Maternity Dresses

Pregnancy is a time you’ll always remember – for better or worse, and having your body change so much can be a scary prospect. This doesn’t mean you have to be frumpy and unfashionable though, even if you have no idea what to wear.

One great option for pregnant women is to invest in some maternity dresses. Dresses are very versatile and they’re also very comfortable, something that is very much appreciated during pregnancy.

There are several different styles of dress that lend themselves well to pregnancy. One great maternity dress is the all important maxi dress. Not only is the maxi dress very on-trend right now, but it’s perfect for accommodating your growing bump and is flattering to the figure too.

Many maxi dress styles have an empire line, so they are fitted on the bust (helping you to make the most of your boosted cleavage) and they then fall comfortably over your bump. Many maxi dresses also come in loose, flowing fabrics which are great for keeping your bump out of the sun, and they also keep you nice and cool on those sunny days.

Wrap dresses are also particularly good for pregnant women, and many maternity dress styles come in this particular type. Wrap dresses can come with sleeves, or without, but they tend to wrap around just under the bust. So, just like the maxi dress, they are fitted on top but the extra fabric that ‘wraps’ around you helps to accommodate your growing bump. They are also a bit more versatile than the maxi, since they come in shorter styles for those warmer days, especially helpful if you’re suffering from hot flushes.

Another thing to consider when looking for a maternity dress is the colour or pattern on a dress. Many pregnant ladies feel they should stick to muted, darker colours for a slimming effect, but why should you have to hide your bump? Stand out in this season’s vivid rainbow hues, with vibrant orange, electric blue and ravishing red all being popular choices on the catwalk.

If bright colours are a step too far, then there’s no reason why you should have to fade into the wallpaper, why not opt for a pretty paisley print or stick with flirty florals, which are a big trend for Spring/Summer 2011, so you’ll have plenty of options.

So, if you’re looking for a ‘feel good’ outfit for your pregnancy then remember that pretty dresses don’t need to lounge in the back of your wardrobe and there are plenty of options out there that you can wear and be comfortable in, no matter what stage of pregnancy you’re in.


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