Want to get into racing season but not sure what to put over that baby bump? Just because you’re expecting does not mean you need to give up your sense of style, or the fun of getting dressed up to go to the races! Here are some great ideas on how to style that baby bump in just the right ways for the spring racing season.
All black lace
All black outfits hug curves in all the right places even if you go for a fitted number, or something a bit looser, like the ones at Maternity Sale. Black is very slimming and looks good on everyone, in every shape. It is one of those colours that leaves so much to the imagination. It creates a sense of mystery. Add a touch of lace and you’ll feel sexy and feminine. A fabrics that is both playful, but daring at the same time. Just because you’ve got a baby on the way, does not mean you can’t indulge like everyone else.
Can’t go wrong with florals
Race time in the spring just begs for florals. Sweet flowers highlight your motherly nature, but you do not have to look, or feel matronly when wearing them. Try an empire waist that hits just below your bust line and flows out to create a ruffled ruching effect around your bump. Flowers are always in. Find your favourite colours and go crazy. And do not forget about accessories. Sometimes that is where an outfit is made, or broken. A sweet flower in your hair is just the added touch you need to top your look off.
Maxi with a pop
Maxi dresses are often for those who are a little more conservative. Although, even in longer dresses, you can still make a splash. Make yourself stand out, and not just for your baby bump. Try a one-shouldered number that wraps around your neck, or shoulder and creates dimension. A dress in a solid colour, like a deep green, or purple with a great ruffled sleeve? Super chic.
Play with shapes. And no, not just those delicious crackers you’ve been craving. Try patterns and shapes that are intriguing. Different shapes on your dress are definitely bold and grab attention. You might already feel like a different shape than you’re used to, but embrace it. Vertical stripes can elongate your frame and make you feel on top of the world.
Try a twist
Ruffles and ruching are great. But try a twisted dress for a change. Twists can start from anywhere almost like a wrap dress. Try a twist that starts around your shoulders and opens up to the rest of your body. Or a twist that starts just above your hips and opens up around your bump to create a framing effect. When it comes to twisted dresses, the possibilities are endless.
Race day fashion is all about wearing what makes you comfortable. When you feel good it shows on every part of you.
What are your favourite maternity race day picks?