks, and Baby C has made him/herself known–in the form of a little bump starting just below my belly button. Obviously, my fave bandage dresses are out of the question–at least for the next few months. But, awesomely enough, so many of the latest fashion trends just happen to be bump-flattering!

I define an outfit as bump-flattering if it meets a few strict criteria: a.) comfort, b.) room to grow, and c.) overall cuteness. Here, I will tell you 4 of my favorite looks that never fail to get me the compliment, “What? You’re 5 months pregnant? Where are you hiding it?!”

Harem pants – They’re everywhere, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Harem pants are perfect for the mid-pregnancy silhouette because they have a high, stretchy waist and are roomier in the lower ab region–genius! Their colorful patterns make them an eye-catching look any time of year, but I love to “summer-ize” them by pairing them with a sleeveless blouse (tucked in) or a favorite tank top (over the pants).

Harem pants with a blousy, tucked-in top look dynamite on the preg bod! I enjoyed taking this fun, California-style look to London. Pants, jacket, and tank top: Body Central

Harem pants with a blousy, tucked-in top look simply dynamite! I enjoyed taking this California style to London this past week. Pants, Jacket, and Tank Top: Body Central.

Harem pants under a tank top are great for a day in the park. This picture was taken a couple of days ago in Hyde Park in London. Pants and shirt from Body Central (links below).

Harem pants under a tank top are great for a day in the park. Pants, Tank Top, and Bandeau: Body Central.

High-waisted flared skirts – Your bump starts at the lower abs, and chances are your upper abs are still looking like their usual sexy selves at this stage. If this is the case, the adorable high-waisted skirts and dresses that are all over stores should be your best friends for nights out. The skirt flares at just the right place–right over your baby bump–and the fitted part showcases the most slender part of your waist. Hello, optical illusion. 😉

This dress from H & M has been my go-to for nights out lately!

This dress from H&M has been my go-to for nights out lately!

Who says you can't bear some midriff when you're 5 months along? This high-waisted skirt and crop top is of my fave prego going-out outfits. The skirt totally covers the 5-month bump. Plus, there's a bonus pic of Baby C's dad, my hubby Antonio. ;) Top: Asos, skirt: Forever 21.

Who says you can’t bare some midriff when you’re 5 months along? This high-waisted skirt and crop top is another of my fave prego going-out outfits. The skirt totally covers the 5-month bump. Plus, there’s a bonus pic of Baby C’s dad, my hubby Antonio. 😉 Top: Asos, Skirt: Forever 21.

Empire waists – It’s wedding season, and if you’re looking for formalwear, the empire waist looks simply ravishing at month 5. These gowns are super hot right now–I went shopping for a dress for our good friends’ wedding in Macy’s Juniors prom dress department, and was startled by how many empire waist gowns there were! Here are 2 of my favorites.

This dress from Macy's is formalwear at its comfiest!

This dress from Macy’s is formalwear at its comfiest!

This hot pink empire-waist dress from Macy's felt great through hours of dancing at the wedding!

This hot pink empire-waist dress from Macy’s felt great through hours of dancing at the wedding!

Layers – Crocheted summer sweaters are an amazing look for moms-to-be who are looking to even out their silhouettes. They impart a fun boho look and can be dressed up or down. I prefer layering with casual ripped cutoff shorts and tank tops, but you can experiment to find the best look for you!

Crocheted summer sweaters look ravishing over your bump. Sweater: Body Central, Cami: Charlotte Russe, Shorts: Old Navy

Crocheted summer sweaters look ravishing over your bump. Sweater: Body Central, Cami: Charlotte Russe, Shorts: Old Navy

Other mid-preg ladies out there, what trends do you enjoy wearing? Have you noticed any new bump-flattering styles? I’d love to hear what  you think!

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