Maternity Clothes 101

Today’s pregnant woman is most likely a working woman. This will require that she have style and functionality as well as work appropriate clothes. It will be several months before maternity clothing is needed. In the meantime rapidly expanding breasts require attention. There are several options available to help make wardrobe tops fit until maternity clothing becomes a necessity. Consider this a course in maternity clothes 101.

Choosing the correct bra is one of the most important things a pregnant woman has to do. The bra needs to be comfortable, supportive and fit into her lifestyle. Minimizer Bras are capable of reducing the overall breast measurement by up to two inches. Two inches can make the difference between a blouse that gaps and one that fits. Minimizer bras come in many fashionable styles and colors and most manufacturers offer at least one.

Enell Sports Bras are designed with the larger breasted active woman in mind. This makes them the perfect choice for the mother to be. They offer support and style all in one package. The Champion Jog Bra uses compression-style support to minimize breast size and to keep the girls where they should be. This can be an ideal solution when used as a maternity bra especially for the sports minded mother to be.

Warner has three maternity and nursing bras. Their number 1100 is a cotton blend bra that offers a smooth and comfortable fit and easy open clasp. 7480 is a soft crossover style that is perfect for nighttime feedings after the baby is born and 7562 proves that maternity bras can be pretty, sexy and comfortable at the same time.

Varicose veins are one of the unfortunate side-effects of pregnancy in 20 percent of women. Investing in a good pair of maternity support hose early on can avert the pain and unsightliness of varicose veins. The good news is that support hose don’t have to look like something a grandmother would wear. They are now sheer and fashionable.

The best news for a pregnant woman is that the style of regular women’s and juniors clothing is very flattering to the expectant mother. You may be able to get by with the new flowing tops and baby-doll styles without having to invest a lot of money in strictly maternity wear. Dresses are also styled in a very flattering way this season.

A good wardrobe of maternity clothing will include all the basics of a standard wardrobe. Work clothing is a must and there are fashionable maternity work suits and dresses that allow a woman to be professional and pregnant without compromising style. In materials as diverse as light wool and linen, they can look every bit the modern business woman.

Whether it is formal wear or casual wear today’s mother to be can find well made, fashion forward clothes in styles that are young and fresh without being uncomfortable. There are many fashion designers who have maternity lines and sites such as can help them find the maternity style that suits their lifestyle.

Today’s maternity wear is easy  to care for flattering. The bump is in and it doesn’t have to be hidden anymore.

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