Follow these tips and choose the perfect maternity dresses for your growing belly.
Pregnancy is a huge milestone, and nothing should stop you from celebrating it. It’s also the time to focus on keeping yourself happy and healthy. Unlike in the earlier days when women tried their best to camouflage their growing belly, women today are far less conservative about maternity wear. But choosing maternity dresses isn’t easy – you have to dress to suit your changing body, albeit without looking dowdy or frumpy. Here are a few things to remember when choosing maternity dresses:
While fashion needn’t be compromised, it shouldn’t be at the cost of comfort. Tight-fitting clothes restrict blood circulation, especially around the waist area. An increase in progesterone during pregnancy slows down a would-be-mom’s digestive system. Food stays longer in the stomach, which means tight clothes could push it upwards causing heartburn. Wear clothes that fit you comfortably, neither too tight nor too loose.
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you have to settle for loose and baggy clothes. It’s perfectly normal to wear regular clothes, although clothes a few sizes bigger than normal are encouraged. Or, buy clothes that stretch well to accommodate your growing belly. At Mother Bee, we’ve carefully designed maternity dresses that fit and flatter.
As we said earlier, maternity dresses are made of stretchy materials that are perfect for a growing body. They’re snug, they flatter the body, and they support the back as well. Breathable clothes, like cotton and linen, are perfect for the summers; woolen, on the other hand, is ideal for winters. Cotton is especially helpful for women complaining about itchiness and excessive sweating. Some of the clothes advertised as wrinkle-free are treated with formaldehyde and can be dangerous for pregnant mothers. Polyester isn’t a great idea in the summer either.
At Mother Bee Maternity, we make sure our clothes are made from high-quality materials that don’t lose their shape or size after you wash them once.
Here’s a list of pet peeves mothers-to-be have while shopping for maternity clothing.