As your baby bump gets bigger, you may find yourself in the third trimester of pregnancy wondering what to do with the watermelon under your shirt. You may be feeling confronted with how on Earth to look fashionable while still remaining comfortable.
Not only do you hardly feel your old self anymore, but the simple act of getting dressed is difficult- and you can forget about tying your shoes.
So how do you make sure that you feel good with all these changes in your body? The good news is that it’s entirely possible to stay stylish well into your seventh, eighth, and ninth month of pregnancy- here’s how.
The first rule of fashion is, don’t ever take yourself too seriously – whether you’re pregnant or not. Don’t be afraid to try new things that you may have never worn before. Try wearing a onesie or experimenting with different patterns! Have fun and don’t be too stuffy about trying out new ideas.
You’ll enjoy yourself much more if you don’t try and squeeze yourself into a box. Besides, that bump probably won’t fit anyway.
Focus On Comfort
Chances are, if you’re like most women in their third trimester, you’re exhausted. Between the upcoming feelings of anxiety you may have, coupled with your body working overtime to make this little human inside of you, it’s in your best interest to keep things as low-key as possible.
Your comfort is the most important. Focus on fashion items that allow your skin to breathe and your stomach to relax.
Don’t wear anything too tight that will make you feel uncomfortable or restricted. Remember, it’s not just about you. It’s also about the baby! Give that little babe plenty of room to stretch and grow.
Wear Sensible Shoes
If your feet are starting to feel swollen and sore, it’s not going to stop anytime soon. Be sure that you wear sensible shoes which allow your feet to breathe period wear shoes that are too difficult to get on and won’t give you aching feet by the end of the day.
Unless you have someone there to tie your shoes for you every morning, you might want to opt for something that usually sleeps on without any fuss. If you’re lucky, you’ll be pregnant during the summer when you can quickly put on a pair of sandals.
Otherwise, slip-on boots are an excellent choice for the other seasons. If only you could get your socks on…
Don’t Forget The 4th Trimester
When shopping for maternity wear, don’t make the mistake of believing that it stops at the 9th month. Most of the clothes that you buy will still come in handy during the fourth trimester. Yes, that’s right there is a fourth trimester. Your body won’t magically bounce back to the way it was before you were pregnant the day you give birth.
It can take your uterus up to 7 months to get back to its normal size again. So don’t be too hasty putting those maternity pants away!