Pregnancy is a very exciting prospect. You are growing a human inside you and are on your way to becoming a family. It is a beautiful and fascinating phenomenon. One aspect of pregnancy that most women do not look forward to, however, is losing their sense of fashion, and understandably so – your body is undergoing drastic change; of course, nothing looks or feels the same way.
A leather jacket is one garment that has stood the test of time. It styles brilliantly and effortlessly well with everything you style it with, and it looks good on everyone, even pregnant women, so there is no need to be shy.
Leather jackets come in many styles, so you can pick and choose your favorites. The following are five ways in which moms-to-be can rock a leather jacket with sass and style.
- Keep it simple with jeans and a tee
Nothing beats the classic pairings; they have been deemed classics for a reason, after all. If you wish to keep your style simple, easy, and comfortable, play it safe by wearing your women’s leather jacket with a pair of jeans and a standard tee. It is just a very easy, effortless, and versatile look that never fails to impress. Complete your look with sneakers, ankle boots, or sandals, whatever fits your fancy. Moreover, you can dress up your ensemble by throwing on some complementing accessories and bling, and you are good to go.
There are many different jeans styles that you can experiment with, from the classic straight cut jeans, skinny jeans, boot-cut jeans, and the much-hyped, mom jeans. Pregnancy fashion focuses most on comfort, so we recommend opting for something loose and accommodating, such as straight-cut jeans or baggy mom jeans. Style them with a plain tee or a fun graphic printed number and complete the look with complementing comfy shoes and accessories.
- Sprinkle on a little bit of sass with a skirt
Leather jackets pair brilliantly well with skirts. Skirts come in an array of cuts, styles, and lengths. While some prefer a clean pencil cut, others find joy in midi skirts. If you are sporting a pencil skirt, style it with a loose-fitting top and a bomber or biker leather jacket. Complete your look with boots or low-rise heels.
If a maxi dress is more to your taste, we recommend going the boho-chic route for a rustic and artsy aesthetic that is just as whimsical as it is freeing. Throw a bomber leather jacket over a flowing maxi skirt styled with a tank top or lace top.
Perhaps the most fashionable skirt of the era is a midi skirt. Midi skirts bring you the best of both worlds. Their length is appropriate for all sorts of social settings, and they have a loose and flowing silhouette that does not look too baggy. If you wish to make your baby bump less noticeable, a midi skirt is the way to do it. Needless to say, everyone loves them.
A hot favorite nowadays is a pleated midi skirt. Style your leather jacket with a pleated midi skirt and a matching blouse or button-down shirt. Throw on a belt as an accessory and drape your leather jacket on top. Complete your look with heels or boots, and you are ready to go.
- Keep it easy, breezy, and beautiful with a dress
Leather jackets and dresses are a tried and tested favorite. The rogue, bold, and edgy outlook of a leather jacket complements the fun, flirty, and breezy aura of a dress. Effortless and versatile, styling a leather jacket with a dress is the easiest way to elevate a simple everyday ensemble.
Dresses come in an extensive variety of designs, lengths, and cuts. If you are into short maternity-friendly dresses, they look super cute when styled with leather jackets. Knee-length dresses are a staple and thus look great with anything and everything. Maxi dresses style incredibly well with leather coats and cropped leather jackets as the differing jacket lengths complement the long dress cut exceptionally well.
For a daytime-friendly look, style your leather jacket with a flowing floral dress and tie the look together with a belt (pun intended), ankle boots, and matching accessories such as a fedora hat, perhaps, and maybe some minimal jewelry. For the nighttime, nothing compares to the warmth and comfort of a knit dress. Knit fabric is stretchable, so you do not even have to worry about buying new pieces because of the size of your increasing belly. Style your knit dress with boots or sneakers for a relaxed and easy ensemble.
- Layer it up by mixing and matching
Nothing quite like a layered ensemble, is there? Layering is an excellent way to instantly elevate any ensemble while making sure you stay warm and comfy. The best part about layering is that you have the creative freedom to curate your own outfits. There really are no rules to follow. This style trend is particularly helpful for moms-to-be who do not want their bump to attract much attention.
Style your leather jacket with jeans, a button-down shirt, a sweater, and matching shoes. If you wish to work with a dress, pair your jacket with a dress layered over a tee or a button-down shirt. For skirts, you can style your jacket with multiple layers on top, such as a turtleneck vest, a top, and perhaps even a blazer. Complete the look by draping your jacket over your shoulders to exude a cool and effortless aura. Layering always works, regardless of the season or the circumstances.
- Jazz up a formal look for a relaxed vibe
Who said you are not allowed to wear leather jackets with formal wear? Sure, leather jackets are famous for their bold and fearless aesthetic and aura, but that does not restrict them from being worn to formal settings. You can style your leather jacket over a formal ensemble such as a black dress or a long gown. The concept is different and refreshing for the eyes to witness.
If you are not one for dresses, try your luck with tailored trousers and a matching blouse— swap a traditional blazer for a leather jacket. Yes, moms can look badass too.
- Parting thoughts
If you love leather jackets, do not let a growing baby bump push you to change your preferences. A leather jacket is bold, it is beautiful, and it is unapologetically itself. Well, that’s precisely how you should be – be you.
Style your leather jacket however you deem fit. Just make sure to style it in a way that optimizes comfort while ensuring that you do not look like a hot mess. Do not worry about the haters; make your choices, stand by them and watch yourself rock a leather jacket through all the stages of your pregnancy in style.