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Maternity Style Tips: Chic Ways To Dress Your Bump At Work

There’s a maternity fashion fix for virtually every professional occasion. Here are some ways to get bump-inspired.

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, but navigating work style while your body changes can be tricky. Fear not, mamas-to-be! This guide is packed with pregnancy clothing ideas and maternity style tips to help you embrace your bump and feel confident at work. We'll explore how to flatter your figure with the right pieces, discover key pregnancy fashion tips to stay comfortable and professional, and show you how to rock your unique style throughout your pregnancy journey.

Stick to what works

Just because you've got a bun in the oven doesn't mean that you need a full wardrobe makeover. Here’s a pregnancy fashion tip: if you're not comfortable in skirts or dresses, stick to your favourite jeans and slacks, but add in a maternity belly band to accommodate your growing bump. If your favourite piece is your worn-in leather jacket, there's no need to swap that out for motherly cardigans and blouses. It's vital to remain true to yourself and your sense of style.

Comfort is key

Make sure that your clothes can grow with your changing body. Our easiest maternity style tip to staying comfy throughout your pregnancy is to look for items that have stretch fabrics, elasticised waistbands and adjustable straps. It’s also a good idea to incorporate easy-to-wear clothing such as wrap dresses into your maternity wardrobe as they come in handy later on in your pregnancy when getting in and out of your clothing might be a little trickier. Swollen feet can also be accommodated with open-toe shoes and roomy boots.

Play with proportions

Don't be afraid to play with new proportions as your silhouette changes. A high-waisted A-line skirt looks hip and flirty, and can conceal your bump in the first trimester. Punchy accessories such as big rings, chunky necklaces and colourful belts also look great when worn with style and confidence. Generally speaking, stick to one bold piece at a time.

Add personal touches

If you're expected to wear more formal attire in subdued colours, bring some of your personality to the table with jazzy accessories that speak volumes about you. Our maternity style tip is to add some flair by strapping on your favourite antique watch, wrapping yourself up in your favourite embroidered scarf or painting your digits with a maternity-safe nail polish in a quirky hue.

Go for long silhouettes

Wearing long garments such as dresses, coats or pants can create a lean and clean silhouette. Don a flowing maxi dress paired with a smart blazer, a statement necklace and a pair of comfy ballet flats. If you're going for a slimming effect, choose patterns with vertical stripes, such as work-appropriate pinstripes.

Embrace your curves

You don’t need to bundle yourself up in multiple layers just because you’re pregnant. After all, pregnant women are more susceptible to dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, so just keep things loose, flowy and comfortable. Although we have provided several fashion tips here, do remember that there are no rules when it comes to dressing up during your pregnancy, but just make sure there's enough stretch in the fabric.

Maintaining comfort throughout pregnancy is essential, and a healthy diet plays a vital role in this. Choosing the right foods can feel overwhelming, especially when considering your developing child’s needs. Our guides, "What Healthy Foods to Eat During Pregnancy" and "Pregnancy Q&A: Eating Enough vs Eating Well" provide valuable insights to address all your pregnancy diet questions and equip you with the information you need to make informed choices about your prenatal nutrition easing the way to help you develop a confident approach to nourishing yourself and your growing child. 

Friso® Gold Mum – Our formula milk alternative during your pregnancy

Friso® Gold Mum, our preferred prenatal milk for mothers, retains the natural nutrients of the milk to support you through your pregnancy journey such as:

Vitamin D - Necessary for the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus.1

Calcium - Helps in the normal growth and development of bones and teeth.2

Vitamin B12 - Needed for red blood cell production and the healthy functioning of the nervous system.3

Folic Acid - Folic acid is essential for growth and division of cells. Folate plays a role in the formation of red blood cells. Folate helps to maintain the growth and development of the foetus.4

Iodine - Essential for the formation of thyroid hormones, which supports brain development.5

Low glycaemic index - The glycaemic index (GI) is a rating system for foods containing carbohydrates.6 It shows how quickly food affects your blood sugar (glucose) level when eaten on its own. The low glycaemic index (GI) could help the mother avoid being overweight during pregnancy, thus avoiding further complications such as gestational diabetes.7

Friso® Gold Mum consists of essential nutrients which are formulated with DualCare+™, to support mothers’ and their children's daily needs. Read more on what mothers should drink during pregnancy.

No matter what style you prefer, you can enjoy your pregnancy the way you want to with Friso® Gold Mum and our pregnancy clothing ideas and tips. Take the Friso® Gold Mum pledge and show other mothers-to-be how you’re living your journey towards motherhood your way today!


References

  1. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-d/ 
  2. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/calcium/ 
  3. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamins/vitamin-b/ 
  4. https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/keeping-well/vitamins-supplements-and-nutrition/#:~:text=Folic%20acid%20before%20and%20during,tube%20defects%2C%20including%20spina%20bifida 
  5. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/MCFhealth/maternity/Pages/iodine-supplements-factsheet.aspx#:~:text=How%20much%20iodine%20do%20pregnant,micrograms%20per%20day%20when%20breastfeeding
  6. https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/food-and-diet/what-is-the-glycaemic-index-gi/ 
  7. https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/pregnancy-complications/gestational-diabetes/understanding-glycaemic-index 

 

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