How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy

March 02, 2020

How to Look Stylish When Pregnant
Photos in this post are taken at 35 weeks in Winter. Outfits shown are non-maternity unless otherwise specified.

I know it can be hard sometimes to feel pretty when the body is getting bigger by the hour. It also doesn’t help when your favourite pair of jeans no longer fit you. Although I don’t consider myself an expert, I can share a few tips on how to look stylish during this 10-month journey.

When I first started my pregnancy, I knew I didn't want to spend a lot of money on maternity clothing. To be honest, I'm a bit turned off by maternity clothes out there in the market. They either scream “I’m preggo!” in people’s faces or they just look very unflattering on the body. Companies need to come up with better maternity styles for mommies-to-be and help them feel pretty! Something that accentuates the new curves and is comfortable to wear.

So I took a look in my closet and see if there were items that I could still wear throughout the trimesters. Some of my favourite and go-to items are:

  • Long Sweater Dress
  • Bodycon Dress
  • Knitted Pencil Skirt
  • Pleated skirt 
  • Paper bag pants
  • Peplum Tops
  • Loose fit blouse
  • Swing dress

As my waistline got a bit out of hand and my jeans no longer fit, I invested in my first pair of maternity skinny jeans and they are a godsend! They are super stretchy with a cotton belly band attached at the waistline to cover the belly. If my tops are shorter or crop-fitted, I don’t need to worry about exposing my belly at all. I also borrowed another pair from my friend to wear interchangeably during the cold winter days. Paper bag pants are my go-to for office wear. They are forgiving for the bump and you can easily adjust the waist with the belt throughout your trimesters.

Tips to look stylish and cute while pregnant: 

Avoid Too Many Layers

It’s probably not a good idea to look an extra few pounds during this time. Too much layering can make yourself look chunkier than normal. Plus, when you’re expecting, you become a human incubator and can feel extremely warm indoor. So, I’d suggest keeping your layers to the minimum.

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - minimal layers
Leopard Cami - Nordstrom // Belt - Uniqlo // Leather Boots - Blondo // Knit Pencil Skirt - H&M

Accentuate With a Fitted Silhouette

If you’re comfortable in showing off your new curves, I’d recommend a fitted silhouette. It not only emphasizes your femininity, but it actually makes you look chicer and slimmer.

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - Bodycon Dress
Bodycon dress - ASOS // Thigh-high Boots - YesStyle

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Peplum to Hide the Bump

In my early pregnancy days when I was not ready to share the news, I’d wear a lot of peplum tops to hide my bump away. Peplums not only camouflage the bump, they also look cute when paired with maternity jeans. Even now that I’m in my third trimester, my peplums still fit me because they are so roomy at the waistline to accommodate my bump.

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - peplum top
Peplum top - Zara // Maternity skinny jeans - H&M // Block heel - Zara

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - peplum top
The baby bump looks more prominent on the side

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Add Belt for Waistline

To emphasize a waistline, I like to add a belt to create a better proportion. The waistline sits higher when you’re expecting but by doing so, it helps to create an illusion of long, slender legs.

Wearing my favourite pleated skirt that comes with a belt. Skirt bought in Seoul.

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Tie Knot Cardigan for Style

A simple cardigan with a tie knot that sits below the chest is another great way to highlight your waistline to create a slimline shape.

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - tie know cardigan
This stripe dress is non-maternity as seen here - Blooming Jelly // Block heels - Zara // Tie Knot Cardigan - Zara


Many people underestimate how much accessorizing can do to elevate a look. Accessories work wonders on any plain outfits. Simply put on a piece of necklace or a pair of earrings and they can instantly make you look more sophisticated with that baby bump.

Chunky Heel to Add Height

It’s usually advised against wearing heels during your pregnancy but sometimes you just want that added height to make you look more stylish. My preferred method is to go with chunky heels or block heels. They are easier to balance in and give you some style for your feet to go with the rest of the outfit.

Monotone Chic

Dressing in all the same shade is so easy to do on days where you just don’t have time to colour coordinate your outfit. Simply just wear your top, bottom and shoes in the same colour (or in different shades of the same colour) and you’d look chic instantly.

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - monotone chic
Knit Pencil Skirt - H&M // Leather Boots - Blondo // Belt - Uniqlo

Kill it With Thigh High Boots

Thigh-high boots are worth the investments when you’re carrying during Fall and Winter. They are so stylish and keep your legs warm. Choose a pair that comes with fleece lining inside if you’re afraid of the cold.

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - swing dress
Floral Swing Dress - YesStyle // Thigh-high Boots - Yes Style

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - swing dress

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White Sneakers on Warmer Days

White sneakers go well with any casual outfits. They not only make your outfit look sharp, but they are also very trendy. I like to pair my sweater dress with a pair of white sneakers on lazy days. An effortless look that is quick and easy to put together.

How to Look Stylish During Pregnancy - sweater dress

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  1. Very nicely written. M sure all the pregnant ladies will find it useful.

  2. This is a neat topic!I love all of these outfit ideas! Very stylish.

  3. Great article, thank you very much for sharing these stylistic tips. :)

  4. Those are some adorable looks! I loved wearing flowing shirts and cute dresses when I was pregnant.

  5. You are beautiful :) As long as you are healthy nothing matters :)

  6. Wow very stylish I love all the styles

  7. Nice tips. Congrats and thanks for sharing this.

  8. What a great post with different stylish outfits! I hope that pregnant ladies can be inspired from this!

  9. Nice article, it’s important to feel pretty while carrying a life.

  10. You found some great ways to be stylish whilst pregnant. I like the fitted silhouette dresses paired with the long boots, such an elegant outfit.

  11. These outfits are super cute and even look comfortable for pregnancy.

  12. Congrats! and you have such a gorgeous style & such helpful tips! Thanks for sharing!

  13. THe maternity clothing world has changed so much. They now have tall clothes for pregnant folk. These tips are so cool but sadly too late for me LOL Thanks for sharing!

  14. You look absolutely adorable!! I loved dressing my bump during both of my pregnancies.

  15. Wow! You sure do look beautiful pregnant, such an inspiration for pregnant women who think they can't be pregnant and stylish at the same time.

  16. Love love love the peplum tops! They work even if you aren't pregnant!

  17. I really love the thigh high boots. I definitely didn't looks stylish like this during my pregnancies lol

  18. Those outfits are really cute, I especially liked the brown silky wavy skirt.

  19. Great tips!! You look beautiful in everything. Congrats on the new baby!

  20. Amazing. Your article is a very worthwhile read. I learned something from it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Congrats on the new blessings. What ever you wear you will still look fantastic mom

  22. I think pregnant women are beautiful. These are great outfits.

  23. You've got some really cute looks here. It can be so hard (especially in that third trimester) to find outfits that are comfy yet still look stylish. I'm a huge fan of oversized sweaters and skirts though.

  24. You look so cute! I am not pregnant but I wish I looked stylish all the time.

  25. You look cute in every outfit. You are definitely having a stylish pregnancy already!


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