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    Updated on Sep 8, 2018. Posted on Jan 12, 2015

    21 Cool Ways To Own Maternity Style When You're Pregnant

    Mamas be sexy.

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    You are a radiant, life-bearing force...

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    And you should dress like the goddess you are.

    Here are style tips from some pretty badass mammas...

    1. Pencil skirts? Yes.

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    "I preferred tighter midi-length pencil skirts while I was pregnant because it accentuated my bump," fashion blogger Tanesha AwasthiI of Girl With Curves told BuzzFeed Life. "I think the key is finding what you're comfortable in and just going with it."

    2. Button-ups? Yes and yes.

    3. Flared skirts? Why not.

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    "The flared skirt definitely balances out your proportions, especially at the end of the pregnancy when the belly is so big," says fashion blogger Sara Strand. "The whole belly is less visible—since the skirt isn't high-waisted—and your upper body looks longer."

    4. Asymmetrical hemlines? Why yes please and thank you.

    5. Color-blocking? Cute!

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    "Color blocking tops can be either really great or seriously awkward," Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere told BuzzFeed Life. "If the color change is higher up and doesn't cut across the largest part of your belly, then yes, go for it! It's a fun way to embrace the bump."

    6. Horizontal stripes? OMG.

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    "Horizontal stripes were my favourite while I was pregnant," Strand says. "I was really proud of the growing belly, and the stripes showed it off in a nice way." Here, pregnant style blogger Gaelyn Jenkins of My Corner View shows how to rock it.

    7. Bright colors? Of course.

    8. Thicker fabrics? Worth a try.

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    "Heavier fabrics can even disguise the fact that you're expecting when worn high-waisted," says Awasthil. If you're in the mood to downplay your bump, look for a heavier material.

    9. Tight dresses? Go for it.

    10. Heels? If they feel comfy enough, do it.

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    "If you're having a healthy pregnancy and aren't experiencing any pain while wearing heels, I think it's a really great way to feel sexy," says Schuman. "While I don't wear mine for a 9-hour work day anymore, I'll certainly still throw on a pair for a date night with my husband or to head out for a party."

    11. Chunky accessories? Get it, girl.

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    "I think bold accessories add a hint of luxe and polish to any look, especially when dressing on the casual side of style," says Awasthi. "Adding bold accessories allowed me to feel a bit more put together, which is sometimes hard to accomplish in the later months of pregnancy."

    12. Angie-inspired slit dresses? Definitely.

    13. Sneakers with a dress? Just do it.

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    "The first time I combined sneakers with a dress, I didn't like it," says Strand. "But when I looked at photos of my outfit after the fact, I realized that it looked really cool and relaxed. And, of course, it's so comfortable."

    14. Circle scarves and yoga pants? Totes.

    15. All black? Totally.

    16. Flowy materials? All the way.

    17. Belts up top? Perf.

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    "I've always been a fan of throwing belts on over dresses and longer tops, but now I wear them just above my belly, which accentuates it and helps give me a bit more shape," says Schuman.

    18. Textured skirts? Hell yes.

    19. Florals? Clearly.

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    "I wore florals while expecting and it was actually a fun way to accentuate my bump when the floral pattern fell in the right place," says Awasthi. "My husband said it was a cool illusion that made the florals seem 3D!"

    20. ASOS maternity? Great idea.

    ASOS Maternity has an amazing, on-trend selection of maternity options that are budget-friendly, according to Awasthi.

    21. A suit jacket and two hands? Hell, go for it.

    Bellies be one hot accessory.

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    Show it off.