17 Sep What to wear during your 2nd Trimester
The sweet-spot of pregnancy, the second trimester, is generally the trimester where one, if they haven’t already, decides to buy maternity wear. You will notice the most change in your body during this trimester and its important to dress for ultimate comfort.
While buying a new wardrobe is a super exciting ‘next step’, it’s important to buy items that are not only comfortable but allow room for your baby bump to grow…
So how do you style your bump and keep your credit card bill on the low? One word: Bellyssimo.
It’s a great time to breathe new life into your wardrobe! Invest in pants with elastic, adjustable, belly bands and items that you can continue to wear after your 3rd trimester, such as ultra-stretchy jeans, leggings and Belly Bands.
Bellyssimom Jeans are a 2nd Trimester must-have. Not only are maternity jeans a wardrobe staple, but they can be dressed up for a night out or worn casually during the week. Made with premium stretch fabric, that can’t be found in South Africa, our Bellyssimom Jeans have an adjustable waistband and a built-in bellyband – making them the perfect 2nd Trimester and post-pregnancy pants.
If you’re looking to make your regular jeans last ‘that much longer’, try slipping on a Bellyssimo Belly Band over your unbuttoned jeans; extending their ‘life-span’.
Since you’re out and proud during this trimester, it’s time to start showing off your baby bump. Don’t be afraid to wear tops that wrap around your bump (Wendy Wrap and Donna Wrap), and avoid the uncomfortable “is she, isn’t she?” moments – belts are also a great way to complete your outfit and define your bump.
As your baby bump grows into its third trimester, it’s time to look for some of your ‘top favourites’, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing yours:
Length is your friend
Normal-length tops tend to creep up and expose the bottom of your belly. To avoid this, it’s important to purchase longer-length tops that give you flexibility and ultimate comfort.
V-necks V-necks V-necks
Don’t forget that your belly isn’t the only part you can expect to grow. V-neck tops accommodate a growing bust; allowing you further comfort and a more flattering shape.
Look for ‘the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities’
The bare necessities are the best necessities. Choose items that you can wear under a blouse, pair with an array of bottoms, and mix and match; increasing your outfit choices. Don’t forget a woman’s best friend: Leggings. Maternity leggings with a built-in belly band are a definite! These bottoms are the cosiest, ‘comfiest’ and most convenient. Whether you’re wanting to slip them on under a dress or wear them with a longer-length top, leggings are the best and most versatile option.
Going into your 3rd Trimester? Keep a lookout for our next Blog!