Help! My Maternity Clothes Make Me Look Fat and not pregnantThere comes a time where pregnant women don’t look pregnant, just fat. It’s that awkward, weird stage when your regular clothes start to feel too tight but you are not pregnant enough to wear maternity clothes. And if you do choose to extend your wardrobe and wear maternity tops, dresses and pants, chances are you’ll look larger than you actually are.

So what do you do? How can you avoid wearing clothes that make you look fat? Luckily there are a few options for you to consider.


Ways to hide your pregnant belly

If you are wanting to hide your belly, and disguise it until you pop a little more, there are plenty of clothing ideas you can opt to wear. These 16 options may get you through this awkward stage.


Looking to show off your belly in a flattering way?

Alternatively if you want to show off your baby belly, even if it is just a small bump, try these clothing options. They will help to accentuate your pregnancy what you have and most of all be flattering.


Extend the life of normal clothes

When you find out you are pregnant, you don’t always run to the closest store and purchase a whole new wardrobe.  In fact  there are many ways you can continue to wear your regular clothes with the use of cleverly designed clothing extenders.


Maternity clothing options to wear

If you are determined to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe, and spoil yourself with some maternity wear, the key is to ensure they are flattering, accentuate the right areas and hide the areas that are not quite ‘developed’

1. Maternity leggings

Maternity leggings provide the perfect comfort for your belly and continue to give you the slender look on your legs.  It’s worth giving them a go.

2. Belt

A long top or a dress matched with a belt just above your belly bump, and below your bust, helps to show off your belly and define your waist.

3. Maternity jeans

Despite their price, maternity jeans are actually really good at defining your bump. There are a range of cuts and styles to suit your tastes and worthwhile investing in.

4. Maternity belt

Whilst a maternity or support belt is designed to offer support when needed, it can help to shape your belly and make it look more like a pregnant tummy than one that’s just full of too much lunch.

5. Rent maternity clothes

You can always consider renting your maternity clothes – not only will this option allow you to continually change your style as the seasons change but also extends your wardrobe as your body changes. And if you don’t like a pair of pants, a dress or a maternity blouse, just return it and rent something else.


That in-between stage can be a challenge but with these tips in mind I’m sure it will pass sooner than you know it. At the end of the day it depends on the clothing you wear. If the clothes are more flowy then obviously you may look bigger than you really are. Choose clothes that provide you with bump definition. That’s the trick.




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