With the festive season upon us, the time for party frocks is in full swing. Maternity fashion expert Michelle from Mayarya is here to let you know how to keep your baby bump fresh and fabulous, mama!
Many expecting women are daunted by the prospect of dressing their bump for special occasions or a black tie event. Whatever your style, there are a few tips and tricks to follow to make you feel confident and proud of your bump.
Weddings Guest Looks
Modern lace is the perfect choice to wear to formal family events and special occasions — classic, yet feminine and modern. Mayarya Fuchsia’s best-selling Short Sleeve Lace Dress is the perfect option for weddings, cutting just above the knee and complete with scalloped edge neckline and hem. Cinch in your dress with the accompanying satin belt to highlight your beautiful new silhouette. It’s utterly divine and can still be worn after pregnancy, too. The V-back neckline offers a pretty finishing touch.
For more coverage, try a long sleeve silky stretch jersey dress like Pietro Brunelli’s Madonna Dress with twist knot details for a contemporary and elegant look. The knot detail draws in the viewer’s eye to the smaller part of your underbust which helps to balance your shape in style.
Floral prints are also perfect for the joyful occasion Try a maxi length style and cinch in your waist or underbust with a belt. The long length will help to elongate your legs while a vibrant print will brighten up your look.
Red carpet style
A customer recently requested our stylist’s advice for a movie premiere red carpet event; just because you have a bump doesn’t mean you need to hide in frumpy clothes! Feeling confident from within will have you looking radiant on the outside. A one-shoulder detail dress is an elegant choice that will have heads turning. Try Keungzai’s One Shoulder Column Dress, cut to mold to your shape and enhance your curves, it’s the perfect option to ooze modern elegance.
Silk and lace are premium quality fabrics to consider for the red carpet. An A-Line silk dress or chiffon maxi style finished with silver jewellery and strappy sandals will make you feel like a star!
Remember to always balance your look – if you opt for a one shoulder style, a maxi length is ideal to keep the look sophisticated; or opt for higher neckline and show off your legs. If you opt for a deep V neckline, be sure that the hem line reaches your knee or longer – keeping your look sophisticated and classic rather than, uh, over-exposed…!
Black tie events
Mayarya’s Drapey Wrap Dress is a must for every expectant mama’s wardrobe. The wrap over detail accentuates and flatters your pregnancy curves. The classic style is ideal for work and can be dressed up for a black tie event. Simply add a textured or printed court shoe, luxe leather clutch bag and dazzling sparkly earrings. Finish the look with scarlet red lips. The cut is particularly flattering for curvy figures as it balances your silhouette.
Alternatively, try a ¾ sleeve Lace Dress in a delicious rich red wine colour — so perfect for Christmas! A good option for petite women, the scalloped edge details and sheer lace neckline are subtle finishing touches that give body conscious women more coverage without looking frumpy.
However you choose to celebrate, mama, we hope you have a fun, fabulous, fashionable time!