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BN Style Your Bump: The Style Recap

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Glowing in style! Chrissy Teigen, Maky Benson, Ciara & Lilian Esoro

We’ve successfully had 25 editions on BN Style Your Bump since our first edition!

We’ve seen stylish mums like Chrissy Teigen, Patricia Bright, Kourtney Kardashian, Tamera Mowry, Maky Benson, Blake Lively, Lami Phillips, Nikki Perkins, Lilian Esoro Franklin, Kate Middleton, Teslimat Yusuf, Kerry Washington,

*pause for a dramatic deep breath*

Ciara, Ella Mo, Olaide Olaogun, Alicia Keys, Eudoxie Bridges, Anne Hathaway, Melanie Fiona, Teyana Taylor, Angela Simmons, Kelly Rowland, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and Lydia Epangu all glow in style as we like to say.

Some of our favorite maternity

Some of our favorite maternity photoshoots from Kelly Rowland, Teyana Taylor & Angela Simmons

In this post, we’re going to do a style recap on a few things to note when styling your bump. Before we begin, one key thing to remember about styling your bump and styling in general is balance.

Finding a balance between things like hemlines, exposure, volume, accessorising or sexiness is very important with styling. Too much or too little of one element could kill an outfit, so moderation and balance are key things to consider.

We’ve seen some recurring trends so we’ll take each one at a time.

Jackets

This has to be the most popular trend amongst our stylish mums. Long or short, in any fabric, a jacket is a great way to style your bump. It reduces attention on your bump without completely hiding it. It’s also a great way to embrace a sexy pencil dress or casual trousers without fully exposing the bump, it helps to balance exposure, volume and sexiness. See some examples below.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Chrissy Teigen signs copies of her new book 'Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on February 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Here Chrissy Teigen wears a long jacket with a pencil dress

Patricia Bright wears a short leather jacket with jeans

Patricia Bright wears a short leather jacket with jeans

Lilian Esoro wears a long, sleeveless jacket for a pop of colour on a white dress

Lilian Esoro wears a long, sleeveless jacket for a pop of colour on a white dress

Its a great addition for modest dressing as well as seen on Teslimat Yusuf

Its a great addition for modest dressing as well as seen on Teslimat Yusuf

Flaunt Your Legs

When you’re pregnant, you can still dress sexy. Another popular, sexy way we’ve seen mum style their bump is flaunting their best features or their slender features. Your belly is inevitably big during this period and you just might add a bit of weight but that doesn’t mean you should cover it all up, because you might look bigger! Show some skin, see examples below.

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Got great legs, flaunt them like Blake Lively

Try a playsuit/shorts just like Maky Benson

Try a playsuit/shorts just like Maky Benson

Try a maxi dress with a thigh high slit like Chrissy Teigen

Try a maxi dress with a thigh high slit like Chrissy Teigen

Even though a lot of people didn’t like this look on Kim Kardashian West, you have to admit that exposing that let really helped this outfit, or it could have been worse.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

A Sexy Décolletage

If you have great boobs and they’re your best feature, covering them up won’t help, so flaunt them! A V neckline is a great way to do this because it also elongates your face and makes you look slimmer. If you feel it’s too much exposure, balance it out by covering other parts of your body or add a jacket. See examples below.

Nikki Perkins

Nikki Perkins

Patricia Bright

Patricia Bright

Lydia Epangue balances extra exposure with sleeves and a midi length, flared dress.

Lydia Epangue balances extra exposure with sleeves and a midi length, flared dress.

Sexy Sheer

If you don’t want to expose your skin too much, opt for outfits with a sheer detail for that extra bit of sexy. See examples below.

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Or be daring and go all the way with that exposure!

Or be daring and go all the way with that exposure like Angela Simmons

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Trousers  & Jumpsuits

Balance is also important here. Balance out skinny jeans/tights with a loose fitted top or vice versa, expose a bit of skin to make is sexy as well. See examples.

 Lydia Epangue

Lydia Epangue skinny jeans with loose fitted top

 Lydia Epangue

Lydia Epangue in a jumpsuit with sexy cleavage exposure (notice the high waist cut of the jumpsuit)

Ciara

Ciara

Ella Mo Adenugba

Ella Mo Adenugba

Angela Simmons

Angela Simmons

High Waist Styles

A high wait cut for a dress, trousers or skirt is important because it gives you a waist when your belly makes you look like you have no waist definition. It’s also a great way to get away with wearing a crop top! See examples.

Lami Phillips in a flared dress with a high waist and cleavage exposure

Lami Phillips in a flared dress with a high waist and cleavage exposure

Blake Lively in high wait jumpsuit

Blake Lively in high wait jumpsuit

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Angela Simmons in crop top and a jacket

Angela and her sister ,Vanessa

Angela and her sister Vanessa.

Kerry Washington in a high waist skirt and crop top

Kerry Washington in a high waist skirt and crop top

Chrissy and her husband John Legend. Chrissy in a matching high waist skirt and jacket, could be a great office look too

Chrissy and her husband John Legend. Chrissy in a matching high waist skirt and jacket, could be a great office look too

Tie your wrapper above your belly to create a waist like Maky Benson

Tie your wrapper above your belly to create a waist like Maky Benson

Teslimat Yusuf in a high wait maxi dress

Teslimat Yusuf in a high wait maxi dress

Add a belt to create a waist

Add a belt to create a waist

A peplum top is also a great way to wear the high waist look

A peplum top is also a great way to wear the high waist look

Dresses

Short, long, fitted/pencil or loose/flared, the outfit possibilities with dresses are endless when you’re preggerz. You can wear just about any dress, just be careful with exposure and hemlines. Short dresses are nice to flaunt your legs but for balance, make it a flared style if you don’t want a pencil dress, or add a jacket. Go for a maxi dress with a thigh high slit or V neckline for a bit of sexiness if you want to. See examples.

Kourtney Kardashian in a maxi dress with a high waist detail and slit

Kourtney Kardashian in a maxi dress with a high waist detail and slit

Kourtney Kardashian in a high waist, sweetheart neckline dress

Kourtney Kardashian in a high waist, sweetheart neckline dress

Pair a short pencil dress with a jacket like Kim Kardashian

Pair a short pencil dress with a jacket like Kim Kardashian

Make it a cape dress for an elegant look like Chrissy Teigen on the red carpet

Make it a cape dress for an elegant look like Chrissy Teigen on the red carpet

Kerry Washington in a flared dress on the resd carpet

Kerry Washington in a flared dress for a glam event

Another red carpet look by Lilian Esoro

Another red carpet look by Lilian Esoro

Try a simple straight dress like Lilian Esoro

Try a simple straight dress like Lilian Esoro

Angelina Jolie in a flared, midi dress

Angelina Jolie in a flared, midi dress

Kate Middleton in a high waist dress

Kate Middleton in a high waist dress

Kate Middleton wearing a shift dress

Kate Middleton wearing a shift dress

Make it casual with comfortable, flat shoes like Ciara

Make it casual with comfortable, flat shoes like Ciara

Go all out in a pencil dress like Nikki Perkins in a bright colour

Go all out in a pencil dress like Nikki Perkins in a bright colour

Or try a dark colour if you're not that daring

Or try a pencil dress in a dark colour like black if you’re not that daring

Mix Trends in a Tasteful Way

Find a tasteful way to combine these tips for a great look/outfit. One of my favourites would have to be Chrissy Teigen on the cover of InStyle Magazine with her baby bump. All the key trends were done in a very tasteful way and she looked gorgeous. See other examples.

Chrissy in a dress with a belted high waist, sheer sleeves, V neck and thigh high slit

Chrissy in a dress with a belted high waist, sheer sleeves, V neck and thigh high slit

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Angela Simmons

Angela Simmons

Olaide Olaogun

Olaide Olaogun

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 11: Chrissy Teigen visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 11, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Chrissy Teigen

Lydia Epangue

Lydia Epangue

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian

With all these tips, your pregnancy style is sure to be on fleek! Check out the different editions we’ve done here to find which stylish mum you resonate with the most and don’t be afraid to copy her style! Figure out which looks work best for you and don’e be afraid to stick with it through your pregnancy. Try something new once in a while but you must remember to be comfortable physically and emotionally so do you, boo!

Thanks for all your suggestions and comments along the way, it’s been a great season of BN Style Your Bump so far! Leave a comment and tell us some of your favourite editions or anymore trends I might have left out in this post.

8 Comments

  1. Prince

    October 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Awon oloyun

  2. King Bae

    October 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Ella mo’s smile irks me and scares me a bit… no hard feelings…

    • Chizi

      October 12, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Lmao I thought I was the only one! Like kilode, what kinda smile is that? so irritating

  3. Billionaire In grace

    October 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Beautiful

  4. oma

    October 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Beautiful!

  5. Ine

    October 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Aww! So beautiful. Gorgeous women!

  6. Tosin

    October 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    🙂
    The passion
    Another article that deserves more love

  7. Missy

    February 18, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I just love this Teslimat girl

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