Real Mummy Tips: Shopping for Maternity Clothes
Even though you thrill at your expanding belly you may not love all the changes your body is going through when you are pregnant. Some women glow and feel beautiful while others canít wait to get rid of the huge shirts and wear a slim belt again. Buying some great maternity clothes can make you feel like a voluptuous goddess. Here are a few tips from maternity shoppers:
Go beyond maternity clothes
You have so many options now when it comes to getting affordable, stylish and comfortable maternity wear. The ideal is still maternity clothing, which is designed to suit your changing shape and may make you look and feel at your best. Always browse online and have a look at the different styles available. Some women just buy regular clothing in large sizes but most women feel like they are wearing a big tent. Decide for yourself and look around online, in department stores, in catalogues and maternity shops. The ultimate goal is to feel and look good both from the inside and the outside.
Go for Classics
Assuming youíll want to get more out of your maternity clothes in future pregnancies, go easy on trendy items. Buy classic, timeless pieces that donít go out of style like black, navy, beige pants and skirts that you can mix and match. Accessorise with lovely tops, scarves and jewelry.
You will find it harder to stay comfortable as your body changes in new and different ways. Donít add to this by wearing ill-fitting uncomfortable clothes. You may also find that your bust line is expanding fast, so donít forget to buy some good maternity bras. Test clothes out before buying by sitting, stretching and bending in the fitting room. You feet may also grow as a result of fluid retention. Buy at least one pair of comfortable, flat shoes that support your back.
Time it right
Donít go off on a maternity-shopping spree as soon as you find out about your pregnancy. Your body will begin to expand only in 4 or 5 months. Ideally wear your own loose clothing in the first couple of months, buy a few maternity or larger items at 4 or 5 months and them come back at 6 and 7 for the final stretch. Everyone gains weight and carries a pregnancy differently, so itís a good reason to shop in waves as you see how your body changes.
Hope you find some great clothes for your lovely growing body. Enjoy, indulge and have a superb time cause this is one of the best phases of your life. Good luck and happy shopping!
About the Author: Pam Waterson is a freelance writer specialising in baby and parenting related subjects.
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