5 tips: Mummy chic
1. Hang loose
Wear loose-fitting clothing or clothing that will expand with you. For pants and skirts, choose elasticised or adjustable waistbands so you’ll get more wear out of them.
2. Keep it soft
Choose non-irritating fabrics as your skin may feel more sensitive while you’re pregnant. Natural fibres, such as elasticised cotton; wool or bamboo, are great choices, because they let your skin breathe.
3. Don’t buy too much
You don’t need to spend big on a whole new wardrobe. You can probably get away with investing in a few basic items of maternity wear – one or two pairs of trousers, a skirt or a dress. And if you don’t want to spend too much, consider borrowing from your friends or buying maternity clothes second hand.
4. Busting out
As you get more curvy you’ll need to up-size your bra. You might wish to invest in a feeding bra with two cup sizes. While more expensive than a regular bra, you can adjust it easily as your bust size changes and continue using it while breastfeeding. A good maternity bra that is comfortable and can be used while breastfeeding is worth the extra money.
5. Treat your feet
Your feet may swell during your pregnancy, so you may need to buy a pair of shoes that are one or two sizes bigger than you usually wear. Avoid shoes that constrict your feet or legs, and stay away from very high heels, as they increase the curvature of your back.
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