When you’re pregnant you still want to look good and glow! But let’s face it: it’s not always easy to find maternity wear that’s both flattering and eco-friendly.
You might question why you should put so much emphasis into choosing green maternity wear if you’re not going to be wearing it for long before it just piles up in your wardrobe. But organic materials maintain your important ideals of protecting the environment, your health – and now the health of your baby, too. Without pesticides or harmful chemicals being used in the production of clothing, you ensure that what you’re putting on your body is better all ’round.
Maternity Clothing: Where to Find it?
There are many places where you can get your hands on eco-friendly clothing. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Yummy Mummy Maternity is a local company offering stylish and comfortable maternity wear. Check out their collection featuring clothing made from eco-friendly bamboo.
If you want a bit of fun, consider Bump Covers maternity t-shirts that have cool slogans and custom due dates that you can get printed on them. Best of all, you can find t-shirts that are made of bamboo and organic cotton.
Stretch the Wear of Your Favourite Jeans
During your first and second trimester, a rubber band can come to the rescue to help you get wear out of your most flattering pair of jeans, as long as the denims have a button fly. What you do is tie a rubber band from the top button of your jeans, swipe it through the hole and then back around the button. This helps the denims to expand to accommodate your bodily changes and as long as you wear a long top over the top of your jeans it won’t be noticeable.
The Friend Exchange
If you have friends who were recently pregnant and are of similar size to you, perhaps they could pass on their maternity wear to you. You could also pay it forward when your pregnancy is over, donating your clothing to other friends who might need them. This is a great way to save money and prevent clothing from being tossed aside after such little wear.
Shop in Your Wardrobe
You might already own items of clothing that you can wear during your pregnancy. These include loose tops, leggings, wrap dresses and so on. Wearing such items makes you feel a bit better at not having to go out and buy lots of new clothing, especially if you’re on a strict budget.