The Importance of Maternity Clothing

A Guide For Pregnant Women

When you're pregnant, your body (and mind) go through a lot of changes. Your stomache xpands, your breasts become larger, you have aches in your back, legs and well…everywhere! You may also feel self-conscious and uncomfortable with your growing body and like none of your clothes flatter your new shape.

This is why investing in beautiful, high-quality maternity clothing is so important. Not only are they functional, but they help flatter your beautiful pregnancy body and keep you comfortable. You will feel better physically and emotionally! What better excuse to go shopping do you need?

Choosing Quality, Comfy & Stylish Maternity Clothes

One of the biggest benefits of maternity clothing is the physical comfort it can provide. Asyour body changes and grows, you'll need clothing that can accommodate those changes. When you are pregnant you also tend to overheat very easily, so soft breathable fabrics are essential! You should buy maternity clothes with stretchier fabric, looser cuts, and adjustable waistbands.

But it is not just about comfort, you want to look amazing too! Start with 4-5 high-quality core pieces that you can mix and match or layer with your favourite wardrobe items. Creating am aternity capsule wardrobe like this is a great way to reduce clutter, simplify your wardrobe and take the guesswork out of “what am I going to wear today”.

Think beyond the pregnancy journey

If you plan on nursing your baby after birth, it's important to look for clothing that provide easy nursing access. There are a lot of great nursing tops and dresses available that allow you to breastfeed without having to remove all of your clothes.

This can be a lifesaver when you're out and about with your baby and need to feed them quickly. However, you don’t want to have to buy a whole new wardrobe for pregnancy and then another new one for when you are breastfeeding. Not only is this a giant waste of money, it contributes to fashion waste and pollution. Following the concept of creating a maternity capsule wardrobe we touched on above, choose maternity clothes that double as breastfeeding items!

úton has a great selection of maternity and nursing tops and dresses that are both stylish and functional. They flatter your postpartum body whilst providing comfort and easy nursing access. Our core range is the perfect place to start building your capsule wardrobe with basics that can be layered and paired with anything!

Comfortable, well-fitting clothes to flatter your beautiful belly

You want to choose clothes that are made from soft, breathable fabrics and that fit well. Avoid anything that is too tight or constricting, as it will only make you feel more uncomfortable, hot and bothered. Whilst shapewear or compression garments are appealing to maintain our figures, they can also pose some health risks, such as:
- Poor blood circulation
- Lower limb swelling and varicose veins
- Shortness of breath
- Heartburn and indigestion
- Premature contractions
- Limits free movement of your baby
- Yeast infections, rashes and chafing.

Why risk feeling miserable and uncomfortable when there are many stunning options for maternity wear that will flatter your pregnancy figure and show off your beautiful bump?

Buy bottoms with under-bump waistbands + back support

One of the most important features to look for in maternity clothing is a supportive waistbandand back support. As your stomach expands, it can put a lot of strain on your lower back andbelly. Wearing dresses or pants with an under-bump waistband will help to take the pressure off of your back and support your growing belly for ultimate comfort and style.

úton’s innovative under-bump waistband with cross over design and back support sits under your belly and grows with you. These beautiful bottoms support your baby bump, without restricting your movement or breathing. And the best part? The breathable material is made with a stunning stretchy fabric that is so super comfy when wearing.

The cleverly designed pants are created with longevity, comfort and style in mind. So they can be worn from pregnancy to postpartum and breastfeeding, and (if you happen to follow this path) through another pregnancy or two!

Mental & emotional benefits of a beautiful maternity wardrobe

Maternity clothing can have a positive impact on your mental and emotional health. When you feel good about how you look, it boosts your confidence and improves your mood. And when you're heavily pregnant, anything that can help improve your mood is a welcome bonus!

Wearing clothes that flatter your changing body can make all the difference when it comes to feeling good about yourself during pregnancy.

Finishing Up

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman's life. But it's also a time when your body is going through a lot of changes. To help make those changes a little bit easier (and more comfortable), invest in some good quality maternity clothing.

úton has everything that you need to look and feel great during pregnancy — and beyond!

Content Credit - a big thank you to Kinga Kertes from úton + Rachel Maree for their amazing insights. Pictured here is Kinga and her little one!