Being a mother is discovering inner strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed. Also, it’s one of the best things that can happen to a lady in her life. When you’re pregnant, dressing can be a major fashion challenge even for the trendiest mom-to-be because your body undergo lots of changes and you don’t know which clothes in your closet are going to fit. Suddenly, you’re dressing this body that seems totally foreign to you and you have no idea what’s going to look good.
You can spend on your pregnancy clothes depending upon various aspects such as; your lifestyle, your budget, etc. You can also choose clothes according to your professional guidelines, that is if you work in the corporate sector, then you obviously are required to go for the crisp office look. But never compromise your comfort. One of the most crucial factors to keep in mind while choosing maternity or pregnancy dresses is the level of your comfortability while you are wearing them. Your clothing should evolve as your body changes every week.
Different types of dresses to try out during pregnancy period
- Empire Dresses
Empire waists dresses have become very significant and trendy among most of the pregnant women mainly during the last two trimesters.
- Shirt Dresses/Tunic Maternity Tops
These are much more comfortable and you don’t feel that you are pregnant.
- Flowy dresses/tops, layered dresses/tops
When you are pregnant being modest is a challenge. You will always have to give priority to the life growing inside the tummy.
Be conscious about what you wear… Why?
During the maternity period, your body undergoes drastic changes such as; Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, morning sickness and weight gain. Dressing properly is one way to feel relaxed and comfortable. I would say it is a treatment to your mood swings too. After all, who doesn’t cheer up when dressed comfortably? Properly chosen maternity wear will be light on you and give proper support to your growing belly. It will cause less irritation due to sweat and heat. A good pair of footwear will help ease the pain in your legs due to swelling and muscle cramps.
Pregnancy fashion is now becoming a new trend as more and more celebrities flaunt their baby bumps in designer maternity wear. In the allure of television, expecting women should always remember that people they see belong to the world of fashion. Imitating them and wearing a tight fitted dress/heels or accessories might not just feel bulky but also put you in severe risk.
Who said pregnancy need be nine months in the sartorial wilderness? Pregnancy style can be challenging but you still can make your maternity work for you with right mix of clothing that is safe, comfortable and fashionable at the same time.
Mrs. Ruwandi Fernando is reading for MPhil / PhD program in Physics and currently working as a Technology Entrepreneur in MAS Holdings. In her role as a Technology Entrepreneur, she explores new trends in the maternal apparel space, sustainable products, new technology trends that can be applied to the apparel sector. She is a mother of a newborn who is interested in Kandyan dancing, playing sports, mentoring teenagers, teaching during her leisure time.