Beauty & Fashion, Brand Feature, Pregnancy

Bump Style

As I was clearing photos from my phone and camera to make space for more baby photos, I was looking though my pregnancy photos and realised I kinda miss my bump 🙂 Looking back, those 40 weeks wearing the bump seemed to have passed by in a flash when initially, 40 weeks sounded like such a long time.

The recommended weight gain as instructed by my gynae was 12kg, but with the little fella staying in my tummy till 40 weeks, my total weight gain by the time I gave birth was a whooping 20kg!

I tried my best to keep away from maternity wear so that I can still wear the clothes post pregnancy, but the 2 maternity culotte shorts from ASOS were extremely versatile and good for wearing even after birth!

Here are of the non-maternity but bump friendly clothes I wore during the pregnancy (and a look at how I piled on those 20kg 😐 ).

Week 12 – Grey cotton maxi from online shop, gifted by SIL


Week 17 – Floral dress from Bugis

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Week 18 – Demin tunic/ dress from Lowry’s Farm


Week 21 – Tunic with floral skull from Taiwan, Patterned tights from Cotton On


Week 21 – Black tunic from G2000, Denim jeggings from Uniqlo, Studded demin shirt from Warehouse

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Week 21 – Blouse from Lowry’s Farm, Patterned tights from La Senza


Week 22 – White tank from Forever21, Shorts from Uniqlo, Shirt from Taiwan


Week 25 – Dress from Mango


Week 26 – Top from Forever21, Shorts from ASOS Maternity


Week 30 – Baby doll cut denim dress from Topshop


Week 30 – High-waisted maxi from Square 2

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWeek 31 – Jewelled denim top from Forever New, Patterned tights from La Senza

Week 32 – Cotton dress from online NUS school bazaar (back from my uni days!)


Week 34 – Floral maxi from Cotton On


Week 34 – Blouse from Topshop, Shorts from ASOS Maternity


Week 35 – Floral cut-in top from Forever New, Shorts from ASOS Maternity

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWeek 36 – Maxi from Newlook
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy week 36, you could more or less see all the additional pounds on me 😛

Maxi dresses, baby doll dresses, tunics, tights/ leggings, culottes and shirt blouses (as outer wear) are great for dressing up the bump 🙂

Comfort is definitely a priority for maternity wear , but style doesn’t have to take a back-seat!

Most importantly, treasure and enjoy those 40 weeks of pregnancy as you will realise, when the little one is out, those 40 weeks were the longest stretch of time you will have your little one to yourself and not have to share him with anyone else because he is connected to you alone. And wherever you are, he is there together with you 🙂


  1. Agy

    July 30, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Wow, you definitely looked good with your maternity fashion choices! I remember when I was preggers and the styles were really frumpy 🙁

    1. Da.W.N.

      August 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Agy! Actually a lot of the maternity wear sold in Sg are still rather icky! Hence I to resort to buying from websites like ASOS and non-maternity wear that are more bump-friendly 🙂

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