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When you’re pregnant, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still care about your appearance. In fact, when you’re feeling hormonal and down, a good shopping trip for stylish maternity clothes may be exactly what you need to perk you up. Here are some ideas for the best maternity clothes to wear.
Avoid Large and Baggy Clothes
Often a pregnant mum, when shopping goes directly for something that is large and baggy. Try to avoid this, going for maternity clothing that is layered or has bold prints or horizontal stripes will only make you seem bigger. Everyone knows that black is slimming so if you want to appear smaller, go for maternity clothing in one solid colour, like the clothes below.
Women Nursing Tops,Women Pregnant Strappy Vest Nursing Tops Maternity Breastfeeding T-Shirt,Maternity Nursing Tops Breastfeeding Summer Maternity Clothing for Women SummerHappy Mama. Womens Maternity Stretch Bodycon Dress Short Sleeve. 183pZeta Ville -Women’s Maternity Elastic Pants Denim Look Leggings Waistband – 948c
Don’t compromise your style. If you find maternity clothing too plain, try going to plus size stores or shop at your usual haunts but buy a bigger size. This will allow you to go for styles that you would normally have preferred pre-pregnancy.
Maternity Clothing Budget
Be careful with your budget though, as you have to remember you won’t be pregnant for long! If you want to save money, borrow other people’s maternity clothing or go searching in charity shops, they often have maternity wear available at bargain prices.
Most mothers’ keep their maternity clothing in case of future pregnancies or as a keepsake and they’ll probably be happy to let their used maternity clothing be used by you.
If you are quite far into your pregnancy, you don’t want to buy high heels. Feet tend to swell, which can be painful, so flat shoes and flip flops are the best way to go. buying a pair of wider fitting shoes can help. If you must have heels in your shoe, try kitten heels or a wedge heel as they are not that high and will be comfortable to wear. I lived in a pair of wedge slip-on shoes when I was pregnant.
Fly London Pump Women’s Ballet FlatsFly London Women’s Pump ShoesLotus Women’s Tonia Open Toe Sandals
Maternity formal wear
The best kind of formal wear will accentuate your shape. Be proud of your new pregnant shape and show it off. Formal wear for expectant mothers can be found in suits or dresses. The most common colours are black or midnight blue as it is one solid colour that is slimming to all shapes.
The best maternity dresses are empire cut*, which means it is cut right under the bust, giving a high-waisted appearance with a gathered skirt which is long and loosely fitting and provides maximum room for movement of your growing belly. Maternity suits are also an alternative and very flattering for those who are four to five months pregnant.
If you early on in your pregnancy, you can probably get away with buying a larger sized swimsuit. As your pregnancy progresses you may want to look at specially designed maternity swimwear*.
Whatever your shape or size, you are bound to find maternity wear for any occasion! Don’t just stick to the boring styles you often see in maternity stores; be inventive when mixing and matching to create your own maternity wear style!
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