How To: Dress Your Bump (Part 2)

Second Trimester:

By now your bump is beginning to show, so say goodbye to any and all midriff bearing clothes like saris and lehengas. Whilst the concept of pregnancy is beautiful, the same cannot be said for bump bearing. So put it away, and, if you want people to know that you are pregnant, gently tap your stomach or rub it to draw some attention to it.

This grey and yellow chand Patiala outfit by Payal Singal is a great option for the second trimester. Made of natural fabrics this look is not only comfortable, but the light silk kurta will delicately drape stomach, leaving only a slight hint. This is a great look to dress up or down. Wear it with your hair half up, a maang tikka and matching earrings to dress it up, or team with a modern up do and some statement earrings for a more relaxed look.

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In the mood for something more ornate? Then try this gold embroidered jacket and palazzo look by Ridhima Bhasin. The heavy threadwork bodice on the ox-blood chiffon stops just above bump level, and the loose free-flowing chiffon allows you to be comfortable whilst conservative. Wear it with traditional jewelry and a matching deep red lipstick to complete the look.

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Make a splash with this black asymmetrical kurta by Sabyasachi. Made of georgette, this kurta will gracefully drape all of your new curves, and back as we all know, is always flattering. Embellished with Sabyasachi’s iconic gold embroidery work on the neck and cuffs, this look is totally on point with its narrow beaded dupatta that can be wrapped around the neck like a choker. Wear it with your hair up and some traditional jumkhis.

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Trend Alert: Bloomin’ Brilliant

It’s official. Summer is not only in the air, but on the runway too. From Payal Singal, Anamika Khanna to Sabyasachi, designers are playing with bold floral prints and embroideries to lift traditional looks into the new season.

Whether it be dainty daisies or bright and colourful roses, flowers abound all styles of ethnic wear – and thankfully so – because this trend is one that is easy to follow no matter what your shape, size or mood may be.

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Fancy something more western? Then look no further than Payal Singhal’s printed lehenga and crop top. Perfect for cocktails, mehendi parties or anything by the beach, this easy breezy look will keep you feeling as cool as you look.

Need something a bit more traditional for your night out?

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Anamika Khanna effortlessly pairs the flirtiness of the floral print with a regal gold and ivory jacket – keeping you on-trend but with a hint of majesty for when you need that little extra oomph.

For those who prefer to channel some old-school elegance then:

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Sabyasachi stays true to form with this delicate floral printed sari. Perfect for both day and evening events, this subtle print oozes sophistication with a little whimsy.