Pregnancy used to be a time when women tried to save money on their maternity wear. They begged and borrowed and bought clothes many sizes bigger to last them the entire term. The logic being that any money spent in buying expensive maternity clothes will be wasted as these garments only last for a short period of time. This mindset is slowly changing. Pregnant women are realizing the importance of specially crafted maternity dresses to keep them comfortable as well as looking chic and glamourous.
These days, designers are coming out with some really practical yet good looking designs in maternity dresses. You can even buy one or two of such dresses for an evening out or a special occasion.
Some tips while buying designer maternity dresses:
Stores selling maternity wear offer an excellent range and designs in maternity dresses. Some of the popular brands are Kara, Chloe, Emma, Celina Tank, and Jess among others.
Bold and solid colours work beautifully both for maxi and short dresses. Colours like black, red, hot pink and royal blue are very popular these days. Stripes and prints are also very elegant. You can choose depending upon your individual style and preference.
Empire dresses, wrap dresses, shift dresses, gathered dresses and A-line dresses beautifully show off the baby bump and accentuate your lovely curves. Empire and A-line dresses fit at the bust and flow loosely below. These dresses are able to work well with your expanding belly and are very comfortable. Wrap dresses are elegant and so easy to wear. They do not have hidden zippers, tassels or fasteners, are very comfortable and fit well. Gathered dresses with gathers at the neckline and on the skirt grow with your body. They look gorgeous on most women. Shift dresses softly float over your belly and look great on a pregnant body. They are airy and light as well. Feeding dresses look very pretty and are comfortable as well as stylish. They also have a side opening to help you with nursing once the baby is born. Thus you can wear them after giving birth with no problem. Some dresses have a dainty tie detail just below the bust giving the dress a great detail, shape and flow.
Some good materials to look for are stretch jersey and cotton that give your body ample room to breathe. For summers, you can go for lightweight rayon and anything not too clingy or restrictive.
These pointers can help you buy some really nice designer maternity dresses that will brighten your wardrobe and make your pregnancy a pleasant and chic experience.