For working woman, the style and look of your clothes is as important during your pregnancy as before because how you dress each morning reflects how you feel about yourself and how you feel about your job. It is important to have the right maternity work wear. Fortunately, maternity wear today is stylish, tailored, sexy and comfortable, not to mention well made.
Generally, when it comes to dressing for the office, women should stick to their normal office wear making a few modifications for their new figure. In certain professions though, a more formal appearance is required and an investment in a good maternity suit in a ‘safe’ colour, such as black, navy, dark brown or gray is a must have. These are colours that say ‘take me seriously’ and are associated with professionalism.
If you’re used to wearing suits to work, there is no need to stop when you’re pregnant because a good suit creates the perception of a competent professional. It’s also important to have a power outfit for those special meetings, client engagements and presentations. When looking for maternity suiting, focus on tailored maternity trousers, tailored maternity pencil skirts, maternity blazers and/or a high quality maternity jacket.
It is now possible to find beautifully made maternity suits. When choosing your maternity suit make sure it is tailored and made from appropriate suiting fabrics. There is nothing worse than buying a maternity suit only to find that the fabric is cheap and flimsy. This will never send the right message and contradicts your professional message since most professionals can spot a cheap suit from twenty feet.
Maternity Trousers – Wide-leg maternity trousers look best on taller woman while smart tailored trousers are best for women who are shorter. You can pair them with a stylish flat for a smart comfortable look. Maternity trousers with a belly band are easy to wear and also provide support. Make sure to scrunch the fabric of the trousers before you purchase them though. Ideally you don’t want the pants to crumple and crease because you want the fabric to hang nicely off the body, lengthening the legs without creasing too readily. A good tailored maternity pant should have an adjustable waistline that is completely hidden so no one can ever see any embarrassing stretch panels while you’re trying to give a presentation in a board meeting.
Maternity Skirts – Your skirt should match your suit jacket and be hemmed at mid-knee or below. Maternity pencil skirts always look smart when paired with a blazer or jacket creating an attractive and professional silhouette.
Maternity Blazer or Jacket – Never underestimate the power of a suit jacket. The jacket is the most versatile piece of maternity business wear that you can have in your wardrobe. With the right jacket you can dress up or down to suit the needs of your personal preference and the degree of casual or professional attire you need to wear to the office.
Add Style and Personal Expression to your Maternity Suiting
Stylish Accessories – Creating style using accessories is easy and affordable. Colourful scarves, statement pieces jewellery, a couple bangles and a chic bag can make you look and feel fabulous.
Jewel Toned Blouses -Jewel tones always look sophisticated. When you pair a blouse with a simple pair of tailored maternity pants and a blazer, a dark jewel tone can add a gorgeous pop of colour. Just imagine a black suit with a silk blouse in deep purple or emerald green. Your wardrobe will go from boring to wow instantly!
Following the key points above when looking for maternity suiting will ensure that you are always dressed professionally during your maternity.