10 Tips for Maternity Style Inspired by Meghan Markle!

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Who can resist her obvious charm?

From the beloved actress on the hit show Suits to the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s story is like one of those great rom-coms we all watch over and over again.

So, it should come as no surprise that her maternity style should make us all swoon.

Meghan Markle’s Maternity Style:

And, one thing is for sure, her pregnancy did not slow her down or make her skimp on style.

In fact, her maternity style is inspiring and teaches all of us some important lessons on how we can embrace our bumps and feel confident!

Let’s take a look at 10 maternity style tips we can all take away from her impeccable pregnancy looks:

1. Wear Dresses:

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I don’t know about you, but I tended to reach for more one-piece outfits, such as dresses, when preggo. Not having an actual waistband felt better on my stretching, growing belly.

Plus, they tend to be a flattering silhouette when pregnant.

Meghan rocked the dresses all throughout her pregnancy and looked extremely chic and put together.

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2. Go Monochromatic:

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Not everyone feels like they’re glowing when pregnant.

Luckily, we can all take a tip from Meghan Markle and go monochrome to create a streamlined, flattering silhouette.

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Plus, dressing in all one color eliminates the need to try to match pieces.

For the tired preggo-brain, this is a much needed relief!

3. Wear High-Necks:

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If you’re trying to figure out how to dress your growing top half, take note from Mrs. Markle and wear a high-neckline.

Not only do these make it easier to move around without having to constantly adjust your top, but they are extra flattering at elongating the upper body that is now… blossoming.

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Higher necklines also bring the focus up to the face, which is ideal with those blushed pregnancy cheeks.

4. Put Your Hair Back:

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We all know how hot pregnancy can make you. That “pregnancy glow” is a nice way of saying – girl, you’re going to sweat.

But, you can put your hair back in a chic updo to get it off your face and allow your neck to breathe.

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Looking for creative, easy ways to put your hair up? Consider this post on our sister beauty site on easy hair updos!

5. Go Natural:

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When you’re pregnant, uncomfortable and overheating from simple everyday tasks, lighten up your makeup and go for a more natural look.

All the extra blood flow will you have looking flushed and pink-cheeked anyway, so why not capitalize on the opportunity and give yourself a much needed break?

Here’s a great article with more details on how you can achieve Meghan Markle’s pretty and natural makeup look.

6. Wear Tailored Silhouettes:

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You might feel like you need to just wear gigantic clothes to cover your bump, but streamlined silhouettes that highlight the bump are often more flattering. So, don’t be afraid to wear the more tailored dress, the skinny maternity pants or an a-line skirt.

Bumps are a fashion statement now, so rock it while you got it!

7. Go Bold or Go Home:

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No need to shy away from color. Being pregnant is a beautiful thing and something you might only experience a handful of times in your entire life.

If you want to wear the red coat – wear the red coat!

Want to match bold patterns and colors? You do you, girl!

Don’t try to blend in if you are feeling bold. Embrace it.

8. Have Fun with Accessories:

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There is a time in pregnancy when nothing is very comfortable and you will find yourself reaching for whatever fits and feels the best.

Now is the time to take the focus off what you are wearing and on to something much easier to wear – accessories!

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Choose adorable shoes (they don’t have to be heels), or grab that adorable handbag that you may not use as much once the baby is here.

Rock the jewelry before your little one is tugging on it.

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Accessories always fit, too, so you can splurge without worrying about if you’ll use them after baby comes

9. Consider Proportions:

As you get bigger, you will need clothes that cover the bump. But, play with the proportions of clothes to find what works best

Take this swing coat, for example. It has enough room for her baby bump, but the sleeves also have some swing, which balances it out nicely.

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Or, wear a jacket that is slightly longer or shorter than your dress to add balance:

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Or, have fun with casual style and wear tailored pieces with a relaxed blazer:

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10. Don’t hide the Bump – Embrace it!

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Something the Duchess does that we can all take notes on is how she embraces her bump.

She dresses for it, not to hide it, and she is often found embracing her bump with a gentle hand.

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This magical season of your child’s life is short and – believe it or not – you will miss it when it’s over!

So, gentle reminders for yourself and your little one will help you to cherish the experience.

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There you go! 10 maternity style tips inspired by the beautiful Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

Which one of these is your favorite? Do you have any go-to maternity style tips to share? Leave them in the comments below!

Happy baby naming,

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2 Comments

  1. Shannon
    August 7, 2019 / 7:14 pm

    Awesome post! Meghan is the definition of pregnancy goals. Can’t wait to see your next one!

    • admin
      August 7, 2019 / 7:41 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. I think her style, pregnant or not, is royally awesome. (sorry, I couldn’t help myself!) She certainly has a very chic take on whatever she wears and I love that she didn’t change that while she was pregnant.

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