Pregnancy is a very exciting time for any woman but when your belly starts getting bigger and your body starts growing in all sorts of place, you can suddenly find yourself left with nothing to wear. So, exactly how do you find clothes that will not only be comfortable but will also make you look good?
Buy Clothes That Will Grow With Your Body
The first few months of your pregnancy will go by mostly unnoticed because you will not put on an extraordinary amount of weight. However, as the months go along, you will gradually start to grow in size. Buying maternity clothes as soon as you get pregnant is probably not a good idea as most women have no idea how their weight gain will progress in the upcoming months.
It is a good idea to buy clothes that are “expandable” so they can grow with you and last you through your pregnancy. Buy clothes with elastic waistbands that will give you the longest wear time. This way your clothes will fit properly, for longer.
Wardrobe Staples for Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be frustrating if your clothes don’t fit and your efforts to look good are all in vain. However, you must remember it’s only a few months and it’s probably not a good idea to go overboard and buy designer clothes that you will not wear again (unless you’re pregnant again!). The best idea is to invest in some wardrobe staples and then accessorize to keep up your fashionista style. If your job calls for business attire, buy a basic dress that can be worn to work, as well as out to dinner. Invest in one suit jacket. Basic, classic pieces also will come in handy if you plan to get pregnant again in the future.
Be Mindful of Prices
Anyone who has been pregnant will tell you that maternity clothes are not cheap – especially as you won’t be wearing some of these items for more than three or four months. So don’t invest your entire maternity wear budget in one designer suit. With so many maternity clothing designers today, you can price shop and still get decent maternity outfits. In fact, many discount retailers and online stores carry maternity clothes.
Buy As You Go
Your size can change drastically from one day to the next when you’re pregnant, so buy maternity clothes as you need them. Buying in advance, especially when there is a change of season coming up isn’t wise as you may jump a size and never get to wear some items.
Borrow from Friends or Buy Used
If you’re one of those people who can’t imagine going nine months with such a limited wardrobe, it pays to announce to friends, friends of friends, and colleagues that you’re in the market for maternity clothing. Many women have maternity clothes boxed in their attic that can prove to be great maternity clothes finds for you that can help you vary your wardrobe.
Be mindful of your budget and think creatively about your maternity wardrobe and you can still look good without breaking the bank.