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Wedding Fashion Tips For Pregnant Women

Attending weddings is enthralling. There are just so much to enjoy– the ambiance, the emotions, the experience, and, of course, the food. If you are invited to a wedding, seldom will you say “no.” Unless, of course, there is a conflict in your schedule, you will more likely accept an invitation. But you are now heavy with a baby. Finding the right attire and the best shoes for pregnancy will be a lot challenging now that you are pregnant.

Your baby bump says it all

There are so many things that may cause you to worry when you are pregnant — the food that you eat, the things that touch your skin, and, oh! Of course, the things that you will wear. You can’t just slip on your pre-pregnancy wardrobe and shoes and walk straight to the church with a heavy baby bump adding to your weight.

Your baby bump says it all. You can’t be at a wedding, having to stand for a long time, and be wearing heels. You will worry about the pressure of your baby bump on your back and your feet. You’ll also be thinking of how you will look on that dress with a pair of shoes that you think do not match well with it.

If you’re wondering what to wear to a wedding when you’re pregnant, read on and find some useful tips you may want to consider to make your attendance to that wedding a blissful one instead.

Unveiling pregnancy

As beautiful as pregnancy seems to be, there are also accompanying challenges that an expectant mother like you needs to address during this period. Everybody wants to look good, but if you must, you need to take careful considerations of the things that you do while you are pregnant. If not, you will look grumpy all the time and you, as well as your baby’s health, may suffer.

To stay beautiful even with so many hidden pains of pregnancy, consider this fashion tips. If you do, you will end up walking gracefully and looking fabulous even while you are pregnant attending a wedding.

 Wedding Fashion Tips For The Pregnant Woman

Here are some essential fashion tips that can make you look all dressed up while feeling quite comfortable attending a wedding even when you are still with a baby bump.

Flower prints are beautiful, but not on you

It could be a perfect spring or summer dress. You may be attending the wedding of the century at a beautiful garden wedding and resisting the temptation of wearing a dress with floral prints is just too difficult. You are restless and could not find anything worth wearing. But don’t give in to the temptation. If you do, you will look like a beach umbrella.

What you can wear instead is a wedding dress with block color — one bold, beautiful color that will complement the shade of your skin and hair or one that will accent your eyes. Experiment with colors and find one that brings out your best features.

Go for elegant stacked heels or a pair with small heels

Even ballet flats will look fab. This also lessens the worry that you and others concerned if ever you slip or wobble with high-heeled shoes or stilettos.

Slip on something flattering not fattening

You don’t need to hide inside a sheet to cover your baby bump. You can still look amazing even with your belly bump on display!

You have to consider a few things, however. First, the material. If you look for a dress that will be perfect for a wedding, go for one that is made of slightly elastic material and which wraps around your body in all of the right places. No tight dresses, please. Don’t look like a bun and feel uncomfortable throughout the ceremony and suffocate your baby, as well. Choose something that complements your figure.

There are form-fitting dresses that really feel tight and still looks good on a pregnant woman. So, find one that is right for your body.

Put on an empire dress to impress

You will not only look elegant in an empire dress, you will also feel great as it will let your baby bump breathe. Empire dresses are designed to accent the shoulders and the neckline. Complete the look with a fabulous hairdo and earrings or neck accessories.

Find a dress made with front pleats and asymmetrical layers

A dress with this cut can easily trick the eyes. You can make your baby bump look stylish on it. It will give you a nice fit while covering your bump properly. The asymmetrical layers will give your body a new look. Places that need to long elongated will look that way. That means it will make you look a lot slimmer.

Put on a tulip dress

Tulip dresses are made with rounded waists which make them perfect for the baby bump. If you have a rounded belly, this will look great on you. Just make sure that you fit on the right size. Do not try to squeeze into one if the belly won’t fit as that will be a lot uncomfortable for you and the baby as the upper portion of the dress will be tight on you.

Conclusion

Finding the right dress for a wedding should never be a trouble when you have several options to consider. Remember that you can still look fabulous and elegant in any of these dresses even when you are pregnant. Just make sure that you find one that complements your shade, shape, as well as your style. Do not overdo it or you’ll end up upstaging the bride. Looking great while you are pregnant and attending a wedding will be something that others will consider a good model to look up to. Who knows, they might consider asking for your advice when they end up in the same situation as you have now.

Is it safe to dye your hair when you’re pregnant?

There are so many things that may cause a pregnant woman to worry. Who wouldn’t be if everything that she consumes (from the thing that she eats, comes in contact with her skin, and even what she thinks about) may have a positive or an adverse effect on her baby? She just has to think twice, even more, of anything that concerns her — from the tip of her head to the tip of her toe. That includes the hair treatment that she may consider to receive while she is pregnant. For a woman who would like to be perceived as appealing even with a huge bump on her tummy, anything that will do the trick is a matter of concern.

Pregnancy and hair dye for pregnancy

During pregnancy, the woman’s hormones are producing more than that usual amount needed by the body to function as expected. As a result, the expectant mother may experience several changes, including an oily (or dry) skin or hair. As a result, she will consider any possible hair treatment to address any hair problem that she might have at the moment. One of the common questions that every expecting mother may have is whether there is a safe hair dye for pregnancy that she can use.

What’s in your hair dye?

There is actually right or wrong answer when it comes to hair dye treatments during pregnancy. But as dyes, like any other product, may contain hazardous chemicals like ammonia, peroxide, and resorcinol.

These chemicals can cause some serious health concerns like skin, eye, and lung irritation. Improper handling can also cause hair breakage, blisters to the scalp, and chemical burns. The worst thing that had been the major concern of many is the possibility of these dangerous chemicals to affect the health and development of the baby.

Are hair dyes really that bad?

Overall, hair dyes are not that bad. It only becomes bad if it any hair dye product is not used as it is intended. When it is applied by professionals who understand the proper use of the dye, it can not be as dangerous as many think it is. Naomi Knights, Davines Color Educator, impressed exposure to the chemicals in a hair colorant is quite limited to have any significant effect on you, much more on the unborn child. You may need to apply a hair colorant on your hair several times a day every day to see if there is any lasting effect, however.

What should you be concerned about hair dyes, then?

What you should take in consideration, however, is the possibility of irritation or a potential allergic reaction when the dye product comes in contact to your skin. Although there had been studies linking the use of hair dyes to certain types of cancer, there were also studies that established no connection at all.

Even with these significant pieces of information on the use of hair colorants, it is not impossible that a pregnant woman like would still have concerns regarding the safety in the use of hair dyes. It’s no wonder why may health providers would recommend to stop using any hair colorant, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. During this period, the fetus’s organs are not yet complete and can make it quite vulnerable to anything.

As a precautionary measure, you may consider our suggestions:

Go natural

Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that you can use if you want to have a different shade on your mane. Henna, indigo, black walnut powder, and black tea or coffee are some of the most common choices.

Opt for brands that offer organic solutions

Hair color brands like Radico are formulated to be safe. They do not contain any hazardous chemicals and contain natural ingredients, too. They were also tested for heavy chemicals and were made to be free of synthetic chemicals as well.

Read the labels

Note that not all products that are indicated as organic and natural may be 100% safe. Check for any ingredient that may be associated with any adverse effect on you and your baby’s health.

Bring your own color to the salon

You may not know what your stylist may use on your hair. To stay on the safe side, just bring your own color. Make sure you’d ask the salon manager during consultation beforehand, however.

Use nitrile gloves when you DIY

These gloves are often referred to as medical grade gloves as they have a higher resistance to most chemicals. They are also made to be latex-free and puncture resistant, so you wouldn’t have to worry about getting stained with any of the hair colors that you choose to use when you decide to do it on your own. It’s also a good thing to do your hair in a well-ventilated room.

Follow the instructions to the “T”

Overexposure can also be a contributory factor and it is best that you leave the hair color on your hair not longer than as indicated in the directions.

Test for any allergic reactions

To make sure that your scalp won’t be irritated or have an allergic reaction, do a patch test before coloring your hair.

Rinse thoroughly

When done with the process, makes sure to rinse your hair thoroughly. Pay special attention to your scalp and the edges between your face and your scalp.

Opt for other dyeing techniques

If you would really want to have a striking look without having to color every strand on your head, you can opt to have highlights instead. It can also be a very appealing change anyone will take note of.

Conclusion

You can always embrace your color and just wait for a little longer until the second trimester, or, perhaps even after your baby is born.

Pregnancy only lasts nine months. But any adverse effect of the things that you do on your body may last for a lifetime. Consider the guidelines we provided to be assured of a healthier and happier pregnancy for you and your baby.

Cecilia’s Maternity

People said if a woman carried a baby boy in her womb, she would appear more sloppy and lazy to dress up. Well, you will be convinced that it’s just the old folks saying after you meet Cecilia. She looked beautiful and glowing. You wouldn’t realize she was 8 months+ pregnant if you didn’t see the baby bump.

Ivan & Cecil came to our studio with their fully groomed pomeranians and chihuahua. Man, they put my westiie, Mimi, to shame. I send her to pet salon right after that.

Just a week after the photo session, baby Kenzo was born healthy and perfect. We’re looking forward to capturing his first moments in life to come 🙂

Dear Princess-to-be

Last week we went to shoot Shine’s maternity in her place. Shine currently is 8 months pregnant of a baby girl, so you can see her tummy has grown so big. Amazingly, Shine doesn’t gain that much. in fact if you cover her tummy, you won’t even realize that she is pregnant! Joshua, her husband, is a very caring and gentle man. During the photo shoot he kept caressing Shine’s tummy, I guess he can’t wait to see his pretty baby girl born.

We wanted to try something different than other maternity photos, so we asked our good friend, a very talented young artist, Eudora Rusli, to help us draw an illustration of a baby girl. So here’s the final photo, I hope they like how it turns out.