How to Look HOT (when you’re hav­ing a baby!)

The multi-faceted ac­tress, mother, style star, and now au­thor, talks about us­ing her in­nate sense of fash­ion and per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence to help mums-to-be per­fect preg­nancy style.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - COSMO INTERVIEW - by Karisma Kapoor

Style Tip #1: Maxis are

a big yes! “Maxis make a lot of sense be­cause you need to feel nice, roomy, su­per com­fort­able but still look like you made an ef­fort. They also fall re­ally well on preg­nant bel­lies, mak­ing them a great op­tion!”

Style Tip #2: Take a note out of Angie’s sar­to­rial note­book. “I loved An­gelina Jolie’s preg­nancy style be­cause I re­late to and iden­tify with it. Her style was sim­ple and un­der­stated, but at the same time very mom-friendly, so top marks for that!”

Style Tip #3: Find a la­bel or store that caters to your needs pre­cisely. “I re­ally like Amer­i­can brand Pea in a Pod—they stock multi brands for moms-to-be, and make some lovely stuff. For ev­ery­day wear and more af­ford­able choices, Mother Care makes a lot of sense.”

Style Tip #4: In­vest in an um­brella shape coat for win­ter. “I re­ally like the idea of um­brel­la­cut coats. They look su­per cute on preg­nant women and oth­er­wise too. It kinda cov­ers up your bump but looks su­per stylish at the same time.”

Style Tip #5: Steer clear of syn­thetic fab­rics. “Say no to ar­ti­fi­cial fab­rics! No ly­cras or silks be­cause your skin tends to be very sen­si­tive and you sweat more. Go as light and nat­u­ral as pos­si­ble—I highly rec­om­mend cot­ton.” Style Tip #6: Jeans with ma­ter­nity bands

are es­sen­tial.

“Most ma­ter­nity stores stock jeans, pants, and trousers with built-in ma­ter­nity bands that ba­si­cally sup­port the weight of your belly. I rec­om­mend them be­cause they re­ally help af­ter you’re five months preg­nant. They give sup­port to your stom­ach and back, so you don’t have back­aches. I wore a lot of them!”

Sty­ley Tip p #7: Bid adieu to your stilet­tos!

“Flats are the way to go. From the time I knew I was preg­nant, I slowly weaned off wear­ing heels. Stilet­tos are a big no-no be­cause they’re re­ally bad for your back, apart from be­ing su­per dan­ger­ous, too. If you’re very keen on adding height, choose a comfy pair of wedges, in­stead, or plat­forms with a block heel. It’s all about giv­ing your body that sup­port!”

An­gelina Jolie when she was preg­nant with twins in 2008

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