10 Dos And Don'ts For Your Fall Maternity Wardrobe

10 Dos And Don'ts For Your Fall Maternity Wardrobe

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Rocking that fall baby bump can be tricky and confusing for most expectant mums when there are a ton of articles convincing you to buy every new maternity garment available in the market. Do a baby bump and a few extra pounds mean you have to shop for a whole new wardrobe? No! You can still wear almost 60% of the items from your closet. So, if you are caught between what to buy and what to skip, continue reading our post as we guide you on what to invest your money on this fall.

Must-Have: A Pair Of Maternity Jeans

Must-Have A Pair Of Maternity Jeans

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A pair or two of maternity jeans is a must-have in every pregnant woman’s closet. Ideally, we recommend a dark-colored one with a snug fit if you are looking to buy just a pair. You can pair it with a fancy blouse or dress it down by wearing a sweatshirt or a cardigan. One mistake most women end up making is buying maternity jeans way too soon when your belly hasn’t even grown yet. So it’s best to wait for a few months until you absolutely need a new pair.

Make Room For Leggings

Make Room For Leggings

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Leggings are a woman’s best friend, especially when they are expecting. They are super comfortable to wear and ideal for any casual occasion. If you’ve already got a couple of leggings with stretchy fabric, you don’t really need maternity leggings. If the waistband is too tight around your belly, you can even roll them down below your bump and go about your day without it compromising on your comfort.

Shop For Long, Roomy Sweaters

Shop For Long, Roomy Sweaters

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You might already have a few favorite sweaters in your wardrobe that fit you even now. But if you don’t want to take the chances of ruining your favorite ones by stretching out the material pulling over your baby bump, it’s best to invest in a few new ones.

Check Your Wardrobe For Sweatshirts

Check Your Wardrobe For Sweatshirts

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A sweatshirt is just what you need for those chilly evenings and nights. And chances are, you already have a sweatshirt that will fit you just fine. But if you can’t find one with a comfortable fit, take a look at your partner’s closet before you think of buying one.

Skip: New Active Wear & Workout Pants

Skip New Active Wear & Workout Pants

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Most of your gym pants have lycra, which will stretch as your body grows. And as far as the waistline goes, simply roll them and tuck the panel beneath your bump. But if you think you’ve grown too big and the pants seem to be extremely tight, go for a bigger size since working out should be all about comfort.

Don’t Splurge On Maternity Cardigans & Blazers

Don’t Splurge On Maternity Cardigans & Blazers

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You may be tempted to buy new maternity cardigans and blazers. But think about it for a second, do you really need it? Feel free to invest in a few if you don’t have any in your closet. But if you do, simply unbutton them and you’re good to go.

Shop For A Maternity Coat

Shop For A Maternity Coat

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Preferably a woolen coat. Though it might be slightly on the expensive side, it is going to be worth it. A tailored empire-waist coat will help you look chic and ready for the winter when temperatures drop.

Buy: Empire Waist Dress

Buy Empire Waist Dress

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Empire waist dresses are the go-to outfit for pregnant women as they accommodate your baby bump even in your 9th month of pregnancy. You can even wear them after your postpartum with slight alterations if need be.

Buy: Work Clothes—Trousers And Skirts

Buy Work Clothes—Trousers And Skirts 

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If your office is strictly professional when it comes to workwear with no room for casuals, invest in a pair of pencil skirts in dark solid colors. You can also buy a pair of tailored pants in beige or black. Rotate the bottoms with a variety of tops and blazers and you’re good to go.

Skip: Button-Down Blouses

Skip Button-Down Blouses

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If you don’t want to spend a ton on outfits that will only fit you while pregnant, it’s best to skip on button-down blouses. Your bra size is rapidly changing during pregnancy, and a button-down shirt may be too tight, especially around your chest, a few weeks or months down the road.

Don’t forget, you are on this incredible journey of growing a human life in your belly. So whether you want to go all out or purchase a few must-have maternity clothes, make sure you always prioritize your comfort above everything else. So, if a pant feels too tight or if you’ve grown out of your favorite sweater or dress, it’s time to buy new clothes.

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Mitha Shameer

Mitha is passionate about writing on topics related to women and children. She loves to present the brighter side of life to her readers in the form of her articles. She writes on games, stories, arts & craft, celebrations and more for MomJunction. When she isn't glued to online shopping websites, she loves reading books and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S.