Many women strive to maintain their usual style during pregnancy and after childbirth. In the media, Amal Clooney, Beyoncé or Ksenia Sobchak act as active mothers. And if everything is more or less clear with clothes for every day or for going out - it is widely represented by brands for pregnant women, then choosing an outfit for an office dress code is somewhat more difficult. But there are solutions here, including in ordinary stores. Obviously, pencil skirts and tight trousers with arrows will have to be gradually abandoned, primarily due to inconvenience. On the other hand, discreet office dresses should be given the green light.
Classic sheath dresses made of wool or thick cotton can look spectacular. Such models need to be bought in specialized stores (then they will be tailored according to special patterns, taking into account the protruding belly) or altered. To do this, you need to buy a model one size or two larger than what you usually wear, and suture in at the waist along the back, armholes of the sleeves and shoulders (in other words, fit correctly on the figure). Before buying, do not forget to check the composition of the fabric - it is better if it contains elastic fibers such as spandex or elastane.
Where to buy: Asos, Paule Ka, DVF Diane von Furstenberg, Mango, Farfeth.
The second option is dresses made of dense A-line fabrics. These can be worn even in the last stages of pregnancy - the style is literally created in order to feel comfortable, despite the size of the abdomen. Choose models without decorative elements, with sleeves three-quarters or seven-eighths, and if the dress code allows, you can, for example, wear an A-line woolen sundress paired with a turtleneck, white or matching.
Where to buy: Max Mara, Asos, MammySize, Massimo Dutti, Zara, Farfeth.
A universal option is a jersey or thick knit dress that will fit the figure just the way you want it. If you choose a model from the right fabric, you can wear such a dress almost throughout the entire pregnancy - it should not be too thin, but at the same time stretch well due to the large percentage of elastic fibers. Pay attention to models in dark shades (they look strict enough for the office) and not too loose cut: the dress should not look too casual. It is better to wear sleeveless dresses with a strict jacket of a classic cut, this will give the image the necessary "efficiency".
Where to buy: Motherhood Maternity, ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo, Gap, Farfeth, Mango.
A wrap dress made of the same jersey or silk is perfect for office everyday life: it looks moderately restrained and at the same time feminine, and complete with translucent black tights and pumps, it does not at all argue with a strict dress code. The most acceptable option is plain or with a soft print, with a turn-down collar and a length just below the knee or to the middle of the calf.
Where to buy: Tiffany Rose, Burberry, Envie de Fraise, Massimo Dutti, Zara, Farfeth, Mango.>