Tips to use your regular clothes during pregnancy

Tips to use your regular clothes during pregnancy

How to make your regular clothes last a little longer. Dressing well on a budget

A pregnancy is an expensive affair and maternity clothes add to the already heavy tab. The thing with purchasing maternity clothes is also that you will be growing so fast that it might be confusing as you cannot be sure what sizes you would need.

Try and work with regular clothes as long as possible. Here are some tips as to how you could make them last now –

Tips to use your regular clothes during pregnancy

  • Layer your clothes – wear a tank top inside a blouse or shirt. Keep the shirt/ blouse unbuttoned to give you ample space to grow and move.
  • Your inner wear tank top can now be definitely worn as outerwear. Who will know the difference!
  • Dresses in your wardrobe should be worn now when they still fit comfortably. Opt for the ones which are a little loose and flowy or stretchable.
  • Browse through your wardrobe and opt for all the empire line tunics and kurtis you have. They can accommodate a lot of the growing belly and hips. Any tunic should be good for now.
  • Leggings would be great choices as they are stretchy. Also you can roll them down at the waist for comfort.
  • Use a nice sturdy rubber band on your pants to loop together your button and the button-hole which are finding it difficult to meet now. This should also help accommodate the belly by giving an extra inch or two. Wear a long top to cover the unbuttoned area or use a belly band to cover it.
  • For space on your bust line, bra extenders could be really useful. They are cheaper than your maternity bras which you can afford to buy later.

And always remember, comfort over fashion and budget any day so if you feel that these things are not working for you or something is too tight, splurge on that one thing, and take the rest of the pointers 😀

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