The Styling The Bump series encourages new moms-to-be to embrace their bump with styles that flatter the bump, without spending on maternity wear that they end up stashing away after pregnancy. By renting, we want to promote a more sustainable lifestyle that’s also financially sustainable! We met with an easy-going mom-to-be who saw renting as a convenient way to try new styles and flaunt her bump.
Hi Alicia! Thank you for taking the time to have a chat with us! How has your pregnancy experience been so far?
It’s not as bad as some described to be! I’ve been blessed with a fairly easy journey thus far.
How has your daily routine changed since becoming pregnant?
It’s changed aplenty! I always have to remember to eat on time no matter how busy my schedule gets, as I’ll experience gastric pains quickly if I wait too long between meals. I also have toilet runs much more frequently, especially in the third trimester.
What’s a piece of advice you got that’s really helping you with your pregnancy?
Surround yourself with friends and loved ones who have been through the journey (or are going through it too) for guidance and support. There are so many new things to learn, which can be overwhelming at times, so having that support really helps!
What are you most excited about motherhood?
To see my daughter’s cute little fingers and feet!
What are some of the challenges you face when dressing the bump?
Being naturally petite in size and so used to wearing slim-fitting clothes, it wasn’t easy to find clothes that could fit my frame and accommodate the growing belly. I had to start wearing clothes that were baggier from the second trimester onwards.
What is important for you when it comes to renting?
A hassle-free process!
You’ve been a subscriber since July. What do you like about Style Theory?
Shopping for clothes is now a lot more convenient, and I can choose from a variety of styles, with no washing needed! I also enjoy doorstep delivery and pick-up service.
Anything you’d like to see more of?
I definitely want to see more bump-friendly options for mums-to-be like myself, as most styles are more suitable for non-expectant ladies. It’ll also be great to have more sizing options to cater to more people.
Last but not least, do you have any tips for other moms-to-be?
Read up as much as you can, but know that many things are beyond your control and that’s okay!