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Maternity Fashion

Pants by Fashion Express, Vest by Makro, Wedges by Europa Art, Bag (thrifted)

When I was pregnant with my son, my primary focus was my health and making sure that I gave birth to a healthy son, how I dressed my baby-bump became secondary and honestly, it was a bit of a challenge. 

The maternity clothes racks were not inspiring and my choice to buy normal clothes in a bigger size didn't work out. I would find that even though my belly was well covered, the arm holes were just too big; the proportions were off; not pretty at all.

This time around I am hoping to have fun with maternity wear, discover different ways of dressing my growing belly stylishly, without sacrificing comfort and avoid breaking the bank.

This outfit is all about comfort, I was planning to wear it to a braai (BBQ) with friends on New Years Day, to which I eventually didn't go because the rain decided to give us showers of blessings for 2013. 

I don’t have an ultimate guide to pregnancy fashion but I'm excited to explore and learn a few tricks and tips along the way, which I will share them as I go about on my adventure, and this is what I've learned so far.

Maternity Wear Tip #1: Comfort is Key
  • I find that stretchy materials and drawstring pants are comfortable and give the allowance needed for belly growth.
  • A short wedge heel shoe is a great alternative to flats; it gives comfort without sacrificing style.

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  1. You look so spunky... a yummy mummy indeed! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥