Swimming is definitely an great activity for pregnant women during their pregnancy. Water aerobic exercises are both low-impact and safe for both you and your growing baby. The weightlessness can help soothe your aching back, keep you fit, and help you relax. However, it can be difficult to choose what to wear while swimming. Here are some tips and suggestions for you to choose your swimwear during your pregnancy.
1. Size Is Important
When it comes to your body shape, the type of swimwear you choose can help you look even better than you already do. Shorter women can benefit from vertical stripes that accent the body and make you look longer, while taller women can get away with horizontal stripes. In most cases you will want a swimsuit that covers your body well, simply because your belly and breasts are growing like crazy! You don’t want anything slipping out and causing a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ while at the beach. If you aren’t sure what looks best on you, speak to a salesperson about maternity fashions and ask for his or her advice when you try things on.
2. Opt for the Right Support
Your body is growing and changing, and that means your support needs to change. You definitely need support for your growing belly, as well as support for your breasts and hips. Look for a tank-style top that will hold your bust comfortably even as it grows bigger. Many maternity styles also feature a band of support around and under the belly, which is definitely what you need if you will spend a lot of time in the water. Be sure to look for a suit that has plenty of give and stretch, as your hips will grow wider throughout the next nine months.
3. Choose the Style and Color
As always, black is in since it hides a multitude of flaws and makes you look slimmer—something that many pregnant women might appreciate. Tankini is a popular option for those women who need to use the bathroom often, as usually happens when that growing baby is pushing on your bladder. Some women might choose a suit that reveals the gender of their baby, such as a light pink or baby blue. When trying on suits, make sure you choose the one that makes you feel pretty, suits your body shape and gives you plenty of room to grow.
4. Select According to Your Body Shape
What to Choose
Look for a suit with a supportive shelf bra or a high neckto better hide your chest. You can also go with a dark-colored top and a light-colored bottom.
Create more cleavage with a halter-style that has a plunging neckline. Look for suits that have some sort of texture, ruffling, sparkles or the like across the bust area.
Low-cut leg openings offer the coverage you need for your hips. You can also go with a suit that has a vertical stripe, or one that has a skirt.
Higher-cut openings can create the illusion of length, thus making you appear taller than you really are.
It’s great to add swimming to your routine. It can help you and your baby be happy and healthy. Finding a comfortable and suitable swimwear doesn’t need to be a hassle anymore.
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with the trends and stay stylish. The key to dress up your baby bump for a fashionable look is to pick out the trends and style you love and then adapt them to your new changing shape. Check out these tips to have a more stylish pregnant look.
1. Go for Color
Don’t limit yourself to black and neutral tones — color is an essential part of the modern maternity closet. You’ll feel happier when you’re wearing clothes that aren’t drab. But, if you’re really a color-phobe, just throw a bright sweater around your shoulders to complement an all-black outfit.
2. Go Skinny
If you enjoyed wearing skinny jeans before you were an expecting mama, don’t be afraid to don tight-fitting pants now just because you’re pregnant. Many maternity lines are now making stretchy, super-comfy, and chic. Skinny jeans and leather leggings that will fit and flaunt your new curves.
3. Get Decorative
Perk up a staid wardrobe with just a few decorative elements, such as ruffled trims or embroidered or beaded accents. Just be sure to stick with things that you’ll be able to wear more than once without feeling too conspicuous.
There is also an way to “decorate” your maternity look; put on your favorite accessories and jewelry can help you create a simple chic maternity style. Try long, dangling earrings and lariat necklaces.
4. Show Some Skin
If you’re normally small-chested, pregnancy offers the best chance you’ll ever have to forego the padded bras and flaunt cleavage, so take advantage of this fortuitous occasion and wear scoop-neck T-shirts or sweaters.
In the previous article, we introduced some maternity photo shoot tips. We mentioned the “Wardrobe.” So what to wear for your maternity photo shoot is also very important. Probably the number one question you’re asking is “What should I wear?!” Maternity fashion is definitely a matter of personal taste and style, but there are still some looks and clothing that work better for photo shoot than others. Here are a some tips for you picking what to wear.
1. When in doubt, tighter is better.
Normally I advocate for the opposite while pregnant, but when it comes to maternity photos, we want to SEE THE BUMP. Not only that, but when you dress in form fitting clothes, you can pose in a number of ways, not just the cup-hand-under-belly pose.
2. Never underestimate the power of a skinny belt.
Once you really started showing, around 26 weeks, try wearing a skinny belt at the top of my bump almost every day. If you don’t want to invest in a lot of maternity clothes, you can get away with wearing your regular loose tops, belted above your belly. This look is super flattering because it cinches the thinnest part of your body.
3. Wedges are your best friend.
If you can rock a pair of heels while 9 months pregnant, more power to you. Wedges will make you look just as tall, and you’ll be a lot more comfortable during the 1-2 hours of shooting. Nude wedges are always a good choice with a shorter dress because they elongate your legs.