Fashion Or Function? How To Dress When The Bump Blooms

Being pregnant comes with a lot of blessings, but as your body starts to change, you can often feel at a loss when it comes to your wardrobe. Even if you’re already a mom, it’s not always easy to know how to dress when your bump is growing. You definitely want to be comfortable, as your body is pushing and challenging you every single day. But, at the same time, you still want to look and feel your best. Whether you want to refresh your wardrobe or work with what you have, these tips on merging both fashion and function when your pregnant should help you out.

The Early Days

Within your first trimester, you may not notice much of a bump. At this point, you’re probably at your most comfortable when it comes to dressing. However, it’s also when you’ll start to notices both physical changes in your body and how you feel. So, it can be a very good time to start working out where you stand with maternity wear options. Now, you’ll start to understand whether you prefer oversized shapes or more fitted outfits.

For Fitness

When it comes to working out, you may find that some of your own fitness clothes don’t feel all that comfortable – especially later on in pregnancy. If you’re not feeling good when you work out, it might be time to look at getting some maternity exercise clothes. Sometimes, it can be more comfortable to opt for leggings that have waistbands to fold over the bump and tops that are long enough to cover both the bump and your bum.

Over Or Under?

Then comes the big question – do you opt for over or under the bump clothing? Not everyone likes to wear maternity wear, but you do often find that if your body is feeling sore and achy, you want your clothes to comfort you and make you feel at ease. However, if you feel as if your usual clothing and under the bump options are more flattering and work better with your wardrobe, you don’t have to change to over-the-bump options.


Wearing formal wear when you’re pregnant isn’t always enjoyable, but it doesn’t have to be boring or unflattering. You can often find great maternity formal wear options that accentuate your blossoming bump and enhance your radiant glow. If you’re looking for tips on what to wear, you might want to consider fabrics that make you feel good, the right underwear options and even what sort of coverage you’d like to go for.

When It All Gets Too Much

Nearing the end of your pregnancy, you might start to feel as if you can’t look good in anything. And, you may find it hard to get comfortable. This could be the stage that you change your current ways of dressing. Comfortable fabrics, pretty prints, and even flattering cuts would be all it takes to make you feel a like the blossoming beauty you are.