Advocates of belly bands, belly bras and maternity belly belts swear that they help you lift your pregnant belly and reduce muscle and ligament pain. Much of this pain is centered in the back. Regardless of what you call them, these clothing items are indeed designed to lift and redistribute some of that baby weight, making it easier for you to carry your pregnant belly.
Finding comfortable clothing that fits and flatters during pregnancy can be a challenge. Depending upon your weight gain and how you carry, you may find that your regular clothing doesn't fit well, binds or hurts early on in your pregnancy. The best maternity garments expand with or accommodate your growing belly, as well as breathe and fit comfortably.
You probably already know that stilettos and other high heels are off limits while you are pregnant. The high heels shorten your calf muscles and can cause lower back pain. Shoes with no support, such as flip-flops and fuzzy, flat boots are also not the best choice to wear during pregnancy. You're not limited to sneakers and other classically "comfy" shoes during your pregnancy, though. Look for low-heeled, stylish shoes that offer plenty of support.
A clothing retailer popular with teenage girls caused a bit of controversy in the summer of 2010 when it released a line of maternity clothes. Some argued that the line of clothing would encourage teenagers to become pregnant simply so that they could wear the clothes. The truth of the matter is that some teenage girls do find themselves pregnant and would rather wear trendy and stylish maternity clothes instead of clothing an older pregnant woman would wear.
The body changes that accompany pregnancy often provide a convenient opportunity to clothing shop. As your baby makes his presence known and your once taunt tummy expands into a rotund orb blocking your view of your toes, you will need to replace your current favorite clothes with items better suited to your new body. To ensure that you get the most bang for your buck and properly fill your closet with pieces to get you through your pregnancy, be prepared when heading out on your maternity clothing shopping expedition.
If you're starting to show but aren't quite ready to tell friends, family or co-workers about your pregnancy, clothes that hide your growing belly can be a help. Traditional maternity fashions will make you look more pregnant, rather than less, but choosing slightly oversized clothing in different styles can help you disguise your pregnancy.
Women with big breasts tend to have one of two body types. If your have a narrow waist and wider hips, you have a proportional figure, also known as hourglass. Many people consider this body type ideal for various types of clothing. If you have a big bust but are narrower on the bottom, you have an inverted triangle shape, which means you need to use clothing that emphasizes your assets but camouflages problem areas.
If your vision leaves a bit to be desired, but you just don't like the look of glasses, you do have another option. Many people opt to wear contact lenses instead of glasses to get the vision correction they require. If you think that this option is the right one for you, you simply need to acquaint yourself with the art of wearing contacts.
Finding a comfortable, attractive bra that fits and provides the support you need is a challenge for every woman, but it can be much more difficult if you are large breasted. A properly fitting bra can reduce back and neck pain, help your clothing fit well, and may even make you look like you've lost weight.
While nothing that you can do will stop you from growing out of your favorite pair of pants as you progress through your pregnancy, this requisite growth doesn't mean that you have to look more than pleasantly plump. By putting some thought into your maternity wardrobe, you can minimize the appearance of your bump and keep yourself looking shapely throughout your nine months.