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What’s Trendy in Maternity Clothes


Being pregnant is hip. This is good news for maternity clothes. For too long, women had to forsake fashion for unattractive and limited maternity clothes. Not all that long ago, it was considered unseemly to be out and about showing off your baby belly. Not anymore, those days are long gone. Rejoice fashion minded new moms everywhere.

The first places to look for the hottest trends in maternity fashions are celebrity moms. It seems everyday someone announces they are having a new baby. While we may not much in common with a movie star in every day life, being pregnant is a common experience for all women. Everyone’s body will undergo big and wonderful changes as their baby grows. So everyone will need new clothes to fit that beautiful baby creating body.

Maybe you aren’t the girl who normally embraces the latest trends in clothing. You like to have clothes that work throughout the seasons and are very versatile. Being pregnant is a great time to break out of the practical mold. Yes, you will still need some of the basic pieces of a wardrobe in neutral go anywhere colors. Then go for it. Buy that cute shirt. The beauty of maternity clothes is that you only wear them for a season. You aren’t going to be wearing that shirt next year; you will be wearing something with baby spit up on it. So embrace the trends.

The most important consideration for maternity clothing, practical or trendy, is comfort. When shopping, be sure to sit down and move around in the clothes as you try them on. Maternity clothes are sized to be the same as what you normally wear. So if you are normally a medium, try mediums. Then if those don’t fit, move up or down as needed. Buy fabrics that are easily cared for. Cotton and cotton blends are a great choice. These fabrics also breathe and as you feel warmer when pregnant this is an important consideration.

All your favorite wardrobe items are available in maternity styles. If you are a dress girl, check out a cute halter dress in a fun print. If you prefer jeans, get a pair with embellishments on the side. Be adventurous. Buy that fabulous piece that can be used as both a strapless dress and a skirt. Swimwear and lingerie are other necessities that can also be fun and very sexy.

Don’t forsake your favorite activities just because you are pregnant. In fact exercise will help you feel more energetic and make you more prepared for labor. So get a new pair of yoga pants and a new hoodie and stretch away. Active wear is also great for those days you don’t feel so comfortable in your new body and just need something comfy to wear around the house.

One of the hottest trends in maternity fashions is t-shirts with designs about being pregnant. T-shirts are a perfect marriage of fashion and comfort. Often these t-shirts are more fitted than other maternity shirts. But when you are wearing a shirt announcing the baby is “Due in July”, you want everyone to see that wonderful baby belly. If no one can see your “Buddha Belly” what would the point of the fun t-shirt be? Announce to the world you are having a princess, a future world changer or the next big thing. The best place to shop for these t-shirts is online. There is any number of retailers with great, inexpensive, and fashionable options.

How to Stay in Style While Pregnant


Great Ideas for How to Stay Hip When Pregnant

Congratulations! Pregnancy is a life-changing event in a woman’s life. While you will experience feelings of joy and excitement, you will also feel moments of doubt and concern. For many women this begins during pregnancy when your body will reshape itself and change to accommodate the growing life inside you. Thus it’s really important to feel attractive and good about yourself during the pregnancy. So here are some suggestions on how to stay in style while pregnant.

Shop around!

Pregnancy is a great excuse to go shopping for new clothes. In fact, you must go shopping for new clothes. (Tell me you haven’t waited a lifetime for someone to tell you that!) The great thing is that maternity clothes have evolved greatly since your mother had to wear a pink-striped, cotton, moo-moo. Maternity clothes are available in sleek, stylish and comfortable fashions. The key to staying hip when pregnant is to find clothes that will suit your rapidly-changing body.

Finally – The Perfect Body!

Are you carrying this baby in front, or has he added substantially to your backside? Some women put on weight all over, which can be very disconcerting because it feels like you are shopping for a completely different person. Well here’s the good news – you are! Your body is forming the shape that it needs to have to best nurture your child. So your pregnancy shape, while it may not be model size 4, is actually perfect. If you don’t feel that way yet, you just haven’t found the right maternity clothes.

One great idea on how to stay hip while pregnant is to really embrace your curves. You are the epitome of femininity. (Try saying that 5 times fast). Seek out clothing that, while comfortable, makes the most of your assets. You will find elegant maternity t-shirts and blouses that are gathered above the belly, and flow gracefully along your curves. These come in a variety of fabrics and patterns, so you are bound to find something to suit your needs.

Style for Every Occasion

Whether you are working in an office, playing at the park, attending a wedding or going to the beach, you will be able to stay in style during your pregnancy by taking the time to seek out different maternity styles, makes and fabrics. You may opt for a combination of maternity t-shirts and casual dress on most days. Or your career may require you to wear more tailored business suits on a daily basis. Again the key is to try different outfits until you find the one that best suits your body.

Now what fits your body in the 4th month of pregnancy and the 8th month is very likely to change. Just try to view this as an opportunity to go with the flow. Pregnancy really does represent change, and while that can be challenging, it is also very rewarding. As you come up with your own great ideas of how to stay in style during pregnancy, remember to enjoy the experience. Nothing is every more stylish than the warm glow of pregnancy.

How To Buy Maternity Clothes At A Reasonable Price

Discount Maternity Clothes

So you are pregnant. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Hurray, it’s time to go shopping for new clothes. Where do you go for those new clothes for your new body? How do you know exactly what you will need? That belly of yours is showing nothing at the moment is going to be a baby bump and soon you might look as if you swallowed a beach ball. Now shopping for clothes seems like a more daunting trip to the mall. What is a pregnant mom to do?

Of course you will have to have new clothes; your body is in for a big change. You may have specific requirements based upon your job. Eventually you will need a new bra because your breasts are guaranteed to grow with each passing day. Plus you will need comfortable clothes for all of your other life activities. But do you need to buy all these items brand new? The answer to this question is no.

Since maternity clothes don’t get worn as much as other types of clothing, you can find them in excellent condition in consignment or thrift stores. Often a mom will purchase an item and it will only fit for a short portion of her pregnancy. The best type of consignment store to look for maternity clothes is one that specializes in baby and children clothing. The key to consignment and thrift shopping is to check the stores frequently. Most store owners are willing to give you a call if an item you are specifically looking for comes in.

Another option is gently used items is online. There are number of online retailers. Find the stores using a web search and then shopping from the comfort of your own home. There are always the ever popular auction sites.

A favorite way to grow your maternity wardrobe is your friends. Most moms-to-be have friends who have recently had their baby. Ask your friend if you can go shopping in her wardrobe. Even if you are not the exactly same size, often you can wear the bottoms or tops. Your friends will always know other new moms who also may have maternity clothes she no longer needs. This is a great opportunity to make new friends as well as score some clothes. Trust me; all new moms need friends, even more than jeans that fit.

Don’t despair if you find a cute piece but it is a little too big. You have two choices here.  If you are in the early part of your pregnancy, set the item aside, it may fit in a few weeks or months. If the fit problem is the length of the item, alter it. Hemming a pair of jeans or a skirt a few inches is no big deal. If you don’t want to tackle it yourself, find a shop that does alterations. (Hint, check your local dry cleaners.)

Once you have visited local consignment shops, your friend’s closet and checked online, personalize your new wardrobe. A fabulous way to do this is with personalized t-shirts. Check out the slogans on other pregnant moms’ shirts, celebrity moms, or make up one of your own. Then go out and show of that blossoming baby belly in your new clothes. Hey, there is a slogan for you, Blossoming Belly.

What Maternity Clothes To Wear

Cute Cheap Maternity Clothes

Maternity clothes can get expensive

Shopping for maternity clothes often gets to be an expensive endeavor. We all want to look our best and show off the baby bump with style, but for many of us, buying an entirely new wardrobe is not an option. Also when you’re pregnant, being comfortable is a high priority. Enter the humble t-shirt, a versatile, stylish, comfortable and often unique item of clothing.

T-shirts are great way to add variety.

Start your maternity wardrobe with some basic pieces in neutral colors. The foundation pieces will depend upon your needs, but most of us need both casual and more professional items. Once you have these items, you can mix and match t-shirts to add variety and color. Solid colored t-shirts can be worn with dress pants or a skirt and jacket for work. By adding accessories, like a bold necklace, you can look confident and stylish. T-shirts and jeans are the classic combination and already in your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. Don’t give up your weekend and after work favorites just because you have a new baby body. A myriad of fun casual t-shirts are available for the mom-to-be. These t-shirts have slogans like “Who’s your daddy?” ,“Does this baby make me look fat?”, and “I need a back rub.” Pair a sassy t-shirt with a great pair of jeans and go indulge the craving of the hour.

T-shirts are cheap and comfortable

Maternity t-shirts are an affordable way to expand your maternity wardrobe. When you just can’t face those maternity jeans one more day, a new t-shirt can work wonders. Since t-shirts are often mostly cotton or some blend, they are comfortable and they stretch. This is a distinct advantage, especially in the later part of pregnancy when your movements are already restricted by your baby. Most, if not all, retailers that sell maternity clothing  have a great selection of shirts. Buying t-shirts in both long and short sleeve is good idea, especially if you are pregnant during the fall and winter. Since often you feel hotter (body temperature, really!), layering is always a great option. This also allows you to get more bang for your buck. Since you can still wear all your jewelry, be sure to add some so you not only feel but look hot.

T-shirts are unique

Buying maternity t-shirts. There are tons of t-shirts with slogans made up by other moms. For a truly unique shirt, make up your own slogan and have it made just for you. After the baby, your t-shirt can be a memento of your pregnancy. There are many online retailers that sell maternity t-shirts. Some have designer prices, but many are quite affordable. Check out the celebrity blogs to see what the Hollywood mothers to be are wearing, then find a retailer with similar t-shirts.

T-shirts are easy to care for

One of the greatest advantages of t-shirts is their easy care requirements. Since most t-shirts are a cotton blend or pre-shrunk cotton, they are simply wash and wear. No dry cleaning, hand washing, or ironing required. This is great news for the pregnant mom.  Think of the all the time you will have for napping or eating ice cream. Plus there will be plenty of laundry soon with a new baby.