Pregnancy is a special time in the life of any woman. In addition to the excitement of looking forward to welcoming your new baby, you also get an excuse to do a little shopping — both for yourself and your new baby. The great thing about the shopping for yourself is it’s totally justified. You need new clothes to accommodate your changing shape.
Yet as exciting as shopping for new clothes may be, you might also be a little perplexed about where to start with maternity clothes, especially if you are shopping ahead. Here are a few tips to making shopping for maternity clothes in Toronto and beyond a little easier:
Shop Your Current Size
The biggest question most women have when shopping for maternity clothes is what size they should wear. Maternity clothes are made to match the size you wore before pregnancy. So if you wore a size 12 when you weren’t pregnant, you should wear a size 12 in maternity gear. Of course, this assumes that you aren’t gaining more weight than what is recommended. If you gain additional weight, you’ll be putting on fat in addition to your baby bump, so you’ll need to go up in size.
Choose the Basics
You don’t need to shop trends while you are pregnancy since you’ll only need these clothes for three or four months. Buy basics that you can mix and match, such as leggings, a cami, a cardigan, a good pair of stretch pants, and a nursing bra. Make sure you buy maternity dresses also. They will grow with your belly, and you can wear them for just about any occasion.
Adjust Your Clothes
You will likely be able to wear your pre-pregnancy clothes for a long time with some adjustments. Wear your pants unbuttoned and cover the waist with a belly band. Wear your bigger t-shirts and longer shirts to cover your belly. You can make the same adjustments to maternity clothes if you start gaining a lot of weight and grow out of them.
Shopping for maternity clothes should be fun. Use these tips to make the process easy and to get everything you need to make this time special.