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2013
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How to Survive Pregnancy with Style

Being pregnant can be one of the most miraculous events of your life. Watching your belly grow and feeling this new life in your body is truly amazing. However, watching your body change and feeling the clothes getting tighter every month might be a little disconcerting. To help you adapt to these changes, here are some ideas on how to update your wardrobe for the next 9 months.

A long dark dress

It’s versatile, and if it is made of stretchy material, not only will you be able to use it during your pregnancy, but I guarantee you’ll still wear it after the baby has arrived. You can jazz it up with all kinds of accessories such as gold or silver bracelets, long earrings, or a colourful silk scarf. Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you’ll stop going out in the evening. Wear your dress with some chunky, sparkly rings for a glamorous look.

A pregnancy belt

This is a belt that attaches to your regular trousers or skirts which can be adjusted as your body expands. This way, you can still wear your favourite clothes throughout. It is a great invention and a must for every pregnancy wardrobe.

Long tops

I’m talking about the kind of top similar to Kafkan or tunic tops that are worn on the beach sometimes. They are perfect for hiding your bump with their long, inverted V shape. They come in lots of different colours, materials, and styles and are not very expensive. All HammondsSpace fitted sliding wardrobes should have them, and they can look as casual or as smart as you like, whatever shape you are.

Leggings

Leggings are extremely comfortable and versatile. You can wear them under a long top or even a dress. They are very reasonably priced, too. You can pick one up at the supermarket for less than £5. Buy 2 or 3 in different colours, and mix and match with your other wardrobes items.

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HammondsSpace fitted sliding wardrobes keep all your clothes and accessories in one place

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Work trousers

For those who will be working during their pregnancy, it is essential that you invest in a good, smart, but comfortable pair of trousers. For the warmer months, linen wide-legged trousers are a good option as they are loose while still looking stylish to the eye. They quite often come with an elastic band or draw-string. Choose classic colours such as beige, brown, white, or black. You can always vamp it up with a colourful top or even just a beautiful Indian silk scarf for that relaxed but smart look.

Don’t forget the shoes!

It’s good to have comfortable clothes, but as your body gets heavier you will find that having comfortable shoes is even more important since most of the weight will go down your legs. Ultimately, if you’re wearing inappropriate footwear your feet and back will suffer. You may be tempted to carry on wearing your favourite heels for a while, but give your back and feet a break and buy yourself a good pair of flat shoes. Try some of those sparkly ballet type shoes; they often look good with leggings or a decent pair of lower ankle boots.

Changing or adapting your wardrobe needn’t be expensive, and if your budget is limited choose 2 or 3 items from the list and embellish with accessories. Don’t forget to ask your friends for any pregnancy items they no longer use. You’d be surprised about what you may find.

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