While pregnant, a lot of women like to wear dresses. They are usually made of soft material, so are usually comfortable. In the warmer months, it is nice to wear items of clothing that allow air to circulate over your body. This helps to keep you cool and dry.
This year, strapless dresses and tops are set to be particularly popular. Surprisingly, it is relatively easy to buy a strapless bra that you can wear comfortably, while pregnant. You just need to follow the advice we have put together for you, below.
Shop in the right places
One of the biggest issues you need to overcome is finding a strapless bra that is big enough. A lot of stores simply do not stock the sizes that are big enough for pregnant women to wear comfortably. Fortunately, Simply Be is there to fill the gap. They sell bras in cup sizes B to K and back sizes 28 to 48. That includes strapless and multi-way bras. So, they are a great place to start your search.
Getting the fit right
Regardless of what type of bra you are planning on buying, it is important to measure yourself before you go shopping. It is the only way to get the fit right.
When you are pregnant, your breasts usually start to grow bigger around the 4 to 6 weeks point. Typically, they continue to grow throughout the pregnancy. So, buying an outfit for a special occasion like a wedding can be tricky.
You need to allow yourself a week or two to find the right dress and have it adjusted. Once you have your dress sorted out, you will be able to buy your bra. If you take this approach, you should find that they both still fit by the time the date for the special event comes around.
Make sure it is adjustable
Ideally, you will want to be able to wear your strapless bra for a few months at least, and, ideally, after you have given birth. The best approach is to buy one that can be adjusted as much as possible.
Choose a soft material
When you are pregnant you may suffer from sore nipples, at certain points. So, it is best to look for a strapless or multiway bra that is made from cotton or a similar soft fabric.
Your nipples may also leak a little. Some women begin producing colostrum during the third or fourth month of their pregnancy. Bear this in mind when buying your bra and look for one that has enough space to enable you to slip a pad over your nipple.
So, as you can see, if you are pregnant and want to wear a strapless dress, this summer, you can. All you need to do is to follow the guidance above.
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Carla is the founder of MyBump2Baby. Carla has a huge passion for linking together small businesses and growing families. Carla’s humorous, non-filtered honesty has won the hearts of thousands of parents throughout the UK.
She has previously written for the Metro and made appearances on BBC News, BBC 5 live, LBC etc. Carla is a finalist for Blogger of the Year award with Simply Ladies inc. Carla is also the host of the popular Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast and The MyBump2Baby Expert podcast.