How to party in both style and comfort when expecting
Have a disco nap before you go out, which will boost your energy levels. Do a face mask and moisturise long before you add make-up, to ensure your skin is glowing.
Make-up can be your best friend – a red lipstick can perk you up even if you’re not feeling in the party mood. Our go-to? This Charlotte Tilbury shade in ‘So Marilyn’.
Accessories can do your talking for you if you get tired. Choose a sparkling piece of jewellery – such as these Kenneth Jay Lane star earrings – to boost your confidence.
Heels can be a struggle when expecting, so opt for a standout pair of flats that you’ll be able to stand in all evening. Embellished pumps are also the shoe of the season, so you won’t be compromising on style either – we love these Manolo Blahniks.
More than ever you can indulge in the food and canapes on offer; eat little and often to sustain your energy levels and stave off hunger – making sure you avoid the obvious culprits!
If you’re in the early stages and not ready to tell the world, establish a drink code with your plus one so that they know gin and tonic means sparkling water…
When hosting, why not opt for these virgin-cocktails by Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits that look as elegant as they taste. Flavours range from Aromatic & Woody to Herbal & Floral, to satisfy all partygoers. Available in Selfridges.
Have an exit strategy – and more importantly, don’t feel guilty about sticking to it, no one is expecting you to be dancing on the tables.…And the best part about partying when pregnant? You wake up the next day with a clear head and absolutely no apprehension about the photos!
Written by Katie Stalker