2/26/2015

Maternity outfits // Tips and Tricks

Believe it or not, we are in the middle of moving into a new place! Yes, unfortunately, we have to leave the apartment we are currently in and this is the most definitely what I call a "bad timing" considering my pregnancy and all. We found a nice new place that has a lot of potential but as you all know, I don't have much time ... Hopefully, the little guy will wait until his due date! Wish me luck! :)
In this post, I'm leaving you with a little recap of my maternity outfits as well as my personal tips and tricks to look and feel your best during pregnancy ... Hopefully one day, you'll find them useful! :P  Kisses!

Tip 1/ At the beginning of the pregnancy, when you still have that small belly (that you usually only have after a good meal or two or three beers), oversized shirts and boyfriend jeans are your best allies, believe me!
Tip 2/ So, you wake up one day and realize that from now on you'll have (at first) small but constant companion that will follow you around, it's time to go shopping unless you're like me and already have two or three  straight cut dresses in your closet!
Tip 3/ Midi skirts were big trend past season so you must have at least one in your closet. But, the problem is that it doesn't fit your Scarlett O'Hara tighny waist? No problem, nobody will mind if you change your waist line a bit higher... Also, you can leave it a bit unbuttoned at the behind just don't forget to wear it with something floppy and oversized that will cover your dirty, little secret!
Tip 4/ Yet again - oversized! This time in a form of a leather trousers. Most of them are made with elasticated waist so you can wear them bellow you bump. Not only super comfy but also - super stylish!
Tip 5/ Regularly, I weight around 50 kg and my hubby is around 86 kg. It's quite obvious that I can't "borrow" n.o.t.h.i.n.g. from his wardrobe as much as I would love to (from time to time)! BUT, during the pregnancy, I literally lived in his shirts. Give it a shot, you have nothing to lose.
Tip 6/ Pencil skirts - my way of looking sexy and classy during the period when most women don't feel that way! ;)
Tip 7/ This is not a maternity dress even though it might look that way. If you want a dress cut bellow the bust line, go and buy yourself that kind of a dress in a regular shop. The same type of dress will cost two times more in a maternity shop just because it has that maternity sign. :P
Tip 8/ I alreaday advised you to avoid colours that are too bright. Still, that doesn't mean that you have to wear black, brown and grey all the time. As you can see, even bright red can look very good and classy over your bump. Still, be careful with the rest of the outfit.
Tip 9/ If you want to attract attention from your bump - textures can play a very important role. Pleated skirt, floopy sweater (intentionally) and tartan scarf falling everywhere... at the first sight, who would say that I'm six months pregnant! :)?
Tip 10/ Don't you dare to invest a pile of money in a "maternity" coat or jacket that will not look good after your bump is no longer there! Invest in a good oversized coat! It will keep you warm and even though it will get less and less oversized with time, it will still look very good with every combo. Bonus - you will be able to wear it the next season in all its glory! ;)
Tip 11/ When you get really big (last two months), I would recommend to forget about anything baggy for your lower part of a body. Leave oversized for your upper part but even there, find a good balance between "a little bit bigger shirt" and "a shirt that makes you look like a baby elephant"! :) When you're at home, just stay in your xxxl pajamas all day!
Tip 12/ Even though I gained around 11 kg for now, my legs are still quite slim. However, I'm not a fan of a pregnant woman (and I'm talking especially during the last trimester) wearing mini skirts. If you share my opinion (and you most definitely don't have to) and still would like to wear a shorter dress, my advice is to wear it with another one (longer  one) underneath. It can look pretty original and it's quite warm.


General advices:
* Don't buy much maternity clothes because most of them you'll not be able to wear afterwards. Rely on the things you already have in your closet just wear them in another way. Be creative and don't be afraid to mix and match.
* Still, if you're not "only dresses and skirts" kind of girl, invest only in a pair of maternity jeans. If you ask me, they are the only item that you'll have to search for into maternity section of the shop. Everything else that you might need, you'll be able to find in the regular shop only in a bigger size.
*Speaking of sizing ... if you don't gain like 20-30 kg (or only 5-6 kg) but average 10-15 kg ... sizing goes like this:
First trimester: buy your regular size
Second trimester: one size up
Third trimester: two sizes up
*Try to avoid clothes with two many patterns all over. If you have a colorful top, don't play too much with your lower part but choose something neutral or vice versa. Use accessories to make you outfit more fun and colorful.

Cheers! :)

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35 comments

  1. Ivana, i tuoi consigli sono preziosi e sono certa che un giorno mi saranno utilissimi. Sei la blogger in dolce attesa più bella e fashion del web, tutti gli outfits sono stupendi e tu sei davvero bellissima! In bocca al lupo per il trasloco allora, un bacio grande cara mia :*

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  2. E pa ženo, svaka čast! Vidim ja da ću se vraćati i vraćati ovom postu. Ideja je odlična a ti si majstorski razradila temu! Nemam pravi reči jer sam zaista preoduševljena! ;) <3

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  3. You have had seriously THE most stylish pregnancy. I love this look back and recap with all your tips. I am saving this for the future. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  4. Aaaa pa divno. Odlican post. Sa srecom, bicesh jedna prelepa i staylish mama. <3

    alexacidillustrations.blogspot.com

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  5. ur one pregnant women who can inspire everyone , no matter pregnant or not, such amazing style you have
    i an always so excited to see your styling posts, carrying of your hubbies shirts just perfect :)
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    www.indianbeautydiary.com

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  6. Ajajajaj... Ja sam mislila da sam samo ja u skripcu sa selidbom i vremenom u kojem to moram "obaviti" ali sad kad vidim da si ti, na samom kraju trudnoce u istoj situaciji, stvarno se nemam sto zaliti.
    Nadam se da cete se brzo i lagano preseliti, pliz nemoj nista nositi, niti najlakse stvari, cuvaj se i pusti da ti drugi pomognu. Bas mi je drago procitati da ste vec nasli lijepo, novo mjesto gdje cete se preseliti.
    Zelim vam puno srece i ljubavi u novom stanu i mozda je na kraju ovako sve i trebalo "ispasti", da mali bebach dodje u novi dom, kao neki novi pocetak u svakom smislu. :)


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  7. Jako mi je drago čuti da ste uspjeli pronaći novi i lijepi stančić, sad samo da selidba prođe što prije i s minimalnim stresom (upregni dragog, ti da nisi slučajno krenula nositi kakve kutije) pa da se život opet mirno nastavi :) Evo ja sam baš maloprije dobila poruku da nam neki ljudi popodne dolaze vidjeti ovaj stan, držim fige da ga ne kupe, ne znam kako bi našla još jedan pristojan stan u kojem primaju psa...

    Inače, tako mi je bilo drago vidjeti sve ove divne kombinacije na jednom mjestu, pa ti si ko hollywoodska zvijezda na svakoj slici, doslovno mi nikad nisi bila ljepša i više stylish :***

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  8. Jako mi se svidjaju svi outfiti i ja isto misli da treba da se uloži u stvari koje nosiš iznova i koje su must have. :D Super post i obožavam ovaj blog ♥
    ♥Kristina

    http://vrgov.blogspot.com

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  9. Nice blog <3 BEAUTIFUL photo <3
    follow to follow <3 ? :*
    STARTS!

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  10. Dear Ivana, great tips for a pregnat woman. I love all your Pregancy outfits. You show us, a pregnant women can be very stylish.
    Yes to move into another place is really a bad timing. I wish you the best, especially for your childbirth. I hope we stay a little bit in contact at Instagram. Many kisses for you Cla

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  11. naljepša trudnica:) pa svaka je kombinacija puni pogodak! Ti su baš u trudnoći zasjala u punom sjaju....prekrasne fotografije i kombinacije.... i jako mi se sviđa kako si napisala i sastavila ovaj sažetak/savjetnik. Meni su planovi za planiranje trudnoće ponovo propali jer su mi nalazi katastrofa, ali nadam se za koju godinu...barem mi kažu da izgledam mlađa nego što jesam, pa valjda neću baš biti prestara mama.

    Selidba....to sigurno nije lako, ali valjda će se mališa još malo strpiti:) Baš sam neki dan prijateljici koja se vratila na posao s porodiljnog čuvala djecu, a taman je i ona bila u procesu preseljenja. Bitno da vam se taj novi stan sviđa, pa će onda i taj stres lakše proći.

    Želim ti ugodan vikend!

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  12. My dear Ivana, you are definitely the most stylish woman I know - unfortunately only virtual - and I'm convinced each of the tips you are sharing here is absolutely true as you are the proof <3 Oh, and sounds these are good news that you are moving - I remember still the view from your apartment you shared here and that this was already a good place to live! Hopefully despite your pregnancy every thing will go well and your new domicil is perfect in each respect for you and your lovely family! All the best for you my dear friend <3
    Kisses from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  13. You look amazing doll in every picture...I hope the moving will not be too stressful and you can settle in well and I hope the little guy will come at a good time and all happy, haha :)) Take good care my dear Xoxox

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  14. Pa ja neznam stvarno prelijepo izgledas u svakom outfitu i odlicno ti pristaje trudnoca!

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  15. Dear Ivana, this was a really gerat and well put together post, because, even though, I am not pregnant at the moment, nor it is planned in the nearest future, I definitely enjoyed reading your post and hearing everything about your pregnancy experience! You definitely looked very stylish during your pregnancy and I loved the fact that you layered so many of your outfits- they are so interesting and so much fun to look at!

    Good lcuk with the move and hopefully you'll be able to welcome your newest family member once you have settled in! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  16. Ne secam se da sam videla ovako stajlish trudnicu!! Divno izgledas, svaka ti cast!!!

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  17. Objasnila si sve! Bravo!
    Kako su ti dobre crno smeđe brogues cipeleeee <3 Zastala sam na njima pola minute :D divne

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  18. Odlicni su ti savjeti, a ti si poster girl kako nositi trudnocu sa stilom i elegancijom. Uvijek divna.

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  19. Hi sweet!
    I love your blog and am following.
    I am Brazilian and I invite you to meet my space!
    Big kiss!

    Instagram: tamiya343 and Twitter: @ cat_343

    http://www.makedamotociclista.blogspot.com.br

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  20. Jako sam uzbuđen zbog tebe i jedva čekam da nam saopštiš tu lepu vest kada se budeš porodila. Mi blogeri smo uz tebe i držimo ti palčeve, sve će proći super :) A što se outfita tiče zadnji mi je top :))

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  21. Sretan ti dan žena, nadam se da si ga lijepo provela:)
    Hvala ti kao uvijek na svim divnim komentarima, uvijek me raspolože.

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  22. I've got to say that each of your outfits are truly stunning, it's hard to choose which I like more even. You have such a brilliant taste in clothes, which is so great. I do believe that your pregnant inspired you greatly, you look even better now;) It's a pleasure to look at you! Oh, and thank you for advice, those tips are quite useful. One day I'll put them into practice, hopefully;)

    Happy International Women's Day, dear Ivana! Stay blessed, loved, healthy and happy;) Wish you all the best! Take a good care:)

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  23. these are awesome tips! you have amazing style!
    kelseybang.com

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  24. Da ikada uhvatim zlatnu ribicu poželjela bi biti ovako lijepa trudnica, prekrasna si :D Iako sam još daleko od trudnoće u planovima, dobila sam puno inspiracije kako iskombinirati neke stvari iz ormara :P Zao mi je zbog selidbe, ponekad se pitam da li one uvijek dodu u lose vrijeme? :S

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  25. Love the looks! YOu look so pretty and stylish on each picture!
    X, Ania - www.overdivity-fashion.blogspot.de
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  26. Izgledala si SAVRSENO tijekom cijele trudnoce! Odlicni savjeti! Nikad nisam pozeljela biti trudna, ali gledajuci ove tvoje super stylish i chic kombinacije, skoro pa da me i uhvati volja hihi ;-)
    Velika pusa i puno srece u selidbi, da sve prodje sto brze i sto manje stresno!
    Sonia Verardo
    http://www.trenchcollection.com/

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  27. Baš volim tvoj blog i stil. :)

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  28. Your tips are too good and Your styling sense is just amazing.
    www.indianbeautytouch.com

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  29. It’s so beautiful and so interesting! I love this post!
    And already can’t wait to see the new one!

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  30. Lovely post! :)

    dianadblogging.blogspot.com

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  31. My dear Ivana, as you are daily in my thoughts I felt the urgent desire to write you! I hope you and your baby are well and everything went well with your move! All the best to you, hugs and kisses! xx Rena

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  32. Nadam se da je dobro prošla selidba, proslava Uskrsa i sve... pozdrav...

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  33. Amazing outfits, your such a hot mama! :)

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  34. Uh, odlicni outfiti! Ne zna se koji je bolji, svaka cast! Odlicno :)
    Ako sam dobro pratila, na 6-om suknja predobra...bas mi se svidja :)

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