Victoria Beckham chooses cuts and layers that are flattering and can be reused even after the pregnancy.
Having experienced two beautiful pregnancies, I wanted to apply my design sensibilities to perfect this beautiful transition into motherhood. The keywords that pop up for a mommy-to-be are comfort, style, oomph, usability, funk, affordability and keeping cool. All of these are essential when you have a bump and need to move around with ease while also looking your best for parties and functions.
Here are a few ideas on what to wear for your pregnancy:
Cuts: Wouldn’t it be amazing to have cuts that can be used post-pregnancy? After all, it’s no fun to invest too much on clothes that you’ll never use again. So whether you’re purchasing tops, dresses, gowns or jumpsuits, look out for stretchy, flowing fabrics that you can reuse later as well. Layering is a clever way to look slimmer in winter. Wear a long open cardigan, and add a statement accessory to brighten you up.
Stretchy fabrics like lycra are the best thing to happen to maternity dressing.
Fabrics: Wear cool lycras that are heavy enough not to cling and yet cooling (they are cooler than cotton) and elegant. These fabrics are crease-proof, repel stains, and yes, flow like a dream.
Solid colours add elegance and highlight your bump in a good way. Kim K is a pro!
Colours: Go for solids; they add elegance and highlight your bump in a good way. Opt for deep shades of red, purple, electric blue, emerald green. These are bright yet sophisticated and toned-down. Monotone works wonders; go for same colour head to toe and see how it adds height and reduces girth.
Rani Mukerji used Indianwear to great effect during her pregnancy.
Party dressing: For Christmas and New Year parties, use lycra-velvets, shimmer tops and dresses, and floor-length gowns. Add on a blingy stole, chunky neckpieces or long earrings to draw attention away from the stomach. This is a time to look and more importantly feel good, so don't let yourself go.
Malvika Kaura has been successfully designing corrective womenswear for 20 years. Making people look slimmer is her forte. She also has a line of clothing for pregnant women called MAMAMIA. You can reach her on [email protected]