I couldn't believe it is happening. I was confident that my baby bumps would not affect my own style and clothing preference. Before going to Church today, I felt so limited because of my changing and shapely body. Literally, I wasn't even putting myself inside the garment. My husband, Joshua even helped me and suggested some pairs of dresses and jackets and even said that I was looking fine but still something was not right with my body. I was not comfortable. I couldn't breath! I uttered a breath prayer and asked God to helped me to be dressed appropriate for him, at ease and not dowdy.
At this stage of pregnancy, I felt like I became stranger to my own body. Before, my body always had a connection with the dress. The moment I saw a clothing being sold, I just looked at it and paid it without trying it. But now, oh goodness it took a lot of several breathing and changing.
So the question is how to feel good about your pregnant body?
- According to Liz Lange, a fashion designer "The key is to stick with the same kinds of things you wear when you're not pregnant". For example, if you love wearing jeans you can go for stretchable jeans specially designed for pregnant woman. Don't try to wear clothes that you are not confident and comfortable with.
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- You're not limited to maternity clothes. If it fits, wear it, even it it isn't from maternity department.(Cited: What to expect when you're expecting).
- Be practical, accept used maternity clothes then sort it.
Beauty is a state of grace, not a certain look, size, or weight. You're glowing, you're pregnant, and you're beautiful. (Cited: Babycenter.com).
American Standard Version (ASV)
10 Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty.