Shopping for maternity clothing can be a stressful experience. Pregnant clothes are usually more expensive and often times the quality seems to suffer. Before setting out to update your wardrobe to accommodate your growing baby bump it helps to have a plan.
Before setting out on your shopping adventure survey your closet for items that you will be able to wear thought your pregnancy. You will be surprised how many items you will be able to easily convert to awesome maternity wear. 8 Items in Your Closet that Convert to Great Maternity Clothes
Your next step is to scope out all the ways you can find free pregnant clothing. Here is a list of 5 places to Find Free Maternity Clothes.
Now that you figured out which items in your current closet will transition well into pregnant clothes and located some free items, it’s time to start filling the gaps. Since pregnant clothes tend to be an expensive yet short term investment, it’s valuable to invest into staple that will carry you through the duration of your pregnancy. As you make a list of things you need, check out 8 Essential Items for a Maternity Wardrobe.
Once you are actually out shopping, look for items that will last you thought the duration of your pregnancy so that you don’t have to update your wardrobe multiple times. Remember that your baby bump will keep growing and will change in shape and size frequently. Look for tops that are long enough to cover your belly now and towards the end when that bowling ball inside your belly approaches the full grown mark. Maternity dresses are a great investment because they will always grow with you and most of the time they are extremely comfortable and unconstricting. For bottoms look for either low rise items or items equipped with a full panel. Both of these will grow with you nicely.
Last but not least, don’t forget about updating your footwear. As your body changes, you will need to adjust your footwear style. If you are anything like me, you don’t even need an excuse to go shoe shopping! Check out Finding Stylish Maternity Shoes.