Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful things to happen to a woman. It is also a challenging period for women as they want to maintain their good looks while keeping themselves and their bump comfortable.
One of the challenges that women face during pregnancy is when they get a wedding invitation. You are incredibly excited about going but also stressful about what to wear. Finding the perfect maternity wedding dress can be a lot of trouble. You need to look beautiful, but they need to be comfortable trumps everything else. Also, it’s not like you can visit a dozen or so stores until you find the right dress.
So, we thought we would compile a list of ideas that you can follow and find out exactly what works and what doesn’t.
NO SMALL FLOWER PRINTS
You are expected to attend a beautiful summer or spring wedding. It’s in a garden, and you can’t think of anything other than a flower print. But a word of advice. Choosing a small flower print for that special day might have you looking bloated and more prominent than you are.
Try block colors instead. Something bold and beautiful that complements your skin and brings out the color of your eyes. If you don’t know what color suits you, now is the time to find out. Ask your better half or your friends. Don’t be shy to take some friendly advice. If you can’t think of anything, you could also go for a short white maternity dress. White looks good anywhere.
STILETTOS ARE A BIG NO, NO
Weddings are usually hectic events, and you’ll be mostly on your feet. So, if you think you can try on a pair of stilettos, you’d be making it hard on yourself and others. Or, you might be thinking that high heels might complete your look and go with your dress.
Even if you are seated for most of the wedding, they will still feel uncomfortable, and when you do get up, you will be wobbling all the way. Believe us, that is not the kind of attention you want from others. Instead of thinking about how beautiful you are, everyone will be worried that you might fall any minute.
So, what’s the alternative? Try stacked heels, small heels, or ballet flats. Match them with the right outfit, and you have yourself a killer combination.
THINK FLATTERING, NOT FLATTENING
If you are trying to find something that’ll make the bump go away, you are wasting your time. You don’t need to hide it; you need to flaunt it just right. Most women in this condition try their best not to look fat. Instead, what they should have been trying is to look flattering.
Choose what kind of material you are going to wear at the wedding. Select something that has a little elasticity and can adjust itself according to the contours of your body. The tiny dress that looks like its bursting at the seams is not the ideal choice. Not only does it demolishes your looks, but it also could suffocate the baby, and that is something we do not want. Choose something that compliments your figure and is airy and flexible.
AN EMPIRE DRESS
One of the best ways you can look good and make sure that the baby is doing fine is an empire dress. Not only will it let the baby breathe easily, but it will also make you look elegant and beautiful. Empire dresses are famous for bringing out the shoulders and the neckline. This way, you can ensure that all the attention is on your hairstyle and your jewelry instead of your baby bump.
A LAYER TRICK
All you need is a little diversion. What does that mean? It means that wearing front pleats and asymmetrical layers can do the trick for you. Just like the empire dress, it makes your belly look nice and covered instead of foolishly trying to flatten it out. The asymmetrical layers will cover the bump nicely and give you a slimming look. As the layers aren’t tight, your baby will also be able to breathe normally.
OPT FOR A TULIP DRESS
Tulip dresses have a rounded waist that is perfect for bellies. Especially if those bellies are a little higher up than usual. It is excellent for those women who want to look cute and show off their legs as well. Just make sure that you’re buying the dress in the right size, or it might feel a little bit tight in the upper area and squeeze your belly.
Just remember two things.
One: You can look as stylish and chic as you want during your pregnancy. All you need to do is to take care of the above things, and you’ll be on your way.
Two: when trying to look stylish and elegant, make sure that you don’t overdo it. Remember, your pregnancy is more important than anything else. So don’t prioritize anything over it.
Keep these things in mind, and you’ll become the trendsetter for other moms who want to attend weddings.