Congrats on your little bundle of joy! While it is truly a precious and blessed journey that most women experienced in their lifetime, deciding what to wear during this 9 months when your body is going through fluctuating changes can be quite a conundrum for expecting mothers.
The guide below highlights some of the tips of building the maternity wardrobe that last beyond 9 months- and it does not involve you shopping for new clothes every other month!
1) Scan your existing wardrobe for bump-friendly pieces
Chances are, your existing wardrobe already has maternity-friendly pieces. Look out for pieces with stretch and have some flair to it.
2) Look for basic and layerable pieces
Here, we're referring to classic, timeless pieces such as the oversized boyfriend T-shirt, and skirts that can build onto different looks by combining different pieces. Think of T-shirts in white, gray and black. Nothing tops off a pair of (maternity) jeans better than this most basic of basics.
HOW TO DECIDE ON MATERNITY PIECES
- Look for stretchable pieces
Be on the lookout for pieces that are stretchable. Pay attention to the fabric of the maternity clothes you’re buying, because you don’t know where the weight is going to continue to grow as you move through each trimester. As a rule of thumb, anything with a flex fabric, a stretch fabric or a jersey fabric is definitely going to give you more flexibility.
- Test for sheerness
Sometimes you just have to bend over, touch your toes and ask the fitting room attendant if she can see anything she shouldn’t be able to. “Maternity clothing tends to have a lot of stretch in it, so it’s important to look at it in motion.
THINK BEYOND THE 9 MONTHS
Many women are reluctant to invest in maternity clothes, because they only last for 9 months and that most of these clothes also carry a premium in price. However, you do not have to settle for mediocrity and downgrade your looks during pregnancy.
There are clothes that stays relevant throughout a woman's life; pre, during, and post pregnancy. This couldn't be any further from the truth of the wrap dress.
The unique construction of the wrap dress with 2 unique sash allows the wearer to accommodate a growing bump, yet allowing one to slip into it post-pregnancy when the bump is gone. Better yet, the anatomy of the wrap dress with an overlapping flap on the top also makes this a breast-feeding friendly option for many women.
We recommend the following dresses from Florette The Label:
Shop the Beetroot Standard Wrap Dress here
Shop the Lucky Standard Wrap Dress here
Shop the Burnt Persimmon Maxi Wrap Dress here