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What to Wear for Maternity Portraits

Tulika Nair Nov 20, 2018
When you are expecting a child, you want to capture many special moments. But as the due date gets closer, you become more unsure about the clothes you would want to wear when being photographed. Here are the ideas about clothes for maternity portrait photography.
Clicking photos during one's pregnancy is a way of building on every memory that is associated with your child. It is a way of not only celebrating your pregnancy but also a way of capturing that glow on your face that you can only have when you are pregnant.
From modernistic works of art to traditional photographs, it is up to you to choose the styles that you want to be photographed in. In order to ensure that you look really pretty in your pictures, it is important that you wear the right clothes.
Here is more on which clothes are appropriate for photographs when you are pregnant. Read the tips that are definitely helpful while choosing your clothes.

Clothes to Wear for Photographs When Pregnant

Why do so many expectant mothers opt to click maternity photos? Simply to capture the beauty of a woman's glow that is seen only when she is pregnant!
For most women, it can be confusing to decide what to wear for their maternity photo-shoot. Here are some simple tips to pick out the right clothes:
  • Select only those you are comfortable wearing and make you feel stylish at the same time.
  • Wear those clothes that you would wear normally. If you are most comfortable in a pair of pants and a top, then choose to be photographed in these.
  • Most photographers suggest wearing solid colors instead of patterns and prints which tend to take away from the stomach. It is also advisable to wear darker and richer tones rather than bright colors. Clothes in shades of black and white tend to work classically.
  • Cardigans also work well. You can choose to add a pop of color by wearing a scarf or a necklace in a bright tone. For pregnant women, v-necks, square necks, and long sleeved tops work very well. Even tight tank tops and clothes in thin fabrics can work wonders during a maternity photo shoot.
  • While picking out clothes for a maternity photo shoot, it may be a good idea to pick tops that fit tightly around the belly. Clothes that are loose will only camouflage your stomach which will defeat the purpose.
  • For pants, choose stretch pants with a low waistline as you do not want it to bunch up during your photo shoot. Try to avoid wearing denims unless you are sure you will be comfortable in them.
  • If you are posing for the maternity photograph with your first child, then it may be a good idea to wear clothing that is slightly more flowing and playful. Opt to wear long dresses, skirts, etc. If you are posing with your partner, try to wear coordinated clothing, at least in terms of colors. This will make the photograph more pleasing to the eye.
  • If you are opting for more artistic shots, then think about showing off your baby belly in the photograph. Wear a loose fitting shirt with the buttons undone halfway through or a tight fitting cropped top.
These are just some of the clothing options that you can choose from when you are getting your maternity portraits clicked. It is advisable to get the photos clicked as far along as possible, like in the third trimester, when you can actually see the fullness of the stomach.
If you are baring your belly for the photo, then apply lotion on it mixed with some glitter an hour before the photo shoot. Try to discuss different ideas for pregnancy photographs with your photographer so that you have a pick of poses.
Your clothing is just one of the things that you will need to focus on during these photo sessions. The most important thing is to be comfortable, so that your beauty shines through in the photos.