During pregnancy our body undergoes the biggest change in the shortest time.
Some women embrace change and enjoy every moment, others avoid looking in the mirror.
Whether you belong to the first group or the second; physical changes force us to deal with a new "fashion reality"
which causes us to open our closets, review our wardrobe and consider maternity and nursing wear.
I meet many women from the early stages of pregnancy to the postpartum and breastfeeding period.
What they all have in common is a handful of tips. Here are a few I have learned from my experience:
Mistake # 1: not changing into maternity clothes in late stages of the pregnancy.
Your shirt buttons are working overtime and the seams on the sides of your pants are starting to stretch? It's time to give your old clothes a little rest.
Your open zipper and elastic bands are not invisible. This is the time to accept the changes and invest in some good, practical and cute maternity tops.
If you can find clothes that can also cater you in the transition period after giving birth- win-win!
When your belly grows, the rest of your body looks smaller proportionally, and your dream of killer-thin legs seems completely realistic now.
Trouble is- those legs come with a big belly now.
Remember that you have the best accessory in town – a nice round belly – emphasize it, don't hide it!
Solution: There is a big selection of cute maternity tops out there.
Try to find one that celebrates your bump but also one that you feel comfortable in. Looking good = feeling good!
Mistake # 2: Purchasing maternity dresses or tops without thinking ahead.
It is difficult to predict exactly how your body will change during the course of your pregnancy.
This could result in spending extra cash on items you will only be able to wear for a few weeks.
Solution: At first, try to buy only a couple of items you really feel you can't do without.
In today's market there are gorgeous items made from high quality materials and are composed of enough Lycra which are great to "grow" with you.
Furthermore, if you really want to get the most of the clothes you purchase: buy maternity nursing tops that can serve you well after birth with a discreet breastfeeding opening.
Pamper yourself with these maternity tops. You can also choose from this selection of cute maternity dresses which are suitable as nursing dresses as well.
Mistake # 3: thinking that fitted clothes are unflattering
In the first trimester it is easy to wear your regular clothes. In the later stages of pregnancy it is best to avoid choosing the wrong kind of maternity clothes that may make you appear dowdy.
Solution: Avoid choosing loose maternity clothes and choose clothes that fit your tummy area nicely – front and back!
If you are worried that people will think you just gained some weight – stroke your stomach in the most maternal way you can, this usually does the job!
Items with side roaching are the best maternity tops and are great as cute nursing tops too –
they conceal the tummy area, front and back, and make sure there is enough room for your growing belly.
Mistake # 4: keep wearing the same bra.
You're going to notice all kinds of changes that happen to your body once you see these two stripes on your pregnancy test.
Usually the first major change is your growing breasts.
Most women will go up at least one cup size during pregnancy and after birth.
Solution: In order to determine the appropriate size for you, you should buy maternity/nursing bras, at least one using a personal fitting and avoid the pressure of your regular bra on your body.
Maternity/Nursing bras are far more beautiful and would give you the support and comfort you need. Try these: http://www.you-lingerie.com/collections/maternity-nursing-bras