When it comes to pregnancy dresses, I thought for almost 3/4 of my pregnancy it would be best just to wear everything what I have been wearing before and see where I still fit in. I was quite lucky with the way how my body changed in the beginning, more or less only my bump was growing…
The last weeks of my maternity though my bump literally exploded to a size where almost everyone was just asking: „When is your delivery??“ and I had to answer „still 4 or 5 weeks“. With the new proportions I also had to find styles that where growing with me for the final weeks, and at the same time make me feel comfortable with my body.
Besides the fact that I was not fitting in any of my maternity jeans anymore, I found three types of dresses that were really useful for different moods.
1.) THE WRAP DRESS
It grows with you no matter the size of your bump. And I also thought it will also be a very useful for later if you are breast feeding your baby. Luckily wrap dresses had a revival this spring / summer, and especially at Topshop I found some dresses, I will for sure also wear after the pregnancy.
2.) THE SLIP DRESS / MAXI DRESS
Slip dresses have been a huge hype this year, and besides the fact that they are super light on your skin they are many times also oversized in a way that you also fit in with a bump.
3) THE STRETCH DRESS
At a certain size it does not make sense trying to „hide“ your bump or make it look smaller. The bigger it grew the more I wanted to show it, because it was just so amazingly round and huge and a new feature of my body that will only be there during pregnancy. I also think I will miss my bump sometimes, when it is gone.
For putting the bump in scene in a sexy and bold way stretch dresses are perfect. Many times just the regular dresses were stretchy enough to fit in…!
I reached now my 40th week of pregnancy and am counting the days or the hours until I have the little one. It was really a very special experience to see how my body changed and every day feeling the baby moves were kind of a miracle…