Top Tips On Jazzing Up Boring Maternity Wear

April 6, 2018

The thing about maternity wear is that you’re probably only going to be wearing these clothes for a few months. You’re also going to go through the changes in seasons over your pregnancy, which means you’ll need to buy new clothes to accommodate your growing bump and the change in temperature.

For this reason, a lot of mum’s to be choose to buy a few essentials for the wardrobe, rather than spending those precious pennies on expensive clothes. After all, when you’re expecting a baby, that money can definitely be put towards something more important!

The problem with buying the bare essentials is that they’re not terrible exciting. It’s up to you to find a way to jazz your look up and make a classic mum stripe look a bit more glamorous. I’ve put together a few tips on how to look a bit more chic and how to feel a little less frumpy while you’re rocking your maternity wear.

Easy ways to style out maternity wear so you look chic, not frumpy when going through your pregnancy! Find more tips at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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Get Your Hair Done

During pregnancy, your hair is thick and luscious, making it a great time to get a hair cut and styled. Everyone knows that a woman getting their hair done differently means they’re making some changes to their life – what’s a bigger change than having a baby? Treating yourself for a trip to the salon can provide some lovely pampering time. You don’t need to go the whole hog and get a style change, it may be beneficial to pop in and have a chat with your hairdresser – they can show you different ways to style your hair which will be flattering as your face changes shape during pregnancy. If you’ve not got the time, money, or don’t just don’t facy a trip to the hair dressers, you could treat yourself to some new hair straighteners or a curling wand instead.

Jewellery

Statement earrings and necklaces are a huge hit with mum’s to be. Accessorising is the key to all good outfits! Some mums prefer to spend their money on nice earrings, necklaces, watches and shoes rather than posh maternity clothes; these are the items that you’ll get more wear out of post pregnancy.

Easy ways to style out maternity wear so you look chic, not frumpy when going through your pregnancy! Find more tips at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Handbags

There’s something so satisfying about buying a new handbag. It really makes you feel life you’ve got your life together – you’re organised, you’re on top of everything – a shining example of the perfect modern day woman. Or maybe that’s just how I feel after buying one. Either way, a nice handbag goes a long way to making an outfit look more stylish.

Easy ways to style out maternity wear so you look chic, not frumpy when going through your pregnancy! Find more tips at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk Easy ways to style out maternity wear so you look chic, not frumpy when going through your pregnancy! Find more tips at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

I recently got gifted some beautiful bags and accessories to help me style out my outfits a bit more. Blackbetty offer some seriously great products and huge discounts! Blackbetty are able to do this because fashion brands always have overstocked items – they grab the excess stock and sell it on from 70% – 90% off the normal price. Never pay full price for clothes or accessories again!

Scarves

Scarves can really save an otherwise boring maternity outfit. Scarves can help hide your bump if you’re feeling a bit self concious, but also matching them with your new handbag can make you feel a million bucks again.

Shoes

During pregnancy your feet start to swell; some women even find that their feet go up an entire shoe size! Thanks to pregnancy, you have the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some new shoes. I have found that a new pair of boots were the perfect addition to my maternity outfits – especially when maternity leggings play a huge role in my styling currently!

Easy ways to style out maternity wear so you look chic, not frumpy when going through your pregnancy! Find more tips at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Ditch The Maternity Clothes

You can’t escape the fact that sometimes maternity clothes are just a bit too basic. No one wants to feel frumpy, especially when your body is going through so many changes both inside and out. Some advice I have been given is to ditch the maternity wear, head to the sale rail and buy some cheap bits in the next size up. I spent ages looking in Primark for maternity clothes, before moving on and buying some on eBay instead. I could have just got some extra big clothes that are on trend instead!

Confidence

The best way to look and feel great in your maternity wear is to ooze confidence – even if that’s not how you’re actually feeling. Wearing a big smile and showing your pride in yourself and your new, amazing pregnancy body can have a huge effect on your over all mood and appearance. People who look confident and happy also often start to believe these feelings!

Easy ways to style out maternity wear so you look chic, not frumpy when going through your pregnancy! Find more tips at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Thanks to all the mums and mums to be who helped me put this post together: Sarah, Vikki, Amy, Kate, Beth, Emma, Ayse, Lisa, Jane, Veronica and Nina.

Easy ways to style out maternity wear so you look chic, not frumpy when going through your pregnancy! Find more tips at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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*Blackbetty kindly gifted me a few items for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and pictures are my own.

 

12 Comments

  • Alex

    April 6, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Some fab tips here – jewellery has definitely helped me plus theres so many fab brands out there making more interesting maternity wear so it’s not all boring and basic!

  • Rachel

    April 6, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I love what you suggest here and that necklace is so nice! Guess this can be for anyone wearing these clothes, not just those that are pregnant πŸ™‚

  • Rhian westbury

    April 7, 2018 at 7:41 am

    I totally agree here add accessories and things what you can use after pregnancy to make the outfit that by more exciting x

  • Kelly

    April 7, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Some great tips on here. I ended up buying the Jojo and Seraphine maternity stuff which doubled as breastfeeding clothing, so I got lots of use out of them, but agree that accessorising is totally key and can take anything up a notch.

  • KIrsty

    April 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Great ideas. Maternity clothes can be so awful unless you spend a fortune and who wants to do that. I bought a few nice pieces the first time round which I then got 3 lots of wearing time. Scarves are such a great idea as they can also double up as feeding covers

  • Kara

    April 7, 2018 at 10:07 am

    I swore by chunky jewellery and scarves to jazz up my outfits when pregnant – great tips

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    April 8, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I used to wear long loose dresses when I was pregnant. Jewellery and bags are a great way to draw attention from a growing baby bump.

  • Sally Akins

    April 8, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Maternity wear is so much nicer now than when I was pregnant in the late 90s and early 2000s. But I definitely agree with using accessories to jazz up the outfits, and of course they’ll still fit you after you’ve had the baby!

  • Dena

    April 8, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    These are some fab tips! I shall keep them in mind if I ever get pregnant! x

  • Super Busy Mum

    April 9, 2018 at 9:35 am

    What a bunch of fab tips! My maternity days are way behind me, but that necklace is a gorgeous piece.

  • Deborah Nicholas

    April 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Great tips as i use to love just wearing a plain long black sun dress when i was pregnant. These would have given it that pop!

  • Sheri – A Busy Bee’s Life

    April 10, 2018 at 8:10 am

    These are great tips. Lucky for me I had lots of beautiful maternity summer dresses long and short.

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