As you know, your ordinary clothes won’t fit very well as you go through your pregnancy. However, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that tent-like maternity dresses and elasticated waistbands are all you need. Every woman has her own shape and style and maternity clothes come in all kinds to suit all women.
There are plenty of cute and trendy plus size maternity clothes on sale for you to choose from. These maternity clothes come in various colors and styles to suit all tastes. You aren’t limited to just one look, you can pick from maternity tops, sweaters, jeans, pants and skirts as well as dresses. Even maternity swimwear is available.
So don’t restrict your sights to just gowns, you can wear smart jeans and maternity pant suits if you like. If you do choose a dress, how about a pretty kaftan or similar item that you can wear after the baby is born?
It has to be admitted that getting plus size maternity clothes that fit is difficult. You’ll find tricky moments when maternity shirts or pants are the right length but the wrong width. However, the task is not impossible.
An elastic waistband won’t guarantee that those plus size maternity pants will fit you perfectly. You have to consider not only the length but the comfort and ease of movement they offer. (Or fail to offer!)
Certain maternity pants and skirts can be so loose they won’t stay up and others can press into you very uncomfortably. You have to get a cut that’s suitable for your shape or go for the ‘over belly / under belly’ style that’s becoming increasingly popular. These pants and skirts are worn in different ways as you progress through your pregnancy. It really is a neat idea.
During pregnancy, you have an increased necessity for comfort and ease of movement. You’ll need good fitting maternity clothes that have been chosen carefully to achieve this.
Don’t forget about possible problems with getting your maternity clothes on and off. Ask yourself if you can manage the buttons or zippers, especially those at the back.
Your body will be changing its shape constantly as you go through your pregnancy. It makes sense, therefore, not to buy most of your maternity clothes until you need them. Something that looked like a dream three months ago and that you were sure you would grow into might not look so dreamy now. You can’t predict for sure what your shape and size is going to be a few months down the line, so don’t buy anything expensive until you get there.
When you do find cute plus size maternity clothes that are a good fit and look great, don’t rush to buy several of them in various colors and designs just because you love them. It’s quite likely that you’ll have outgrown them before you get the chance to wear them.
Finally, allow yourself some new accessories. Perhaps a short, bolero jacket which goes with most maternity clothes or some lovely scarves. (Very useful on bad hair days!)