Key Facts to Consider When Buying Maternity Clothes

Buying maternity clothes has always been problem for expecting mothers. How to start, where to look, what’s the right size, and which brands provide the best value for money are some of the questions that cross every woman’s mind. When a woman finally begins to show and is forced to address the fact that her regular clothes are more and more difficult to fit into is when the shopping for maternity clothes properly begins. So, where to start? The first thing to remember is that you really only need a few key pieces to get you through maternity. The essentials are a good pair of maternity pants, a versatile maternity dress, one or two maternity skirts and one or two maternity shirts. If it’s cold where you live, then you might need a maternity jacket or coat too. These pieces can then be mixed and matched with your regular clothes and accented with accessories that you already have. When there is a special celebration, formal event or wedding to attend, there is a wide selection of beautiful maternity dresses suitable for any occasion.

When deciding on which maternity clothes are best for you and your lifestyle make sure to focus on the detail. When purchasing maternity skirts and maternity pants make sure to consider the type of fabric used and whether the waistband stretches naturally because of the type of fabric or because the waistband has been made adjustable with a drawstring or elastic. If your skirt or pants are adjustable due to elastic make sure that there is enough give to get you through the full nine months. All too often women buy a maternity skirt or maternity pants that fit snuggly at 5 months and when they hit the 7th month they can’t squeeze into them. So expandability in the waistline is one of the most important factors to take into consideration.

A good maternity dress is a must have and buying one that has the versatility of being dressed-up or down is especially helpful because you will have one dress that can take you from the office to an evening dinner event without requiring a change of clothes. During maternity wrap dresses are ideal because it is easy to adjust the wrap of the dress as your baby bump grows. Other styles of maternity dresses that create a lovely silhouette and flatter a pregnant figure are dresses that have ruching or pleating in the front and empire waists.

Once the style of maternity dress has been chosen, a woman needs to consider the fabric. The fabric should have stretch qualities and should be soft to the touch. In addition, nothing is worse than a dress that has static during pregnancy because it will never hang right and always stick to unseemly niggly bits. For this reason it is best to avoid maternity dresses in jerseys, unless you’re off to the beach or planning on spending the day sitting on the couch watching t.v. Instead, look for fabrics that hang and drape well so that they hug your figure in all the right places and drape properly when you don’t want them accenting less flattering bits.

Remember maternity clothes and maternity dresses should have stretch so that they can expand to fit your continually growing bump. When choosing the right size make sure that if you are buying during the 4th and 5th months to take into account that you will continue to grow considerably and your maternity clothes need to be able to grow with you. If the bicep of a sleeve is snug when you try it on, know that it will only get snugger. If a pair of maternity pants are tight, they are only going to get tighter. So when deciding which size is right for you, make sure that you buy a size that you will need to grow into. If it fits when you are only in your 4th or 5th month, you may not be able to fit into it in the third trimester.

Once you have an idea as to exactly what your maternity style is going to be, keeping in mind the above tips, you’ll be able to find the perfect maternity clothes for your pregnancy. The availability of modern and stylish ranges of maternity clothes has provided amazing dressing options for expecting mothers and you won’t be disappointed.