How to pick out the right maternity wear for you? 9 Expert Tips

There are so many things that you are usually uncertain about- there can be times when you choose to be careless or take for granted. But things start to change when you step onto the beautiful phase of maternity and right from the colour of your scurf to the song in your playlist- everything about you will start to matter a lot more.

Once you know you are expecting, start jotting down your shopping list and make sure that trendy maternity clothes are on top of the list and don’t forget to make your pick at the right time and in the right way.

If you are unsure about when to start off, wearing your shopping glasses by the first trimester is the best time to set your maternity wardrobe. All said and done, the best time to buy maternity wear is as soon as you know you are pregnant. We suggest you strictly stick to maternity wear right from the day when you feel that you can no longer button your jeans. When your belly starts to grow, stretchy materials like yoga pants and casual skirts are a good start but keep in mind they can never be substituted for maternity wear which is designed to accommodate the growing bump.

Most women will need maternity wear by the third or fourth month, but take it slow and see how your regular clothes are fitting before you make your pick. Also, keep in mind that you spend ample time surfing through your options while you can or you might just get stuck selecting something ordinary and mediocre just because you need 'something' to wear.

Ziva offers a wide variety of chic and flattering maternity clothing for you and we add that extra comfort and detail to your clothes that keep you comfortable.

Here are some tips on how to maintain a fashionable and comfy maternity wardrobe:

  • Most people have the misconception that buying a bigger size top or legging is enough but with most clothing styles the bigger size will only make you look like you’re swimming inside your clothes. You would only end up seeing your beautiful bump inside ill-fitting clothes that aren't anything close to beautiful when compared to tailor-made maternity clothing.
  • Invest in higher quality clothes because after going through two or more maternity seasons you will realize that you could have saved more if you preferred high-quality clothes to cheaper ones.
  • Buy a few convertible dresses that can be used during pregnancy and beyond. Plus, you can always dress up or down or make it warmer with a sweater even after the maternity season. Tank tops and maxi dresses are good choices if you are looking for maternity wear that can double as nursing tops too.
  • Keep in mind that maternity sizes are the same as your regular clothing size. For instance, if you're normally a size “S” (small), you should look out for size ‘small’ while picking your maternity wear.
  • Choose light coloured dresses and do not wear extremely snug or figure-hugging clothes. Light colours help in keeping you calm and make you feel at ease. Avoid bold and big printed tops. You can go for longer shirts with buttons to keep up with a loose and laid-back feeling.
  • Stick on to natural fabrics like cotton, lycra or spandex, etc which are breathable and it can also help regulate your body temperature.
  • Avoid tight clothes and grab that dress that is flexible to move and stretch. Ideally, your maternity wear should have lots of space for your belly.
  • Your innerwear is as important as your casuals. Choose a bra that is made of cotton and make sure it gives support to your back and shoulders.
  • Lastly, no matter what, wear that top which makes you happy and confident.

Stay calm and flaunt your baby bump this season and let’s help you make it a one-of-a-kind experience as you tread on through this beautiful maternity season.

Ziva believes that finding the clothes that fit and make you feel your best during pregnancy is just as essential as your diet chart or routine check-up because your little bump is not just a bump- it’s a little bundle of joy, a piece of heaven sent down to you and you ought to give quite a lot of care for it.