A old friend of mine recently contacted me and was seeking for fashion advice on maternity wear. The obviously question was: "When are you due? Congrats!!!".
Looking back, I remember the fear of the unknown (my first pregnancy), the fear of getting fat and all those hormones was really scary. And I really didn't want to spend money on new clothes that will only fit me for 6 months (since I planned to get back to shape asap).
Boy I was wrong! I really shouldn't have cheap out on the only thing that would make me feel better at the time: shopping! haha!
Here are some of my own tips on maternity shopping:
- Buy a few quality pieces - Basics in neutral colours and good quality will allow you to mix & match. Look for fluid fabrics like heavy jersey that hugs your curves and make you feel sexy.
- Avoid buying too big - Forget about buying a pair of maternity jeans that are only good for the 3rd trimester. You'll most likely only know your size as you grow. And on top of it, I believe its important to wear pieces that fit every stage of pregnancy...I mean come on! We're a new generation of moms not can be stylish and comfy.
- Pile them on - Don't shy away from accessories. They're your best friends!!! Add lots of costume jewelries, printed scarves and boho hats. The best part: you'll still be wearing them long after you give birth!
My favourite maternity line is Isabella Oliver, a UK based brand that offer excellent quality and style. If you're preggers, hurry! They're having their 20% off on dresses to celebrate Mother's Day! Sale ends sunday, May 13th.