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Maternity Fashion Tips for Mums to be

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Finding the right outfit during your pregnancy can be a challenge. Not only do you need to upgrade your wardrobe every trimester, but you can struggle to find clothes that suit and make you feel good. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together some top tips for mums to be.
First Trimester
During your first trimester, it’s natural to want to keep your pregnancy under wraps. Many people prefer to keep the news a secret until the second trimester, so finding some clothes that allow you a little extra room to breathe is the best idea.
Put aside clothes that are tight, clingy or draw attention to your stomach, as this is the telltale area for those getting suspicious.  Instead, opt for silhouettes that flow over your tummy, hips and thighs, so that you can hide the few pounds you may gain within your first few months of pregnancy.
Dresses, knits, and skirts are great solutions, while the ‘blouson’ style top – which has a waistband at the bottom and some room to breathe above the band – can give you the confidence and flexibility to keep your baby news a secret.
As your bump continues to grow, you may find it difficult to fit into your existing clothes – opting for a size or two up could be an idea, but do you want to waste money on clothes that you’re not going to use as soon as you pop? Stretch your wardrobe with some useful and flexible additions is a great solution, with items such as stretchy bands, layering tanks and oversized cardigans and blazers all coming in useful during the difficult first few months of your pregnancy.
Second Trimester
During your second trimester, you can feel like you’re growing every week, but splashing out on a new wardrobe every time you have something to eat just isn’t going to cut it. Instead, investing in a few key items that will grow with you is the best solution. Things with tie-backs, buttons, and gathering can be adjusted throughout your pregnancy as your body changes, can offer you some serious comfort and save you money.
This period is also the beginning of your bustier figure, so investing in some great quality bras is a good idea. Although finding a bigger size might be the first thing that comes to mind, you should instead opt for bras that offer more comfort, support and room to grow – you can find many stylish nursing or maternity bras in some stores, so it pays to shop around.
As far versatile pregnancy outfits go, wrap dresses should become your wardrobe staple. Opt for solid colours or block patterns, and embrace your curves – it’s a chance for you to enjoy your changing body and let the world know that you’re a mother to be! Wrap dresses can be pulled off both at work and the weekend, and, as your bump grows, you can change where you tie the dress to increase your comfort and style.

 

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Third Trimester
The last few months of your pregnancy can be a challenge – you’re likely to feel uncomfortable in whatever you wear, and buttoning and zipping up your clothing feels increasingly difficult. An empire-waisted maxi dress is an ideal solution, as it gives you room to breathe and can be used even after your baby has arrived.
If you’re attending a party or you’re just plain sick of blacks and greys, then adding some more oomph doesn’t have to be difficult. Matching your accessories to your body is something recommended by fashion experts across the globe, so add some big, bold earrings to your outfit or opt for a scarf with a quirky pattern to transform your outfit.
If you’re running low on funds, or you’re just sick of shopping in the maternity department, then purchasing some new shoes is a great way to give your outfits a much-needed boost. Whether you opt for a ballerina pump or go for a kitten heel, you’ll be able to find a pair that offers you comfort and style – and the best part is, you’ll still be able to wear them when you return to your pre-baby figure.

Regardless of how you want to deal with your pregnancy, following some of our fashion tips should help to take away some of the pressure of your maternity wardrobe. And, using a Mothercare discount code from MyVoucherCodes means you won’t need to break the bank.

 

How did you dress up your pregnancy bump? Do you shop with discount codes?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

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Product Review: NO-MI Numa Shapewear Top

Hey guys. I hope you are all still enjoying the holidays. It is a Bank Holiday here in the UK, and I am still enjoying the festive vibe. I think I will be until 4th January really, and after the festive season, I have my birthday to look forward to, so more celebrations to come.

I have been busy with the sales, I got some stuffs at Zara, Moss Bros and Mothercare, and I am still shopping. I still have quite a bit to get. How are you finding the sales? Have you spotted any crazy bargains?

Anyways, I am back today as promised and I have a product review post for you. I had the opportunity to review this NO-MI Numa Shapewear Top some weeks ago and I am eager to tell you all about it.

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This Shapewear Top slims down the midsection, creating a smooth streamlined silhouette and is available in various designs, sizes and colours. Here is what the brand has to say about this product:

    The simple shaping design of this top creates a smooth streamlined silhouette and is specifically designed to target the upper back, lower back, taille, tummy, bum, hips – giving you an everyday top with all the features to slim you in the right areas.
    This seamless top with spaghetti straps is available in a basic or lace style with various designs and colours to choose from and also has the added feature of adjustable straps.
    Numa Top Basic is available in Black, White, Rose or Pink. Numa Top Lace is available in Black. Numa Top Dots is available in Pink and Mint. Numa Top Stripes is available in White.

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Here are my thoughts on the slimming top:

PROS

  • I went for a medium size and it was a perfect fit.
  • I found it quite easy to wear. I pulled it up from my legs.
  • I am yet to pop it into the wash, but the material looks like it is going to wash well.
  • It is quite affordable at £25.
  • This Shapewear top does the JOB. It slims the midsection right down so it is perfect for tight bodycon dresses and the likes.
  • It comes with adjustable spaghetti straps which are very handy.
  • This slimming top blends in with any outfit.

CONS

  • When you pop this top on, make sure you pull it all the way down, over the hips, to prevent it from sliding up. It kept sliding off until I pulled it over my hips.

There are all sorts of Slimming Solutions available but overall, I recommend this NO-MI Numa Shapewear top to any woman struggling to look trim in a fitted dress or top. This Shapewear is very affordable, and it does exactly what it says on the pack.

Have you tried any NO-MI product? Share your thoughts.

Happy shopping.

 

*PR sample included.

 

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