Dressing for Work (and Comfort) When Pregnant

Dressing for Work (and Comfort) When Pregnant

A growing baby bump can make it challenging to try and find the right outfits for work. Your old clothes may no longer fit you and can be uncomfortable to wear for long periods. Although it can feel overwhelming, there are a lot of pregnancy styling tips that you can apply to workwear. You will generally need to adjust your clothing every trimester, but there are some staple garments that you can invest in. These garments will not only look flattering and well-put-together during pregnancy but also during the nursing period. Here is a list of a few staples for workwear. 

  • Maternity tops and nursing blouses - As your pregnancy progresses, your baby bump keeps growing. Mums now need clothing with extra ruching and gathering around the bump. Stylish and comfortable nursing blouses and tops will be your best friends during pregnancy and post-birth. They provide you with ample space for your bump to grow while making you look well-dressed. Nursing tops are generally stretchable, which makes them perfect to wear during and after pregnancy. Pair it up with the right blazer or cardigan for work.  
  • Maternity jeans - Finding old jeans that perfectly fit you can be a struggle as your second trimester approaches. The old trousers, leggings, and jeans need to go during this time. Invest in a good, high-quality pair of maternity jeans that can get you through pregnancy. As a mum-to-be, you may have to look around for the right material and fit. However, once you find something that works for you, you will not want to go without it. Peachymama has some wonderful maternity jeans and leggings available on the site that can make the searching process easier for you. These comfortable and well-designed maternity jeans and leggings grow along with your bump, making them perfect to wear to work. 
  • Flowing dresses - A perfect workwear option for expectant mums is a flowing dress. Dresses are easy to put on and convenient to wear. Whether you're at work or a doctor's appointment, the right dress will make everything much easier. The wide selection of flowing dresses at Peachymama are designed to be comfortable while being appropriate for work.  
  • Formal wear - Remember to invest in stylish maternity garments for formal or special occasions. Office parties can be a tricky matter if you have not planned for them in advance. Black is a great colour for all occasions, but you can go with any colour you like as long as you feel good. These dresses and outfits can be worn even after your little one arrives, making them a good investment. 
  • Maternity bras - Pregnancy is a time when everything about your body starts to change. Your cup size may increase during pregnancy, and you may experience tenderness or pain. Use a supportive bra for maximum comfort. Most mums-to-be benefit from a bra fitting when they are in their second trimester. Maternity and nursing bras allow easy pumping and breastfeeding due to their design. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes - A lot of mums experience pain and swelling in their feet during pregnancy. Buy some comfortable and cute flats to go along with your outfits. Remember to try a few options before you buy them because you may have to go up a size.  

Tips for Dressing When Pregnant

  • Dress in comfortable and loose-fitting clothing. Breathable clothing keeps you happy and is easy on your skin. 
  • Buy a few basic standard pieces in neutral colours that you can mix and match with accessories for work.
  • Flowing maxi or midi dresses with a belt above the bump will help accentuate the baby bump so mums can show it off. 
  • Wear heels to work if you like but keep a backup pair of flats with you (just in case).
  • Layer up well during the colder months to cover your bump and keep warm. 

During pregnancy, wear comfortable clothing to feel at ease. Invest in a few standard maternity pieces that make you feel confident in yourself. Transform your work wardrobe into one that gets you excited every morning.


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