Most pregnant moms-to-be tend to spend the majority of their time in the mall shopping for their new babies, and most forget to shop for themselves. There’s an idea that maternity wear is simply baggy and shapeless, but this couldn’t be farther than the truth. Modern moms today are confident, beautiful, and radiant, and it all shows in their clothes. Here are some maternity fashion tips and tricks that will get you inspired to shop for yourself.
It all starts with quality underwear
A good ensemble starts with good undergarments, well fitting panties, and bras. Your body is changing right now, so it pays to go and get yourself measured at a lingerie or maternity store so you can have a good foundation to work with. Plus, investing in nice quality underwear will just boost your confidence everyday when you go to get dressed in the morning, and there’s no better way to start your day off than enjoying how you look in the mirror.
Choose skinny jeans
If you were a fan of skinny jeans pre-pregnancy, don’t be shy and stock up on a few maternity pairs. Clothing stores nowadays are making skinny jeans out of stretchy material with a wide waist band to adjust with your growing belly. As a bonus, skinny jeans go with anything and are instantly slimming.
Stay away from baggy
Baggy clothes make you look shapeless and can make you look larger than you are. Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you have to hide your shape. You need to feel confident and show off that changing body! Remember, slim and fitted is the best way to go, and there are tons of maternity dresses out there that will hug you in all of the right places while still feeling comfy and confident. But remember, stretch isn’t always a bad thing— it is okay to have some items that make you feel the most comfortable.
Look at what you already have
Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you necessarily have to buy a whole new wardrobe. You may already have some maternity-friendly pieces already in your closet— think high-waisted skirts, stretchy t-shirts, button down shirts you can wear open, and even some good quality flats with insole support. Get to digging, and you never know what new combinations you can come up with.
Wear everything until the last possible moment
It can be easy to shop for anything and everything, especially if you feel as if you have nothing to accommodate your growing body. However, you don’t know exactly how your body is going to change, so buy things sparingly. Know that you will have to go to the mall probably once every month and only buy pieces that are versatile and can be layered for hot and cold seasons.
Create a capsule wardrobe
Since you will be shopping often, only invest in things that are classic, chic, and comfortable. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few simple pieces that don’t go out of fashion, like straight-legged black pants, white oxford shirts, a jean jacket, a long cardigan, a tailored blouse a muted blazer, structured denim pants, and a pencil skirt. Stay away from items like loud prints, bright colors, and shoes that are not practical for more than one use, such as stilettos that can only be worn out on the town compared to a job interview. This way, if you choose these pieces you can still wear them after your baby comes, as they will still be relevant and fashionable. With these tips and tricks in mind, you will be set to have a fashionable, fun, and fierce pregnancy!