Here are our top tips for your maternity wardrobe:
Slow down – although it’s tempting, don’t rush out and buy a whole new maternity wardrobe straight away. Buy as you need items, lots of your more stretchy items already in your wardrobe might last you a long way through if your bump doesn’t pop straight away.
Investment pieces – a good supportive maternity bra is a wise first purchase. Get measured by an expert and expect to change size a few times during your pregnancy. Boobs have a habit of growing as fast as your bump does!
Hit the sales – If this is your first baby, you’ll be surprised at how many stores now offer maternity fashion that you didn’t even notice! Well maybe in the sale rail when you picked up a bargain… to find out it was actually maternity when you tried it on. Well, this is you moment! There’s always a ton of maternity sale items in stores like H&M, Topshop, New Look, Next Zara and of course online on ASOS – hang on if you can if you are close to the big sales time!
Borrow – Got a friend who has just had a baby or pregnant when you are? Borrow and swap clothes as you go along. Remember the seasons though as a thick maternity jumper is no good if you’re at your largest in the summer months. Pass your maternity clothes on to someone else and they’re very likely to pay it forward when you have your next baby and lend you their maternity collection.
Buy second hand – Check out selling sites on Facebook and Ebay for high end maternity wear at bargain prices. Perfect for a special occasion or to boost your work wardrobe.