Maternity Clothing for the Full Figured Woman
If you are like many women and already wear plus-sized clothing, it can be hard to know what to expect as your pregnancy develops. Unfortunately, plus-sized women may find that there are not that many options when looking at maternity clothing.
At one point, maternity clothing for larger sizes was limited to enormous tent-like garments that carried very little style or shape. Thank goodness, now there is a variety of well designed maternity clothing for larger women. Because pregnancy is one of the few times where it is expected for a woman to show off her larger belly, there is no reason to cover yourself up and hide your maternal beauty.
Sadly, many stores do not carry plus-sized maternity clothing in their retail outlets. This can make it much more difficult to find cuts and styles that you like. As with all clothing, it is easiest to fit maternity clothing if you get a chance to try it on before buying. Fortunately, many online stores have very good return policies and will allow you to send back clothes that do not fit without penalty.
If you look online you will find a variety of fashionable maternity clothes that are fitted to suit larger women. Not only are there specialty outer garments, but bras and panties that are cut and reinforced to suit the plus-sized womanís needs. Start looking early in your pregnancy so that you know what is available.
Another idea is to try buying regular plus-sized clothing a couple of sizes larger than what you would normally wear. Some women do not change shape or size dramatically while pregnant and can get away with regular plus-sized clothes. Look for things like leggings, baby-doll tops, empress waistlines and roomy shirts.
Menís stores also sometimes carry clothes that work. While you probably would not want to use them for going out and about, they can be comfortable choices for lounging around the house or doing chores. Try looking at menís sports wear with elastic waistlines and tie strings.
Many women choose not to resell their maternity clothes once they find stuff that really fits. You might want to try asking your plus-sized friends or family members what they wore when they were pregnant and borrow their stored away clothes if they still have them. You might also find suitable clothes in consignment stores or thrift shops.
Take your time when searching for plus-sized maternity wear. There are plenty of options out there, but it may take time to find things that you like.
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Lydia Kelly contributes and publishes news editorial to http://www.all-maternity-clothes.com.
She covers all topics on maternity fashion and nursing clothes.