If you have a baby bump that is starting to grow, but you aren’t ready for everyone that you see to know you are pregnant, you can conceal the bump for a while with your wardrobe. There are many things that you will want to take into consideration as your belly starts to make your regular clothes uncomfortable to wear, and as you dress your stomach to hide your big news. There are many different ways and numerous tips that many celebrities use to hide their baby bump that you can take advantage of.
Cover and Conceal
Avoid wearing a shirt that may rise above the bump that is developing above your waistline, or any type of midriff bearing ensemble. This will prevent someone from catching a glimpse at your stomach if you accidentally lift your arms up high, or if the shirt wanders throughout the day.
You may also want to wear a band that goes around the waist of your pants, to help keep the pants in place without causing discomfort. These bands allow you to wear the pants that still fit throughout the legs, and can help conceal the baby bump from sticking out above your waistline.
Loose and Layered
Wearing shirts that are loose around the stomach and arms will help hide weight gain and a baby pump. Layering can also help hide a growing belly. Wearing a layered shirt or baby doll tank top with a loose fitting jacket or sweater over top during cold winter months can help you conceal your stomach for a long time.
When the weather is warmer, shirts that flare are ideal. Tiered dresses can also be helpful during the spring and fall when it’s too hot to layer on the clothes. Peasant shirts and tunics are great for all seasons. The tighter your outfit is, the more you are revealing.
Use Color to Your Advantage
Dark colors are going to be the most slimming, so try hiding your baby bump and weight gain with black, navy and brown clothing. You also may want to wear shirts that are ombre, starting with a lighter color on the neckline, but providing dark coverage at the bottom of the shirt. Avoid patterns that will be noticeable around your bump, like stripes and polka dots. These may catch eyes and cause people to notice the altered shape of the pattern.
Adding a pair of chandelier earrings to your outfit, a bright necklace that will pop, or a bright pair of shoes may keep people from looking at your waistline. Don’t use a belt around your waist that will draw attention. Wear a bright lipstick, unique eyeliner or bold mascara to draw eyes upwards around others.
Another great way to help hide your baby belly when you aren’t ready for the world to know you are pregnant is by staying in shape. If you aren’t gaining unnecessary weight in other areas of the body, you can wear your regular clothes longer, and people won’t notice the extra pounds. Use these tips and dress wisely when you want to hide your pregnancy.