Pregnancy can be a fashion nightmare if you let it. But if you know what type of wardrobe to get as your pregnancy moves along, it's not all that bad. There's no rule out there that says you can't look good and feel comfortable at the same time. Here are a few tips on updating your closet as your body changes with the different stages of pregnancy.

Larger Sizes

You'll be able to forego maternity clothes during the initial few weeks of your pregnancy just fine. As you start feeling your baby bump grow slightly, you can get away with buying regular clothes a few sizes bigger than you'd regularly wear. Drawstring shorts and pants are especially good because their malleability allows you to continue wearing them well into your pregnancy.

Maternity Clothes

But while regular clothes a few sizes bigger might work fine for the first weeks, you'll have to switch to maternity clothes as your belly starts becoming more and more noticeable. You shouldn't despair, however, as maternity clothes are not the drab, boring affair they used to be. You'll plenty of stylish maternity brands that provide you with great looking and comfortable outfits for any occasion. Well designed maternity shirts and other clothes made with stretchy fabric, hidden zippers and elastic waists should last you well into your pregnancy. You can also wear them post-pregnancy, as your body takes its time adjusting back to its normal shape and size.

Slim Down your Color Palette

A good tip that will help you look slimmer as your belly grows is to trim down your outfit's color palette. Single color outfits or outfits composed of 2 or 3 tones work best. They immediately stretch out your figure and look stylish. Stock up on warm and cool colors for the different seasons.


High heels are fine for the first few weeks, but as you begin to feel the extra weight of your belly, it's time to change to low-heeled shoes. High heels push the burden of your weight forward. When you're pregnant, this puts a lot of strain on your feet and can throw you off balance. Low heels are good up until the later part of your pregnancy, where flat shoes and boots become your best bet. But no heels doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style, not by a long shot. There are plenty of fashionable flat shoes styles out there, especially since flat shoes and sandals re in vogue today.