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Maternity Clothes Advice For Expectant Mothers

January 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Bikini Tips

Are you afraid of going shopping for maternity clothes because you’re afraid that all you’ll be able to choose from are floral sacks? Those days are gone, and there are lots of options available that can be both flattering and comfortable. Here’s a guide to getting comfy, attractive clothes while you’re waiting for baby. Shopping for maternity wear can be practical and even fun.

Now that you’ve become pregnant, you don’t want to worry too much about your wardrobe. But there are a lot of changes taking place, so you’ll still want to look and feel your best, even while they’re going on. You can expect to gain between twenty-five and thirty-five pounds, with most of that showing up toward the end of the first trimester. You’ll gain weight from the baby, the expansion of your uterus, breast growth, and a bunch of other places.

Plus, you can expect your weight to shift. You might even end up wearing a larger shoe size, as strange as that sounds. The right maternity clothes can help you keep from feeling frumpy, and they’ll adjust to the needs of your body as changes take place. Ideally, good maternity wear will adjust as you slim back down and will double as clothing for nursing. Fortunately, there are plenty of mix and match options you can choose to wear at any time of day. A few good pieces can do the work of a huge number of less appropriate ones. Take a look at these tips.

As soon as you start feeling a little uncomfortable in your old clothes, start looking at your maternity wardrobe. You don’t want to be shopping at the last minute, and the sooner you start planning, the more you’ll get out of your maternity wardrobe. Remember that maternity wear sizes follow your pre-pregnancy size, so a normal size ten or twelve would probably take the same or a medium in maternity clothing.

Of course, you need to buy with room to grow, and stick to the right underthings, too. Choose pregnancy underwear and bras for greater comfort, and the right amount of support while you’re still growing. It doesn’t matter what the top layer is if you’re not wearing the right foundation, after all. You can stick to your favorite styles, too. Bikini underwear is still available for women who are pregnant.

Look for solids or patterns that will mix and match to stretch your maternity wardrobe budget, while avoiding clothes that will draw a lot of attention to your middle. Dark clothes are great if you want to look leaner, but don’t feel confined to black and navy if they’re not you’re thing. Stick to lighter weights than usual, however, since many pregnant women feel hot – even in the winter.

There are lots of trendy, comfy styles that’ll let you feel like yourself and stick to your regular looks. The days when new mums had to feel like they were running around in their nightgowns are long past, and that’s a great thing. Check out some of the great options currently on the market, and start your maternity wardrobe soon!

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