Maternity Tights and Other Pregnancy Wardrobe Must-Haves

Excited for your new baby? So are we – here are some of our best tips for modifying your wardrobe during pregnancy.

Modifying your wardrobe for pregnancy

As your baby grows you can anticipate changes to your body.  To make sure that your wardrobe is up to scratch and that you stay comfortable throughout your pregnancy you’ll have to modify your existing wardrobe and add some new items.  Here are some tips to help:

  • Evaluate your existing wardrobe and decide which pieces can accommodate your changing body.
  • Layer your clothes to show off or play down your baby bump as well as make your outfits more interesting.
  • Combine style with comfort when putting maternity outfits together – there’s no need to choose one or the other when you wear proper fitting clothes.
  • Choose quality over quantity when adding new pieces to your maternity wardrobe.

If you’re looking to add new garments to your maternity wardrobe, but don’t know where to start, here are some suggestions.

Maternity tights/leggings

There’s no harm in wearing compression tights during pregnancy as long as you and your baby feel comfortable. Although it’s normal for some women to feel concerned about wearing firm fitting clothing during pregnancy, specific pieces such as maternity tights and pregnancy shorts shouldn’t harm your baby as long as you wear the correct size and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.

In fact, maternity tights can help minimise swelling that naturally occurs throughout your pregnancy. Well-designed maternity tights can also help alleviate lower back pain and pelvic joint pain by providing added support as your baby grows bigger.

Compression tights can also help reduce swelling and discomfort caused by hormone-induced varicose veins.

When choosing maternity tights, look for ones that are designed specifically for pregnancy and come with true medical compression.

Pregnancy shorts

If you don’t want to wear maternity tights/leggings but would still like to feel that extra support during the day, try Pregnancy shorts. Solidea Pregnancy shorts come up over the belly to better support the weight of your baby, taking the load from your pelvic floor muscles and supporting the abdominal wall.

Pregnancy shorts are also suitable for women with low back and pelvic girdle pain as well as vulval varicosities.  If your varicose veins extend into the leg below the mid-thigh, Pregnancy leggings or stockings are recommended.

When choosing pregnancy shorts, look for a pair with support panels that follow the natural contours of your body whilst providing gentle but consistent medical grade compression. High-quality pregnancy shorts have exceptional fit and do not restrict your movements.

Solidea offers a wide range of compression wear to provide support and promote wellness during pregnancy. Visit our store to find new foundational pieces for your maternity wardrobe.


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