To conceal or not to conceal

Written by on Saturday 2nd of July 2011

To show your bump or not to show your bump. This is one of the questions some pregnancy ladies face and it really depends on you as a person and how you would dress normally when not pregnant. Some ladies like tight fitting clothes and therefore when pregnancy carry this look through their pregnancy. Others who may prefer baggy clothes may opt to stay in baggier clothes. Some women who may have worn tight fitting clothes may even choose baggier clothes during pregnancy simply because they don’t want to be showing off their bump. At the beginning of the pregnancy some women choose baggier clothes because it’s not as easy to tell if you are expecting or have maybe just put on a few pounds so baggier clothes help to hide this until you really start to show.

One such celebrity who seems to be going down this route is Jessica Alba. She really seems to be wearing baggier clothes to conceal her bump. There is nothing wrong with this and she looks really stylish. We think the range of maternity clothes now available means baggy doesn’t have to be frumpy and as you can see from our picture that Jessica still looks really good. I guess if you are a celebrity then you may not want pictures all the time of your bump so baggy may be the way to go.

The weather can have a big impact on what you wear. Sometimes baggy is great to keep cool when tight fitting clothes can make you feel clammy over your bump, however clothes that expose your bump can also look good as long as you remember to protect your skin from the sun. Maternity T-shirts and maternity vests are clothing that will show off your bump and are more form fitting whereas items such as maternity shirts and maternity blouses will conceal it a bit more and are more flowing. There will come a time when hiding your bump simply isn’t an option as you get well into the third trimester and towards the end even your more spacious maternity clothes may be becoming a bit tight.

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