Chic mums-to-be

Chic mums-to-be

Three women share their stories on how they manage to look fashionable during their pregnancy.

Ms Angie Lai-Tay, 32, an entrepreneur and co-owner of accessories website Curated Editions; about six months pregnant and expecting a boy - her second child with her investor husband.

What has been your biggest concern when it comes to dressing while pregnant?

Looking like a whale, or worse, looking like I lost hope. Women already walk weirdly when they are pregnant, so the last thing I want is to look frumpy. The feeling of being pregnant is awesome. I just want to reflect that in the way I dress.

What's your usual style and how have you had to change it?

It hasn't changed much as I have always been vain, or, to put it nicely, considerate of what others have to look at. I've started wearing elastic shorts, as well as my husband's shirts.

Have you had to buy maternity clothes?

Honestly, I stay as far away from maternity clothes as possible. So far, I've stuck to regular clothes; I just wear them in a bigger size.

What items have you had to give up wearing and miss most?

My tight, second-skin denim shorts. Also, some of my ankle boots because I now have cankles (ankles which blend into calves) due to water retention.

What fashion items have been your biggest life-savers?

Men's shirts - a closet staple - and my elastic hair ties, which hold up my jeans or shorts when I can't button them up.

What are your tips for dressing the bump?

Dress as you are and don't let all that first-time excitement of being a mum get you to dress in maternity wear. Avoid those baby doll tops and dresses.

Have you had to make any changes when it comes to beauty?

I've had to put on more eye make-up to look awake and to look like I have bigger eyes because I now have bigger cheeks.

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