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When Should I Start Buying Maternity Clothes?

By the third month you’re going to want to get some clothes that grow with you. You may not look like you are bigger but there are certain areas of your body that will have expanded. One of the key things to look for in maternity wear is comfort.

As your body changes as your pregnancy matures you will notice that there are certain areas that will change the most. Your waist will get bigger as will your breasts. You will notice that your belly will begin to stick out and some women will even gain a little weight in their thighs. It is very important for you to take these things into account when purchasing maternity wear.

By the end of the third month you will most likely have gone through all of your clothing that was a little too big and there will come a time when they too will be uncomfortable.

Even if your clothing still fits in other areas such as in the legs and through your hips your waistbands will be too tight and your blouses may pull.

Some women feel that the remedy to this phenomenon is to purchase bigger clothing. Unfortunately, that will not work because these new clothes will be too big all over your body.

Maternity clothes, on the other hand are bigger in the places you need them to be bigger. The waist is a bit larger and the tops are fuller throughout the bust area as well as your waistline. Many maternity clothes have panels or elastic in the pants and skirts that will allow them to expand so that you will be more comfortable.

When purchasing maternity clothes you should not choose a garment that fits perfectly, as you would when buy other clothing. This is because you will not fit into that outfit for long. Look for pants, skirts, and shorts that have elasticized panels for a longer wear. Look for tops that flow instead of constrict. If you begin to notice angry red marks around your waist you will definitely know your waistbands are too tight. A good idea is to purchase pants, skirts, and shorts with wide rather than narrow waistbands.

When deciding upon a fabric for your clothing it is best to choose cotton tops. This is because cotton breathes and will not leave you hot and sweaty, as you will have a tendency to feel warmer than normal while you are pregnant. If you are worried about wrinkles purchase clothing with a cotton blend. For pants, skirts, and shorts you will most likely notice that these are made from blends of cotton with a small amount of spandex.

All in all, the best type of maternity wear is what you feel comfortable wearing. Since there is a wide variety of choices on the market today you are bound to find items that fit your style and budget.