Pregnancy is a beautiful phase as you’re bringing life into this world. Your body goes through drastic changes, one of which is physical transformation. It then becomes difficult to find nice comfortable clothes that flatter you.
Dressing up can be fun and it will make you feel good too! It’s important to choose the right clothes and it doesn’t necessarily have to be maternity wear. Here are the best clothes to wear during pregnancy:
Maxi dresses, shift dresses, wrap dresses, all types of flowy (and stretchy bodycon) dresses are best to wear for pregnancy. The best part is, you don’t need to buy them in the maternity section! Wearing dresses are not only an all-year-round fashion item, but it gives you the comfort of being able to move around freely and accommodates to your growing belly. Even great for the frequent toilet breaks!
Pants are a little difficult to choose when you’re pregnant. That’s why maternity pants exist. Foldover waist yoga pants and Leggings are non-maternity labelled clothes that you can wear during your pregnancy. These super comfy pants are breathable and stretchy so it can mold to your body shape. You can easily fold or slouch the waistband to sit underneath your belly as it grows.
You can imagine already how drawstring pants can accommodate to your round belly. The ease of wearing drawstring bottoms means you can loosen or tighten up your pants around your waist as you wish, without having to worry about it being too constricting or tight.
There are different styles of tunic tops, ranging from jersey to jumper to cable knit styles. These tops are great to wear during pregnancy as they sit well over your belly and most tunic tops have enough space for your growing belly too. So you don’t need to worry about the need to buy clothes to adjust to your body change. Just be sure to pick soft and comfortable fabrics.
T-shirts of any kind, are a basic addition to your maternity wardrobe. You don’t necessarily have to purchase from the maternity section. You can choose from over sized styled tees or general stretchy t-shirts that are a size or 2 bigger. The choice is up to your comfort.
Long Stretchy Tank Tops
Tank tops accentuate your figure and can stretch easily over your belly. Look for ones that have microfiber blends (super soft) and can accommodate your chest area. These are great for wearing it underneath other clothing or just a regular top.
When looking for the best clothes, ask yourself:
- Does it stretch? Purchase clothes that allow you to move and give you more flexibility as you continue to grow through each trimester.
- If I bend over, does it go sheer? The last thing you want is to have sheer clothes! Especially when you’re bending down to pick something up or stretching. Test clothes for sheerness before you wear/ buy them.
- Can I use it post pregnancy? Think about items of clothing that has a built in breastfeeding features or can still be of use after your pregnancy.
Also, keep in mind to choose natural fibres such as cotton, linen, wool, spandex etc rather than polyester and pick light weight, loose fitted clothing that can be easily washed.
Most importantly, remember to wash your clothes before wearing them to avoid any uncomfortable skin irritation or simply book a laundry service to make your life that much easier.