Last updated on September 2nd, 2014 at 03:08 pm

Get Comfortable and Fashionable Maternity Clothes

Most women feel both excitement and nervous when they learn they’re pregnant. However, as your body begins to change shape, you may begin to feel self-conscious. Every expecting mother has been there. By the second trimester, you can no longer wear just a slightly larger size or your husband’s oversized shirts. Besides, looking pretty and feminine helps you. Many maternity fashion shops have both comfortable and fashionable maternity clothes for you to wear around the house and professional dresses and skirts to wear to the office.

Tips for Wearing Fashionable Maternity Wear

While you’re shopping for your new maternity clothes, keep a few suggestions in the back of your mind as you pursue different stores. Look for dark colors, especially black and navy blues, as they create a slimmer shape. Continue this advice by wearing one shade if possible because if you wear a different color top than pants or skirt, it will draw attention to the color shift, which may be right where your stomach or bottom starts. In addition, try to wear items that fit well, such as tops or jackets that fit you well in the shoulders and show off your cleavage and avoid Capri’s that show your ever-expanding ankles.

Buy Some Basics

Begin by purchasing some everyday pants and jeans. Depending on how fast you gain weight will depend if you need the soft panels inside all of your pants. They may not look as fashionable, but the soft pouch cushions your stomach and replaces the need for zippers and buttons. If you do not need the panels, purchase at least one to two pairs of comfortable pairs of maternity jeans, as well as several pairs of black or charcoal leggings and stretchy yoga pants. You can find these at reputable maternity clothes shops.

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In addition, buy a variety of fitted t-shirts that show off your curves in the right places. Aim for V-necks in neutral colors like blacks, greys, and beiges that you can pair under a cardigan or jacket for the office or wear with jeans for a night on the town. If you buy several, you can mix and match and have several outfits.

Lastly, stock up on some maternity tights and stockings as they help to massage your legs and lessen the chance of you developing varicose veins. They also slim your legs and make you look even more feminine. Besides the stockings, it’s now time to invest in some comfortable shoes, such as good-quality walking shoes, chunky pumps, or winter boats.

Good Career Wear Choices

If you’re required to dress professionally for your job, then buy a few pieces that you can play with. Start by buying a straight knee-length black skirt and try to find a matching jacket. Supplement the look with a pair of matching black pants that can be paired with not only the jacket but fitted blouses and sweaters. For something extra special, buy a basic black dress that you can change-up with a sweater, a suit jacket, or even some colorful scarves. Make sure you wear comfortable but stylish shoes so you look good but can walk to function and do your job. Choose comfortable flats or stylish leather boots.

Special Occasions

If you’re only invited to one or two weddings or formal parties, then you may want to reuse your black cocktail dress and add some accessories and stylish sandals to complete your look. Many maternity clothes shops carry the finest choices in formal dresses.

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In addition, you’re invited to a number of summer parties, including beach barbecues, you might want to consider purchasing a maternity bathing suit. Luckily, maternity swimwear no longer features hideous ruffles and skirts, and you’ll find a colorful choice of one-pieces and tankinis.

Making it Work Together

Now that you see which pieces you need the most to form your pregnancy wardrobe and how to mix and match some of the basics to save some money, have some fun shopping.

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Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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