As your baby bump starts growing, you are hit with the realization that you will not fit into your old clothes anymore. Unless you have an unlimited budget for clothing, you are wondering how you will get through the next few months without breaking the bank. Who says you have to spend tons of money on getting your maternity clothes? The key is to figure out what are the essentials you need to have for a comfortable pregnancy so you only have to invest in them. Wondering what they are? Some of the vital must-haves are outlined below:
A twin set
Layering is essential during pregnancy because you are going to feel warmer. Opt for a long-sleeved cardigan and a sleeveless shell. This gives you the option of peeling off a layer and still looking chic and pulled together. You can also create another look by simply draping the cardigan over your shoulder.
A classic t-shirt
From skirts to shorts, a classic tee goes with everything. You can decide the style you want i.e. V-neck or crew. However, you should ensure that the material you are opting for has a bit of stretch in it because you will need it as you grow bigger.
A wrap sweater
These knit tops are tunic-length and wrap around you completely. The best part is that they come with an adjustable tie so you can fasten it tight early in the pregnancy and keep it loose later on. The slim-fitting bodice and soft lines are great for creating a flattering silhouette.
A knit tunic top
A tunic is fitted across the arms and shoulders, but it can provide plenty of room where pregnant women really need it; across the middle as the growing bellies need plenty of room. They also have the length required for covering the expanding bottoms and hips.
Black stretch pants
The beauty of these black pants is that firstly, they are black, which means they can go with everything. Secondly, they are stretch pants, which means they will last you throughout your pregnancy and even come in handy during the postpartum months.
A men’s style button-down shirt
You can borrow one from your husband or you can get one that’s tailored maternity style. These shirts are narrow through the shoulders and top, but provide you with plenty of room for accommodating your growing belly. They can give you a polished and sophisticated feel.
A black dress
Yes, this timeless classic fashion staple can also be worn in pregnancy. You can wear this anywhere from an evening out with your friends to a dinner date with your better half.
Your breasts are going to get larger and this means that you need a couple of new bras. Likewise, you also need comfortable and loose underwear. You can get your bikinis and thongs a size or two larger or get over-the-belly maternity wear if you wear briefs.