Dressing for a Special Occasion
As every woman knows finding the right outfit for a special occasion is at times a very stressful situation. You want the right look: one that makes you look good, feel sexy, and on top of that some women even want to be comfortable! When your pregnancy enters the equation you may think it is going to be that much harder to find the right outfit. Luckily, now is the right time to be pregnant because maternity clothes are no longer big tents in lovely colors such as pink and blue adorned with bows and ribbons. If you know where to look and what to look for you will find that not only can you be sexy but feel great as well.
The first thing that you need to look for in maternity wear is comfort, yes even for a special occasion. The next thing to look for is colors that appeal to you. In today's market you can find colors and styles that are parallel with those you would find in non-maternity wear. There are deep plums, burgundy, browns, reds, greens, and of course the "new black"- gray. Don't worry, you can even get that little black dress in maternity wear.
After you choose a color the next step that you should take is to determine the style of maternity special occasion wear that you want. There are styles that are loose and flowing, strapless, and even styles that show off your pregnancy instead of hiding it. A very important factor that you must decide upon is what type of neckline you want in your dress. A wonderful neckline will enhance your breasts and draw the eye up towards your face. This is a wonderful way to de-emphasize your belly without resorting to big bows as they did years ago. Once you have determined the correct style and color it is very easy to determine the accurate size that you will need to wear. Maternity wear is sized to correspond to your prepregnancy size. In other words, if you wear a size ten in prepregnancy clothes you will wear a ten in maternity wear.
Remember when choosing maternity special occasion clothes you should follow the same rules that you normally would: horizontal stripes make you look wider, vertical stripes taller and thinner, darker colors will narrow your silhouette. The most important factor when choosing clothing for a special occasion is that you should not try to hide your pregnancy because your pregnancy is beautiful and you should celebrate it and enhance it not hide it under voluminous layers of fabric.