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Maternity Dressing

Looking good through the nine months.

Assemble your maternity wardrobe carefully - you don't have to feel and look frumpy. Thanks to the choices available, the times of hiding expanding stomachs under layers of fabric are finally passe. 

The following are tips to keep in mind when shopping for maternity wear:

Size Up

Look for good maternity wear which adjusts to fit your body's needs as you grow and develop physically, readjusts as your body slims down, and can even double as nursing wear. Be careful in selecting appropriate size. Always buy with room-to-grow. You can't imagine how large you'll be at nine months. Dungarees are a great choice.  

Splurge A Little

To take care of formal outings it's better to have a few great ensembles than many mediocre ones. Definitely invest in one outfit that makes you feel special. A sexy dress, black velvet pants and a swingy top or a stunning salwar suit can make you look like a million dollars when you feel anything but. 

Restrictions A-part

Don't wear tight belts, socks or stockings with elastic bands. Also avoid clothing that may draw attention to your middle. Never-ever wear a belt as a fashion accessory even if you're proud of your new burgeoning belly. It's simply not flattering. 

Wear Appropriate Undergarments

You'll look and feel better if your underwear is comfortable. Pregnancy underwear and maternity/nursing bras will make you feel more comfortable, no matter what clothing you're wearing as a top layer. Some things in life you just shouldn't live without! Always remember whatever is most comfortable is best! 

Dress Cool

Buy lighter weight garments than you normally would buy. Also layer your clothing. Your metabolic rate increases by about 20 percent when you're pregnant, which means that if everyone else is shivering, you're might find yourself complaining about the heat. With a layered look, you can peel clothes off as needed. On cold days, put a T-shirt or polo under a sweater. 

Shoe Sense

This is not the time to be strutting around in stilettos. Choose comfortable, low heeled shoes or shoes with wide, chunky heels instead. And buy slip-ons - bending is a problem later on. Thanks to fluid retention, you'll probably have bigger feet now than you did pre-pregnancy. 

Must Do's

  • Identify 3 favourite pieces of your pre-pregnancy wardrobe and find them in maternity styles.
  • Slenderise your look by wearing the clothes in similar tone. Avoid overuse of scarves with complex patterns.
  • Stick to styles that you like and that represent who you are. If you normally wear jeans and T-shirts, wear them while you're pregnant as well.

Some Money Saving Tips

  • Pick wisely and well. Maternity clothes work out to be expensive as they are worn for a short time. In fact, for everyday wear the more you can beg, borrow and steal from formerly pregnant friends, the better.
  • Some of your best outfits might be right under your nose. Try on all your old formal dresses, even the ones in the back of your closet that you haven't worn in years. Styles change drastically, and you might be surprised that something so old fits well over your new shape.
  • Check up your mate's closet before going on a shopping spree. Stretch leggings from a maternity shop paired with a large shirt from your partner's wardrobe works fine for most occasions.
  • Wear regular stretch leggings backward during your pregnancy. You have more room in the butt for your belly.
  • Buy solid-colored, mix-n-match separates. This can give your wardrobe more flexibility, while stretching your money. Maternity wear is now available in wardrobe mix and match essentials that can work as day wear and extend right into your evening ensemble.
  • If you do buy new tops or sweaters, pick up those that will accommodate you at your biggest. 

You don't have to go undercover because you're pregnant. You're having a baby! So don't sacrifice style! Browse around and pick up comfortable clothing to fit your attitude, and your changing body. Wearing comfortable, fun maternity clothes will go a long way in helping you feel good about yourself. It's wonderful to be pregnant. Enjoy it while it lasts! 

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Name: melinda
Country: U.S.A.

Dear friends now i can testify about the good work of Dr Gboco because last 2months i contacted Email: and i ask for a help from him because i and my husband has been married for the past 5years now and i have not be able to get pregnant and this has really been a problem to me and my mother in law, because she feel that i am not the right person for her son but last 2months after Dr Gboco cast a spell on me and he told me what i needed to do which i did although i never believe on spell before but since i had this spell cast on me i have been seeing changes in my life and now i am 2months pregnant and i am so happy and i have to do what i promise Dr that once i see the good result that i was going to testify of the good work so that anyone in need of help can contact him for help.
Name: Nita
Country: India

I have been using Morphmaternity clothes during my pregnancy and after my delivery too. The kurtas and tops from Morphmaternity come with a leak proof layer which saved me from embarrassing leaks on so many occasions. It truly is a blessing!
Name: sapna
Country: India

maternity dressing is good as those clothes are very loose and comfortable.
Name: manju
Country: India

its so funny to wear big sizes clothes if u wud 1st fit in small sizes.. but these 9 months are special
Name: ritu.sabharwal
Country: India

hi I myself have gone through a lot for finding huge size tops so please if anyone interested in huge size tops can check out my brand big and beautiful which i have just launched you can email me the details and i can send you the pic of tops for your sizes ranging from 1500 to 3000 all sizes starting from xl to 6xl my email address is mybigand or you can email me and I can forward you the address that you can visit and see my brand then. thanks ritu
Name: Khanna
Country: India

Hii all, am newly married. Nice to read all these responses. My elder sister had bought mothercare clothes during pregnancy. She bought it online from shoppersstop. You should check this special collection of mothercare at http://www.shoppe alogservlet?ca tegoryId=32822 2
Name: shreya
Country: India

Cherish just opened a new store in Malleshwaram. small neat store and as expected with a good collection.
Name: Preethi
Country: India

I bought tops and bottoms from Morph maternity. Girl, are they comfy!! Great selection and Indian prices. Check out their collection at www.morphmate
Name: Rachna
Country: India

Try Morph Maternity is Lifestyle in Mulund and Malad. They also sell on line
Name: Anita
Country: India

Try Lifestyle, they have a good brand called Morph Maternity
Name: daffodil.mat
Country: India

I live in Pune and ordered online from Cherish. Good selections, reliable and prompt delivery. quality of clothes is also good.
Name: prachi
Country: India

could you please let me know the list of shops in mumbai preferably western suburbs wherein i can look for maternity clothing.
Name: shilpa ambre
Country: India

hi please let me know names of some maternity stores in mumbai, india
Name: Mridula Sahay
Country: India

momease and other brands of maternity clothing are available in delhi and ncr. fabindia also stocks maternity wear.
Name: New MOM
Country: India

very useful article
Name: kali
Country: India

pl mention good shops in delhi to buy maternity dresses
Name: AL
Country: India

hi, could you pls list shops in mumbai where meternity clothes are available. i want to buy some for my wife and gift her on valentine. thanks...
Name: p2p
Country: India

you have mentioned various articles of maternity wear, do you have any details of where in newdelhi one can purchase these. thank you
Name: Namita
Country: india

i have been hunting for maternity clothes and have already reached the 3rd trimester without much luck. i live in bangalore, could you please suggest some outlets or boutiques that deal in maternity clothes.
Name: Gitanjali
Country: india

you have mentioned various articles of maternity wear, do you have any details of where in bombay or pune one can purchase these. thank you
Name: anju
Country: India

do u ha any details about post maternity cloths ...any brands ya outlets anywhere in india.
Name: Sweni Shah
Country: India

could you please let me know the list of shops in mumbai wherein i can look for maternity clothing.
Name: rashi narula
Country: India

can you please let me know from where can i get maternity wear in delhi
Name: vas
Country: India

i would like to know where i could get maternity dresses in chennai
Name: jol
Country: India

pl mention good shops in delhi to buy maternity dresses

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