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How do I Choose the Best Maternity Suit?

Sherry Holetzky
Sherry Holetzky

A mom-to-be wants to look great just like any other woman. Unfortunately, pregnant women were not offered many attractive options in the past. Huge, flowing blouses with giant bows tied at the neck were simply not flattering and did not work for many pregnant women. They wanted real maternity fashion. The good news is that there are many offerings available today in terms of maternity suits.

From formalwear and sportswear to maternity workwear, including stylish maternity suit ensembles for the business oriented mom-to-be, there are many very attractive alternatives. While some pregnant women prefer very loose, unstructured designs, others enjoy showing off their pregnant figures. A fitted maternity suit may be more some women’s taste, while others may choose comfort over style, or camouflage over accentuation. It boils down to personal preference, and now women can choose what they find most comfortable and attractive.

A pregnant woman.
A pregnant woman.

An unstructured maternity suit may offer longer wear than a fitted style., because it allows more room for growth as the waistline expands. A fitted maternity suit may only fit for a few months or even weeks depending on the stage of pregnancy. For the businesswoman, dressing may require buying a new maternity suit frequently. Of course, not every maternity suit has to be formal. A pair of slacks or skirt with a matching jacket made from quality fabric will do nicely.

If you do not wish to spend a lot of money on a temporary wardrobe, it may be a good idea to stick with neutral colors and basic styles. While one great formal suit may be in order, you are likely to get more use out of everyday items. You may also find maternity suit options that allow you to mix and match a bit, providing even more outfits from fewer pieces. Many women do this with typical business suits, and there is no reason you can not do it with maternity wear.

One idea is to find a maternity suit in a solid color and then select another in print that closely matches the color of the solid ensemble. Then, you can mix print and solid pieces together to give you several more options. One day, you might wear the solid jacket and slacks together then another day you may wear the print jacket with the solid skirt, and so on. Pregnant or not, looking great for less is always in style.

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