Congrats, you’re pregnant!
You know what that means? New wardrobe of course!
After you find out that you’re expecting a child, you know body changes are going to be inevitable. Your little baby girl or boy is growing big and strong in that tummy of yours, which means your body is going to be growing too in order to make room for your baby.
Though this period of time is exciting for you, you’re gonna need to learn how to deal with your pregnancy outfits for the next nine months. Every month is going to be a new experience for you. And as time passes by, so will the clothing you will be wearing. Adapting to maternity fashion can be hectic and fast-paced, so here are some tips and tricks that’ll keep you looking stylish and fashionably pregnant!
Since your body is going to keep changing throughout your pregnancy, you’ll want to be sparing when going out and shopping for new clothes. I know you’ll want to keep going out to buy trendy maternity clothes, but try to buy for the long haul.
This will make life easier for you and your pocket. Maternity brands can be quite pricey so it’s important that you’re purchasing the right kind of outfits that will be long lasting.
For clothes that you want to wear only on special occasion (like your anticipated baby shower), try to look for something that is a bit more inexpensive. Look out for sales online and in store, so you can ensure you’re purchasing more affordable clothing.
Look Inside Your Existing Wardrobe
I know pregnancy is a great excuse to treat yourself to a whole new wardrobe… But you’d be surprised to see how many things are baby bump friendly in your closet at the moment. There are a lot of different types of clothing that you can wear well into your pregnancy -- even if it isn’t necessarily maternity clothing.
Roll up your sleeves and get creative, mama!
If you want to try hiding that initial baby bump, consider wearing the skirts you have just a bit higher on your waist to give you some coverage.
Lots of pregnant women also give their underrated clothing another chance. The styles and colors that you may have passed out on in the past may be just the thing you need! Maybe that striped dress you hated wearing before will now hug your body just right and show off your curves.
Consider Sticking To Comfy Clothing
This is a no brainer! But while you’re carrying that big baby in your tummy, you’ll wanna stay as comfortable as possible.
Loose clothing like shirt dresses, wrap dresses, maxi dresses, sports bras, and button-ups will be your new go-to. These are pieces of clothing that will leave you looking and feeling good at the same time. You’re going to be going through some pains and discomforts because of your pregnancy already, so you don’t want your outfit to add on to that.
Your Footwear Should Have You Walking On Air
Of course you got your own style and sense of fashion and that doesn’t have to change at all when you’re pregnant. But changing your choice of shoe may be something that is worthwhile. A pair of shoes that are comfier and easier to put on and take off will be a game changer for you.
Try to figure out your go-to slip on and fancy heel alternatives too. You may even want to swap out your favorite pair of heels for a comfortable boot or running shoe as a whole -- Athlesire will be your new best friend.
Make a Pregnancy Closet
Though these changes may be a bit overwhelming for you, it’s important to stay inspired and cherish every moment of the process. Something you can do to embrace your new found wardrobe is create a space in your closet that is specifically designed for your pregnancy outfits.
It can be frustrating to go through your closet everyday and see clothing that doesn’t fit you anymore. Get those clothes out of the way and focus your attention on the pieces of clothing that make you look and feel good.
Step Into Some Maternity Denim
Even though you’re dressing more comfortably, it doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your everyday denim. If you’re gonna go out and shop for any maternity-specific clothing, denim is something that is definitely worth the money!
Comfortability may be your number one priority, but you can still think about the cuteness of your outfits too. You can find maternity jeans that are made for your pregnant body -- this will make sure that they give you the regular look of tight fitted jeans, but with the support to keep you comfortable all day long.
Don’t Get Rid of Your Clothes Too Soon
Once you’ve delivered your baby, you may have the sudden urge to get rid of the clothing that is now too big for your body -- But don’t toss everything away!
Firstly, you’ll still need maternity clothing for a while after your baby is born. Some women say it takes almost 6 months to get back to their normal clothes. Also, you never know if you will need maternity clothes again in the near future (perhaps a second pregnancy).
The secret is to find maternity wear that is best suited for you! Something that works for someone else may not work for you and that’s okay. Be inspired and don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.