Looking thin while pregnant should probably be your very last priority, because, um, you’re not. I’m not. We’re not. Dere’s a baby in dere. BUT, I know the vain woes of wanting to look your best and just fit into your clothes again, damnit!
So, when you’re putting your bumpdate out there for the world to see, it feels good to look a teensy bit nice instead of feeling like an orca. I get that. We deserve a little self-confidence, and I don’t care if that is a sign of a broken society. Break on.
I stalk a lot of your preggie selfies, take notes and have come up with a little system that makes me feel good about putting my bellah out there for y’all to see. I swear to you I’m bigger in real life, but you’d never know it. Or the hormones are making me delusional.
Good Posture: Standing up nice and straight does wonders for anyone. You should just do this all the time. I’m talking to me.
Keep Hips Back: Just a touch. No need to booty pop. But, keeping the larger part of yourself further from the camera makes it look a tad smaller.
Suck It In: Again, just a bit. You are pregnant after all. There isn’t any hiding it and nor should you. It’s beautiful!
Hand on Your Back: Press a hand into the small of your back so that there is no extra fabric creating extra you in the behind area.
Tighter Shirts: I’m not talking second skin. Just wear something flattering and not a mumu.
Filters: Smoke and mirrors. Black and white if ya need it.
Remove Visual Clutter: Clean up the background to create a cleaner looking picture. Keep the focus on your beautiful belly, and remember, you’re pregnant. NOT FAT. I only say this because I need to hear it too.
Do you have any hot tips for me? I’m all about feeling my best while pregnant.