Aside from the obvious expenses involved in having a baby, an expectant mom will also have to shell out some cash for maternity clothes. Your tight-fitting shirts and slim pants will have to stay in the closet for a while when your belly starts to expand. Now you don’t have to be stuck wearing shapeless tents while you’re still waiting for your body to pop. There are many cute maternity outfits you can wear, and they can cost less than those expensive dresses you see in shops. Since you’ll be wearing these clothes for only a few months, maximize your budget for maternity wear. Here are the things that you should remember when shopping for maternity clothes.
- Buy clothes in stretchy fabrics. Cotton and spandex are your best bet, and these fabrics will be durable and comfortable enough when your body starts to expand. Plus, these fabrics are great even for those with sensitive skin; other fabrics can be itchy on the skin. Pregnancy can trigger allergies and other skin diseases.
- Invest on well-fitting bras. Your breasts will definitely grow bigger during pregnancy, and your old bras will soon be too tight for your growing pair. But don’t buy too many bras, since you’ll be wearing them for only a short while. Buy two or three pieces made of good quality fabric and support.
- This is a good time to wear leggings. You may have scoffed at the idea of wearing them when you were still slim and not sperminated, but leggings will come in handy during your pregnancy. They are very comfortable, and it will definitely slim down your bloated legs.
- Buy one really great-looking maternity dress even if it’s a little on the pricey side. There will be days that you will feel moody and sickly, and you will need to put on something that will make you look and feel pretty.
Do not buy clothes that are too big for you. Unless you’re having twins, your body shape will still remain pretty much the same, except for your belly and breasts. Buy empire-cut dresses that allow more room for both, but still retain the fit on your arms and upper back.