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Maternity Clothing – Essential Shopping Elements

Before considering which maternity style to go for throughout pregnancy, first consider these critical elements for when and how to shop for maternity clothing.

Maternity clothing – essential elements:

  • Shop maternity sales for high quality, understated basics as soon as you find out you’re expecting.  You’ll be wearing for the same temperature and season in your last trimester when you need them the most.
  • Avoid purchasing all of your maternity clothing at once – your style may evolve as your body continues to grow and change.
  • The Perfect Fit:  wear clothes which hug your bump and show your new curves rather than wearing over-sized clothing.
  • Choosing the right fabric is essential to maternity style and comfort.  Avoid woven materials which are non-stretchy and synthetic… opting instead for stretchy, soft, breathable fabrics.  Higher quality maternity clothing will hold shape and look fabulous, yet stretch with you as you grow.
  • Maternity jeans are essential.  Shop your favorite designers for their maternity styles and prepare in advance by purchasing during your first trimester… often helpful for a quick growth spurt and that morning when nothing seems to fit.
  • Wear your pre-pregnancy jeans into your third and fourth months with a “belly button”, Bella Band, or ask a tailor to insert elastic panels into each side of the waist-band.
  • Incorporate true maternity pieces into your wardrobe at the beginning of your second trimester so you get your money’s worth from the clothing.
  • Quality over quantity every time.  You’ll look better, feel more comfortable, and the clothes will be durable for repeated washing and … maybe repeated pregnancies if they are timeless classics!

Please add a comment if you have additional tips for all the Mums-to-be out there who have maternity clothing on the brain.  Stay tuned – maternity style advice is the next post!

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