Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, finding something you can wear can either be a challenge or a breeze. If only everyday were like the first month or two of your pregnancy, where all your old shirts still fit, most of your jeans still fit, and maternity wear was something you only saw in your nightmares. No matter how small your baby bump, though, the time will come when you have to face the music and expand your wardrobe. Luckily, maternity wear now comes in all shapes and sizes, and most of it is designed to be fashionable (granted, to a point). With spring coming up, finding the right outfit to match the changing seasons and your own personal style can be fun and easy.
Maternity wear is all about comfort, and with the changing seasons, you need something that not only allows you to move freely without constraining your growing tummy, but also offers you the chance to feel the warmer spring air without overheating. My personal preference in the springtime is to go with a skirt and a t-shirt/blouse, but depending on the climate where you live, I would strongly consider investing in jeans with an elastic waistline. You can find them in any maternity section, and as long as you don’t wear a crop top with it, no one will be the wiser. They’re a lifesaver when you’re really trying to still wear the same clothes that you used to, and when you prefer not to be in dresses all the time.
Remember to pair your skirt, jeans, or shorts with appropriate footwear, too. I knew a woman who wore heels every single day of her pregnancy, but most women find this to be too impractical. I would strongly recommend sandals to allow for your feet to swell as you walk. Open-toed flats can also be a great choice, but in general, you’ll want to stick with footwear that enables your feet to breathe and swell without constraining them too much.
Finally, when it comes to tops, I would recommend investing in looser-fitting shirts, maxi dresses, or blouses. Maxi dresses are great since they eliminate the frustration with throwing together an entire outfit, and they can be worn on colder days with a light jacket and on unseasonably warm days without making you feel like you’re going to overheat. Regardless of your clothing choice, don’t be afraid to show your own personal creativity in your style! Maternity wear should be comfortable, but it doesn’t have to be drab.
*This post is sponsored by vitaMedMD, a division of TherapeuticsMD. I received compensation in exchange for writing this article. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own and I do not have any relationship to the companies or brands I suggest.