How to Hide a Baby Bump through the First Trimester

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While we were very excited to share the news that Baby Fannin #2 was on the way, we wanted to wait until we were out of the first trimester to share. It’s true what they say, however, about baby bumps showing a lot more quickly with subsequent pregnancies. Trying to keep my pregnancy a secret until we were ready to share was a bit more challenging this time around.  So I’m sharing my tips for how to hide a baby bump through the first trimester.

#1 WAY TO HIDE A BABY BUMP: OVERSIZED TOPS + DRESSES

I was 10 weeks along when these pictures were taken, but definitely already had a bump.  It’s so true what they say about showing quicker with subsequent pregnancies. Luckily, oversized tops and dresses are all the rage right now.  I sized up at least one size in everything I bought.

bold prints for work--flamingo ruffle sleeve tee

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Top: c/o Groopdealz (similar) // Pants: Maurices (identical) // Heels: Target (similarsimilarNecklace: Sugarfix via Target (similar) // Earrings: Sugarfix via Target // Satchel: Tory Burch (similar) // Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET //  Link bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass // Cuff bracelet: J.Crew Factory  // Sunnies: Quay Australia

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Dress: Who What Wear via Target // Booties: Lucky Brand via Target // Clutch: Gigi New York Necklace: Kate Spade New York  // Earrings: Sugarfix via Target // Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET //  Link bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass // Cuff bracelet: J.Crew Factory  // Sunnies: Quay Australia

#2 WAY TO HIDE A BABY BUMP: PEPLUM

Peplum is a great way to not only cover-up a baby bump, but to distract from it as well.  With peplum, you’re drawing attention to the exact area you’re trying to hide, but it works because people don’t expect you to draw attention to the bump area. I was 13 weeks pregnant here (this skirt barely zipped!haha).

Black Organza Peplum Skirt by Rachel Parcell

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Top: Target (similar for $7) // Skirt: Rachel Parcell // Heels: Who What Wear // Clutch: Gigi New York // Necklace: Kate Spade // Earrings: Sugarfix // Lips: Ciate Glitter Flip in Forbidden

#3 WAY TO HIDE A BABY BUMP: LEGGINGS THAT SUCK YOU IN

For the first trimester, it’s easy to suck your baby bump in with either leggings or high-waisted pants. Pick a pair of thicker leggings that are spandex-y.  Cotton isn’t going to do the trick.  I was 12 weeks pregnant here.

Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top

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Top: Lilly Pulitzer // Leggings: Victoria Secret Pink (also love these!) // Espadrilles: Tory Burch (similar and similar both on MAJOR sale–under $100!) // Handbag: Tory Burch (similar) // Sunglasses: Quay Australia// Earrings: Charming Charlie // Necklace: Kate Spade

#4 WAY TO HIDE A BABY BUMP: TUNIC TOP

A longer tunic top is an easy way to hide a baby bump. Make sure the tunic top is just a little loose so it doesn’t cling to anything. You’ll also want to make sure that your bottoms don’t cut into your sides, giving you a muffin top effect. I’m 11 weeks pregnant here.

 

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Top: Target (similarsimilar) // Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer // Flip-flops: Lilly Pulitzer–on sale under $20 Earrings: Sugarfix via Target // Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff //Necklace: Kate Spade New York // Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET //  Link bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass // Cuff bracelet: J.Crew Factory  // Sunnies: Quay Australia

#5 WAY TO HIDE A BABY BUMP: LAYERS

Layers are the easiest way to hide a baby bump!  Throw on a utility jacket or loose cardigan and it won’t show that your belly is pooching out. Here, I’m 11 weeks pregnant.

 

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Utility jacket: A New Day via Target–6 colors // Tee: Gap Factory (similar) // Shorts: Target (similar under $15) // Booties: Lucky Brand via DSW–3 colors // Handbag: Louis Vuitton Earrings: Sugarfix via Target //Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET //  Link bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass // Cuff bracelet: J.Crew Factory  // Sunnies: Quay Australia

HOW TO HIDE A BABY BUMP

I honestly had a bump when I shot this blog post in a bikini (early early!).  Then again, I think I consistently looked 3-months pregnant before I got pregnant.haha  I had to get on top of my baby bump camouflaging game from the start. I hope these tips help you to hide your baby bump until you’re ready to share it with the world.

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