Monday, February 08, 2010

Pregnant pics

As you can see, I'm not showing so much yet. Unless I spent the entire day eating, which I do. Since these were taken just before breakfast, no tummy yet. But by the time lunchtime rolled, people were asking to rub my distended belly.

Pregnant women, take note: You can look fab even when preggy! So now that I'm the pregnant one, I am making sure I look as gorgeous as possible!  

Here I am wearing a shirt dress. I won't fit in it soon (buttons will pop if I insist!). I am also wearing black support tights--perfect for when you want to prevent the dreaded varicose veins but still look stylish. If you're pregnant like me, there's no need to buy maternity dresses (at least until we're around 7 months and beyond!). 

Anyway, I love dresses in silk jersey--these hug the body's curves lovingly. This is me in my black silk jersey dress (sorry, forgot to take a full-length one but this has a full skirt). It has stretch so even as I am gaining weight around the boob and tummy areas, I can still look pretty. If you must buy maternity dresses, just browse end-of-season sales where you can get good clearance savings, then you won't have to spend a fortune! And accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! I'm wearing enamel bangles with my Vita Fede leather-and-gold bangles. In my hair, my feather headband. Everyone said I looked pretty, and when you're pregnant, that's music to your ears!


  1. You do look lovely :)
    Hope no-one is picking on you, you sound a little stressed out?

    It's your pregnancy and you can run it any way you like ;)

    I have another sexy pregnant dress suggestion too those streach cotton wiggle dresses look amazing !!

  2. You know, me & my friends are always wondering why pregnant women always, always make it an excuse not to fix their hair & be unpretty? It should be the contrary, don't you think so? I'm thankful to see pretty pregnant celebs, and I promised myself to still be the kikay me when I get pregnant, and now I have another one to cite as example--- you! Happy Monday! =)

  3. You are right about tent dresses, they are hideous! Go on looking pretty :)

  4. Oh Bucca, thanks! Yes, everyone is picking on me!!! I understand if it's from family and friends (er, no) but from complete strangers?! What is it abut pregnant women that invite unsolicited advice from nosy know-it-alls??? I wish I can just hide away for the next 6 more months because everyone's so judgmental--and they say they're just being kind and giving advice. I hate it. I really really do =(

  5. Thanks, Cris, Neuro and Hyper. I tell ya, kind words--real genuine kind words--are hard to come by these days... so I appreciate you!

  6. Wouldn't even guess you were pregnant if you hadn't told us!

  7. Hi Frances, came across your blog through You're one pretty mommy-to-be! Just do what will make you happy and comfortable (unless your OB says otherwise!) and you'll find yourself enjoying this journey.

  8. WendyB, awww, that's sweet. But I'll be sporting a big belly soon! Can't wait actually so people won't think I'm fat. Some people who don't know I'm preggers just say, "Gee, you really gained weight!"

    Llyresh, hellooooo! Thanks for dropping by. I'm a Chuvaness reader, too! And thanks! I'm trying hard to do everything my OBG says. The only thing I'm having a hard time with is drinking my milk. I hate milk!

  9. I loved your look on that one pretty-photographed with Coke on the side. You looked good with the accessories and the outfit. Thank goodness for that P.S. note I almost freaked out seeing that soda in can; because for the longest time despite I'm not pregnant I thought it's a No-No for preggy women. :-)

    Continue being beautiful Frances.

  10. Hi Frances! I dropped by the mommy blog of yours and saw the whole thing grabe yun ha, talagang rant to the highest level. But like what you've said, everyone's entitled to their opinions. It's about going with what makes you feel good and happy.

  11. hey thanks for the mention.

    i just wore black jersey forever. i bet you can get away with not buying any maternity fashion. everything now is pregnant-friendly.

    just ignore all the ignorant people. or tell them off - that's good too. i learned how to say "don't touch my belly!" but sometimes they do it too fast. eventually i learned how to say "oh please don't. i have a sensitive pregnancy." haha.

    you really are glowing. from within. can you feel butterflies fluttering inside already?

  12. i am glad that I am living in this era where pregnancy could never be one of the reasons to look unwell.

  13. Hi, Frances. I'm entering this late. By now you've had your baby. I confess that I do this a little differently. I love maternity clothes, and love my belly. I always want to show it off, and instead of minimizing my maternity wardrobe, I love finding the styles that work for me. I buy maternity clothes early. The dresses fit without a bump, and work their way right into the later weeks.

    I love your blog. You have interesting things to say, and you have a good sense of how to look good.
    Pretty, Pregnant Maria


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