There are a lot of wardrobe hassles during pregnancy and maternity clothing come in all shapes and sizes. Some items are essential to your comfort and others a downright ripoff. Today I’d like to share some tips I learned while dressing for two.
At first you can make do with everything in your own wardrobe. Before you have a bump to show off try to stick with silhouettes that flow over belly, hips, and thighs that can camouflage the few kilos you may gain in the first months. Wear soft knits, A-line skirts, Empire- waisted tops and dresses, also wrap shirts and dresses are great because you can adjust the waist.
Your growing midriff is the main issue and at some point fitting into regular clothes will become impossible. During my first pregnancy I tried to make do with regular jeans, just bought larger sizes to fit the bump. And I was miserable! I’d always thought that maternity jeans were a waste of money until I tried a pair on. Discovering that you can feel comfortable in trousers during pregnancy was life altering! I can’t stress enough how important this item of clothing is to your well being- the stretchy fabric built right into the waistband is going to be the only way to keep your pants up during your last trimester.
Invest in a few great bras straight away! While you may want to go for bigger sizes of your favorite bra, I would advise you to consider the comfort of maternity or nursing bras. This way you don’t have to buy two separate sets as you will be needing nursing bras anyway after the baby is born. Not only do your cups run over, but the band size (the circumference around your back) will grow too. Besides moving up a band size (or two), you can also find inexpensive bra extenders at most lingerie stores.
I loved wearing dresses throughout both of my pregnancies. There is nothing more versatile than a cute dress and it’s a whole outfit! Just add a coat or cardigan and you are ready to go. There was one problem though, that came up in the end of the summer. If you have ever tried to put on or wear tights during your third trimester you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. They are so uncomfortable, restricting and the top part keeps rolling off your bump. What a pain! Let me know if I was the only person experiencing this and there is a simple solution to this problem because I never found one.
I hope you find these tips useful and let me know in the comments if you have any cool tips for maternity wear that I didn’t mention. And also if you have a solution to that pesky tights’ problem 😀