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Maternity Style in Your Third Trimester

It’s your third trimester and there is definitely no hiding that baby bump anymore.  Embrace your blossoming figure and own your third trimester belly with confidence while staying stylish (yes, it’s possible) and comfortable too!

You may not be able to see your toes in your third trimester, but they will thank you when you wear cushioned shoes throughout the day. Just because the shoes are sensible doesn’t mean they have to be homely. You can give yourself a little height to help balance out your proportions with a low chunky heel or wedge.  And while we’re talking about feet, the third trimester is a great time to get pedicures and foot massages as your feet bear more and more weight!

Body hugging layers are a great way to show off that third trimester bump, and if you’ve waited to buy true maternity camisoles and t-shirts now is the time since they have the length you will need to keep your belly covered. Maternity clothes are cut with the proper proportions to allow growth where you need it the most, without becoming shapeless on top. Even though the end of your pregnancy is in sight, you will get a ton of wear out of these basic layers – and they’re good for post-partum as well. Stock up on neutral colors like black and white that can go with everything.

Monochromatic looks can help you look taller and more put together in an instant. Without investing a lot of money you can get more mileage out of maternity basics if you pair like colors on top and bottom. Black leggings or maternity jeans with a black fitted shirt create a smooth silhouette, which you can punch up with a non-maternity cardigan kept unbuttoned, a blazer or even a cropped leather jacket. Add some statement jewelry and you’ve got instant style that can take you from day to night.

Your third trimester is also a great time to go for a professional bra fitting. Comfort is key and an experienced maternity lingerie saleswoman can help you find bras that are soft and fit well as your breasts expand. If you think you may nurse you can also pick out a couple of nursing bras. Having a good bra is the foundation of your maternity wardrobe, and chances are you will keep wearing them for months after your baby is born.

Let’s face it, everything gets bigger and rounder during the third trimester so don’t be afraid to really show off those curves! Body conscious dresses are a wonderful way to create an instantly sophisticated maternity look, and not worry about a top that rides up or bottoms that may get too snug around the middle.  You can go simple with a little black dress or opt for on-trend florals or prints with flair.

Even though you may feel bigger than ever, and more and more ready for your baby to arrive, you can still celebrate your changing body and the life growing within by dressing with style and curves in mind during your third trimester. 

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