Nothing to Wear? Last Minute Shopping for Maternity Clothes
If your belly has grown more than you ever thought possible, you’ve run out of things to wear, and you need to shop for late maternity clothes, you’re in the right place.
But, shopping for maternity clothes when you’re seven or eight months pregnant is harder than it sounds. You’re tired. Your feet hurt. Trudging through department stores just doesn’t appeal.
And, the range of maternity clothes in many department stores is laughable, especially if you’re shopping for plus size maternity clothes. Read on for five sensible tips to save you time, money, and pain when shopping for late maternity clothes.
Shopping Smarter for Late Maternity Clothes:
Buy clothes you’ll be able to wear for nursing:
Maternity clothes are worn for such a short time. Especially the ones purchased in the last trimester of pregnancy. But, if you’re smart, you should be able to find clothes that are also suitable for nursing. Look for loose-fitting tops with a crossover bodice or nursing slits.
Put comfort first:
Make sure any clothes you buy are made from soft, breathable material, such as cotton. Your pregnancy symptoms are already making you uncomfortable, you don’t need your clothes to make it worse!
You may need a little more room to grow:
By the time you reach your third trimester of pregnancy, it may feel like you can’t get any bigger. But you will. Maybe considerably so. Maternity tops and tunics that have a good amount of stretch or are loose and floating are just the ticket.
Don’t beat your feet, shop online:
I don’t know about you, but the town where I live doesn’t have a specialized maternity store and the ranges in department stores are dismal. The solution: shop for maternity clothes online. There’s a massive range to choose from, you can compare prices, and you can read reviews from real people about the fit, look, and quality of the item. And you can do it all in your nightgown!
Check sizing carefully:
The only real drawback with online maternity shopping is that you can’t try things on. Most maternity garments are sized according to your pre-pregnancy size (although reviews often suggest getting one size up – if you were S before you conceived, go for M). But some garments require you to take current measurements and buy accordingly. Read the specs carefully and take a squizz at the customer reviews.
A Few of Our Late Maternity Fashion Favorites:
To get you started, here are a few of our favorite late maternity and nursing clothes. Not quite what you’re looking for? Browse more here.
|Free to Live Lightweight Maternity and Nursing Cardi - 3 Pack||Red Hanger Crisscross Nursing and Maternity Top||Zeta Ville Formal Maternity and Nursing Dress|
|These cardigans are perfect for both late maternity and nursing. |
They drape flatteringly over the belly and also provide a little privacy when you're breastfeeding. And, they even come in handy packs of three.
|The crisscross cut is great for late pregnancy and nursing. And the rayon spandex blend of this top is soft, stretchy, and lightweight.||If you have a formal occasion to attend in late pregnancy, this wrap-around little black dress in perfect.|
|Touch Me Maternity and Nursing Tank Top||Rags and Couture Maternity Nursing Tunic - 3 Pack|
|You can't have too many stretch tank tops when you're pregnant or nursing. Great for wearing under the cardis.||These tunics are fitted flatteringly at the bodice, and flare out over the belly, leaving plenty of room to grow.|
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