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Dressing for Every Trimester

Pregnancy fashion tips from maternity specialists Seraphine.

Author Seraphine
Categories   Fashion

You’re pregnant – congratulations! But how do you dress for this new chapter in your life? Our friends at Seraphine have some great advice so you’ll look and feel fantastic in every trimester.

Seraphine Long-Line Striped Maternity Cardigan

First Trimester

You may not be ready to shout your news from the rooftops just yet, so how do you disguise a growing bump?

When it comes to workwear, an empire waist will cinch you in under your bust and glide easily over your figure, offering the perfect silhouette

Seraphine has a range of stylish empire maternity dresses, or try a loose-fitting blouse untucked over a pair of maternity trousers.

When it comes to meeting family or friends, you might be tempted to wear something shapeless and baggy to hide a bump, but this may only raise suspicion.

The trick is to balance out loose A-line tops with more fitted bottoms, such as maternity leggings or skinny jeans. For a more relaxed look, they can be teamed with an oversized shirt for a relaxed weekend look.

To really disguise your new curves, try layering up - a long draped scarf or cardigan is a great cover-up.

Seraphine tip: Use clothes and accessories to draw attention up towards your face and away from your growing bump. Try a top with detail around the neckline, a pair of eye-catching earrings or statement necklace.

"Have a good supply of plain snacks, mints or gum and water to sip at your desk. Anything that will help in case you come over queasy at work."


Seraphine Red Midi Wrap Maternity Dress

Second Trimester

You’ve announced your news to the world, so now’s the time to really enjoy it!

This is the time you’ll notice big changes in your bump, so now’s the time to invest in some maternity clothes which grow with you.

A comfy pair of maternity jeans is a wardrobe must-have. If you’re looking for a little extra support and cover, opt for an over-the-bump style, but if you prefer a pair that looks just like your pre-pregnancy jeans, under bump is the way to go.

Or why not choose a cute and versatile pair of overalls, which work so well with a second trimester bump! Seraphine’s essential denim overalls feature several size settings at the sides, so you can adjust the fit as you need to.

Wrap maternity dresses are another wardrobe essential, both for work and play. Not only are they comfy to wear, but they’re stylish, ultra-versatile and the clever wrap ties let you adjust the fit as you grow.

Finally, now’s a great time to invest in a maternity bra. With a flexible fit to give you the right support and easy access for nursing, they’ll grow with you through pregnancy beyond, so the sooner you make the switch the better.

Seraphine Black Cotton Skin to Skin Top

Third Trimester

Style-wise, these final few months of pregnancy are all about comfort.

The empire waist continues to provide the perfect silhouette, cinching you in at your slimmest point while adding definition to your shape. Seraphine’s empire maternity dresses have the added benefit of discreet nursing access to see you through pregnancy and beyond. If you love accessorizing, add a maternity belt to complete the look.

Comfort is key, so look out for styles made from the softest natural fabrics like pure cotton, bamboo or cashmere. Seraphine’s organic cotton maternity jeans in blue or black are an ideal solution – just add a cotton or cashmere jumper.

This last trimester is a great time to invest in the pieces you’ll need once baby arrives. If you plan to breastfeed, a collection of nursing clothes is a must, or why not treat yourself to one of Seraphine’s signature skin to skin tops, which are perfect for the early days with your little one?

Most importantly, try to relax and enjoy these final months of pregnancy. You’ve got this mama!

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Seraphine believes every woman deserves to feel amazing during her pregnancy. That's why it produces high-quality and fashion-toward maternity clothes that are designed to help mamas-to-be stay true to themselves and feel confident with their changing body shape. The range includes everything from everyday essentials, to show-stopping occasion-wear.

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