Pregnant on New Year’s Eve
When I was pregnant on New Year’s Eve, I wore black leggings, a long sweater and a poncho – frumpy. I was visiting my cousins in the UK and both my cousin’s wife and I were expecting so we stayed in and celebrated in their house. I just didn’t feel like getting dressed up because it seemed like a hassle and I didn’t want to feel uncomfortable. Are you feeling like that?
Maybe you aren’t. Maybe you are like the many pregnant women in Italy that I encounter: dressed up, hair done, make-up perfect, heels on, standing around with her friends having a great time. How do they do that? My pregnant uniform during the winter was mascara, leggings, a poncho and flat boots. The only thing I would change up would be my bun: high bun or low bun. Even with my comfy outfit, I still felt tired and always wanted to stay home.
Break the Frumpy Spell
My girlfriends arranged a night out, so I was sort of forced to dress up. What a drag. I straightened my hair, did my make up, ditched my pregnant winter uniform and then something happened: I felt pretty. I wanted to go out and socialize. I had more energy! The frumpy spell was broken and Cinderella was transformed!
This New Year’s Eve, if you’re falling into that frumpy downward spiral, stop! Do yourself this favour and arrange a fancy dinner at a restaurant or organize with friends so you have a chance to doll yourself up and feel pretty. Get a dress, wear your heels (if they fit! Bring flats just in case) and take your time to do your make up and hair. You will feel transformed.
Being pregnant on New Year’s Eve is already tough enough: Not being able to drink, dance too long, struggling to stay up past midnight etc. The least you can do is treat yourself to a nice dress, matching bag and a pair of shoes to ring in the new year.
Special Night Out Maternity Style
I’ve compiled a list of a few dress ideas for the expecting moms that I think are ideal for any kind of special occasion like a wedding, an event, a cocktail party or a just a simple night out with the girls or with your significant other. I like them because they are a bit flashy and fun, but mostly importantly, because they aren’t restricting.
Apart from the one-sleeve dress directly here below, all the dresses cover up your shoulders in case you’ve put on some weight (which is normal) and don’t feel comfortable showing off your arms.
The last photo with the scattered sequin dress, unfortunately, is already sold out. That would have been my first pick as a maternity dress for New Year’s Eve. I guess it was also a first pick for a lot of other pregnant ladies looking to transform themselves on the last day of the year.
Good news is that all the dress are about 60% off! Boxing day sale, maybe?