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5 Maternity Fashion Hacks Every Mom-to-Be Should Know

Yay you are pregnant! Now comes the next big question- what are you going to wear while growing a human? Yes 9 months isnt that long a time (though it sometimes will feel never ending!) but you will soon know that your overflowing wardrobe has nothing that fits! If it fits, its not comfortable! How do we deal with this? I will tell you 5 fashion hacks that you can use which will not only make you look stylish but also save money! Read to the end for a bonus hack! 

5 Maternity Fashion Hacks

1. Buy clothes with stretchy fabric and elastic waistlines.

Investing in stretchy fabrics and adjustable waistlines allows for a flexible and accommodating fit, adapting to the changing body shape during pregnancy. Opt for breathable materials like cotton blends, rayon, georgette for maximum comfort. The hypoallergic nature of these fabrics is great for skin sensitivity which many to-be moms experience. Stretchy fabric wont roll up and expose your belly as it grows so I highly recommend this to moms who are nervous about flaunting their pregnancy bump! 

2. Shop flowy nursing dresses which can be worn after pregnancy too.

Dresses provide ample room for your growing belly and offer a breezy, comfortable fit for warmer days. We all know how expenses shoot up after giving birth so you can shoot this one off your list! Maternity maxi dresses which  flow gently over the belly can double up as postpartum nursing wear as well so you don't have to upgrade your wardrobe so soon! 

3. Bra extenders can be use new friend!

Instead of buying new bras  which fit you at different stages of pregnancy, its better to invest in bra extenders! These can be used with your existing bras and you wont have to spend a penny! If you plan to nurse, these will certainly be a mom hack you will love! This is a super cool fashion hack to use your existing bras for much longer! 

4. Opt for empire waistlines and kaftans

Many women feel very conscious of their body when they get pregnant and even postpartum. The weight gain around tummy, thighs, chest makes women self aware and not feel beautiful. But moms, remember you are creating life! You should look like the Goddess you are! Kaftans and empire waistline dresses are stunning to cover your growing belly at the same time flatter you! These outfits can be work when you are pregnant and then carried over to breastfeeding wardrobe as maternity kaftans tend to be nursing friendly! When you are pregnant you don't know how big your belly is going to grow in  40 weeks! So such silhouettes are a clever fashion hack!

5. Accessorize accessorize accessorize!

Accessorizing during pregnancy can be a fun and creative way to enhance your maternity wardrobe and embrace your changing body. You can also change the look completely by just using the right accessory! Isn't this a smart hack to save money? Here are some tips on how to accessorize during pregnancy:

  1. Statement Jewelry: Opt for bold and eye-catching accessories like chunky necklaces, oversized earrings, or statement bracelets. These can draw attention to your face and upper body, adding a touch of glamour to your maternity outfits.

  2. Scarves and Shawls: Lightweight scarves and shawls can be stylish yet functional accessories, providing extra warmth and adding a pop of color or pattern to your ensemble. They can also help create a focal point and draw attention away from the baby bump if desired.

  3. Belts and Sashes: Consider using stylish belts or sashes to accentuate your curves and create definition at the waist. This can help create a more flattering silhouette, especially as your body changes during pregnancy. Use belts over kaftans and oversize T-shirts to look like a chic mom to-be! 

  4. Comfortable Footwear: Invest in comfortable yet stylish shoes that provide adequate support for your feet, which may be experiencing changes due to pregnancy. Opt for low-heeled or flat shoes that offer stability and balance without compromising on style.

  5. Functional Handbags: Choose spacious and functional handbags or totes that can accommodate your pregnancy essentials while still complementing your overall look. Look for designs with multiple compartments and comfortable straps for easy carrying.

  6. Hair Accessories: Experiment with hair accessories like headbands, hair clips, or stylish hats to add a touch of flair to your look. These can draw attention upwards and help frame your face, creating a polished and put-together appearance.

Bonus fashion hack!

Maternity leggings can be styled in different ways!

If people are saying leggings can't be styled, they don't know how to! You will be practically living in maternity leggings once your bump starts showing! The best part is - you can continue wearing them after pregnancy and they can double up as pants! Maternity leggings are so versatile - you can pair these with an over size T-shirt, short tunic, maternity top or even a maternity kurti! 

My favorite way to style: The white maternity over belly legging with a candy pink maternity shirt and pumps! 

Most women start shopping for maternity dresses from 12-18 weeks of pregnancy. But you don't have to blow all your budget on this- being a little crafty and using some fashion hacks you can have a stylish wardrobe with minimal efforts!

 (PS: I have also worn my husband's T-shirts over maternity leggings when I was expecting! That's another fashion hack for you!)

In conclusion:

I hope that this guide has helped you with ideas on styling yourself in pregnancy even on a budget. Continue experimenting and noticing what is working for you! Comment below- what fashion hack worked for you when you were expecting? Confidence is the biggest fashion hack ladies! 

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