Top 10 Things to Consider When Purchasing Maternity Clothes
- by Elle J Team
Pregnancy is one of those exciting adventures that you’ll never forget – from organising your new bub’s new bedroom, planning a fun baby shower and coordinate a fresh wardrobe as you embrace your bump; there’s plenty to beef up your to-do list.
But for many of us, we’re not always sure where to start with collecting a stylish yet functional wardrobe that can last through the pregnancy journey. What pieces should we invest in and what can we go without? Take a look below for our top things to consider when purchasing maternity clothes.
Find clothes that can adapt to your entire pregnancy journey
When you’re shopping around, it’s best to find pieces that can be altered enough to go from your first trimester right through to the last. Opt for pants with elastic and adjustable waistbands so you can take advantage of the stylish appeal with a comfortable fit that supports you throughout your pregnancy.
Invest in essentials
Your pregnancy basics should include a good pair of jeans, black work pants and a high-quality dress. Each of these pieces will keep you looking chic for the duration of your pregnancy and you won’t have to worry if you have to work or have a wedding or party coming up. This minimalistic approach also lets you dress them up how you need to, according to occasion, so having these few pieces on hand means you can utilise through throughout various events and stages of pregnancy.
Find versatile clothes for every season
Nine months is a long time to find seasonal clothing for, so it’s important to make sure you have pieces you can rock in all climates. Keep an eye out for clothing you can layer up on – this stylish approach lets you experiment with looks that suit the season, without blowing the big bucks on outfits that won’t go the distance.
Stay cool and cosy
When you’re pregnant, your body temperature runs higher because of all the extra blood being pumped around. To keep your cool, keep plenty of summer clothes on hand, including singlets and shorts for those warmer days.
Maintain your personal style
Just because you’re expecting, it doesn’t mean you have to change the way you like to dress. If you find clothes that match your usual style, you’re more likely to wear them after your pregnancy has ended. Embrace your personal flair when you shop for maternity clothes and think outside the box.
Grab some comfy undies
Comfortable, high-quality undies are a must here. Look for undies that will take you right through the nine months, and opt for a maternity bra that’s fitted properly. If you’re not sure, utilise those nifty fitting experts to ensure you’re getting the best option for your size and shape.
Shoe shopping for pros
It’s no surprise that pregnancy can take its toll on your feet. If you’ve always been a high-heels girl, now may be the time to start your transition to flats to stop your feet from swelling too much. Sneakers are on-trend right now, so there’s plenty of comfortable options to suit all variety of styles (all the while keeping that comfortable appeal).
Find some flattering outfits
If you have a fancy event coming up, this is the time to embrace the bump! Fitted outfits during pregnancy can look seriously chic, when chosen right. With plenty of famous celebrities rocking these looks at red carpet events, you can look like Blake Lively with a simple outfit that complements your silhouette.
Embrace the leggings
Whether you’re pregnant or not, nothing is comfier than a good pair of leggings. We recommend shopping around for a quality pair of these all-round wardrobe essentials, in order to maintain comfort throughout the day. If you go for a high-waisted pair, you can rock the tucked-in-tee look or cover your bump with a flowy blouse.
Snatch up a pair of stylish jeans
There’s not a whole lot else that beats a well-made pair of jeans, and during pregnancy, that doesn’t change. Opt for a pair that features a high-quality elastic waist and pair with a fancy blouse or accessories to suit. If you’re in need or something a little more dressed down, try pairing them with a set of nice sneakers and a cosy tee.
What maternity wear basics can you not live without?