Every year in America, millions of women get pregnant. Still, finding comfortable, stylish and cute maternity bras and clothes seems like a tall order. Unfortunately, most women spend their pregnancies feeling trapped in their clothes and forced to deal with unflattering styles. From finding the right fit to finding styles that make you feel good inside and out, the need for stylish and comfortable maternity fashion is undeniable.
Is your baby bump starting to appear? It’s time to search for the best maternity bras and nursing style loungewear. Read on for the best styles to go from pregnancy to maternity by Cosabella.
When should I start wearing maternity clothes?
One of the most common questions among pregnant women is when to start looking for a bump style. Every woman is different and every body will develop differently. However, most expectant mothers find that their need for maternity clothes increases during the second trimester.
Because so many women decide to keep their pregnancy a secret until they hit the 12 week mark, most women simply choose to take a size up or wear more flowy styles in the first trimester. This plays a role in “hiding” this growing bump.
Of course, when your tummy starts to ‘explode’, these oversized styles start to look more like tents. Beyond that, styles unrelated to motherhood can quickly get comfy in the wrong places.
The best time to start wearing maternity clothes is when your outfits become uncomfortable or unflattering. If you’ve had a baby or are starting to show early, it could be as early as 10 weeks. On the flip side, some women don’t really start showing until the 20 week mark and can get by with their wardrobes for much longer.
No matter when you start showing off, there are styles to suit every stage of growth.
Why do i need maternity clothes?
If you’ve ever taken the measurement once or twice during your pregnancy, you probably already know the changing proportions of your body.
When you just choose a size bigger, this garment is bigger all over, not just in the stomach. That means you’ll end up with incredibly loose-fitting t-shirts or underwear that doesn’t flatter your new curves.
Beyond the confident styling benefits of this cute little bump, maternity clothes are designed to hug and keep your evolving body post-pregnancy too. This alone proves the importance of investing in the best maternity bras and nursing clothes for your pregnancy and postpartum period.
How to find the best maternity clothes
Now that you know the importance of maternity clothes and when to swap your wardrobe for comfort, it’s time to start your research. Below are the key things to keep in mind when looking for cute maternity clothes, well-fitting maternity panties, and the best maternity and nursing bras.
First and foremost, you want to make sure that you choose comfortable and realistic maternity styles for your pregnancy. There is nothing worse than feeling restricted in your maternity clothes, especially your bras and panties. Your number one goal when shopping for maternity clothes should be to find options that will move with your body. And of course, it’s always good to have a little extra room to grow taller.
Tight styles may look cute right now, but growth happens quickly when you’re pregnant. Instead of going for tight tops and non-stretchy pants, go for choices that will grow with you until the end. We love soft, unrestricted styles with a little bit of detail to make you feel beautiful when your body changes.
The Talco Maternity Tank is crafted in Cosabella’s signature soft viscose fabric, Talco is known for its ease of wear and comfortable breathability. Available with maternity features, like clip-on and pull-off suspenders, for new moms. This tank top will stretch with your growing body to keep you comfortable during pregnancy.
When it comes to your maternity and nursing bras, the Never Say Never Maternity Mommie Nursing Bra by Cosabella is the perfect option to give you the most comfort possible during this ultra-sensitive time. Plus, they’re still as beautiful and delicate as your pre-pregnancy styles. We’ve stepped up these breastfeeding-friendly styles with lace, color, and details to make you feel feminine and divine!
One of the downsides of pregnancy is that your body is more sensitive to irregularities. While you may have gotten away with trendy underwear every day for the past week, your system will likely react adversely now. Instead, opt for breathable, moisture-wicking materials to keep your body clean and dry.
We recommend 100% cotton, especially when it comes to your underwear. Choose the Never Say Never Maternity Shorts in this breathable material so you won’t have any problems with irritation during your pregnancy. Also available in thong, for those who prefer less back coverage.
Who Said Cozy Can’t Be Cute? Believe it or not, you can easily maintain your unique style during pregnancy if you choose the right sources of maternity clothes. By shopping with high quality brands like Cosabella, you will have access to nursing bras that won’t make you feel like a clumsy mom.
If boring maternity bras aren’t your thing, you’ll love the variety of maternity bras we have at Cosabella. If you love the Never Say Never Maternity bralette, it is available in a fun leopard print to add style to your maternity wardrobe.
Since maternity bras with clip-on and pull-off straps are maternity essentials, the Ceylan Modal Curvy Nursing Bra is a staple on your pregnancy trip. For larger breasts and smaller bands, this Curvy maternity bralette is made from soft modal fabric and iconic chevron lace.
Perhaps the most important part of looking and feeling great in your maternity clothes is choosing the right fit. When it comes to choosing maternity-style loungewear, you’d be surprised how many women find it difficult to find a size that fits them. In general, maternity clothes are designed to fit a bump. This means that you can choose your size before pregnancy, knowing that there will be enough space in the mid section to accommodate your new curves.
Our Cosabella Bella nursing pajama set easily opens at the front for effortless breastfeeding. As an added bonus, these styles can help keep you cool during those hormone-induced hot flashes.
When it comes to bras, your nursing and maternity bras may require a bit more measurements to get mastered. The perfect nursing bra will maintain your sensitive assets without making you feel like you’re “falling”. There should be no “spills” or lumps in the cup and the center of the bra should lie flat against your body. You also want to make sure that your bra stays snug under your breasts and doesn’t roll up your back.
When shopping online at Cosabella.com, use our measurement and fit guides to find petite to plus size nursing bras that are right for you.
Finally, it would be a shame to invest in items that only last the duration of your pregnancy. After all, 9 months is not a long time in the grand scheme of life. To get the most out of your maternity clothes, we suggest opting for breastfeeding-friendly options that will keep you going until the end of your breastfeeding journey. Each Cosabella maternity style bra is made with clip-on straps for easy breastfeeding.
For loungewear, daywear and everything in between, stretchy materials often bounce back and keep you back in your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. It can make those early stages of motherhood much more enjoyable and gentler on your self-esteem.
Shop for maternity bras, panties and loungewear
At Cosabella, we specialize in finding the perfect fit and style for women to meet their needs. With so much time and energy invested in lingerie and other underwear, there is no better option for your maternity needs. Whether it’s choosing the perfect fit or making your maternity styles last long after pregnancy, we look forward to helping you stock your maternity wardrobe with the best and most stylish choices. From panties that make you feel fabulous to nursing bras that make breastfeeding easier, we’re confident you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
Ready to get your hands on some irresistible maternity bras and the most comfortable maternity-style loungewear? Shop our maternity exclusives today and say hello to pregnancy in style.
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