Costuming during pregnancy

When I was pregnant I had a hard time with finding a cosutme that was comfortable and that fitted. Different bra sizes, changing hip sizes, plus the added discomfort of fluid retention or sensitive areas on my body.

Belly dancers like to look good. Whether you are a student or a professional, a teacher or a performer, wearing comfortable and well fitting costumes will help you feel great on stage or in class. This is especially true during pregnancy!

In this course I’ll show you some quick and affordable costuming options to make you look and feel your best.

This course on the Belly Dance Business Academy takes you step by step through the most common dilemma’s for pregnant dancers, and gives you examples and tips on what to wear.

The best thing: it’s free! Go to the course and enroll and you can start right away.

costuming during pregnancy blog


To add a bit of extra help and tips, I gathered a couple of useful blogposts and tutorials to help you out.

Check out this post by Mao about using a hipscarf in creative ways. She includes several options for using a hipscarf to create a belly drape.

Want to wear a regular bra but need a strap extension? Check out this blogpost to see how you can make a bra strap extension on your belly dance bra.

bra strp extension

For a thought provoking read about pregnant women and belly dancing, here’s some food for thought in the artice:‘That’s a little risqué to be doing for you as a mommy…

Bellydance Moon goddess performance
Bellydance Moon goddess performance at four months pregnant

I created the white costume so I had something to wear. You can find the blogpost of how I created this costume over here.

Need comfortable and flattering costume items like skirts, tops, sleeves and gauntlets? L. Rose carries inventory and creates custom items. Their pieces Always look fabulous and wel put together and are very versatile, as they can be combined with a bra and belt set or worn as is. Throw on a hip scarf and you’re ready to go!


I am a professional bellydancer, costume-a-holic and dance studio owner living in the Netherlands. My passion is teaching and performing bellydance and I’ve been doing that for almost two decades. I am a teacher at the online Belly Dance Business Academy, where you can find courses and workshops to help you grow your belly dance business. If you like to be kept in the loop, please like Kyria Bellydance on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. I you want to ask me something or comment,  use the box below, or let me know through Facebook.




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