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MATERNITY STYLE FOR THE MUM-TO-BE

How to rock the baby bump with style

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By Mahvish Ahmed

Life must be pretty hard right now for all you mamas-to-be out there, but believe us when we tell you that in terms of fashion you’re definitely at the right place at the right time. Why? Because this is the season to be clad in roomy silhouettes! The fashion gurus are flocking to the voluminous cuts from 2011 and the peplum kurtas that crept their way up the style ladder last summer are still scoring high on the trend-o-meter. So, if you’re dying to ditch the straight-cut kameez(es) and trade them for some airy, breathable numbers, go right ahead.

Scroll down for a lesson on the tops that will flatter your curves and help you camouflage those extra kilos. As a special treat, we’ve also got some tips on hair, shoes, bottoms and lip colours to go with each kurta to complete your look.

Rema and Shehrbano’s yellow poncho with the trending fringes and pleats detailing

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Bottoms: White boot cut pants with organza detailing

Shoes: Gold flats

Hair: Soft waves

Lip colour: Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm, shade Rendezvous #040

Sapphire’s Summertime Fling peplum with tassels and embroidery

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Bottoms: Off-white tulip shalwar

Shoes: Plain yellow khussas

Hair: High messy bun

Lip colour: Revlon Rum Raisin #535

Rang Ja’s paisley print tunic with flared sleeves

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Bottoms: White tulip pants (with a contained gheyr. Try the ones available at Image Fabrics, online and in stores.)

Shoes: Red truck art khussas

Hair: A neat, high ponytail

Lip colour: Clinique’s Cherry Pop

Generation’s ajrak inspired tunic in earthy tones

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Bottoms: Jeggings or maternity skinnies (TIP: If possible, procure yours from TOP SHOP – they have an elasticated, super comfortable waist and will last you throughout your pregnancy)

Shoes: Black kohlapuris

Hair: Top knot bun

Lip colour: KIKO Milano’s Velvet Passion #320 (brown) – TIP: If you don’t already know about this Italian make-up brand, find out!

Khaadi’s spring-vibes angrakha with tassels and embroidered cuffs

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Bottoms: White shalwar

Shoes: Matching blue flats

Hair: Lose and neatly straightened

Lip color: Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm, shade Unapologetic #210

BOHO’s ‘pretty in pink’ off shoulder tunic with lace and pearl detailing

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Bottoms: White cropped culottes

Shoes: White summer flats with pearls

Hair: Soft curls with hair pinned up on one side

Lip colour: KIKO Milano’s Strawberry Pink# 904

Gulabo’s long kameez with a traditional print and ruffled sleeves

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Bottoms: Well-fitted black pants

Shoes: Black embroidered kohatis

Hair: Dramatic low braided bun

Lip colour: MAC Diva