Going through pregnancy will change your entire wardrobe. Footwear included! Major changes in your body cause everything from excessive foot swelling to a permanent change in foot size. Yikes!!! Apparently we have gravity to thank for all of this. On top of that, your growing baby bump causes a shift in your center of gravity resulting in less than graceful movement on your part. Making a long story short, picking the right maternity shoes will not only make your life easier but will also keep you from falling and hurting yourself and baby.
Lately the media and gossip magazines have been bombarding us with images of pregnant celebrities in stilettoes. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Kate Middleton have been photographed in four inch heels during the last trimester of their pregnancies. For most of us pregnant ladies out there, this is just unrealistic. I mean, my hips start going out after fifteen minutes of waddling around, heels of any sort make the most impractical maternity shoes! Although stilettoes might be out of the running, there are still a variety of stylish footwear options to keep you looking and feeling stunning.
These days I am really loving flats! They make for awesome maternity shoes. Flats come in a wide variety of styles and unless you suffer from excessive foot swelling, flats accommodate all the other pregnancy footwear issues. I love my metallic flats. They look great with everything and the pop of bling on the top really makes them a pair of shoes that can be dressed up or down. Above all else, they are comfy! If you do have excessive foot swelling and can’t fit into flats, consider sandals. Luckily there is a huge variety of stylish flip flops available on the market.
For warmer maternity shoes look for comfy wide styles with lots of arch support. Stay away from heels and consider getting shoes with laces. Laces allow for extra wiggle room when it comes to swollen feet. The only issue with laces is that bending down and tying shoes with a huge belly bump in your way is almost impossible. My best advice is to invest in a long shoehorn (Ikea has then for 99c).