The Golden Rules

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Not sure where to start? Well let The Bump Wear Project help! I am here talking all things maternity. If you’re feeling a little slummy rather than yummy (forgive the cliche please), read on because all it requires is that you listen to your inner fashionista. If you’re not hearing her loud and clear, stick to our golden rules …

Don’t forget your personal style: If you wouldn’t wear it when you weren’t pregnant DON’T buy it now. Stay true to yourself. Find clothes in the style you love but cut to fit your new body shape.

Don’t buy all your maternity clothes too early: The shape you are at 12 weeks won’t be the shape you are at 20 weeks and certainly not the shape you will be at 38 weeks. You won’t know where the weight will go until later in your pregnancy. Hold fire.

Rock the bump look not the frump look: Tent dresses and tops will not help! Buy fitted – or know when loose works. Show you’re pregnant not frumpy. Whatever your size, get clothes that fit properly. So very important.

Start from the inside out: This means drink lots of water and eat lots of fresh fruit and veg. I’m not going to lecture you about it. You know you are what you eat and so will your baby be. If that’s not a good enough reason…

Pamper yourself: Spend some ‘me time’. Exfoliate, moisturise, do your hair and nails or whatever you like doing. The better you feel the better you’ll look.

Underwear is key: Ladies – bulging boobs and love handles are not a good look. Get underwear that fits properly. It doesn’t need to be expensive. It just needs to fit well. You may love your new found breasts, but wearing them up by your chin is grim.

Accessories make or break an outfit: Any outfit can be jazzed up and made to be you with some super accessories. If you cant find anything you like, buy basics and use accessories – broaches, bangles, necklaces, bags, scarves – to show your sense of style. But remember, sometimes less is most definitely more.

Remember style over fashion: As the almighty Yves Saint Laurent once said: Fashions fade, style is eternal – we have nothing to add.

Claire x

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