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It didn’t take Kate Middleton showing off her baby bump officially for the first time in February for those in the know to be up with the benefits of the wrap dress for maternity wear.

The wrap is a staple in every pregnancy wardrobe thanks to its versatility and fit.

It does the trimester miles taking you from pre-pregnancy through the bumpy months and out the other end after baby arrives.

Why?

Adjusted to fit through the waistline, it can expand and contract with your baby bump not only as the months expand, but also can re-fitted during the day for a super fit.

The ties that secure each side after they wrap around you are up under the bust or just under, so, no matter how big you are, there’s a nipped in area between bust and hip.

Wraps are made of stretch fabric, so they cling to all the right places creating some sensational curvy silhouettes. This also makes them easy to launder and great for travel.

Many have an A-line skirt, which helps disguise preggers bulkiness from the hips to the knees.

Dianne Von Furstenberg created the wrap dress in 1974 and it’s consistently been her best seller to women of all shapes and sizes ever since.

The flexibility of wearing a wrap dress makes it a favourite. One wrap dress can take you from work, party, baby shower, shopping, and dinner all with a quick change of accessories and shoes.

The V neckline is flattering, drawing attention to one of pregnancies best benefits (two of them, actually). Wraps not specifically designed for breast-feeding, can still allow access for baby’s milk fix given stretch jersey fabric and adjustable fit.

What’s hot now, thanks to Kate, are wrap dresses in printed fabric – superb at disguising any extra bumps and bulges (except for the lovely one out front you want everyone to see).

No wonder they’re a wrap!

Inspired by Kate Middleton, we’ve picked out the latest loveliest print dresses for your viewing pleasure – pop on over to www.pregnancypanache.com.au.

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