Bump & Style - How to Flatter your Pregnancy Body Type

As women, we tend to be pretty well acquainted with our own body types. Whether you’re an apple, a pear, an hourglass, or goodness knows what other kind of fruit or vegetable, you most likely have a pretty good handle on how to dress to make the most of your shape.

But once those pregnancy curves come into the equation, you’ll have a whole new set of shapes to style!

We want to help you figure out your pregnancy body type, and offer a few tips to help you flatter your new figure.

Curvy Mama

Many women find that their baby affects more than just their bump. If you’re gaining weight evenly and rounding out all over – from the usual suspects like hips, boobs and bum to more unusual places like arms, legs and even your face – then you may be a naturally curvy mama.

Dressing for this shape is all about elongating your figure, to help you look longer and leaner. Choose soft maternity dresses in a gently form fitting fabric to show off your beautiful bump – our Woven Printed Maternity Dress would be perfect.

Your key accessory is a long waterfall cardigan that matches the length of your dress, which will optically slim and lengthen your silhouette.

Carrying Low

If your baby is sitting low, you’ll likely be showing a cute bump just above your hips. If you believe the old wives tales this means you may well be having a boy – while we can’t vouch for that, we can help you to make the most of your new shape!

Your main concern will be to choose styles that are soft at the waistline – anything that puts too much pressure on the bump is going to be a no-no. Why not try a stylish maternity jumpsuit or pair of dungarees!

Carrying High

If your baby is sitting high, it can sometimes feel like your bust and bump are morphing into one! But the good news is with the right styling, you and your high sitting bump can rock some seriously cute maternity outfits.

Your main fashion concern is to define your curves by separating bust and bump – so one of our 2 piece maternity & nursing dresses with different colours & patterns on the top & the bottom will work wonders for you. 

Your key accessory is a stylish maternity belt to wrap around and nip in your empire waist.

Petite Mama

If you are naturally petite, that baby bump has nowhere to go but out! So while you keep your naturally slim frame, your bump will really pop. With the right maternity clothes, you can play up your pregnancy curves – so don’t be afraid to take risks and have fun with your fashion!

That being said, you may need a little help in the early stages adding extra curve to your curves. Bodycon dresses & horizontal stripes will look great on you and will hopefully make it clear that it’s a baby, not a just a big lunch in there!

We hope these tips have been helpful! And don’t forget, whatever your body type, the most important thing is to choose maternity clothes that help you feel comfortable & confident.

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