Dressing for parties while pregnant turns out to be a trying task. There are limited options for maternity dresses, and even the ones that are available often don’t work for every mom-to-be. Everyone carries their pregnancy differently, and the most important factor is comfort. Here is a guide on how to dress for parties while pregnant without sacrificing comfort.
Dresses are your best friend when you have to go out to parties while pregnant. No matter what trimester of pregnancy you’re at, dresses are a go-to for most pregnant women. If you’re at the beginnings of a pregnancy, opt for a dress with an element of stretch. This is a great choice so the dress has more opportunity to grow with you and your bump.
Go for mainly plain pieces. A little black dress never stops being your secret weapon—even in your eighth month of pregnancy. They are versatile and unrecognizable when paired with varying accessories, so you can wear them again and again without ever having to noticeably repeat an outfit.
Especially in the winter, it’s important to accessorize with intent. Before pregnancy, you may have felt ok sacrificing a bit of comfort for the right outfit, but now, comfort and functionality are paramount. From your winter gear to your jewelry, think about how comfortable and easy it will be to maneuver in each piece.
Accessories to keep you warm
Investing in a pregnancy coat can make a huge difference in your willingness to head out into the cold night for your friends’ big bash. They stretch with you and give you plenty of room to breathe—even with your baby bump.
When you wear dresses, don’t leave your legs out in the cold. Invest in a pair of stockings, tights, or pantyhose that will support your legs while keeping you warm on chilly days. These are a stylish, multifunctional accessory. You can even switch up colors to refresh your little black dress.
Scarfs are one of the best cold-weather party accessories. They keep you warm, they’re removable if you get too hot, and they can be extravagant, so they liven up a plain dress.
No matter how cute your shoes are, if they aren’t comfortable or don’t allow room for foot swelling, you won’t want to stay at your party for very long. Invest in a new pair of shoes that are cute but party-worthy and versatile, so you can wear them over and over again.