Pregnancy can be filled with thoughts of tiny shoes, adorable onesies, and itsy-bitsy socks. But the
mother’s wardrobe should not be forgotten! There’s no reason mothers-t0-be can’t look fantastic while on their body’s incredible journey.
Maternity clothing these days can fit every body size, style, and taste. Knowing what to look for and
embracing personal style can help fill the closet with classic, beautiful pieces.
1. Examine Sizes
According to Alison
Deyette, a blogger at Baby Center, sizes for pregnancy wear are based on the size of a
non-pregnant body. That means a person who normally buys "medium" sizes will most likely be a "medium" throughout the pregnancy.
Finding the correct size isn't just about purchasing regular clothes in larger sizes. A pregnant body is
putting on weight in much different areas than a person who puts on some holiday weight. Pregnancy clothes are designed to stretch and fit the specifics of a woman’s body. Clothing that fits the
body (and bump) correctly will always be more flattering than an oversized T-shirt.
2. Basics First
The easiest way to get started is to pick out a few basic maternity staple pieces that will mix and
Bump suggests pieces like leggings, camis, and cardigans can be the foundations of a
Staple pieces could include some neutral items (dark pants, sweaters), and some pieces that match
personality (think color and pattern).
3. Maternity Clothes — But with Style!
Dresses, tops, pants, leggings — having many options to choose from when putting together a maternity
wardrobe is important. And just like a non-pregnancy wardrobe, having an array of options to choose from makes life easier. Whether it’s an afternoon walking the dog or a Monday board meeting,
maternity clothes should work for all aspects of life.
So, if fashion is your thing, you’ll find a selection of affordable clothing options to choose from here.
Don’t be afraid to look fabulous as your baby grows. Your super style should flow seamlessly from pre-pregnancy all the way through the birth of your child.
4. Relax in Comfort
It’s important that clothes move, twist, and support a woman throughout her day. Maternity dresses are
often the perfect item for looking your best while keeping mother and baby happy.
Dressing appropriately for the weather is also something to keep in mind as a pregnancy progresses. Fun
shorts and skirt for hot summer days and warm hoodies and ponchos for cold winter nights will be important additions to a maternity wardrobe. A tunic is often one of the most flexible garments
because it can work for summer (pair it with a pair of shorts) and winter (boots and dark leggings).
suggests that buying clothing items that layer may be a good strategy since hormones
can make the body temperature fluctuate throughout the day.
5. Slimming Down
Sometimes women want to feel sleek and perhaps a bit smaller, even through pregnancy. Try putting the
visual emphasis on your glowing face through some fun accessories, bright scarves. Clothing in a single, flattering color works wonders on creating a slimming silhouette. Simple, classic dresses
and flowy shirts do this well, too.
6. Baby Bump it Up
Kozlow, writing for Parents.com, suggests that feeling modern and chic during pregnancy
can be accomplished by taking already-worn trends and adapting them to a growing body.
These days women are even accentuating their bump with clingy T-shirts and bright colors. No need to hide
in a dull sweatshirt! Clothing companies make pregnancy-friendly clothing that matches all of the modern trends: skinny jeans, button-down shirts, leggings, and more. Women putting together a set
of maternity clothes should look for a few pieces that help them embrace and feel good about a changing body.
7. Maternity Clothes that Match Your Body
Everyone’s body is different and pregnant bodies are no exception. Even if it’s a second or third
pregnancy, bodies may react differently than the first time. If carrying low, check out maternity dresses that show off and lengthen the legs or a v-neck top to bring the focus up. Carrying high?
Try a skirt or dress that flares away at the knee or a top cinched above the tummy.
Clothes can supply your closet with much-needed basics, fun statement dresses, stretchy
leggings, tops for all occasions, and much more. You should feel beautiful throughout your pregnancy experience with clothes you’ll want to wear long after your baby is born.