6 Ways to Hide a Baby Bump in Early Pregnancy

Not ready to announce to everyone that you're expecting just yet? Kim Kardashian was recently spotted wearing a loose blouse that perfectly concealed her belly — and, before she was ready to tell, Kate Middleton distracted the paparazzi with a new haircut. You can also try these six other stylish bump-hiding ideas.
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By Elena Donovan Mauer, Contributing Writer
Updated January 7, 2013
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Loose blouse

Kim's flowy blouse (go one size up) creates a billowy look that could have a bump under it — or not.


Shift dress

For a look that's not fitted in the middle, go for a shift dress. (By BCBGeneration)


Belly band

Here it is: Your first trimester best friend! A belly band holds up your favorite jeans, so you don't have to be seen wearing the maternity kind just yet. Be sure to wear a top that properly covers it. (By Ingrid & Isabel)


Long cardigan

A boyfriend cardigan is perfect to throw over any blouse. Its long length properly covers and the pockets create dimension that distracts from any bumpiness underneath. Just avoid one that's too fitted — go a size or two larger than usual if you have to. (By Mossimo)


Statement jewelry

A sparkly, shiny or colorful necklace or earrings will bring everyone's eyes up away from your stomach and toward your face. (By Banana Republic)


Bold patterns

You may want to skip the horizontal stripes right now, but most other patterns will keep people from focusing on the lines of your body. (By J. Crew)



You're not ready for maternity clothes yet, so get some pieces you'll want to wear now and postbaby — like this tunic, which drapes over your waistline, leaving everything to the imagination. (By ModCloth)

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