8 Lessons in Maternity Fashion from Dia Mirza and Lisa Haydon

These two chic mommies-to-be are raising the maternity fashion bar and how!

It’s definitely the most joyous phase of your life but dealing with your closet for those nine months can be a little tricky. As the baby bump grows in size you need to dress accordingly, there’s no one-size-fits-all style mantra. Dia Mirza who recently announced her pregnancy via a post on Instagram has been dishing out some cool maternity fashion tips. From easy breezy dresses to bright, printed flows kaftans, Dia seems to have mastered the art of dressing her mood and her new body shape. Another mommy-to-be who is incredibly stylish is Lisa Hayden who is pregnant with her third child. From enviable bikinis to body hugging bumpsuit to jeans and short slip dresses have been wearing and owning everything like a bawse! Scroll down for a quick lesson in maternity style from these two sassy moms-to-be.

1. Rummage your wardrobe for bump friendly pieces

You will be surprised to see that there are a lot of outfits that you can well wear into your pregnancy. Those anti-fit, loose dresses that you saved for summer months can work really well. They are comfortable, easy to manage and look great. Dia's short, flowy beige dress can be worn long after the baby is out.

 

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2. Bright, happy prints that perk up your mood

Nothing says happy more than vibrant colours and prints and this phase in your life is one of the happiest. Dia aptly chose a bright orange, printed kaftan to announce her pregnancy.

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3. Skip maternity swimsuits

When it comes to swimsuits, there are basically two kinds...one that covers the bump and the other that doesn't. Instead of investing in a maternity swimsuit that would have no use for you later on, get a bikini instead like Lisa Haydon so that there is nothing restricting the belly. A string bikini like Lisa's is adaptable to a growing belly. It's adjustable and works well when the bump is growing.

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4. Get a cover-up

During pregnancy all that you would want is to be comfortable and less manoeuvering in and out of clothes. So if beach outing are on the cards, get a cover-up like Dia that you can easily pull over your swimsuit and walk into a restaurant. 

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5. Don't sleep on the jumpsuit

It's easy to get into a jumpsuit and you don't even have to bother about what to pair it with. And it works well at home, while running an errand in town or by a beach or a pool. Get one that has room to grow around the belly and is loose-fitting and allows your body to breathe. 

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6. Befriend maxi dresses

If you are looking for styles that you can wear after the baby is out, then maxi dresses are your best bet. They are also multi-purpose and you can wear them to the beach, the shopping trips or to the luncheons with the girl gang. 

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7. Find something that grows with you

Lisa was recently spotted in a stretchable catsuit from the brand Bumpsuit. She teamed it up with a trench coat to create a perfect, dapper maternity look. Investing in something stretchable is a wise decision as it can accentuate your belly in all the stages of your pregnancy.

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8. The slip never goes out of style

A roomier slip dress should be a good bet. It looks uber cool and has the stamp of approval of many celebs including Lisa.

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