“Pregnancy is so special.” New moms will hear this a million times between their first and third trimesters. And it’s true! But for many expecting mothers, “special” is not the only word they’d use to describe their pregnancy. Try exhausting, depressing, and full of fashion frustration.
Surprise! Pregnancy is no walk in the park. Between the swelling and fatigue, new moms battle with body image and self-esteem. When a woman’s belly grows to the size of a basketball, the discomfort is not only felt in the waistband — it’s there when they look in the mirror, too.
Now, this is exactly why maternity fashion took off: to make expecting mothers comfortable — physically and mentally — in their own skin. That’s great, except for many years, pregnancy fashion wasn’t fashion. New moms dreaded buying maternity clothes, and the pants-suffering continued up to delivery day.
Why? Because the pants made them feel like themselves! It boosted their confidence and comfort, which spells a better outcome for the baby. When a mother can choose her style, in a time when everything about her image is changing, it makes a world of difference.
This is what maternity clothing had tried to accomplish, but there was no success until the gowns arrived. Maternity dresses proved to be the perfect medium for pregnancy clothing, and it doesn’t take a scientist to figure out why.
Breezy and flexible, a maternity dress keeps a mother comfortable in every trimester. They grow with the baby bump, allow the womb to expand, promote free movement, and keep mothers cool. Women who wear maternity dresses are less likely to experience gastrointestinal distress, yeast infections, and frankly, stress.
But, comfort is not the prime reason maternity dresses changed the game — it’s the endless style. Every mom can find a gown that reflects her genuine fashion taste! There are designs to flatter every body type, new styles for each season.
The maternity dress goes farther than your everyday pretty, too. As a traditionally feminine garment, a dress helps moms own their bodies by making a larger statement. A mom-to-be can go in front of the camera and make peace with her new form in a sexy maternity photoshoot dress if she wants. Some moms showcase their beauty on a milestone day with stunning baby shower dresses.
For many women, maternity dresses solve the baby clothes conundrum. They can be happy with what they wear and the way they look. They don’t have to fret about their changing body, just for a while. Above all, they don’t have to choose between comfort and confidence when they shouldn’t have to worry about either.
Because in truth, pregnancy is a special time. We celebrate it with baby showers and countless traditions that are supposed to make moms feel special and admired. A mother should be able to leave her tummy troubles and self-conscious feelings at the door and enjoy it.