The cake is frosted, the centerpieces are placed, the punch is poured and the tables are set, but what are you going to wear to your baby shower? All eyes and cameras will be on you, so you might want to make sure your outfit will look good in person and on film. You also have to consider function and comfort. Here are some things to consider when choosing an outfit for your shower:
Color: Wear something that will look good in photos. Bright colors and interesting patterns will really pop in a photograph. A bright floral dress is a great option for summer. If you are wearing a solid color, break it up with a colorful scarf, belt or sash around your waist. If your shower has a color theme, you could wear something that matches or complements that color.
Cut: What looks good when you’re standing up tall may not fit so well when you’re bent over unwrapping a pack and play. Choose a dress or top that is cut in such a way that it will not completely expose your chest when you lean forward or shift too much when you’re twisting. If you have to adjust your outfit more than once in a thirty minute interval, pick something else. If it rides up even once, pick something else. If you’re wearing a dress, keep skirt length in mind. You may end up sitting in a chair facing everyone else while you open your gifts, and if your skirt is too short, you will have to take extra care that you keep your knees locked together so you don’t give your guests a show.
Comfort: You don’t have to completely sacrifice comfort for style and vice versa, but when you’re pregnant, comfort usually wins. You want to be able to focus on your shower, not the waistline that is digging in or the blouse that’s making your skin itch. They make stylish maternity dresses in jersey knit fabric that are unbelievably soft. Skip heals and wear flats if you think you’ll be on your feet for too long.