Maternity wear is no longer synonymous with massive tent-like dresses or frumpy, lazy outfits. Oh no. If there’s anything we learned from fashionista moms like the ladies you see below (or the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Victoria Beckham, or Blake Lively), the nine months of pregnancy can be a fabulous fashion show for you and your growing belly. All you need to do is choose to make it so.
And what better time to try to “sexify” your wardrobe than this upcoming V-Day? Get date night inspiration from these celebs who prove that mommas can still sizzle, even while heavy with child.
Look instantly fierce with a bold animal-printed dress, like this piece on socialite and new mom Georgina Wilson Burnand. To avoid looking tacky, go for minimalistic details with the rest of your look—simple hair, plain flats. Still intimidated by the loud print? Animal-printed accessories, like a leopard print clutch or shoes, can also instantly add a sexy oomph to a plain outfit.
The color of love, passion, and sex, studies have proven that wearing red makes a woman more seductive to a man. (Exhibit A: Animated character Jessica Rabbit, in her red, tight-fitting gown, is one of Hollywood’s most iconic sex bombs.) For your hot date, go ahead and be a showstopper in a vibrant red number.
“Who said preggos can’t wear cutouts?” asked model Rima Ostwani, as she flaunted her baby bump in a gorgeous slip-on dress with cutout details. Not us! Rima kept it "mommy-appropriate" by choosing peek-a-boo styles that don’t reveal too much skin.
A tight-fitting dress may be the last thing on your mind when you look like you swallowed a watermelon, but it is more flattering than throwing on a baggy frock (this will only make you look bigger). Even just for a night, trade your oversized tee for a body-hugging ensemble. Your man won’t be able to keep his eyes -- and hands -- off your womanly curves.
Now’s your chance to enjoy your new ample bosom especially if you have always been flat-chested. Follow Olivia Medina’s lead, and show your cleavage off a bit in a low-cut top or dress. Just remember to bring a cardigan or shawl so you can easily cover up if it gets a little too nippy. Bonus tip: Dust your décolletage with a bit of highlighter for smoother-looking skin.
The little black dress is a staple in every woman’s closet, pregnant ladies’ wardrobes included. The dark hue is instantly slimming, and the contrast against your skin can make you look extra glowing -- a welcome perk if you’re feeling down about your less-than-perfect skin lately. Wear it daytime or nighttime; it’s up to you. For added drama, accessorize with a statement necklace.
Now, if you feel most comfy in something loose and flowy, opt for an elegant, single-hued maxi dress, like this striking blue designer creation on Toni Gonzaga. The ankle-reaching hemline can make you look taller, so your fave strappy flats will do. This look is perfect for al fresco dining -- it’s breezy yet still sexy.
Just staying at home on February 14? That’s no excuse not to doll up a bit for your man, who’s probably expecting some Valentine action. For your at-home celebration, ditch your usual PJs and go delicately sexy with form-fitting loungewear, like Rima’s strappy spandex dress. Or, go ahead and break out the lace -- lingerie, that is! (No big mommy bras and panties, please.) Forget about the stretch marks and what-not and just revel in your sexiness. And if your man is worth keeping, he’ll be thanking his lucky stars he has you—bump and all—to snuggle under the sheets with tonight.