The secret is finally out… Baby is coming! Your second trimester is the time to really settle in and start enjoying your pregnancy – you deserve it! Queasiness is hopefully a thing of the past by now, and you may even find that you get a nice boost of positive energy – perfect for getting on top of your pre-baby prep.
Every pregnancy is different, but it’s often at this stage that the bump will really start to show. Here are our top 5 tips for dressing a baby bump in the second trimester…
1) Ruche it
This trimester is likely the time when you’ll see the most dramatic changes to your figure. Many women go from barely showing at the start to beautifully blooming by week 27, so it’s a good idea to invest in some stylish maternity clothes designed to grow with you.
Chic ruched maternity dresses in soft stretchy fabrics are the perfect choice for this trimester. And a collection of long ruched maternity tops will make an invaluable addition to your closet. The fitted styles will accent your bump and allow plenty of room to grow.
2) Support it
If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to invest in some good quality maternity bras – the sooner you make the switch the better. All of our maternity bras offer a super flexible fit and easy access for nursing. With the right support and a fully adjustable fit, you’ll look and feel like a new woman!
3) Wrap it
Wrap maternity dresses are a second-trimester mamma’s secret weapon! They’re comfy, stylish and ultra-versatile, and the clever wrap ties let you adjust the fit as you grow. Perfect for work, play and casual days at home, you’ll live in your wrap dresses.
4) Jeans it
With your newly budding bump, a comfy and flattering pair of maternity jeans is sure to be pretty high up on your maternity fashion shopping list. Once the jeans are taken care of, the rest of your wardrobe will start to slot stylishly into place. If you like a little extra support around the bump, opt for a comfy over the bump style. Or for a pair that looks just like your pre-pregnancy jeans, under bump is the way to go.
5) Belt it
The second trimester is the time to really work your bump. You’re out and proud with your pregnancy news by this point, but without the proper styling you may still get those annoying “is she, isn’t she?” looks from people on the street. A stylish maternity belt positioned at the empire waist is the perfect way to pull your outfit together and really define your bump.