Maternity Style Guide: Long gone are the days of having to wear a potato sack whilst you are pregnant - pregnancy fashion has come a looooong way, and women can now celebrate this amazing journey in style! I'm often asked, "What should I wear to my maternity session?" Here are a few tips on styling your maternity session with Kuya Bunso Photography!
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- Try for solid colours! Bright colours or muted tones can look amazeballs drizzled in awesomesauce depending on the location you choose
- Choose clothing that is slightly clingy and stretchy to show off your form
- Long-sleeved tops and spaghetti straps are ideal
- Old, wrinkled button-down mens shirts can look fantastic! No, really!
- Slightly form-fitting dresses that cling to your bump, rather than hang off it, can be very elegant
- Wraps, textured scarves, sari's and maternity drapes [I've got two for you if you like the colours!] create a whimsical, artistic look
- Jeans and stretchy maternity pants are always a hit
- Dark colours and especially black can be slimming on camera
- I prefer my clients to be barefoot [shoes can date!], but if you must wear shoes, try to find comfortable, classic footwear
- Body moisturising lotion, especially on knees, elbows and hands, help your skin to glow
- Avoid wearing tight undergarments, especially if you plan on showing off your bump bare-skinned
- Watches and most jewelry (except wedding or engagement rings) are generally distracting from the overall picture, unless it's part of a complete outfit
- Avoid baggy clothing or shirts that hang loosely - we'll lose the shape of your beautiful belly
- Prints, stripes and multicoloured fabrics are distracting from your form - we're here to celebrate it!
And for a little more inspiration...
Coral is a lovely colour for maternity celebrations both indoor and outdoors! A long, flowy maxi dress keeps you comfortable while allowing you to show off your baby bump. Natural fibre accessories, such as a straw hat and woven bag, add casual elegance to your look. Sandals look great and feel great with long dresses and prevent your feet from overheating!
A lovely lace dress with a flattering a-line cut allow you and baby to stay cool and comfortable during your Kuya Bunso Photography maternity celebration! A parasol adds vintage elegance while providing shade in an outdoor session. Accessorise with a splash of colour - aqua looks fabulous to add interest to your images. Flats and lowheel shoes keep you safe and comfortable.
Colourful, sweet, and fun just because you’re about to be a mum doesn’t mean you’re not a kid at heart! Red and white carnival stripes are flattering and fun. A pair of stretchtop pants keep you and baby extremely comfortable. Red accessories make your images a playful affair. And let’s not forget the best part... adding a sugary treat, like a striped lollipop, keep you focused and enjoying yourself!
Bright, modern, comfortable. Try a stretchy wrap on top, creating a flattering look for mum while also showing off that bump! Bright, BRIGHT accessories add amazing colour to your photos and help to keep things looking modern. Flats are comfortable, casual, and stylish for warm weather and keep you and baby safe!
Luck and love, Aly oxox
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Alyson Brimecombe of Kuya Bunso Photography is a Brisbane maternity photographer specialist, giving her clients a one of a kind experience that is real, inspired and genuine. Aly from Kuya Bunso Photography's work has been featured internationally on 1X, BeLovely You, Bored Panda, Hitched.com.au. Aly is an experienced maternity photographer.
Brisbane Maternity Photographer, Alyson Brimecombe of Kuya Bunso Photography covers Ipswich, Brisbane and Toowoomba regions.
Alyson Brimecombe of Kuya Bunso Photography is an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and is a Certified Professional Photographer with the Professional Photographers Association of Queensland.