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The Dos And Don’ts Of Dressing During Pregnancy

The Dos And Don'ts Of Dressing During Pregnancy

If you’re like me, then you find dressing for any occasion incredibly difficult. However, things are made even harder when you’re carrying a child. What clothes should you wear to be as comfortable as possible while pregnant? I’ve got a few dos and don’ts listed here to help you figure this out:

Do: Wear Loose Fitting Items

Tight clothing has long been very popular as we like wearing things that accentuate our figure. But, when you’re pregnant, the looser your clothes are, the better. You especially don’t want tight fitted tops as they can restrict your stomach and cause lots of pain. Keep it loosey goosey while pregnant and you’ll feel a lot better. The good thing is, items like Mom Jeans and baggy trousers are coming back into fashion, so you can look good and feel good too.

Don’t: Sacrifice Comfort For Fashion

I know, we all want to look our best even when we’re pregnant. For many women, this is one of the most annoying aspects of pregnancy as we don’t like feeling ugly wearing certain pregnancy clothes. However, you need to put your comfort first. Don’t wear something just because it’s fashionable if it hurts you. Plus, with things like maternity scrubs, you can wear clothes that are comfortable, suitable for pregnancy, and fairly fashionable too. It’s possible to find that perfect blend of fashion and comfort, but don’t favor fashion.

Do: Buy New Sizes

Let’s be real here, the chances of you still fitting your regular clothes are slim when you’re pregnant. Instead of trying to squeeze into them, you should go out and buy new sizes. Of course, this can be expensive, which is why you have to be clever. Look for online discounts or go to a thrift shop to pick things up cheaply. Keep the clothes after you’ve given birth as you never know when another baby will come along, or you can lend the clothes to friends/family that are pregnant.

Don’t: Wear Heeled Shoes

Anyone that’s been pregnant will tell you that a lot of your pain comes from your feet. When you pack on some extra weight, all of it gets placed on your feet and ankles. As such, your footwear is so incredibly important. Ideally, you need to get your hands on some very comfortable and supportive shoes. Running trainers are usually best for this as they’re designed to be comfortable and reduce foot pain. The biggest thing to avoid is wearing heeled shoes. They offer no support, and are painful at the best of times, let alone when you’re heavily pregnant. Don’t even think about touching your high heel collection, those heels will either snap under the extra pressure, or you’ll snap them yourself through rage.

Hopefully, this article will help you learn how to dress appropriately when you’re pregnant. Unsurprisingly, it’s all about comfort, comfort, comfort! If you’re uncomfortable in your clothes, then your entire pregnancy feels worse than it needs to be. Help yourself relax, pay attention to these dos and don’ts of dressing during pregnancy.

 

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Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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