There are many challenges to face when you are pregnant, but one of them is the challenge of what to wear as your belly grows bigger and regular clothes stop fitting. Don’t despair; you have a lot of options. Read on for five of the best clothing items to wear when you have a baby bump.
When you’re pregnant with a baby, it means you can’t wear your regular clothing, right? Well, not if you have a bump band in your wardrobe. A bump band is a thick elastic band that allows you to wear your regular jeans or trousers with buttons open to accommodate the baby bump.
Simply choose your favourite pair of jeans and put them on, keep the buttons open to accommodate the bump, and step into the bump band. Next, raise the bump band up to your waist, allowing it to hold up your jeans comfortably without putting any pressure on the bump.
Between eight and twelve weeks into your pregnancy, you will start to notice changes to your breasts, they become larger and more sensitive, and conventional bras simply aren’t designed for this purpose. What you need is a maternity bra; it’s time to get measured for one of these.
Like conventional bras, maternity bras have wires – it’s not sensible to have a completely unwired bra – but a maternity bra needs to be made to measure. Visit a high street shop like Mark&Spencers, John Lewis, or Mothercare and get measured for a well-fitting maternity bra.
Pregnancy doesn’t mean you have to give up your comfort or your style; in fact, there is an excellent range of maternity jeans for this period. Maternity jeans are stylish and comfortable; they have expanding waistlines and panels for extra support as your belly starts to grow.
Loose pants are also essentials to have in your wardrobe, and you will probably be wearing these most of the time, but now and then, you will want to wear something more stylish for an occasion or a day out. Maternity jeans fit comfortably no matter what trimester you are in.
Both stylish and practical, a jersey dress is a must-have item if you are pregnant. A jersey dress can also be an oversized sweater; they are stylish, colourful, and comfortable. A jersey dress covers your baby bump easily and allows you to wear comfortable leggings anywhere you are.
A jersey dress coupled with comfortable leggings and high boots is the perfect outfit for going into town to meet up with friends when you’re pregnant; take off the boots, and you also have a comfortable outfit for the house as you take time to relax after carrying the extra weight all day.
You can never have too many leggings when you are pregnant. Leggings are comfortable, practical, and super versatile; you can wear leggings under dresses and skirts, oversized sweaters and jumper dresses, and even on their own around the house, buy them in bulk.