Many women are often subjected to the idea that if they get pregnant, they have to sacrifice their style. While there's absolutely nothing wrong with ladies choosing to go for more modest looks, bearing a child is also no reason to stop dressing up the way you want to. The way we see it, it's best to pair that "maternity glow" with OOTDs that have you looking, and subsequently, feeling your best.
For any moms-to-be out there, look to influencer Ira Denise Oyco for some sartorial inspo. Even before she had a bun in the oven, Ira can often be spotted in cozy neutral ensembles, baggy silhouettes, and beach-ready swimmies. Now that she's a couple of weeks away from being a first-time mom, we've rounded up some of her best casual looks. Check them out below:
LOOK: 8 Casual Maternity Outfits, As Seen on Ira Denise Oyco
1. Printed Sundress + Sneakers + Tote Bag
Add some zing to your everyday look by going for a breezy sundress in a vibrant print. Ira slipped into a frock that had oranges on it, and teamed it with sneakers for an easy-going 'fit while doing some shopping.
2. Slip Dress + Cropped Cardigan + Sandals + Tote Bag
If it gets a bit chilly for you and your babe, simply toss on a chunky cardigan. It's recommended to go for a cropped one with your slip dresses, since it'll balance out the proportions, making sure you're not engulfed in fabric.
3. Patterned Tent Dress + Sneakers + Tote Bag
The comfiest frock you'll ever have in your closet is a tent dress. Cop one in a picnic-ready gingham print like Ira's, throw on some sneakers, and you're set for a chill day at a park.
4. Crochet Top + Skirt + Bucket Hat
Off to a beach trip, momma? Let nothing stop you from fully flaunting your bump! Grab your hands on a cute crochet 'kini for the cutest seaside pics with your soon-to-be child. Plus points if it comes with a hat to protect you from the sun rays!
5. Bikini + Flowy Printed Cover-Up + Sunnies
You can also spice up a regular neutral-toned two-piece by opting for a printed cover-up around your hip. Don't forget your sunnies!
6. Cropped Tank Top + High-Waisted Shorts + Sneakers + Cap + Handbag
Crop tops absolutely still have a place in your sartorial arsenal, even when you're carrying a little one. Play around with proportions and pair a simple top with high-waisted shorts (Look for one with a garterized waist so your tummy isn't restricted), and cap things off with your go-to sneakers and a cap.
7. Oversized Sweater + Leggings + Sneakers + Cap + Tote Bag
When you've got "nothing to wear", a cozy, baggy sweater will come to the rescue. Ira went for a sporty vibe for her coffee date by teaming her sweater with leggings, sneakers, and a cap. The scrunched-up white socks totally complete the 'fit!
8. Pleated Coord Sets + Sneakers + Tote Bag + Sunnies
Now this is OOTD to reach for when you're absolutely drawing blanks for an outfit. A flowy coords set in a striking hue—say, this blue one on Ira—will be perfect for laidback days. Your baby will certainly thank you for the soft and warm material!