Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Looking great when your Pregnant!

You are hot, uncomfortable and cranky because nothing you own looks good on you anymore!
Apart from that pregnant working women still have to maintain a professional image. Here are some tips on how to look business like when you are lugging around a tummy the size of a watermelon.
Stick with classic colours that will mix well with what you already have in your wardrobe. Wear stretchy fabrics that drape nicely over your body. You don’t want tight, but you don’t need baggy either. That will make you look bigger.
Invest in a good quality black maternity pencil style skirt that hits the knee and wear the heck out of it. Pair it with jackets, tailored shirts and sweaters.
Jackets always communicate a business like image. You will be able to wear jackets from your existing wardrobe for the quite a few months into the pregnancy. As you grow, invest in one or two well fitting maternity jackets.
Invest in a classic white shirt, avoid ruffles, lace and cute detailing. Keep the shirt simple with minimal detail. Simple is always better.
Even when you are pregnant you need the LBD. Invest in a little black dress with a cotton & lycra mix, it is the easiest to clean. Look for an empire line dress, a look that is very flattering.
When it comes to shoes, comfort is the operative word. Try a pump style with a low heel half a size larger than you usually wear. Avoid flats. As you grow larger your posture will shift. Flats will make you feel unbalanced.
Finally – and this came as a shock to most of us – who have been there, maternity clothes are not put away right after the birth of a baby. It is not like Hollywood, where actresses drop all their weight gain and regain their muscle tone in 24 hours. We real women will continue to wear some of our maternity clothes for weeks after the baby arrives.
Congratulations and be happy!!

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