Maternity – The slinky cami

Pregnancy dressing during the festive season can be trying for many women, mainly because you’re just feeling like a massive oversized frump anyway but also because your body has morphed into something so foreign you have no idea what to do with it anymore.

My tip is to just start fresh, forget everything you know about “dressing for your body” and start over and experiment.  I find that a slimmer fit looks better on me when pregnant.  Beautiful, soft, flowy garments tend to make me look like a sail boat and the more structured look I usually go for just doesn’t work when pregnant, you just end up looking like a fridge!

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Tip:
Try a bodycon fit, go for a thicker fabric if you feel like you need some more support.  Layer over a kimono, loose fit linen shirt or long line vest/cardi for additional coverage.  Experiment with prints and fabric to dress up or down.

For a night out with friends I opted for this slinky, body hugging spaghetti strap number, something I would never wear prior to pregnancy though feel that it looked pretty alright once I gained some additional bumps and lumps, and existing lumps became excusable!

Modelled here by a very slight framed model the dress is clearly not designed as maternity wear but if you find something in stretch fabric, perhaps go up a size and voila!  There is no reason why regular dresses with stretch can’t be worn during and post pregnancy, especially considering specialist maternity wear is marketed at premium prices.

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Outfit Details:
Metallic bodycon dress by NaaNaa, $36 available here
Heels by Kmart, old $15
Supernatural Medium Pouch by Mimco, $5.50 on sale + coupons, full price here
Outfit Total = $56.50

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What tips do you have for dressing that bump?  Leave your comments below!

Photo by www.mik3y.net

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