This is officially a no tarp zone, you may enter mama.
Being pregnant is amazing but dressing for your growing bump is not always an easy process. Some maternity clothing is straight up uncomfortable while others are just not flatting at all. Nay.
A woman wants to feel confident, sexy, and happy in her clothes. She wants to leave the house feeling good. When you're feeling good, your day flows better and just seems to be more pleasant overall. Amiright?
Pregnancy is no different, a girl wants to feel good! During pregnancy, the body is growing, nurturing, and preparing for the birth of a little miracle. Cue 'The Circle of Life', my gosh get the Lion King on stat.
Do you see how fast pregnancy brain pulls you off track?!
Back to it. The purpose of maternity clothes is to allow you to have a safe and comfortable pregnancy. There is no need to squeeze into those high school jeans now mama... sit back and get comfy!
It's been said that maternity clothes are drab or shapeless and many moms have said they didn't want them because of that reason. We get it.
Luckily for us moms today, we've got more options. If you're into basics, you're set. If you're into trendsetting, you're set. If you need maternity clothes for work, you're set! There are many great maternity stores catering to stylish and comfortable pregnancies and we're here to share them with you!
We found a few important tips when dressing to feel and look good during pregnancy. There are some simple do's and don'ts that'll help you feel like a million bucks, scratch that why not 100 million?
Here are some tips for looking and feeling good during your pregnancy.
Dos and don'ts (not donuts 😉) for maternity clothing
DON'T feel like you need to dress 'plain' because of your bump. Your bump is f***ing beautiful and if you normally love color and prints, keep on that train. Many people opt for dark colors when they are pregnant and it makes sense. We all know black is trimming, but there's zero need to stuff your belly in black all the time. Lighter colors, on the other hand, can actually be really flattering to your bump and generally make your skin glow.
You don't have to stay away from patterns either! Stripes on maternity clothing can look really good and trendy so just experiment and don't be afraid to stand out.
DO get a decent pair of jeans! A lot of women live in leggings while they are pregnant, but it is worth investing in at least one pair of decent jeans. Jeans give you the ability to dress up or keep it casual and add another look to your arsenal. A pair of designer jeans with an adjustable waistband is a must and don't forget, you can always sell them when your pregnancy is over. #cha-ching
DO choose your pre-pregnancy size. Maternity pieces are designed in such a way to accommodate your growing body and you should not need to size up at all. Stick to your pre-pregnancy size and your outfits of choice should be the perfect fit. Example, if you were a size 12 pants pre-pregnancy, grab the size 12 pants in the maternity section. The pants will be fit for maternity and should have a comfortable waistband also.