Are maternity clothes really necessary?
February 25, 2013
How big you get or how much weight you gain varies dramatically from one woman to another and from one pregnancy to the next. While some expectant mamas are eager to buy fun, trendy maternity clothes, others are content to wear hubby’s larger sizes. We asked Olivia Capone Myers, design director for A Pea in the Pod, if maternity clothes are really necessary.
“Comfort and fit go hand-in-hand. When you have both, you feel your best,” explains Olivia. “When you size up, the proportions won’t be right, even if the clothing fits your belly.” Maternity clothes aren’t just bigger — they’re designed to fit your body where it’s changing.
Maternity clothing is an investment, but you can be fashion-forward without going broke. “It’s possible to retain your pre-pregnancy style with the assortment of maternity clothes that are available today at prices that accommodate everyone’s budget,” says Olivia.
So what should you buy? “I recommend making a list of clothing items that are staples for you,” advises Olivia. “That way you are only investing in what you know you’ll wear.”
“A few pairs of Secret Fit Belly® jeans” by A Pea in the Pod from Destination Maternity.
- Flattering dark boot cut: Silver Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5-Pocket Boot Cut Maternity Jeans ($79)
- Trendy denim skinny jeans: Secret Fit Belly® 5-Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans ($95)
- Bright colored twills: SOLD Design Lab Butter Secret Fit Belly® 5-Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans in Berry ($59)
- Summery cropped jeans: Secret Fit Belly® 5-Pocket Maternity Capri Jeans in White ($59)
“Some basic tees.” Check them out now at DestinationMaternity.com — they’re Buy One Get One Free!
You’ll love the variety of flattering maternity tees from which to choose, including peplum ($85), ruched ($59), embellished ($49), striped ($49), short-sleeve ($59), elbow sleeve ($85), three-quarter sleeve ($165), long sleeve ($89), flutter sleeve ($99), draped neck ($99), henley ($59), high-low hem ($98), A-line ($130), hooded ($90), cold shoulder ($89), color block ($79) and many, many more!
“A layering piece.”
Pair your jeans and tee with a comfy cardigan, like the LNA Long-Sleeve Button Front Maternity Sweater($99) or the AG Jeans Flap Pocket Plain Weave Denim Maternity Jacket ($149), both from A Pea in the Pod Collection at Destination Maternity.
“You don’t want to stress over your wardrobe and be uncomfortable when you are preparing for your baby or enjoying time with your newborn,” says Olivia, who is expecting her first child this spring. “Having clothes that fit saves you from unnecessary stress when there are so many more important things to focus on during this exciting time.”