Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, and maternity fashion should reflect that! However, not all maternity fashion is created equal. There are certain trends and styles that are not appropriate for pregnant women, and there are also some do’s and don’ts when it comes to dressing for pregnancy. In this post, we’ll outline the dos and don’ts of maternity fashion, so that you can make the best decision for your own body and style. Thanks for reading!
Woman’s life is very complicated right from the birth time. She takes birth in a home, stays there for the prime years of her life and when life already begins to get complicated, she is supposed to leave her home for a new place where she is almost alone to handle the problems where earlier she had the support of her blood relations – her parents and siblings. She adjusts to the new home, new partner and new family members and learns to learn at all steps. She becomes a mother and the story again unwinds to new directions, targets and dreams. But the best part that stays all through is that women know how to keep themselves abreast with the good looks!
Maternity Fashion : Do’s & Dont’s
Whether or not one would agree but I feel strongly that this is why we are special and the world still has the undefeated place for us that we know the art of looking pretty at all stages of our lives. Fashion exists because of beauty and shall always stay as the successor, as you cannot say that beauty exists because fashion does – though both of them co-exist and so it’s fine with us, isn’t it? 😀
Anyway let me bring to you the fashion do’s and don’ts of maternity. Yes! we can dress up well during maternity as well but with some precautions which are mandatory depending on our condition and trimester period.
During the first trimester, as far as Indian women are concerned, we like to hide our bump whatever size it is but at the same time we want to be noticed through our dressing. At this point, I would advise you to wear whatever suits you or fits you well from your existing clothes. In case your jeans and trousers have already gone tight, I would advise you to wear a waist belt as it easily lets you wear your denims or pants without you having to button it up. If you are not at all comfortable wearing waist belts, you can obviously go for jeggings. They are a long term companion since they are made of elastic waists and so are comfortable to wear until the last semester.
During the second and the third trimester, one actually comes to realize the pregnancy situations and also the feeling by now has already sunk in, so it’s easy to wear pregnancy revealing clothes obviously. One feels comfortable with leggings and long tops and tunics, which make you, appear cute and plump.
I would advise you like experts and doctors do, not to wear dresses or pants or tops with zips or buttons as they can make you try and compress your stomach which is not advisable. Plus any trouble or discomfort can make you feel uneasy.
While you can put on your heels or shoes during the first trimester, it is usually not advised during the second and third trimester as it can be little uncomfortable. We should prefer our heels to be touching the ground with flat soled shoes to be comfortable with the increased weight.
As the time for end of pregnancy nears, women tend to have a new set of mindset. They start focusing on their health and appearance as they become more conscious about how they will be seen in public now.
No matter how much you follow maternity fashion trends and buy trendy clothes for your changing body, being your own person is what gives you the confidence to look beautiful when you can see it through your baby bump! So leave the hard-to-achieve looks aside and experiment with some easy yet stylish outfits.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the importance of clothing during pregnancy?
It’s a lot more than comfort! However, the idea behind maternity apparel goes beyond just providing comfort for the mother and child. It’s a means of preventing problems and staying secure. Pregnancy increases the need of safety, so choosing maternity clothing is unquestionably the appropriate decision.
What type of clothes should a pregnant woman wear?
For the most of the first trimester, most women can wear their regular clothes (3 months). However, for comfort at this time, you might want to think about wearing a larger bra or looser-fitting clothing. Wearing larger clothing may be necessary once you are about 4 or 5 months pregnant.
How can I be fashionable during pregnancy?
1. Do layer a tank or camisole over your old cardigans, blazers, and oxfords.
2. Do not conceal your stomach.
3. Put on your leggings.
4. Do not be scared of prints.
5. Please be understanding if you need to size larger or buy maternity clothing.
6. Do not be afraid of heels.
7. Yes, recycle.