Dressing well can often be a challenge when it comes to your ever blossoming tummy. The key things you should consider when choosing what to wear during any stage of your pregnancy are practicality, comfort and affordability. There are a few core items that will be very useful during your pregnancy, things that won’t break the bank and will last you on a scale right from a tiny tummy pooch to watermelon.
Layering is a fashion trend that is here to stay. Thank goodness! Long length vests made from stretchy Licra will hug your shape, be mildly supportive of your bump and are great for layering. Go for natural fibres so you stay comfortable.
When it comes to your top half, cardigans are a great way to keep warm during pregnancy – during your third trimester they can be left undone to accommodate your bump! Similarly, oversized shirts and tops look great and are just the thing to help you embrace your pregnancy without giving up on style. Wrap style tops are very flattering and accentuate your shape in a sexy (yes, sexy!) and feminine way. Choose neutral tones with a splash of colour elsewhere – that way your top has more ways you can work it, depending on the occasion.
Stretchy longer length tube style skirts are also a great way to accommodate your changing shape. They are super comfortable to wear and give you a smooth silhouette compared to the muffin tops that can so easily come with wearing trousers that are a little on the tight side. Team with a supportive pair of maternity tights for winter or wear the skirt a little higher up, underneath your swelling bosom and wear with any loose, strappy top for warm summer months. However you wear them, long tube style skirts offer incredible versatility and comfort.
There are many options out there for you to get the most out of your maternity clothing. Often it can be an expensive game, choosing items that are right for your stage of pregnancy. It doesn’t have to be. With a few, well thought out maternity items, you will get incredible value for money as they will last you throughout your entire pregnancy. Oh, and you will still wear them for months after your baby is born… you knew that right?