Pregnancy is exhausting enough without having to go to work.
If you’re lucky to be working from home, then you don’t have “formal outfit” problems. But don’t stop reading because you just might need to be in business meetings during this “bumpy ride.”
With all the mood swings and nausea, sometimes, you might not feel like going to work. You probably can no longer fit into your old working clothes, and if someone tells you to wear a pencil skirt and a fitted jacket, you would probably hit him with a heavy object.
What can you do then? The key is in adapting. Until you’re free to go on maternity leave, you can combine professional-looking with comfortable, and the working pregnancy days will be much easier.
Suit up in business basics
Suits are very classical outfits for work, and in the right color, they are flattering to a growing body type. They are also simple to accessorize, so you can wear them twice a week with different kinds of statement jewelry, big bright colored bags, and patterned scarves.
When buying a suit, opt for pants with narrow legs to not appear wider than you are. As for a skirt it should be fitted if possible, but without depriving you of much needed comfort. The best materials for the job are cotton and linen.
Black pants are your friend
This is the best fashion advice we can give you when it comes to working pregnancy wardrobe. A nice pair of comfy black pants will go well with every outfit you choose and will make every look work-appropriate.
You can pair them up with almost everything from tunics and shirts to cardigans and sweaters, and you’ll always look at your best.
Don’t renounce jeans
Many pregnant women think that jeans days are over for them until those nine months are over. Not only is that untrue, that is quite the opposite. A good pair of jeans is a must-have for a modern expecting mom.
Of course, we’re talking about comfortable maternity denim jeans. The elastic inserts will make you feel cozy all day long while looking stylish and business-ready.
Dress to express
A few good dresses, if you like them and can afford them, are maybe the most convenient maternity wear.
Whether it’s a little black dress that makes you look thinner or a wrap dress that accentuates your flattering features, or a statement dress, for that matter, a great dress should always be a choice when deciding for work outfits.
Especially because it’s quite easy to find dresses made of soft, gentle, and comfortable materials.
Covering up your tummy
The items that will provide your tummy with the perfect cover – which doesn’t mean they are meant for hiding your pregnancy – are always work-appropriate.
The one office essential you can’t go without is a cardigan. It’s a super chic item to have. A printed blouse that goes slightly over your stomach when paired up with black pants or denim jeans will give you instant work flair.
Tunics, regular or wrap tunics, should also be among your must-have items for work.
A couple of inches up
You probably shouldn’t steer away from heels until you reach the third trimester. But of course, only if you can handle it. A pair of classic heels adds to your height, which will make you look thinner, too.
You can also use them to accessorize your outfits by adding a pop of color – yellow shoes, for example. Opt for lower heels for comfort.