Chic, comfortable maternity tops are available in a wide range of styles to suit many different occasions. They are perfect for expectant mothers as well as new mothers who have recently given
birth. The perfect top will be suitable for many different situations besides providing the necessary functionality and comfort.
Choose The Right Bra
Before you dive into picking out maternity tops, you need to ensure that you have the perfect-fitting bra. This is essential if you want to stay
covered up and avoid exposing any lumps or bumps.
Which Material Do You Prefer?
If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you may wish to go for 100 per cent natural cotton that minimizes irritation. This is especially important while your baby bump is growing as the
stretching process that the skin goes through can be particularly uncomfortable for some women. While cotton is the most comfortable material, it isn’t the easiest to care for. A cotton-polyester
mix is not only lighter on your skin but it is easier to wash and dry and airs out in less time than cotton. Finding machine-washable maternity tops will greatly reduce the stress you experience during your pregnancy. Jersey is a great one for maternity tops as it will last the full nine months and beyond.
Do You Want To Show Off Your Curves?
Maternity tops are available in a wide range of styles and you can either show off your bump with a figure-hugging top or cover up with a free-flowing design. Both designs are available to keep
you cool and fresh without having to compromise on style. Both snug and flowing designs are available as v-necks, round-necks, spaghetti straps, halter necks, cowl necks, boat necks, or off the
shoulder. You’ll be able to find the perfect style of suit a wide range of formal or informal occasions without having to compromise on the perfect fit around your bump.
Do Your Want To Breastfeed?
The great news about maternity tops is that you don’t need to compromise on style if you want to breastfeed. All of the aforementioned designs are perfectly suitable for breastfeeding so you can
choose whatever style and fit you want without having to be guided by functionality. Always go for seamless top if you don’t want to give away your curves.
Each style of maternity top has its own advantages and drawbacks. Here are some tips for each style.
For v-neck maternity tops always choose tops with a very long, deep ‘V’. This has the flattering effect of appearing to elongate your body and improve your figure while you are pregnant. Choose a
slim line or figure-hugging style to emphasis your silhouette.
• Wrap Top
These are great as they emphasis your waist and will come in hand after your delivery as they make excellent nursing tops.
These are perfect for wearing with leggings due to their length. All-round, tunics are the most versatile maternity tops for teaming with pants, shorts and skirts.