What to Wear to Holiday Parties When Pregnant

Pregnancy changes the body in surprising ways. It can be hard to predict what will happen next, making it even more challenging to shop for maternity clothes—especially for special occasions like holiday parties. And with upcoming Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year festivities, you need to shop for stylish maternity dresses as early as now. Here are some suggestions when choosing trendy maternity clothes:

Consider Your Body Type

Should you hide or flaunt? It really depends on where you are in your pregnancy. It’s often easier to hide your bump during the first trimester. You can pull off wearing a dark-colored dress two sizes bigger than your usual. But if you want to flaunt your new curves, you’ll find a good selection of comfortable maternity clothes, from empire-waist maxi dresses to form-fitting and body-hugging formal wear in trendy styles.

Invest In a Nice Blazer or Coat

Look for versatile tailored outerwear you can wear with your maternity dresses. Blazers in a neutral color like black or white can help you look your best from every angle. Avoid oversized jackets or blazers that can make you look frumpy.

Experiment On Silhouettes

Try silhouettes beyond your comfort zone. An empire waist dress is one of those trendy maternity clothes that can result in a flattering silhouette in your final trimester. It’s also a go-to style that takes attention from the baby bump and draws eyes to your face instead of your belly.

Layer Up

Hot flashes are common during pregnancy, so make sure you’re prepared. Layer your maternity clothes so you can stay comfortable all day. For instance, you can wear a stylish party dress with a cozy sweater or a stylish blazer, then finish the look with a scarf.

Choose Calmer Colors

Wearing the usual holiday colors like red, gold, and bright green may not be the best idea while you’re pregnant. These bold are usually not flattering. To be on the safe side, consider calmer colors for your base clothing, then add splashes of eye-catching hues. For instance, you can choose a black dress with hints of gold to avoid looking like a disco ball.

Talk To the Experts

Seven Women can help you find the perfect maternity dresses for any special occasion. Call 1-855-972-9679 for complimentary fashion consulting advice. We’ll help you pick the trendiest styles in the right sizes.