How to look great in pictures when pregnant
November 16, 2009
From baby shower pictures to the family get -togethers, you can expect to be in a lot of pictures when you are pregnant. Follow our tips for a Facebook-worthy photo every time.
1. Stick to bump-hugging clothes that accentuate your new shape. Oversized or bulky clothes will only make you look big instead of pregnant.
2. Forgo large bold prints and stick to solids or a small print.
3. Go for a v-neckline — it helps slim your face and flatters your pregnancy cleavage.
4. In general, dark colors are slimming and light colors highlight. Use this to your advantage by wearing dark colors on those areas you want to minimize (your bottom half, for example).
1. What hair styles will flatter your face most when you are pregnant? Check out our article on face-slimming hair styles during pregnancy.
2. Don’t overuse hair product — you want a natural look, not stiff and unnatural.
3. Ask your hairstylist for face-framing highlights for a beautiful and natural look.
1. Use powder to reduce shine on your forehead and cheeks.
2. Are you struggling with pregnancy-related skin discoloration? Go to a respected make-up counter to get a concealer that will hide the dark patches.
3. Add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks and a flattering shade of lip gloss.
4. Did you know you can use make-up to help slenderize your face? Find out how here.
1. According to an article on SheKnows.com, make sure the photographer is shooting slightly above your eye line to slim your face and to avoid the dreaded double chin look.
2. Usually a side angle shot is more flattering that straight-on, so tilt your head to the side.
3. Don’t forget to get profile shots of your beautiful belly!
Pictured is Heidi Klum — who I have yet to see a bad picture of.
For more pregnancy fashion:
How to look great pregnant
Pregnancy make-up tips for the hot mom-to-be
How to build a hip maternity wardrobe
Post-baby fashion tips: Flattering styles for new moms
Check out our celebrity maternity photo gallery here!