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BN Style Your Bump: Mother’s Day Outfit Inspirations & Style Tips for the Chic Yummy Mummy

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…And we’re back!

BN Living is bringing back the BN Style Your Bump series and there’s no better time to make a comeback than Mother’s Day! If you don’t already know, Mother’s Day (on this side of the pond) is on Sunday, 26 of March – so start thinking of what to get for your mama this weekend! We’ll be counting down to the big day with a series of mummy-inspired posts and this is the first of the rest to come, Mother’s Day outfit inspirations for all our yummy mummies out there, enjoy!

See previous BN Style Your Bump editions from last year here and our stylish end of year recap here, with lots of style tips and outfit examples to choose from… Even if you aren’t pregnant 🙂

Give Them Your Sunday Best

Yes, Mother’s Day is on Sunday so some of you might plan a Sunday lunch after church, so don’t forget to put on your Sunday best and look extra special this weekend.

Work it with a Pencil Dress

Don’t be shy to give this outfit a try, let your sexy curves come out to play. A few style tips? Be careful with hemlines, you don’t want your pencil dress looking too short. You don’t have to wear heels, sneakers and sandals still look great with a dress. If you’re concerned with exposure, throw a jacket on it!

Flaunt it with a Pencil Skirt

Similar to the tips for pencil dresses, you can make it work, just remember to balance your sexy with a bit of comfort if you’re not into 100% exposure. But these mamas below rock their pencil skirts oh so well!

Put a Jacket on it

Wearing a jacket helps balance exposure, volume and sexiness. It’s a great way to style your bump because it reduces attention on your baby bump without completely hiding it. Adding an extra layer is another way to wear a sexy pencil dress or casual trousers without fully exposing the bump. See some examples below.

Ascia AKF

Chrissy Teigen (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Be Comfy in a Maxi

Need I say more? You can never go wrong in a maxi dress, it’s the height of comfort (even if you aren’t pregnant! Lol). Make yours a little special, rock a print, a popping colour or show some skin with exposed shoulders, cleavage or legs.

Ascia AKF

Like a Boy

Don’t shy away from trousers and jumpsuits, you can make it work! Balance out skinny jeans/tights with a loose fitted top or vice versa, wide leg pants and a fitted top. Expose a bit of skin to keep it sexy as well.

Ascia AKF

Keep is Casual, Keep it Cool

Flaunt your legs in a cute sun dress or sexy shorts, put on some shades for sunny day and you’re good to go. When styling shorts, balance your look with loose top or add a jacket.

Try a Trend

Pick an outfit with any of these stylish trends: off-shoulder, cold shoulder, crop tops, high low dresses, peplum, thigh high slit etc. Remember to tailor the trend to your style and wear whatever you’re comfortable with.

Cortnie Elizabeth


Chrissy Teigen (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

That’s all mamas! Let us know what you think and don’t hesitate to leave suggestions for our next BN Style Your Bump editions. It feels good to be back 🙂

14 Comments

  1. Kehinde

    March 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    All lovely

  2. Moi

    March 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    As pregnancy bump is now a fashion accessory,i sha don’t know why pregnant women should wear heels of about 4-5inches

    • Ajala & Foodie

      March 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      @ Moi, please do tell… why shouldn’t pregnant women wear 4-5 heels of any inches if they are capable doing that? I am sorrry or is there a rule that pregnancy equates dressing in drab clothings and walking around in flip flop and flats? That women are not “letting themselves go” all because of pregnancy does not make pregnancy a fashion accessory, and should be applauded. This is not a new phenomenon by the way, the advent of social media has just made more women aware and ensured more women are doing well to not only enjoy pregnancy and everything that comes with it but to rock the heck out of that baby bump too.

      Have you heard the saying “Be like a duck, paddle like hell underneath but be slaying on the surface” (ok I put my own spin on the second 1/2 of that saying) but my point is why shouldn’t I or any woman out there make themselves and their unborn babies look good in what we already know is a naturally “difficult” time? Why shouldn’t women be encouraged to do their best in enjoying this period even if it means making that bump “a fashion accessory” as you so nicely put it,? what is completely immoral about that? How does that take away from the love mum has for her child?

      Women being pregnant is not and should not be an excuse to let yourself go… Rock that baby bump, if you are fortunate to still be able to wear “sky scrapers” during this time, let no one make you feel guilty about doing just that. There is no law in any religious book or any moral grounds and no health reasons that anyone can stand one to state otherwise. STYLE THAT BUMP, ROCK IT AND LOVE THAT BABY!!!

  3. tina

    March 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    can we get a casual wear pregnancy lookbook. planning for my babies to come still ttc though hehehe

  4. OA

    March 22, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I say wear heels if you can handle them — pregnant or not. I think it’s sexy as all get up when you do and only if you can oh! Every one of them looked lovely!

  5. Mordi Antiinette

    March 22, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Nice outfit for pregnant women(145)

  6. Mordi Antoinette

    March 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Nice outfit for pregnant women(145)

  7. Seriously

    March 22, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    All these women look beautiful. This Maky Benson woman is one gorgeous one, all that beauty for one person. Not fair.
    Lydia Epangue is very beautiful. She carries pregnancy well. Her hairstyle is fab.
    Patricia bright looked cute during her pregnancy.

  8. momob

    March 23, 2017 at 5:31 am

    very predictable..these women are beautiful BUT what about the rest ?? i mean.. these women are all below size 8… a lot of women who get pregnant are not below size 8.. so where ‘s the representation BN ?
    you guys are becoming lazy… tbt. years ago.. there used to be major traffic on this blog but not anymore..why is that ?

  9. Art Becomes You

    March 23, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Thanks BN for bumping my bump style! It was the most difficult yet rewarding experience of my life. Looking back at these pictures, I’m glad I made the effort to document my journey and look presentable a handful of times. Hormones were not my friend ?? thanks for sharing again ? X
    Happy Mother’s Day to all!
    Lydia Epangue (artbecomesyou.com)

  10. Chic

    March 23, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Trust me if you have been pregnant in real life now not instagram life you know getting comfy in a 4 – 5 inches heel is not so possible even if you were a freak b4 pregnancy once you hit your mid second trimester with your body beginning to loose balance big bump or not you know this is not 100% possible. Stop putting undue pressure on women to force themselves to look glam at all times and if you check this may be for an event or something not their normal day lives so please ladies be yourself don’t over do it just take it easy it’s only 10 months and u are done back to do chick you were. ( only those who have been there before can relate)

  11. ThatGhanaChick

    March 23, 2017 at 10:19 am

    BN, Where is Nikki? you left her out?

  12. tunmi

    March 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    The “Like a Boy” title tho?

  13. I said so

    March 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I love all the looks! Particularly….. every single one.Gosh cant wait to start showing so i can look bump chic.As per the heels i think you should wear what you’re comfy in.I’m a chronic heel wearer but with the whole preggy thingy I noticed i get fatigued quickly.On a normal day heels stretches your calf muscles as you walk not to now talk of when your body starts getting heavy because of a baby on the way.

    To all my preggy ladies, be you, be beautiful and love your body.If you’re like me and can’t cope with your regular 5″ heels you can get lower ones or some really cute looking flats.Its just about 9months isnt it?

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