In order to get maximum value for money from your new maternity wardrobe you should look for flexible pieces that will tick as many boxes as possible for you, while still being stylish, comfortable and affordable.
Crave Maternity is a maternity clothing specialist that knows how a womans body will change shape during pregnancy, and tailors each design to accommodate these changes in a subtle, effortless way.
How Will My Body Change?
While, of course, every pregnant woman is different, there are certain changes that can be expected in each trimester. If you prepare for these changes in advance, youll avoid that difficult moment when nothing really seems to fit you properly anymore which can be disheartening as well as inconvenient.
The First Trimester
As many women, particularly those for whom its their first pregnancy, dont begin to show until into the second trimester, they may feel that theres no need to dress any differently. However, there are some body changes to consider during the first trimester, and you may be surprised to find that many items in your existing wardrobe no longer feel comfortable.
One area of the body that is likely to change during the first trimester is the breasts. As breast tissue begins to prepare for breastfeeding it is normal for women to go up at least one cup size, from very early on in the pregnancy.
Breasts may also feel tender and swollen, and as such, you may find that your clothes arent fitting properly in that area; or that anything tight fitting is uncomfortable.
It is likely to be a good time to invest in a few new tunics or blouses, which better accommodate your growing bust. Many of Crave Maternitys designs are very subtle, so you need not give away your pregnancy before you would like. For example, the White Ruffle Front Blouse would look great with your usual jeans for a casual look, or trousers for work.
The Second Trimester
The beginning of the second trimester is a good time to invest in your new maternity wardrobe, in order to get the most wear out of your items and ensure that you are comfortable as your bump grows.
Most women will find that their regular jeans and trousers start to get snug after the third month of pregnancy, and maternity trousers now become essential.
Crave Maternity has a great range of jeans, trousers, shorts and shirts, so that you can be comfortable whether at work, while out of an evening or when in your casual daywear.
The Indigo Bootleg or Skinny Jeans are an essential for many women, and add to that a pair of soft, casual Jersey Trousers for day, Black Skinny Trousers for evening and the Neo Black Pull On Trouser for work, and your capsule maternity trouser collection is complete.
The Third Trimester
As you get bigger during your third trimester, comfort will become more of a priority. A stylish maternity dress is a great, easy to wear, versatile item that may become your new best friend during the later months of pregnancy.
The classic jersey wrap dress is comfortable, stylish and can be worn for any occasion and any weather. During winter layer with tights and a cosy cardigan, and for summer simply slip on with sandals. You can also dress a simple wrap dress up or down, making it the perfect, wear anywhere garment.
The Deep Blue Ruched Side Wrap Dress is a stunning example which you are sure to get a lot of wear out of, right up until the end of your pregnancy and beyond.
Women suffer enough discomfort during pregnancy without unsuitable clothing adding to it. Invest in some stylish, carefully designed pieces from maternity clothing specialists Crave and enjoy feeling comfortable and confident, from month one to month nine.