The flat shoe is not flat at all! Join the flat shoe parade this spring and experiment with the wide variety of choices. Buying shoes you love is exciting, so don't deprive yourself of this just because your feet have swelled up a bit.
I personally like to wear a short stacked heel during pregnancy, otherwise my back starts to hurt. Luckily, stacked heels are very trendy this spring. Those four to five inch stilettos, however, are no longer the best choice; unless you want to feel like you are walking a tight rope, I choose comfort over everything else. Fortunately, it's pretty easy with all the spring styles available.
Tennis shoes, like the ones made by Keds or Superga (I lived in these during my pregnancy), are cute for daytime wear. If you are looking for a little more style, an animal print or a leather gladiator sandal is the way to go. Also try a smoking shoe with a slight heel; they are chic, stylish, and so comfortable that it's almost like walking around in slippers. Pair your slipper style shoe with jeans, a white button down shirt and a blazer thrown over. For an edgier look, try a pair of studded heels paired with black jeans and a leather bomber jacket.
Make sure to invest in a shoe that is comfortable and easy to walk around in all day. What's the point of a flat shoe if you're going to be suffering from blisters all day? When summer rolls around, try a flat espadrille with a loose summer dress for a fun, warm weather look.
For optimum comfort during your pregnancy and to avoid more back aches, go for a flat shoe or sandal. A flat shoe might not be as sexy as high heels once were, but you'll be so much happier that you made the choice to put on a flat. If you are itching to break out your favorite heels, wait for the night time when you know you won't be walking around as much. Slip on a sexy heel with a silk blouse and skinny pant. But just like Cinderella, when the clock strikes twelve those shoes must come off!
Caroline Rahmey is a fashion designer who lives in NYC with her son and husband. Caroline went to FIT and later launched her clothing line, Caroline Hedaya. She recently started Nine Month Project, a fashion/lifestyle blog that helps motivate pregnant women to feel and look good. To read more about Caroline and her pregnancy fashion tips, click HERE.