A wardrobe that works for your new shape
With the huge public interest in celebrity pregnancies and increasing demands in a woman’s day-to-day life, pregnancy no longer means shutting yourself away with pickles, ice cream and a muumuu. Now, women proudly strut their baby bumps at work, on nights out (sans alcohol, of course!) and to the gym, and so require fashionable and funky maternity clothes.
Maternity is Hot!
While clothing companies previously failed to consider maternity clothing as a viable source of profits, recently a whole slew of trendy maternity clothes have hit the market. Even haute couture has targeted the pregnant population, with names such as Marc Jacobs and Juicy Couture creating stylish maternity wear. Some brands have made a name for themselves solely off their designer maternity wear, such as A Pea in the Pod and MommyChic. You can even find maternity wedding dresses!
If designer clothes aren’t within your price range, there are many cheap maternity clothes options available, from maternity jeans to maternity scrubs for working moms-to-be. All sizes, from petite maternity clothes to plus size maternity clothes can be found for affordable prices.
Balancing Budget with Style
Fortunately for mom-to-be shoppers, maternity clothes only need to see you through about nine months of your life so you won’t need to fill up your closet with maternity wear. The Internet – especially online auction sites – is a great resource for gently used and discount maternity clothes, as well as plus size dresses. Plus, once your baby is born, you can re-sell your maternity wear to another mom-to-be.
The Internet also opens up a lot of style alternatives, giving you greater selection to cool maternity clothes that you might not find in other stores. With great return policies and easy ordering, you may never have to go through the hassle of heading to the mall!
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- An expanding waistline doesn’t mean dressing up is out of the question. A maternity dress can help you look your best and show off that expectant mother glow. More about Maternity Dresses
An expanding waistline doesn’t mean dressing up is out of the question. A maternity dress can help you look your best and show off that expectant mother glow. Maternity dresses can be found in any style, from day dresses to work frocks to glamorous evening wear. While your local mall may not carry a wide selection, online stores provide a variety of options at low prices.
The best style for any maternity dress, whether work dresses or formal maternity dresses, is an empire waist dress. An empire dress has a waistline that hits right under the bust, eliminating the constricting discomfort of an elastic or seam across your burgeoning bundle of joy. Most maternity evening dresses or causal dresses are in this style and come in a variety of colors and fabrics to accommodate any individual style or shape, including plus size maternity dresses.
For a more casual look, maternity skirts are another option. These skirts may come with elastic or adjustable waists, or may fit comfortably under the belly. Like dresses, they can be found in a variety of looks, from denim to twill pencil skirts.