picVpic is an e-commerce startup – a handful of dedicated search engines that allow their customers to find the best bargain. Cooperating with them, I took care of their social media presence (Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter) as well as wrote articles for their blogs – picVpic, WillBeMom and SearchStyle.sg.
The below article originally appeared at WillBeMom.com.
Know the right cut
When you’re pregnant, you need to broaden your fashion dictionary and highlight some really useful terms! Empire waist dresses are going to become your best friends – they are flattering and cute, and you certainly won’t give up on your comfort.
ASOS / Due Maternity
The number one rule of maternity fashion is: don’t change. If you enjoyed wearing something, you don’t always have to give it up. Loved skater skirts and highlighting your femininity? A semi-formal swing dress might do the trick, and keep your chic self intact. No compromises!
Sparkle with embellishments – in the right places
When you’re choosing a semi-casual dress, look out for embellishments and where they are placed. To spice up your outfit, pick the semi-formal maternity dresses with embellished tops: prints, embroidery, sequins – you name it! These details will help you by highlighting your neckline and balancing the proportions of upper and lower body.
Ruffles: the pregnant woman’s best friend
More of a romantic-bohemian type? Don’t give up on your personal style. A staple in a free-spirited wardrobe, ruffles help to balance your body shape and are perfect for almost any casual party. Excited to start getting ready for that dinner party yet?
For more formal events, you normally have to invest in a dress – and this is no exception when it comes to semi-formal maternity dresses. If you’re not willing to spend a lot of money on something you won’t be able to wear after nine months, think big! Big shapes. Lots of volume. Elastic bustier. Go big (and don’t go home)!
Missguided / Deb Shops
You’ve picked your semi-formal dress now – don’t forget to accessorize! If you didn’t decide to buy a bold maternity dress and stayed simple, remember that accessories can make any outfit, and you can keep them to wear anytime. A nice pashmina scarf or a hat could add some energy to your outfit!