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Fashion Friday: How to Wear Spring Fashion Trends (On a Pregnant Body)

Fashion Friday:  How to Wear Spring Fashion Trends (On a Pregnant Body)

by Heather Aulisio

A year ago

Tulips, daffodils, robins, and a warm and refreshing breeze in the air can only mean one thing-spring is on its way! As you welcome the season of rebirth (before you give birth), keep in mind that you can wear some of the top trends to remain in style, in-the-know, and to feel fresh and beautiful. Don’t let your bump cause a “speed bump” in your fashion sense. Read on to learn how you can wear some of the top spring trends in a figure flattering way.

  1. Say Yes to Playful Prints

Nothing says spring more than punchy floral prints, and stripes. The rule of thumb is that you should avoid overly small prints when you have a large belly. Wearing bigger prints actually minimize your bump because they can stand up to your “scenery.” Adorn yourself in a floral maxi dress and be sure to add a stretchy belt just below your bust to accentuate your curves and give your outfit some shape and structure. If you are going to wear stripes, skip thin ones. Go thick and even try a monochromatic look (two shades and variants of the same color) rather than classic black and white.

  1. Adorn an Embellishment

Fringe and pom-pom hems are a fun trend to try right now. Besides adding some texture, they add a some movement to your outfit, and a lot of playfulness (I mean, can anyone that is 9 months pregnant take themself super serious?). Consider wearing a pom-pom hem light weight sweater, or even a pair of sandals (because at a certain point in your pregnancy, flats feel best) with fringe straps. Your playful fashion sense and style is sure to get noticed.

  1. Bold Hues

Pastels are pretty, but bold hues are hot. The great thing about color trends is that everyone can wear them. Just add them to your outfit in a way that looks flattering. A bright tangerine tone looks great on all kinds of skin tones and a cardigan fits you no matter what (and you can wear it post pregnancy), so slide one on over a comfortable maxi dress. You can also wear a bold hue in the form of an accessory, so add a pretty yellow head band to your hair, a bright pink purse to your accessory collection, or even a bright blue wrap bracelet around your arm.

  1. White Hot

Nothing says spring more than a bright white color. Slip on a crisp white (and stretchy) tee, a wrap waist linen trench coat, or even a comfortable cotton, empire waist maxi dress. White is the most versatile color and it can pair with anything in your wardrobe. So you can even combine your white basics with some of the trends mentioned above.

  1. Pin One On

A total throwback to the 80’s; pins are a big hit accessory-wise this spring. Add one to your bag, sweater, or coat. Trends currently show that bigger is better (which is a win for your growing belly), and that many women are sporting their monogram. For some added creativity and cuteness, you can sport a pin that showcases your baby’s initials if you already know what you are having!

Don’t limit yourself with your fashion choices just because you are pregnant. Each of these spring trends are wearable for a pregnant body and will help you get a fun and instant make over so you not only feel fresh but look fresh in the thriving season of spring.


My name is Heather.  In addition to being a writer and mom to my 13 month old son, Matthew; I am elementary teacher.  I also have a deep love for fashion and think that all moms can look and feel their best because it's important to take care of ourselves so we can take the best care of our little ones! 



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