Archive for July, 2010

Need a New Outfit The Maxi Maternity Dress to the Rescue

The Maxi Maternity Dress is very similar to the regular maxi dresses that are available with the only difference that the maternity dress has been expanded at the front to allow for a baby bump.  Many of the maxi maternity dresses that are available both from clothing stores or online are produced by well known fashion houses and have been designed so that even if you are pregnant you will still look glamorous whether you are at the beach or socializing at a formal event.

The maxi maternity dress is mostly available as a long dress which will suit most pregnant women as this will cover your legs while at the beach as well as looking a bit more formal for an evening event.  A long maxi maternity dress also has the advantage of making even the shortest women look a little taller.

Many of the major design houses such as Blumarine and Stella McCartney have always included at least one maxi maternity dress in their summer collections which is great for mums or mums to be who are looking for maternity clothing that is both fashionable and versatile.  The design and style of the maxi maternity dress allows for plenty of room for the baby bump while providing support where it is needed.  There is also a wide variety of fabrics used for the maternity dress which gives you the choice of wearing any fabric from chiffon to a colourful linen.

For women who are on a tight budget, buying a few maxi maternity dresses from a designer may be a little out of reach however these dresses are quite easy to make and making your own may be an option.  If sewing is way out of your league then employing the skills of a seamstress may be an option.  Having a maxi maternity dress made for you is cheaper than your may think and you have the advantage of being able to pick the fabric type and design.

Another great advantage when it comes to the maxi maternity dress is that you can dress it up easily with the addition of jewellery and other accessories.  Necklaces, bracelets and a handbag can easily be matched with a maxi dress and have you ready for any social outing.

The maxi maternity dress is a must have clothing item for any women who is pregnant.  Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean that you cannot dress up and look great at any occasion.

How to choose the right Maternity Swimwear

Thankfully there has been much development in the area of maternity swimwear and now women have a great choice of styles and colours to choose from.  This is important as swimming is one of the best fitness options for women who are looking to keep fit and healthy during their pregnancy.    Many swimwear companies have responded to the increased demand for well designed, stylish swimwear for pregnant women and this has resulted in a wide range of styles and colours and also swimwear available that doesn’t cost a fortune.  Selecting the right style of swimwear for your body shape can be a bit of a challenge for pregnant women as it depends on how far along the pregnancy you are and how large your baby bump is.   The following are some great tips when it comes to finding the right swimwear for your situation.

The most popular style of swimwear for pregnant women is a bikini type outfit called a Tankini.  What makes the Tankini a popular choice is that the top can expand as your belly area grows and this style of swimwear covers more skin than a bikini would.  Many expecting mothers also like the Tankini as you will fit the swimwear right through the pregnancy so there is no need to keep buying swimwear as your belly expands.

When choosing maternity swimwear it is also important to consider whether a two piece or one piece outfit is suitable.  Many women choose two piece swimwear as this makes things easier when having to use the bathroom as you don’t have to take the whole swimming costume off.  A one piece maternity swimming costume may be more suitable for women who are in the early stages of their pregnancy and prefer to have a bit more support while they are swimming.

After you have decided whether to buy a two or one piece swimming costume it is important to pick out styles that have supportive and wide shoulder straps.  The swimwear that you choose needs to be able to support your chest as it grows and should include adjustable straps that you can let out as needed.  Apart from the straps maternity swimwear should also have a supportive bottom piece which is comfortable and helps support the belly area.  Many styles of maternity swimwear also incorporate a wrap or shorts which also give the wearer a bit more coverage.