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.
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
“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