It can be a tough task to find the right clothes during pregnancy. As you progress, your body will continue to grow and change shape; meaning there will unfortunately come a time when your regular clothes simply no longer fit. There’s also the challenge of finding evening and day clothes that look stylish, whilst also being comfortable.
So when you’re planning your maternity wardrobe, there are a few things which should be kept in mind. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you decide what to wear:
Wear Maxi Dresses and Maxi Skirts
One maternity wardrobe staple is a maxi dress or a maxi skirt. These versatile items of clothing are comfortable to wear around the house, whilst they can also look like stunning evening-wear once a few accessories have been added to the mix.
Image: Clementine Gown (Long) from Tiffany Rose. $475.00.
Buy a Maternity Support Band
A maternity support band will take the strain off your back – a big relief! Whilst it also buttons on to your everyday trousers. Another staple item for any expecting mother!
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Wear Wrap Dresses
A lot of maternity wardrobes are likely to contain wrap dresses. They will flatter your body shape and are equally as wearable at work or at the weekend. During the third trimester, you’ll be grateful for the definition between your precious bump and your bust, which the dress’s tie will provide.
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Wear your regular old t-shirts
It’s a sad day when you have to retire your favourite day-to-day t-shirts; but just keep in mind that it’s only temporary! As your bump grows, your shirt will get shorter
and shorter at the front, revealing your elasticated maternity jeans.
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Wear a shapeless blouse or dress
Shapeless blouses and dresses are fairly comfortable, but sadly they aren’t very flattering. Items of clothing such as these will hang off your bump, making you appear big overall; rather than defining your curves.
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Wear short dresses
Another item you might be keen to keep from your pre-pregnancy are short dresses. Alike to your old favourite tops and t-shirts, as your bump grows they will unfortunately become shorter; until you’re one gust of wind away from an embarrassing situation.
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