Maternity Clothes Checklist
Practical must-haves and fun extras to spice up your wardrobe
You didn’t expect to squeeze in those size five jeans until your due date, did you? As dreaded and feared as they may be, maternity clothes are a necessity. Fortunately, they’ve come along way over the past several years, leaving behind the days of frump and ushering in a bit of class. Here’s a rundown of what you absolutely must have, what we think would be nice to have, and what’s the icing on the cake when it comes to maternity wear.
|It may go without saying, but comfortable underwear is a must-have for all expecting moms. However, maternity does not mean dowdy. You can still wear bikini-cut, sexy undergarments. Maternity only means that they are made to accommodate your changing body.
|Maternity/nursing bras||A good maternity or nursing bra is also a necessity. Your breasts can grow up to a full cup size larger during pregnancy. That’s a lot of added weight. You’ll need a great bra to support your newly filled-out breasts and your strained back.
|If you work in an office, dressy attire may be a requirement. But that’s no reason to put yourself and your baby at risk. Replace your old high heels with lower-heeled shoes. They don’t have to be flats, but try to stay away from anything that could test your balance.
|The little black
|It’s always been the symbol of style and sophistication. Why not carry the class over into your pregnancy days? A little black dress should be comfortable and light, yet stylish. Plus, black is slimming and fitting for all occasions.
|A great pair
|It is doubtful that you’ll be able to squeeze yourself into your pre-pregnancy pants after the fourth month. Why torture yourself? Purchase a quality pair of maternity jeans. They can sit either above your belly or below and can even be found with a stretchy middle for your expanding tummy.
|Flattering slacks||Comfortable and stylish pants are a definite necessity for any expecting woman. They should be stretchy so they hug your new curves, but not restricting. Go for dark colors like black, charcoal, or navy. A pair of slacks can go with any outfit and won’t knock a hole in your budget.
|Stretchy white button-down shirt||It’s simple, it’s comfortable, and it’s downright sexy. I mean, what husband would not want to see his wife in one of his dress shirts? Besides, a classy white shirt goes with anything, it will stretch to accommodate your belly, and it can be dressed up or down depending on your mood and the occasion.
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