Moms-to-be know it will be more economical if pregnancy clothes can stay wearable (and not look pang-buntis) even after childbirth. The good news is preggos have a lot more options now. We've rounded up seven outfit ideas that’s perfect not just for the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy, but way beyond. Happy dressing, moms!
This breezy overlap blouse leaves just enough room for a full belly, but it also looks ultra fresh (not losyang!) even after you’ve popped. It’s great for breastfeeding moms, too. The overlapping layer pulls aside for easy nursing access. Pair with dark-colored jeggings for maximum comfort.
Kate blouse, P1,450, pearlclothing.ph; gray leggings, P1,495, Promod; white heels, P1,299, CLN; gold necklace, P990 and tribal print bag, P1,790, both Parfois.
Brunch with the girls
Feeling feminine? Swap your shapeless daster for a dainty frock that has a garterized waist -- it’s comfy enough to accommodate your bump and still looks flattering post-baby. Plus, the front bow isn’t just a pretty detail; it conveniently unties for nursing access!
Striped dress, P1,850, pearlclothing.ph; printed bag, P1,790 and white bangle, P790, both Parfois; brown shoes, P3,795, Aldo.
Date night with hubby
Skip the tight, stifling body-hugging numbers and look effortlessly sexy in a pretty off-shoulder dress with a stretchy waist. Perfect for all trimesters and beyond, the dress comes with a removable waist sash for an extra slimming effect post-baby. Wear with low, comfy heels for added sass!
Lauren dress, P1,650, pearlclothing.ph; gray bag, P1,790 and dangling earrings, P690, both Parfois; pink heels, P3,395, Aldo.
Tempted to throw on your fave oversized sweatshirt? You absolutely can! Just match it with a dressier piece, like a pleated skirt, versus a pair of sweatpants. The result is an ensemble that’s flirty and fun. It is also the perfect outfit to hide the baby pouch that you’ve yet to lose.
Gray sweater, P1,175 and white skirt, P915, both Forever 21; metallic sandals, P2,695, Aldo; burnt orange bag, P1,590, and necklace, P790, both Parfois.
Mommify your tee-and-jeans combo by investing in stretchy maternity options, like this nursing top with built-in pads and ultra comfy leggings. Don’t forget to throw on a stylish kimono cover-up for a pop of color. It also doubles as a cover-up for those days when you're not feeling your post-baby flabs! Off-white top, P2,528 and black leggings, P1,638, both Mamaway; kimono cardigan, P2,695, Promod; nude heels, P1,499, CLN; beaded necklace, P990 and tan backpack, P1,490, both Parfois.
Whether you’re still preggy or have just given birth (and nursing, too), consider button-down dresses as your wardrobe BFFs. They’re easy to wear and can be dressed up or down. Simply trade your flats to heels when you need to look extra polished. Opt for loose styles made from light, breathable fabric for optimum comfort.
Black floral button-down dress, P2,295, Promod; black slip-ons, P4,295, Aldo; gold earrings, P490 and black bag, P1,590, both Parfois.
For a road trip
Going away for the weekend? A casual shift dress is simply chic and lets you move with ease -- baby or no baby in your belly. Don it with a pair of your fave white sneakers for a relaxed vibe.