Maternity Clothing Tips - Ladies Live Well
Some posts on ladieslivewell.com may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure Policy for further informationWhen you’re pregnant, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still care about your appearance. In fact, when you’re feeling hormonal and down in the dumps, a good shopping trip for stylish maternity clothes may be exactly what you need to perk you up. General Advice Often a pregnant mother, when shopping goes directly for something that is large and baggy. Please try to avoid this. also. maternity clothing that is layered or has bold prints or horizontal stripes will only make you seem bigger. Everyone knows that black is slimming so if you want to appear smaller, go for maternity clothing in one solid colour. Don’t compromise your style. If you find maternity clothing too plain, try going to plus size stores or shop at your usual haunts but buy a bigger size. This will allow you to go for styles that you would normally have preferred pre-pregnancy. Maternity Clothing Budget Be careful with your budget though, as you have to remember you won’t be pregnant for long! If you want to save money, borrow other people’s maternity clothing or go searching in charity shops, they often have maternity wear available at bargain prices. Most mothers’ keep their maternity clothing in case of future pregnancies or as a keepsake and they’ll probably be happy to let their used maternity clothing be used by you. Shoes If you are quite far into your pregnancy, you don’t want to buy high heels. Feet tend to swell, so flat shoes or flip flops are the best way to go and purchase a pair of wider fitting shoes. If you must have heels in your shoe, try kitten heels or a wedge heel as they are not that high and will be comfortable to wear. Maternity formal wear The best kind of formal wear will accentuate your shape. Be proud of your new pregnant shape and show it off. Formal wear for expectant mothers can be found in suits or dresses. The most common colors are black or midnight blue as it is one solid color that is slimming to all shapes. The best maternity dresses are empire cut, which means it is cut right under the bust, giving a high-waisted appearance with a gathered skirt which is long and loosely fitting and provides maximum room for movement of your growing belly. Maternity suits are also an alternative and very flattering for those who are four to five months pregnant. Maternity swimwear If you are only four to six months pregnant, you can probably get away with going to plus-sized shops and purchasing larger swimsuits as maternity swimwear. In this way, you will get a greater range of swim wear to choose from without having to change your style. Whatever your shape or size, you are bound to find maternity wear for any occasion! Don’t just stick to the boring styles you often see in maternity stores; be inventive when mixing and matching to create your own maternity wear style!
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