The Yummy Mummy Tummy is an ideal way to turn your favourite pre-pregnancy clothes into inexpensive and trendy maternity wear. The Yummy Mummy Tummy is a seamless knit band that can be worn in hundreds of ways, and at every stage, to extend your maternity wardrobe by 'bridging the gap' between your tops and bottoms.
Wear your pre-pregnancy clothes for longer, your maternity outfits sooner and get back into your pre-pregnancy clothes quicker. Save yourself a fortune in maternity wear and finally have something to wear in that in-between stage when you are too big for your own clothes but too small for maternity wear and it just seems that nothing fits!
* Wear form-fitting maternity tees. Make sure they are cotton stretch so they show off your pregnant silhouette and can be very flattering for your belly!
* Invest in a good pair of maternity bootleg jeans. Oh so comfortable, slimming and flattering, maternity jeans especially for the tropical climate or summer should be lightweight cotton denim with a bit of stretch.
* Buy a couple of maternity capris in basic colours (khaki, camel , black or white). These are great co-ordinates with your fitted maternity tees.
* Every woman needs The Little Black Dress! Get one in a slinky stretch knit fabric that drapes over your curves and makes you feel fabulous!
* Wear colours! Don't stick only to blacks just because you feel BIG! Colours represent your personality, make you feel and look different and are great mood influencers!
* Be sexy by revealing some skin. Try something strapless, backless or short. Tops with keyhole necklines are great as even if you're feeling a little heavy a flash of skin will still make you feel sexy.
* Regardless of your size, style, or budget, there are a few clothing items that all pregnant women can use. Those stretchy black leggings, a white T-shirt, jeans, a long tunic top, a little black dress, an oversize shirt, a short or long skirt, black slacks, and drawstring comfy pants are all versatile pieces that can look classic, classy, or funky, depending on your personal flair. Some of these items may even come in handy after you give birth and before you regain your pre-pregnancy shape.
* Cotton is king. Choose natural fabrics that won't itch. During pregnancy it's common for skin to become sensitive
* Think big. Make sure waistbands have plenty of room for expansion. You don't want to buy maternity clothes only to find you've outgrown them a month later. Look for front or side panels of stretchy fabric inserted where your bump is going to swell.
* Borrow: You probably have friends or relatives who have been pregnant before you and, if you're a similar size to you, why not borrow their pregnancy clothes? You'll only need maternity wear for a very few months, save your money to spoil the baby instead
* Not visible to the world but the most important item in your wardrobe! Get into a maternity bra as soon as possible - your breasts change during pregnancy, without proper support damage may occur, ensure you are fitted with the correct pregnancy and feeding bra which should be worn day and night. If you are comfortable, you are happy, invest in a god pair of preggie panties.
* It may be useful to buy sleeping bras if your breasts are tender and need support at night
* Nursing bras should be purchased 2-4 weeks before your expected due date
* Always get yourself measured a nursing bra as the size is determined as 1 size up the current cup size and one size down the current bustline. This accommodates for the milk-swollen breasts and the shrunken abdomen after giving birth.
* Make sure that the nursing bra is in a simple design rather than a fancy, netted design. Go for netted or lacy designs only if they have a cotton lining underneath. It can be really painful when tender nipples get entangled in the net/lace.
It's easy to overlook your feet, but they can expand during your pregnancy, too. If your feet do start to swell, you may need to buy shoes in larger sizes. (And you may still need them after you give birth.) Slip-ons are a good choice for later on in your pregnancy, when bending becomes problematic. This is probably not the time in your life to strut around in stilettos or sky-high wedgies. But you can find fun footwear that brings relief to tired toes and aching legs.
Always remember: You're not fat. You're pregnant, so be proud of it - seek out eye-catching fashions that flatter your expanding hips and bottom, flaunt your figure if you're in the mood. If you're used to wearing tailored suits to work, find the styles that make you feel every bit as professional on the job as you did in your pre-pregnancy days. Even when you're just hanging out at home, a clingy tank top teamed with a zip-neck fleece and stylish yoga pants can keep you comfortable and looking good. Whatever your maternity wardrobe, enjoy it -- because you won't wear it for long.