We get it, all you want to wear when you’re expecting are stretchy leggings and your favourite at-home sweat, but some working women have got to get up and go to their highly-corporate office even when 7 months pregnant. This one’s for you ladies; here are our easy tips for professional dressing around that extra person you’re carrying. We show you how to do yummy mummy-to-be style while keeping your cool: 

Dresses, dresses, dresses

Yes, you don’t want to compromise your personal style and you don’t have to. You will have to embrace dresses over separates though, your tailored, high-waisted palazzo pants will have to wait for a post-pregnancy outing. You’re going to need your sleep mama, so cut your losses and go for a sleek, sophisticated dress in the morning. 

Check out Hatch and ASOS for some gorgeous pieces that will transition into trendy normal wear post-pregnancy. 

Satin twill dress, $430 (USD) by Hatch from Net-a-Porter

Invest in a great blazer or sleeveless vest

These are items that you can incorporate from your everyday wardrobe or invest in if you don’t already have them. Unbuttoned, a blazer still looks super polished and will move with you as you grow. Sleeveless vests are so hot right now and perfect for Singapore’s crazy-humid weather. Shop our favourites here.

Low to mid heels are your new best friend

Okay, up until now maybe you had a personal rule not to wear a heel less than 4 inches (I’m with you) but you’re fortunate enough to be pregnant during a season when lower heels are more in, so though you may not love it, your baby bump and aching ankles will. I love these pretty pumps by Love, Bonito for a chic and affordable solution. The ankle-strap is perfect to keep your feet firmly in too. 

Faux suede ankle strap mid-heels, $45 from Love, Bonito

Build on a secure (and sexy) foundation

Even when you’re not pregnant, great and comfortable lingerie is a must. Did you know your daily mood is often dictated by the underwear you’re wearing? You can still feel comfy and good about yourself when you’re expecting, in fact, it’s even more important with all those hormones doing battle within you! We love Cosabella’s maternity range for feminine, comfy but still beautiful solutions. 

Cotton jersey briefs, $45 by Cosabella on Shopbop

For more outfit inspiration perfect for comfy weekend wear, see here.