How To: Dress Your Bump (Part 3)

Third Trimester

There’s no hiding it now, with your bump in full bloom it’s getting harder and harder to find clothes that are comfortable, let alone fit. Damn you Blake Lively for making it look so easy!

Don’t break your water just yet, we’ve found some awesome outfits that will help turn your walk from waddle to wonderful:

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Have a lunch, cocktail or cards party to hit up? Stress not – Anamika Khanna, the reigning mistress of fashion, knocks it out of the park with her ombre silk dress and embroidered cape. Soft and loose flowing, the dress is easy to wear on even the most uncomfortable days, and the cape will draw attention away from the belly. Wear it with your hair half up and a pair of theatrical earrings to finish off the look.

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Feel like being a bit more dramatic? Then pop on this bronze oh-so-cool asymmetrical ‘anarkali’ with matching leggings by Shantanu and Nikhil. Free flowingly fabulous, this look will totally shield The Bump whilst keeping you totally on point. Add to the drama and wear it with your hair up and a pair of statement earrings.

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For a more traditional event, try Payal Singal’s black asymmetrical anarkali with gold detailing. Fitted on the shoulders and flaring out from just under the bust, the anarkali gives even the most prominent of Bump a more streamlined finish. Wear it with your hair down, and a matching maang tikka and earring set to complete the look.

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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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How To: Dress Your Bump

They told you that it’s great to get married young. They told you that you didn’t want to be the last of your friends still single. But what they didn’t tell you was that by the time the rest of your friends get married, you will most likely be pregnant and/or figuring how to lose some of that stubborn baby weight.

Of course, most of your family and friends are telling you not to waste money on buying maternity clothes with their been-there-done-that “but you’ll outgrow it soon” voice, leaving you staring dismayingly at your wardrobe of much too small clothing wondering a) how to survive the weddings looking like a balloon, and b) how to avoid all those photographers – BFF be damned!

The thing is, you know it’s ridiculous to buy a whole new wardrobe when you’re pregnant, not only are clothes expensive, but with your ever expanding bump, nothing is sure to fit you for more than a month. And don’t even bother with the “I’ll wear it the next time I’m preggers”, cos we all know you wont. And seriously, does anyone really have enough space for another anarkali when you are trying to make space for a baby. Who knew something so little needed so much stuff?!

But  responsibility and style had to be juxtaposed! Don’t buy for a month, rent for a week (or less!) – we’ve got a massive range of clothes that are perfect for that budding bump every step of the way.

FIRST TRIMESTER: HIDE THE BUMP!

Awash with morning sickness and trying to keep your pregnancy under wraps until the 12 week mark? We’ve pulled together our favourite hide-the-bump looks to keep you looking fabulous so all you have to do is come up with a convincing reason to not drink!

Ridhi Mehra’s peach chiffon lehenga is perfect for concealing that barely there bump. The delicate embroidery of the blouse draws attention away from the tummy, and the peplum detailing at the waist will camouflage even the slightest hint of a bump. Wear it with light makeup in complimentary tones, and some elegant jewelry.

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The easiest way to hide a bump is to wear clothing that mimics its shape. Take this ivory embroidered jacket and gold dhoti pants look by Ridhima Bhasin. The embroidery at the waist and the natural shape of the jacket will hide all traces of a little bulge. Have some fun with your hair, try a funky fishtail braid or a cool up-do and some antique styled earings.

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Prefer a look that’s more traditional? Then try this peach embroidered kurta and dhoti look by Payal Singal. The crystal detailing around the neckline will draw attention away from your waist, and the loose cut of the kurta will shield your bump from even the most prying eyes.

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Stay tuned as we tackle the second trimester later this week…