Dressing during pregnancy can get frustrating at times. As your body continues to change over the next nine months, effortless clothing and comfort become your top priorities. Your bulging baby bump can be celebrated by donning these maternity essentials that are low maintenance and make you look radiant to match your pregnancy glow.

In your first trimester, go for clothes that can camouflage the protrusion. Select silhouettes that flow from the waist down like empire-waist tops or blouson tops that do not fit snugly at the waist.

Wearing shift dresses during the early days of your pregnancy will pretty much hide the bump and give you a less-than-curvy silhouette.

As your bump becomes more prominent in the second trimester, try to accommodate the bulge by investing in wrap shirts and dresses. They cover the baby bump beautifully without constricting you and look decorative around the expanding waist.

If you are craving for a simple jeans and t-shirt look, opt for boot-cut jeans with a stretchable fabric at the waist. The silhouette will give you a leaner and taller appearance and you can wear it throughout the term of your pregnancy.

Towards the third trimester, you want to accentuate that baby bump by embracing Lycra clothing. Instead of hiding behind baggy clothes, take a sassy route and show off your expanding curves. Team it up with a scarf, jacket or blazer and you are good to go.

Let’s admit it, women love skirts any time of the year! Skirts also make a great maternity clothing option during pregnancy. You can go with pencil skirts, A-line skirts that hide the voluminous figure or full-length skirts. Just ensure that they have an elastic waistband and you can wear it above the bump or right below the waistline.

For a less discreet look, choose the flowing empire-waist maxi dress. Its ankle length gives you a slimmer silhouette and it’s easy-breezy to get into and out of the dress.

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