As the clamor for stylish maternity wear grows, more and more designers and brands are creating lines to fit and complement pregnancy. Few of us actually have the extra money to purchase couture maternity clothes, so we have to be a bit more creative when deciding what to put on. Here are a few pregnancy fashion tips to get you started:
1. Invest in a pair of quality maternity jeans
The great thing about jeans is that you can mix and match them with blouses, shirts, boots, flats, and even flip flops. Fortunately, our generation is blessed with designer labels such as J Brand and 7 for all mankind that makes some of the best and comfiest denim jeans for pregnant mothers.
2. Try on different types of bottoms
Never be afraid to experiment with free form bottoms such as leggings, skirts, and dresses that accentuate your round hips and belly.
3. Pair with the right top
Rather than mask your baby bump in baggy shirts and blouses, why not try to flaunt your newly formed curves with form fitting tops and blouses which can help accentuate your belly without adding to your perceived weight. If the weather gets a tad cold, you can always opt for form flattering tunics and ponchos to keep you looking trendy and fashionable.
4. Choose the right shoes
To complete your get up, make sure to choose comfortable flats and wedges that can help support your weight. This is one area where comfort completely trumps fashion. Give your feet a break from the heels and see what kind of cute footwear you’ve been missing.
Accessories add color and pizzazz to your wardrobe. A simple blouse paired with denim pants will look even more chic when partnered with a necklace, sunglasses, and a cute tote bag.
6. Steer clear of synthetic materials
As pregnant women are prone to allergies, it is best to stick to cotton, silk, linen, wool, and denim so as not to trigger an allergic reaction.
7. Shop in maternity boutiques
Once you reach your third trimester, it’s time to ditch your regular shops and head for maternity boutiques that carry a wider selection of clothes that fit your needs.
8. Invest in quality undergarments
As pregnancy blesses your body with bigger hips and breasts, you should go out and buy yourself new pairs of undies and lingerie. Quality should always trump cheap or fancy selections, as you want to feel your best while looking good. When selecting bras, buy those that provide maximum support for your chest, and stock up on specially designed breast feeding bras for when the baby comes.
In this day and age, being pregnant means having more choices to dress up and look your best. Follow these tips to keep the fashionable and flirty you alive and well, while your body undergoes this miraculous process.Brenda is a freelance writer that loves to talk about all things baby and fashion. For a conception predictor and day by day pregnancy guide, visit www.DueDateCalculator.org.