Pregnancy and partying don’t necessarily go hand in hand together but there’s no avoiding the festivities when it comes to Christmas, whether it’s an office party, Christmas meal with friends or just a family get together. You may not be drinking, but you can at least dress up and change from the usual maternity yoga pants that go on every evening – or is that just me? I’m into the third trimester now and feeling heavy is an understatement, so comfort is key if I’m out and about. I do have a few social gatherings that I’m looking forward to this year which mainly involve food so that helps with the staying sober part.
Dressing the bump is the first thing to address, this will depend on the stage of pregnancy that you’re at, if like me your bump is pretty hard to miss then go for something to show off the bump and embrace it! Going for something that hugs your bump like a fitted dress will look amazing and you’ll feel it too! A maternity dress is best for this as the fabric has plenty of stretch to keep you comfortable. Keeping it demure in a black figure hugging dress will look timeless, all you need to do is add some statement accessories and you’re done. Plus a plain black fitted dress is easy to wear again with a cardigan or jumper for a more casual look.
If it’s early stages and you want to disguise your bump, opting for something patterned is the best way to do this. A pretty printed blouse with details like ruffles will help conceal the area, same goes for a printed dress with an empire line cut. Let the print do the talking and add simple accessories or a slick of red lippy.
If you don’t fancy investing in maternity wear simply for a Christmas do then why not invest in a statement piece you can wear again like a jacket. Velvet and embellished jackets are all over the high street and with a simple cami top and jeans, a jacket like this can really bring you’re outfit up to date for the festive season.
Heels? Again this is really down to how you feel, if you’re already feeling uncomfortable or even unbalanced then try switching your usual height to a small block heel or even an ankle boot. A block heel is a more comfortable choice as it spreads the weight more evenly. I’m not sure I’m going to be doing heels this year, so as an alternative I’ll be going for velvet pointed flats.
I hope those tips have helped your party wear decisions if you are expecting, and even you’re not you can still apply the same style rules! There’s so many great party wear options out there, the trouble is what to choose! Make sure you follow me on Instagram to catch more of my outfit inspiration.