Maternity clothes- what are your hot picks?
The annoying thing about maternity clothes is knowing that they won’t be used again once your baby is about 9 months old. I say this because I needed some of my maternity clothes for at least this long after each of my offspring were born. I know some people walk out of hospital in their skinny jeans after giving birth and I am sure for them the issue of maternity clothes is even more of a pain ;)
So what are key maternity clothes you need for your wardrobe and more importantly where can you find ones that are a) comfortable b) affordable c) make you look like a million dollars?
Well obviously everyone is different and I have banged on about the importance of a good maternity bra. According to recent advice the sooner you start wearing one during your pregnancy the better so that “the area” is well supported throughout.
There were three items I splurged on, mainly because I wore them nearly everyday. I bought them from a specialist maternity shop when I saw they had a sale. It’s worth waiting for sales (if you can) because it makes the sting of buying them a little less painful. I bought a pair of black trousers with that deliciously supportive wide band round the middle and two nice tops for work.
Kmart, Target and Pumpkin Patch also have some lovely maternity wear especially in tops and ¾ length pants. I also found e-bay a great place to pick up some bargains and I used it to offload my clothes as well when I’d finished using them. With summer approaching and maxi dresses in fashion it means you can also pick up some lovely long dresses which flatter you in all the right places from shops like Cotton On or French Connection.
What maternity clothes do you think are “must haves” for mums to be and where do you get them from?