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).
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. 😉
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.
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!
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!