101 HOW TO - STYLE THE BUMP

As I have said many times before just because you're growing a wee bebe doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice your fashion sense. Sometimes more often than not, dressing the bump is actually easier than you think and it can also be a lot of fun. I mean who really wants to feel worse than you already do during pregnancy? I know I didn't, so I tried to do small things to make myself better if I could. I felt shitty during the majority of my pregnancy, my hyperemesis was something I had no control over but well... dressing myself was something I could control.

I don't know about you but I am def not someone who is keen on looking like a potato sack, no offense if this is your desired look; but I feel women are misguided into thinking that to dress and look nice it's an expensive upkeep when in actual fact there are plenty of ways to dress to impress on any budget... you just have to know where to shop.

Now I know it sounds stupid but sometimes depending on how I am feeling physically, mentally and emotionally this is a rule that I like to go by when I shop. You're going to think I am complete bonkers but sometimes more often than not... I actually don't try garments on. I know you're thinking is she off her blimmen head but seriously when I feel like shit and I try something on it tends to look like shit too, ha funny that. Shopping is an emotional high or low, so on the flip-side when you're feeling good, you look good. I'm usually in a rush wanting to buy something last minute, pale as ale, bare faced, with a messy top knot in top form (excuse the pun) and rocking comfy slacks (easy on and off attire for shopping), so I am certainly not looking my best therefore at times it makes me feel worse for wear. Like c'mon who has the time to rock out all day erryday head to toe looking like a 10 I mean I barely make it to a 2, anyway I am rambling on here.

So what I like to do when I find something on the rack that I love, is visualise how and what I would wear it with. Think about looking nice and tanned, hair did, nails did, everythang did... what shoes and accessories would accompany my outfit and so on. I guarantee you, once you've got all of that sorted first you would be surprised at how it makes you feel.

I literally lived in Kookai once my bump started to show, their pieces are simple and figure flattering for the bump and you can dress your look up or down to suit any event or occasion. For me personally, when I tried to wear loose fitted clothing it made me look bigger than I really was, so showing off the bump was what worked for me but each to their own. And the best thing about it is you will wear them post pregnancy as well, a total bang for your buck!

Seriously make the most of your bump while you have it, because once it's gone you will miss it!

DRESSY / CASUAL

  • Kookai
  • Zachary
  • Seed
  • Witchery

CASUAL / BASICS

  • Cotton On
  • Bae the Label
  • Label by Legoe
  • Glassons
  • Sportsgirl