It would be easy to choose maternity clothes if you never had to leave the house, but the reality these days is that most of us lead active lives which includes work. Deciding how to dress or what to wear for the office while pregnant can be a real chore. It does not have to be, however, if you keep a few practical tips in mind when shopping for maternity clothes for work.
First, some women have a tendency, either subconscious or intentional, to want to try to hide their increased size when dressing for work. It really is not possible so do not bother trying. You do not want to look like you are wearing a circus tent or a poncho. Roomy dresses and big tops might seem as though they hide your pregnancy weight gain, but in actuality they make you appear bigger than you really are. Avoid the baggy fitting clothes that can make you look dumpy and instead choose tops that fit closely but not tightly. Dark, solid colors are always good choices. Materials such as cotton and knits which stretch a little bit can be quite comfortable. Blazers and jackets with a wider cut look stylish and professional.
Knee length and longer skirts in softer fabrics can look and feel great while also being perfect for work or play. When the weather gets cooler or during the Winter, you can pair your skirts with maternity tights and leggings. Maternity pants come with panels to accommodate your growth. Stick to soft, comfortable materials and darker colors when choosing pants or slacks for work.
Accessories can really complement your maternity work clothes and there is no need to shy away from accessories while pregnant. For an added touch of style, try a new bracelet, or earrings or a new necklace.
Dressing for work while you are pregnant does not have to be difficult. Stick to the basics and keep it simple by choosing comfortable materials rather than trying to cover up your pregnancy with overly loose outfits. With a minimum of effort, you can go to work feeling great and looking stylish and professional while you are pregnant.
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