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Embracing the change

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRATYUSHA CHATTERJEE
Published : Jul 14, 2019, 1:17 am IST
Updated : Jul 14, 2019, 1:17 am IST

Gone are the days when maternity wear was all about baggy clothes. Here are ways to rock that baby bump and make a fashion statement.

Which is why, designers these days are focussing on creating outfits that are convenient yet trendy, pregnancy-friendly yet multi-utility. And when it comes to baggy wear, you might as well bag ’em.
 Which is why, designers these days are focussing on creating outfits that are convenient yet trendy, pregnancy-friendly yet multi-utility. And when it comes to baggy wear, you might as well bag ’em.

With the extreme physical and emotional stress that comes with pregnancy — not to mention, the mood swings and difficulties in staying upbeat and jolly all the time — one thing you would probably want is to keep your fashion A-game intact. But, then again, going out with friends or family means the otherwise-a-diva is forced to wear boring baggy clothes. Contrary to popular belief, such wardrobe recommendations are more of a myth than a science.

Which is why, designers these days are focussing on creating outfits that are convenient yet trendy, pregnancy-friendly yet multi-utility. And when it comes to baggy wear, you might as well bag ’em.

Maternity-wear, after maternity

To minimise the expense on clothes, a wise thing to do is to invest in outfits that are stylish enough for both the nursing stage and afterwards. Every woman likes to look good and pretty during her pregnancy; an A-line maxi or a knee-length dress is always a trendy affair. Dresses with button openings and hidden nursing features help you post-delivery and can be worn later too as these are flared from the chest or elasticated at the empire line. This way, you can feel beautiful and comfortable for the nine-month period, without having to burn a hole in your pocket.

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Get over the over-sized

People assume that wearing bigger clothes might help a pregnant woman accommodate her growing belly. This isn’t true. Maternity clothes are designed specially to fit an expecting woman's body frame and the growing bump only. Clothes that fit nicely can do wonders to increase your confidence level. Forget those over-sized drab clothes and try some new styles. There is a wide range of styles that are available and look good on pregnant women.

Sport the baby bump with style

Maternity is a beautiful phase of life. So, one should welcome it with heightened fashion sensibilities. From fashionable stoles to nursing lurex shrugs to woven-viscose checked tunics — there are so many options. Pair these with a cool pair of sunglasses and you can surely rock your baby bump. Three out of four moms-to-be find it a challenging task to decide what to wear for the changing body size. Maternity wear is specially designed to accommodate that. So, once you place your trust in these brands, you won’t have to worry about what to wear.

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It is high time that we follow what the doctor suggests and keep on boasting fashionable looks, unless they cause any discomfort. Pregnant or not, comfy fashion is always a positive.

— Inputs by designer Ruby Vishwanath, Founder of Purple Flaunt

Tags: maternity clothes, baby bump, fashion industry