More and more professional women are working well into their pregnancies, showing up at the office, not skipping a beat. Until the final stretch of the pregnancy, this is completely possible and can even ease some of the stresses associated with pregnancy by keeping the mind and body occupied.
There comes a point in the pregnancy, however, where all you want to do is just wear sweats and a huge t-shirt, so having to put on a corporate appropriate outfit with a belly that looks like you swallowed a watermelon can be a challenge. However, with the right fashion staples, you can continue to be comfortable and corporate chic in the office. Here is what you will need.
Buying several pairs of maternity leggings is something that you will thank yourself for. Slacks can be tight and jeans can be a no-no. Therefore, having a few pairs of really comfortable black leggings is a great way to have a versatile and comfortable addition to your wardrobe.
Make sure that there is plenty of opacity since as you get bigger and the material stretches you may have more potential visibility of your skin underneath if you bend over to get something. You also want to make sure that you buy them a little big so that your stomach has extra room to grow since you will be growing every single day up to the day you give birth.
These are a great fashion staple for the workplace since you can either wear them over non-maternity pants to expand the waistline without zipping your pants. They are also useful for your shirt not exposing your belly when you lift your arms, which is a common mishap when you have a big pregnant belly.
These come in a variety of colors and textures and are a great addition to your office maternity wear.
A blazer has the power to transform any outfit and make it suddenly corporate appropriate. By wearing basics like leggings and long shirts, pairing it with a blazer, you will always have your look down pat.
Make sure that you buy a maternity blazer so that it falls correctly over your belly and doesn’t fit in an awkward way.
Loose cardigans are a great fashion staple for wearing with pretty much anything. They are especially helpful in the beginning of your pregnancy when you might not want to be necessarily advertising your new baby bump.
Loose sweaters are comfy and flattering and look great not only in the office but on your days off as well. Grab a few colors to add some zest to your maternity wardrobe.