Does My Bump Look Big in This?

Coventry Evening Telegraph (England), April 7, 2009 | Go to article overview

Does My Bump Look Big in This?


Byline: KAREN HAMBRIDGE

Coleen Rooney is expecting her first baby and all eyes will be upon her as she blooms over the coming months.

Just how will the Liverpool lass, known for her fashion sense and effortless style, dress her expanding baby bump.

There's more choice around than ever before for expectant mums with maternity clothes to suit all occasions.

Helped by mum-to-be Esh Capelo, feature writer KAREN HAMBRIDGE takes a look.

GONE are the days when maternity wear meant shapeless shifts and baggy trousers.

High street stores have jumped onto the 'yummy mummy' bandwagon and realised just because a woman has a baby on the way she still wants to look good.

New Look and Topshop do a great line in wearable, fashionable garments and online boutiques can also be found which cater to the mum-to-be with flair.

Throw in some great ranges from the traditional mum and baby crowd of Mamas and Papas and Mothercare and you can dress up or down for every occasion.

Some women prefer simply to buy bigger sizes but with so much stylish maternity stuff out there why not invest in a handful of wearable pieces.

If money is an issue check out pregnancy and mother and baby websites where there's bound to be women willing to sell on their unwanted maternity gear, or check out sales run by charities such as the National Childbirth Trust.

Wrap-style tops and dresses are commonplace and versatile, they flatter your shape as you grow. And they can be as casual or elegant as you like.

Elasticated waist leggings, joggers and easy-to-wear trousers are great for everyday and there's a host of fab denims on offer these days.

Choose light and loose natural fabrics such as cotton to keep you feeling fresh.

It can be hard to mentally adjust to your changing figure and many women feel fat and ungainly when they are expecting but with the right wardrobe you can rejoice in your bump and celebrate your new all-woman curves.

One of the biggest musts is to invest in good lingerie. A good support bra is essential. Special maternity briefs can offer good support to your bump while sport tights may offer welcome relief for aching legs, swollen ankles and varicose veins. …

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