Take these style cues from mom-to-be Duchess of Sussex.
There has been a lot of love and adoration for Meghan Markle's outfit choices since she became a royal, and we're pleased to see she's been keeping up with her pre-Harry chic-meets-edgy aesthetic.
Now that the Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child this spring, we're looking to Meghan and her fashion looks to pick up a few cues for maternity dressing.
Show off the bump
You reach a certain point in pregnancy where concealing the bump is no longer possible. But embracing your new curves can have a positive impact on your body image. If Meghan Markle is any indication, mixing form-fitting dresses with looser pieces will balance out an ensemble—especially if more form-fitting options are a little out of your comfort zone. Keep to a colour palette that you feel the most comfortable in, even if that’s neutrals—something the Duchess is no stranger to—if you feel a little out of your element. Pair with pieces that you know are wardrobe fail-safes, whether that’s a loose-fitting cardigan or flowy kimono.
Don’t be afraid to go bold
A lot of moms-to-be shy away from bold colours, textures and patterns, trying to keep the bump as inconspicuous as possible. While we all know this is crazy—and a total testament to how women have been taught to regard their bodies—old habits die hard and when you’re in midst of trying to feel a sense of normalcy in an ever-changing body, reaching for comfort pieces can feel easy. But playing around with colour, texture and pattern can add some fun to your maternity wardrobe and break up the monotony of the traditional maternity clothing options. Meghan has made some elegant but bold choices during her pregnancy journey, from a form-fitting navy sequinned gown to the vibrant red and purple pairing and even the ruffle print dress she rocked in the South Pacific.
Stay true to your style
While you do have to accept your changing body, Meghan shows us it’s also important to stay true to your personal style as much as possible. Meghan rocked a chic eggplant collared dress that felt so quintessentially her and was no doubt super comfortable (and a nice break from the bump-hugging outfits). Dressing to feel like yourself will not only keep your self-image high, but you will feel comfortable in your own skin—and your clothes—without dragging yourself more out of your wardrobe comfort zone than you normally would.