Last updated on Jun 11th, 2021 at 12:54 pm

Being pregnant can be a fun time to experiment with fashion and dressing your new curves

When you’re pregnant, dressing your changing body can be a challenge. Your body will go through some spectacular changes, and while some days might not be pleasant, these next nine months can be a fun time to experiment with fashion and dressing your new curves.

The first rule of maternity style is comfort first. Wear what makes you feel good, sexy, beautiful and happy, but comfort, you’ll soon find, is non-negotiable. That doesn’t mean your partner’s oversized sweats should be your go-to-choice for comfort. There’s no reason to sacrifice style for comfort. You can have both in every item you wear.

Here are our tips for a stylish, yet comfortable nine months

Start with good basics

Embrace your bump with fabrics that have ample stretch. Think comfy leggings, stretchy tees and a flowing dress.

Choose solid colours that have a slimming effect and can be layered and accessorised with abandon.

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Go with the flow

With the basics taken care of, invest in a few flowing kaftans for date nights or roomy cardigans for more relaxed days. Either look is easy to play up or down by alternatively pairing with your favourite heels or wedges or a comfy pair of kicks. Keep the print small and delicate for a softer, feminine effect and to avoid looking bigger than you are.

Say yes to heels

Who says you can’t wear heels when you’re pregnant? You might want to take it down an inch or two later in your pregnancy, but if you’re comfortable, and there’s no adverse effect on your health, wear your heels. A little bit of height will elongate your body and balance out your proportions. So, don’t toss your heels out just yet.

Accessorise it

Bold or dainty, accessories will save you on days when you’re feeling less inspired.  Whatever your preference, accessories can lift and brighten the simplest ensemble for any occasion.

Take the guesswork out of styling your new curves and invest in a few basic pieces that offer comfort and endless styling possibilities for a fashion-forward nine months and beyond.

The Cherry Melon Maternity Capsule offers a perfect set of neutral basics to get your maternity style journey off on the right start. The capsule comes with a dress, leggings, a white tee and black tank made to stretch and grow with you. These are super comfortable and will form a perfect base for your maternity wardrobe. For more, visit their website.