For the most part, I'm happy my pregnancy has taken place during the cooler months. There hasn't been a lot of sweating on my behalf, and I don't feel like I'm missing out on any fun outdoorsy activities. But one thing I am missing out on is getting to wear the coveted maternity maxi dress.
There really isn't a cuter, more put-together look than a good-fitting maxi when you're pregnant. They always seem to hug the body in all the right places, but most importantly, they're lightweight and super easy to throw on. No-brainer. So, yay you, if you recently found out you're expecting -- maxis are still all the rage this summer. Now ... how to accessorize them to set yourself apart?
Jewelry. Jewelry is one of those things during pregnancy that feels like a God-send. It's one of the few things that still fits, and you're not relegated to shopping in a special section for it. You can buy whatever cute new things are out. And you should! Stock up on some cheapie gold necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. They're a fun way to dress up the usually-casual maxis -- and gold always looks good with a tan.
Headbands. Headbands, bandannas, flowers, whatever. Maxi dresses, by nature, exude a laid-back, almost island kind of vibe, so why not take things a step further and give your hair the same feeling? Super cute.
A good pair of sandals. Shoes, especially sandals, are another thing that still fit during pregnancy, so, please, invest in a good pair -- especially since you, most likely, will be wearing them every day, and especially since you can still wear them when you're not pregnant. I'm always a fan of gold, as it goes with pretty much everything.
A lightweight scarf. Throwing a scarf around your neck (yes, even when it's warm out) always makes things look a bit more stylish and put together. Try pairing your maxi with a bright-colored scarf that can double as a shawl at night.
A vest. Another way to add a little oomph to your maxi is to throw a sleeveless sweater on over it. It gives it sort of a bohemian vibe, and again, it's something you'll most likely be able to get use out of after baby is born.
What is/was your favorite thing to wear while pregnant?
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