If you’re a mom-to-be shopping for maternity clothes, you will find your brain is constantly swarmed by questions like “should I get clothes that conceal my bump or should I go all out and flaunt it?”.

Who says maternity fashion is all about maternity gowns or one-size-fits-all outfits? There are so many different ways to look at dressing when you’re expecting. This is your chance to create an entirely new wardrobe for yourself or even create cool maternity outfits from clothes you already own. 

Here’s a handy guide for your to help you navigate maternity shopping and choose the right clothes for your mommy-to-be wardrobe:

  1. Go for layers:

Layering is possibly one of the greatest style tips for expecting moms, if executed properly. A tunic coupled with a nice pair of comfortable leggings and a scarf thrown around your neck. In cold climates, you could go for loose-fit hoodies or pullovers, with warm leggings and boots. 

  1. Comfort and quality come first:

No matter what kind of outfits you opt for, it is important to ensure that your maternity clothes are made from natural fabrics, great quality materials and offer optimum comfort. Pregnancy and hormones change your body in many ways, causing some discomfort and restlessness, the last thing you’d want is for your clothes to add to that. Go for loose-fitting clothes that offer enough room for you to move around and don’t press on your bladder to avoid even more frequent trips to the bathroom.

  1. Buy clothes that will grow with you:

When shopping for maternity clothes, it’s recommended that you purchase clothes that you can grow into and that will grow with you. For example, leggings with great elasticity, or stretchable maternity jeans, oversized shirts, hoodies, and cardigans. 

  1. Maxi gowns and dresses:

For mommies-to-be who prefer not flaunting their baby bump, maternity maxi dresses are the way to go. They help conceal the bump as they flow away from it. A-line dresses, dresses with a flare, are best suited for expecting mothers. Along with concealing the bump, these dresses provide maximum comfort and freedom for the body to move around. 

  1. Jackets and blazers:

On particular occasions and days that require you to step up your style game, opt for unbuttoned blazers, sharp denim jackets, or open trench coats. They look stylish, fancy, and at the same time, offer comfort and space for your body. They even help conceal the baby bump at certain angles. Pair them with cool sneakers or a pair of knee-high boots and you’re all set. 

Putting together an outfit every day as an expecting mother can be challenging. You will constantly wonder what will look good on your new body. It’s completely natural to feel stressed about all the changes you’re going through. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your style and comfort. We hope these tips will help you choose the right outfits and navigate your maternity shopping experience.