Plus-Sized Maternity Wardrobe Assembly
Formulating a plus-size wardrobe can be difficult enough without adding pregnancy to the mix. Thankfully, today’s plus-size woman steps out in style in a variety of maternity essentials combining fashion with comfort. When searching for the maternity “must-haves” for your closet, these five items are a staple for any plus-size expectant mom.
1. Maternity jeans: Comfortable jeans are a staple in any woman’s closet, but even more so during those crucial nine months of pregnancy. Not only can jeans be dressed up or down for work or play, they provide mom’s-to-be with a comfortable option for daily wear. To downplay problem areas, look for a darker wash jean with a non-tapered leg. In early pregnancy, an adjustable waist jean or button front style provides adequate support without sacrificing style. In later months, full belly or under belly styles allow room to grow without adding pressure on the mid-stomach and belly button area. In addition to plus-size specialty stores, plus-size maternity jeans can be found in mainstream stores like Old Navy, JC Penney and Motherhood Maternity.
2. Layering Tees: Building a maternity wardrobe can be pricey, so adding versatile pieces is an important way to pinch pennies. Plus-size women can find many pretty tees and tanks in styles that flatter their curvy figure. Designers are taking full advantage of the pregnancy glow by highlighting the plus-size woman’s neck and face through pretty scoop, V-neck and cowl necklines. Flatter your fuller figure with tees featuring ruching or banded bottoms. Tees accentuated with a blazer or jacket are ideal for the workplace, while tees paired with a cardigan or hoodie provide the perfect complement to your casual wardrobe.
3. Feminine Blouse/Top: Although pregnancy is a beautiful thing, it can also leave you feeling anything but feminine. For those moments, what better way to lift the spirit than with a flowing feminine top? Today’s plus-sized maternity lines are designed with the larger woman’s body shape in mind. Tops and blouses showcase your pregnancy beauty with fun prints, vibrant colors, empire waists, ruffles and ribbon accents. Tie-back and banded waist styles are a popular choice for women wanting room to grow throughout pregnancy. These are also ideal choices in those awkward months after childbirth when your body is continually changing shape.