Pregnancy can be an exciting time for new mamas, but it can also be challenging when it comes to finding comfortable, stylish, and functional maternity clothing.
With constant changes to your shape and comfort levels, it can be tricky to find outfits that work from one day to the next. And when your fave pieces no longer feel amazing, dressing for pregnancy can seem daunting!
Feeling good about your outfit and finding things that help you maintain your sense of self is so important. It's also important to keep in mind that your body is changing, mama! Finding maternity clothing that keeps you comfortable and allows your body to grow comfortable is essential.
In this blog we share some things you may want to avoid wearing during your pregnancy.
Tight fitting jeans
You may reach a point in pregnancy where tight-fitting clothing just doesn't feel good anymore. As your body changes, tight clothing can become increasingly uncomfortable, and can also restrict blood flow, which can leave you feeling even more uncomfortable.
We love a good pair of skinny jeans - but in the later stages of pregnancy, they're definitely on the 'avoid' list.
There is nothing better than finding a good pair of comfortable, supportive sneakers or shoes to see you through pregnancy.
As much as we love a pair of high heels, they can put added pressure on your feet and throw out your balance, especially in the later stages of pregnancy.
With so many stylish flat shoes, slides, and sneakers available, we can't recommend enough finding a pair that works for you, through all stages of pregnancy.
Chemicals and harsh dyes
We're all about natural fibres - but even more so during pregnancy.
Your skin can be more sensitive during pregnancy, and certain chemicals and dyes can cause irritation or allergic reactions. This is particularly important when it comes to lingerie and underwear, as they are in direct contact with your skin.
Look for clothing that is made from natural fibres and has not been treated with chemicals.
During pregnancy, your body temperature can change. It’s normal to experience a slight increase in body temperature during pregnancy, and you may often feel warmer than normal - even on cooler days.
Avoid synthetic fibres like polyester and nylon. Synthetic fibres are generally made of long polymers using plastics from oil, and they generally don't breathe or absorb water.
Breathable, natural fabrics such as 100% cotton, cotton muslin, or 100% linen, will help your body breathe and adjust to your changes in temperature.
It's so important to take care of yourself and your body, at all stages in life - but especially when you're growing a baby!
Choosing appropriate maternity clothing, that is also stylish and helps you feel like you, is an important part of that process.