Many women like to accentuate their baby bump. Other mothers-to-be, though, don’t like to wear revealing outfits that cling to their body. Shopping for maternity clothes is difficult, because what’s often available are the more toward the figure-hugging fashions.
Fortunately, though, you don’t have to choose between covering up and spending your pregnancy in style. And, no, you don’t have to wear your husband’s loose-fitting t-shirts until you deliver. Stylish and modest maternity clothes still exist. You just have to know where to look for them.
Many nice department stores have extensive online collections, so you can easily shop at Nordstrom, a West Coast chain, even if you don’t have one of their stores near your house.
The Changing Fashions of Maternity
My children are now teenagers. Back when I was pregnant, it was still very much in style to cover your bump. Through the years, this slowly evolved to the point where it is now acceptable to expose the bare skin of your pregnant belly. Such a display would have been unthinkable just a couple of generations ago. Some women today, whether for religious reasons or personal preference, still think it is. So, if you fall into either of these camps, you have some options.
Pictured below is a Japanese Weekend Skirt sold by Nordstrom. It has a stretch waist, to allow for expansion. You can cover up nicely by wearing a loose fitting short on top of your skirt.
Here is a loose-fitting tie-dye shirt sold by Nordstrom that looks great from the front, or the back.
Nordstrom has a wide range of other maternity fashions that fit more loosely, in order not to accentuate the obvious. One of the lovelier selections is a loose-fitting cranberry tunic that can be worn throughout your pregnancy, as well as during the postpartum period.