By Sarah Mitchell
Just because you are 8 months pregnant with a stomach out to
there, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still care about
appearance. In fact, when you’re feeling hormonal and down in
the dumps, a good shopping trip for stylish maternity wear may
be exactly what you need.
The first instinct pregnant mothers have when shopping is to
directly for something that is large and baggy. Please avoid
this as 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 color. Don’t compromise
your style. If you find maternity clothing too plain, try
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 wear budget
Be careful with your budget though, as you have to remember
won’t be that big for that long! If you want to save money,
borrow other people’s maternity clothing. 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. Or, you could try yard
or consignment shops for a good bargain.
If you are well into your pregnancy, you don’t want to buy
heels. Flat shoes or flip flops are the best way to go. If you
must have heels in your shoe, try kitten heels as they are not
that high and will be comfortable to wear.
Maternity formal wear
The best kind of formal wear won’t hide your shape. Be proud
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, to provide maximum room for movement of your growing
belly. Maternity suits are also alternative and very
to those who are four to five months pregnant.
Maternity swim wear
If you are only four to six months pregnant, you can probably
get away with going to plus sized stores and purchasing larger
swimsuits as maternity swim wear. In this way, you will get a
greater range of swim wear to choose from without having to
change your style. Maternity swim wear is not readily
all year round so make sure to head straight to your favorite
maternity clothing store when the sun comes out if you’re
planning a tropical holiday during the winter.
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
matching to create your own maternity wear style!
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