WHEN DO I NEED MATERNITY CLOTHES?
Your life changes when you have a baby and one of the first changes is feeling too big for your clothes while pregnant! Right before you start straining seams, it's time to seek out maternity clothes.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I NEED MATERNITY CLOTHING?
Every woman’s experience is different, even with successive pregnancies, so it’s hard to compare your pregnancy with anyone else’s. You may notice your bust increases first - to the delight of your partner!
In any case your top priorities are likely to be comfort and style, after all, how’s a girl to survive morning sickness when her waistbands are starting to pinch?!
Some women start to show after three months, others get by in their own clothes until about six months, but at some point you'll find your lower half gets too big for your current clothing and your upper half will start stretching your tops.
With my first pregnancy I managed until 12 weeks but with my second pregnancy I suffered from a lot of bloating and was in maternity clothes by 7 weeks!
COULDN’T I SIMPLY MAKE DO WITH LARGER SIZES RATHER THAN BUY MATERNITY?
No, the baggy shirt went out a long time ago!! Nine months is actually a long time and whilst you may be lucky enough to only need maternity clothes from 12 weeks (leaving you six remaining months of pregnancy) you may not spring straight back into your normal and could wear maternity clothes for some weeks after your baby is born.
Today’s maternity clothing is all about allowing expectant mums to continue with their own style - after all, you’re still as busy as ever and still need to dress quickly and fashionably in the morning.
Elasticised waistbands on maternity clothing often have adjustable button elastic. For comfort and fit simply adjust the width by moving from one buttonhole to the next as your bump grows.
Adjustable clothing is a godsend in those weeks after the baby is born, as your body gradually returns to its former shape. We hope you’ll want to wear our styles long after!
Of course there’s always a time for outsize jog pants and shapeless T-shirts, but who wants to wear them to the office, let alone a night out?!