There was a time when maternity wear meant a frumpy frock, or a tent-like contraption that the pregnant mother had to don for nine months until she delivered her little bundle of joy and got into shape for normal wear. In a bid to be comfortable and hide her baby bump in keeping with tradition, there was not much choice with respect to colour or designs for the expectant mother.
What can an Expecting Mother Wear?
Thankfully, all this has changed. Whether you want to hide your baby bump or otherwise, there is enough to choose from. In the early stages, you can wear a range of outfits, starting from pants, suits, maxi-skirts, gowns, knitted tops with shrugs and many, many more. Even in your advanced stages, when you must conceal a growing baby bump and your huge size, there are a range of colour combinations to stand by you.
But however fashionable you aim to be, there are certain rules that must be adhered to. The constitution of the pregnant woman finds it difficult to regulate itself to changes in temperature, since there are two lives to take care of. Hence, a pregnant woman feels hotter than most in summer, and colder than others in winter. To overcome this problem, protect yourself with the best winter-wear when it is cold, and wear easy-breezy outfits in summer.There are a host of lovely jackets to choose from; and the best in knitted garments to choose what is best to your liking.
Comfortable Yet Fashionable Maternity Wear
Whatever you wear, aim at being comfy. Fashion does not mean forcing yourself into something you are self-conscious or uncomfortable in. While wearing trousers or pyjamas, take care that everything is low-rise, lest you injure the growing infant within you. If you are opting for elastane trousers, see to it that nothing is too tight. You can opt for a belt, if you want to. But this must be narrow. Wear your belt high or low, and loose. A loose rope belt is ideal. A ruched or knitted top, or a tunic , looks best if you do not want your baby bump to stand out. It will also give you that feeling of comfort, which is so essential as you look forward to your special day. Designers today specialize in many prints and colour combinations that work well as maternity wear. If you look around, you will find exactly what is to your liking!
Maternity Wear – Colours and Accessories
Use the right colours to feel comfortable. Use lighter colours when its summer, and opt for dark ones if you have to see yourself through winter. Use bright, cheerful colours in whatever you wear. Remember, a happy, cheerful mother begets a happy, healthy child. Use the right accessories to match your outfit; as you would be wont to do. And here too, you will find a host of options to choose from-be it in bags, jewellery or watches.
Last Trimester Maternity Wear
During the last trimester of your pregnancy, it is certainly very comfortable to wear a maxi. But take care to wear an ankle-length maxi or gown for easy movement. Never let the length come in your way, lest you fall down.
Footwear for Expecting Mothers
Do not risk wearing heels. A slip or a fall can prove fatal for an expectant mother. Opt for flats, or floaters. But avoid slip-ons since they may tend to be troublesome and cause stumbling on unpaved or uneven roads. Flat shoes are the best option, and can help you keep active until the end.
Here are a few things that should be a must in your wardrobe if you are pregnant or are planning a baby:
Tunics with pin tucks prevent your baby bump from showing. This steel blue tunic with a cloth belt is just the thing you will love.
This split collar, short-sleeved dress with an embroidered yoke is exactly what you would love as an expectant mother.
A smocked bust camisole can keep you cool and comfortable, however high the mercury levels soar.
If you are keen to hide your baby bump, wear a comfortable pant and top suit with a long shrug.
This pretty top worn with a contrasting shrug is just the thing for a mother-to –be.
This grey crochet –necked maternity wear top is for those who want to show-off their baby bump. It is comfortable and airy for the pregnant mother.
This is a comfortable maternity wear gown. Worn with a matching denim jacket, is just the thing to keep a pregnant mother-to-be warm and comfortable.
A purple Maternity wear top that does not make any attempt to hide the baby bump.
A ruched maternity top and a pretty pink maxi skirt for summer comfort.
A belted jacket is just the thing you would love to brave the winter with your baby. The jacket spells sophistication for an evening out for the mother-to-be. In case, you love jeans, here are a pair of boot-cut maternity jeans for you.
Below are few more ideas as a Maternity Wear for Expecting Mothers.
And for those who want to show –off their baby bump..
A pretty rope belt maternity top for pregnancy wear.
This yellow , black and blue off-shoulder printed maternity top cleverly conceals your baby bump using a diagonal print, and imparts a smart look.
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This pretty maxi dress in a deep teal blue colour block combination can conceal your baby bump in an advanced stage of pregnancy, while imparting the right degree of style.
Attending an occasion? Well, then, this mocha sequinned maternity tank top is jut the thing for you.