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Maternity Wear Checklist!

Updated: Dec 25, 2021

Many women are tempted to run out and buy out the maternity when they find out they are pregnant. As exciting as this season is, you do not have to rush to replenish your wardrobe!

Chances are, you will be able to continue wearing your current clothes well into your second trimester. Some women do not start showing until much later in their pregnancies, especially if it is there first. You will know when it is time as your bump starts to grow!

On the one hand, you are excited to show off your pregnancy and finally be comfortable again. On the other, you are grappling with your changing body. Do not get too hung up on maternity sizes. Know that it is normal to go up a size or too in maternity clothes from your regular size. It is less important to focus on the number on a tag and more vital to focus on how you look and feel in the clothes. Embrace your body as it performs miracle work. In our opinion pregnancy is the only time you are not ashamed of you gaining weight. Pick out clothes that make you feel your best and let your confidence glow.

“Embrace your body's new weight as it performs miracle.”

Top Things to Consider

1. Trends

In recent years, brands have stepped up their maternity fashion game. Of course, you want cute, stylish clothes. However, we caution you to think long-term. If you are going to be using these clothes for multiple pregnancies to come, debate if the trend you love now will stay in style for years to come. We recommend dialing in on staple, versatile pieces that can work in several outfits and will stand the test of time. Fashionistas do not fret; you absolutely can pick out a handful of trendy, fun pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe. These select pieces will be easy to swap out and replace in future pregnancies without breaking the bank.

2. Closures

Maternity wear is built differently than your everyday fashion. Restrictive fabrics and wrestling with buttons and zippers are not ideal. Stretch is your friend! Look for options made of stretchy or flowing material. Even traditionally restrictive clothing items such as jeans have maternity alternatives with spandex waistband panels to give you a polished look you love with the bump-support you will crave. You may love a classic button-down for the office, but prioritize stocking up on clothes that will grow with your bump.