Pregnancy is an important and memorable milestone in women’s lives but at the same time, growing a bun in the oven can be a daunting task. Many expectant mothers also struggle with body image issues as their bodies entirely transform during the nine months to be able to nurture a healthy baby.
However, mummies-to-be need not fret as this is where clothing comes into play; here are some tips for choosing the right maternity clothes that will help you feel confident in your skin while maintaining impeccable style and comfort.
#1 Stretchy Fabrics
The first step to selecting good maternity clothes is taking note of the fabric used - a strong and stretchy material that provides support and snugness and yet adjusts to the growth of your body is something to look out for. Pay attention to fabrics like cotton and spandex, two materials that are soft on the skin but not too tight that it restricts blood flow and inhibit movement.
Our Canyon Floral Smocked Maxi Dress is a great choice as the smocked bodice is stretchable while the gorgeous floral print will highlight your pregnancy glow.
#2 Elastic Waistbands
While flowy long dresses that are looser around the waist are great for pregnant women, choosing clothes that come with elastic waistbands may be better so there is no need to worry about not being able to fit into them regardless of how big your baby bump grows.
Our Kairos Oversized Peplum Blouse has an elastic waistband to ensure that it is both comfortable and accommodating to the growing belly. The ruched shoulder detail adds a little pizzazz to the dress too. Who said maternity clothes have to be boring?
Blazers will be your best friend if you want to stay looking chic even while pregnant because they are great as a second layer on top of any maternity clothes and for sprucing up any plain-looking outfit. Go for slightly oversized ones and leave the buttons unbuttoned so that they will still fit you even as your bump grows.
The Blomquist Blazer is perfect for your work outfits and will even complement a simple dress on a casual day out.
#4 Maxi or Midi Dresses
Long midi or maxi dresses are usually flowy from the waist down, meaning they provide more leeway for your tummy to grow and will not restrict your movements too. On the other hand, a more form-fitting midi or maxi dress may also help to make your body look less frumpy and accentuate your silhouette; after all, you only have nine months to flaunt your baby bump. Dresses are also more convenient when it comes to frequent trips to the washroom and doctor’s appointments.
If you can't hide it, why not flaunt your belly bump with the Shellona Halter Knit Midi Dress.
#5 Buy something you can wear even after pregnancy
Stretchy fabrics, outfits that look good with belts, clothes with elastic waistbands and oversized outfits are some items that you can still wear after giving birth - helping you to save money in the long run. This is also a more sustainable way of shopping since you can wear them again for your subsequent pregnancies too.
With these tips in mind, get your affordable and high-quality maternity clothes from Her Velvet Vase. We are a one-stop online women’s clothing store in Singapore with a wide variety of apparels in different designs, cuttings, sizes and colours available.