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Feeling not-at-all sexy because of your growing bump (and behind)? Ten ways to look hot while preggers ... waddling and all. 

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Momlogic's Talitha: Make no mistake, in my eighth month of pregnancy, sexy is far from what I feel and my pre-pregnancy jeans will be collecting dust for at least a few more months. The other day, as I was schlepping myself back to my car from work, my girlfriend said to me: "You won't be wearing those much longer!" -- meaning my three-inch platforms. "Oh yes I will!" I replied. I don't want to turn into one of those women wearing ONLY leggings with maternity tops and Crocs -- ew. It'll make me feel even worse about being in this state.

I honestly believe you can make the most of your changing figure, and, up until a certain point, there are things you can do to not feel totally gross. I've figured out some ways in which to still look semi-good, and, so far, despite the exhaustion and growing back fat, it's been working out pretty well. God knows what's going to happen during weeks 35-40 though!

1. Wear platforms that have inches of height in the front and the back so you will not feel off balance when your belly grows. They'll make your legs look fab!

2. Whether you are tall or short, mini dresses are a great way to show that you still have a figure. Maxi dresses and maternity tops can actually make you look (and feel) bigger.

3. You don't need maternity undies! Come on, buy your lingerie a size up!

4. While exercising, avoid long T-shirts over leggings or sweats -- unless you want to feel like a tent.

5. Show off the twins now that you've got them! Get some V-necks and a push-up bra and flaunt those babies while you can.

6. Maternity jeans will make you feel just about as un-sexy as you possibly can. Instead, buy your jeans a few sizes up and wear them below your belly.

7. Get your hair blown out. It'll last a few days and make you feel great.

8. Eating for two will make you feel like crap. You don't have to eat that much more to stay healthy. Being pregnant is not an excuse to get fat.

9. Exercise. It helps circulation and prevents bloat. Even if you're tired, going for a rigorous walk can do wonders.

10. Keep up your waxing and/or shaving. Just because you're growing a baby doesn't mean you have to grow other things.


3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous June 16, 2009, 1:24 PM

I agree. I had a lot of fun dressing when I was pregnant, and I wore heels until I was about 7 months pregnant. I stopped only because my balance started going LOL. Being prego does not mean you are destined to looking awful!

Anh-Chi June 17, 2009, 2:06 AM

Fashion and pregnancy shouldn’t be mutually exclusive…in fact they should go hand in hand!!!!! I wouldn’t wear heels during pregnancy though, since I’m not the most coordinated person. I’m already bad enough at wearing stilettos right now!

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