Maternity clothing is all about being comfortable and stylish while still being yourself. When planning a wardrobe,
it’s important to think about getting clothes that work for all the different aspects of your life. From running to the grocery store to attending an important meeting, maternity clothes should
be flexible and fun.
It may be tempting to try and squeeze into some items from your current wardrobe or settle for sweatpants or men’s
clothes, but it’s important to feel radiant and beautiful throughout a pregnancy. Correctly fitted maternity clothing can do that (and keep you comfortable!). Keep a wardrobe affordable by
picking a few staples that are versatile and will work for many occasions and a few pieces that highlight a signature style.
Focus on Casual and Cute
Running errands, cooking dinner, relaxing on the couch — these are the times when a few comfy basics become favorite
wardrobe pieces. Hoodies, the ever-popular maternity leggings, and slouchy T-shirts are important items that many women rely on. But just because they’re comfortable doesn’t mean they aren’t
cute. Pick items in bright colors and soft fabrics that hug all the right areas to bump up that fashion element (no pun intended).
Find Office Attire That Works
Expectant mothers often struggle with this one, but the wrap dress can be the perfect answer to what to wear to the
office. Dresses are almost always office appropriate, but it’s super easy to add more coverage with a cardigan, jacket, or leggings. Look for bright dresses that cinch under the bust to
accentuate a growing baby bump or darker colors to create a slimmer silhouette.
Many pregnant women think they have to ditch skirts all together, but maternity skirts are specially built with
expandable waist bands and soft fabrics. Women can still have that pencil-skirt look while remaining comfortable. Pair a neutral skirt with a bright top for a combination that is cheerful and fun
but still professional.
Invest in Special Occasion Items
Maternity clothing comes in all styles, including some dressier items for evening events. It’s likely that there will
be at least a couple of occasions during pregnancy where you’ll need a fancier outfit. Full-length skirts and cocktail dresses especially made for expectant mothers should be a part of any
maternity closet. Dresses are easy to dress down with a jacket or dress up with special jewelry, and don’t be afraid to choose a dress in a vibrant, joyous color to reflect your joyous state of
Special occasions are a chance to punch up individual style. Prints, flowy fabrics, interesting hem lines — maternity
clothing companies offer a range of options to fit many tastes.
Go for Sporty and Fun
Some of the most comfortable and affordable maternity clothes also double as active wear. The hoodies and T-shirts
meant for casual wear can easily work for trips to the gym. Again, here is where leggings are important. Think about designating a specific pair to live in your gym bag for sporty
Fitness apparel is very trendy right now, even when it's not being used for actual exercise! Balance the more masculine
cuts of some sportswear with a feminine color or softer fabric. Pair a sporty look with a comfortable shoe and the look can go from errands to the gym with practically no extra effort.
Look for Seasonal Wear
Maternity clothing often must span a couple of seasons and, depending on location, a wide variety of weather
conditions. Staying comfortable and looking great while the seasons change is all about obtaining a few staples that will transition from one month to the next.
Fall: Fall is a great opportunity to add a few layers to extend summer wear. Focus
on purchasing a few layering items in warm, earthy colors that will last through winter. Under layers like camisoles and top layers like ponchos are the keys to a fall wardrobe.
Winter: Focus on cozy sweaters and long-sleeved dresses in darker colors. Neutral
solids pair nicely with a bright scarf and gloves. Pair leggings with long socks and boots for a trendy winter look.
Spring: Think about light shades and breathable fabrics to celebrate the return of
sunshine. Brightly-colored leggings can add a pop of color to any dress. On cooler spring days, add a light sweatshirt or jacket.
Summer: Breathable fabrics and loose-fitting tops are good tools to get through hot
summer days. Keep cool with white and pastel colors.
Building a maternity wardrobe can be a fun and rewarding process. Keep a signature style or try something new. Having a
workable set of staples and a few choice style-focused pieces is the best way to enjoy clothing while pregnant.
Grace Maternity Clothes of Canada has a wide selection of styles and colors for all
seasons and occasions. Browse the online catalog today for fashion-forward outfits that are both fun and