Take your time
The joy of a positive pregnancy test has barely sunk in, and the temptation is to rush out and buy the first pair of maternity jeans you can find, as if to project yourself into this barely real news. Carried away by the happiness of being pregnant and a sort of impulse buying frenzy, this is the best time to make a mistake... It's too early. Depending on your pregnancy and your body type, it's impossible to know before 3, 4 or 5 months which size and cut of dress or trousers will be the most suitable. To avoid falling into this trap, change almost nothing in your wardrobe before the second trimester: if necessary, an elastic band to widen the waist of your trousers (to be fixed on the button and its loop), a maxi jumper, an XXL sweater or a large shirt to hide your newborn belly should do the trick for the first three months.
Women's department or pregnancy department?
Pregnancy wardrobe means a short-lived wardrobe: given the limited duration of use of these clothes, you should choose quality over quantity to select the few really essential pieces, and invest in maternity specialist brands. Indeed, these brands, although more expensive, offer well-crafted cuts and materials adapted to the morphology and comfort of the pregnant woman, criteria that should not be neglected when choosing new clothes: jeans that you will wear 4 days out of 7, a bra adapted to your new measurements, a nice fitted blouse for going to work.
To get the most out of your shopping basket, think ahead and think about the aftermath: in the weeks following your delivery, you will still be wearing your pregnancy clothes, the time it takes to regain your height and weight varies from one mother to another, and you will need comfort more than ever during those first moments with your newborn. If you're planning to breastfeed your baby, look for maternity shirts and shirts that are suitable for breastfeeding. Choose blouses with press studs, which are more practical when breastfeeding than buttonholes, and opt straight away for nursing bras or bras.