What to look for when you’re shopping for Maternity Dresses
As with all maternity clothing, comfort is fundamental. That’s not to say that looking fabulous and feeling great about your pregnant body is not important. The ideal maternity clothing carefully balances comfort and style, ensuring you feel confident about yourself.
A good quality maternity dress is an important feature in your maternity clothing wardrobe and should see you through most of your pregnancy and into breastfeeding and beyond. Depending on the occasion, your maternity dress can be glammed up for a night out on the town, or kept simple for everyday wear.
These handy tips will help you when shopping for maternity dresses, to find what will best flatter your pregnant body, depending on how you’re carrying your baby.
If you’re pretty much carrying weight all over, from puffy face to swollen ankles, your goal is to emphasise length, not width. A floaty tunic dress or long-length maternity tunic or top paired with form-fitting black maternity pants, pregnancy leggings, or skinny jeans will emphasise the length of your legs. Add a bling necklace and a pair of ballet flats or low heels.
If you’re carrying low and it looks like baby’s arrival is imminent, an empire-waist knee-length maternity dress in a fun and funky fabric or classic black or navy blue lends definition to your figure, drawing attention upwards to your neck or downwards to your legs and away from your tummy. For cooler days, a classic shorter-length cardigan and patterned tights will warm you up. Add a pair of wedges and some jazzy dangling earrings to complete your look.
If it feels like your breasts and belly have become one, you need to cinch your waist in a little in order to create a more defined, feminine silhouette. Go for bold colours – a brightly coloured wrap maternity dress will create an instantly elegant look while adding a bit of definition to your waistline. Add a skinny belt to help break up your top half. Team up your look with a pair of flat wedge trainers, bangles and chunky necklaces in bright colours.
If your tummy looks like a basketball but the rest of you is still tiny, you’re probably finding it hard to find clothes that fit comfortably. A maternity dress with ruched sides will enhance your curves and showcase your gorgeous belly. Dresses with embellishment, ruffles or bows add a little shape to your figure and horizontal stripes accentuate your curves.
Good luck with your pregnancy, and we hope you enjoy Shopping for Maternity Dresses here on Breastmates website.