July 04, 2013 12:00 AM | by Dalia Hosny
Your Guide to Maternity Jeans
Your body is drastically changing and you don't know what to do? You don't need to freak out! We have all the right tips for you to make a perfect pick. A pair of jeans is for sure one of your pregnancy wardrobe essentials. Feel comfortable with the changes happening in your body and pamper your baby bump by picking the right pair of jeans. Maternity jeans definitely differ than normal jeans so the first thing you need to focus on is its material, it should be less denim and more stretchy and comfortable.
Don't pick very low rise jeans or a tight fit jeans, you can actually try on your regular size at first. It should fit you at least during your first trimester. You don't need to pick a size bigger than yours unless you found it a little tight from your bottom or thighs.
As you move into your second trimester, you will notice changes in your body shape and this would be the time to start shopping from the maternity section. The most common maternity jeans is "under the bump" yet it can be uncomfortable to some as you wouldn't be used to the elastic belly band it includes. There is "on the bump" jeans in which the belly band provides certain amount of support to your bump and then there's "over the bump" jeans which is similar to high-waist jeans and they make your body seem a lot slimmer. Instead of the belly band, some maternity jeans come with elastic side panels on the top which will also expand as your bump grows.
Consider the leg cut while picking your maternity jeans as it has a great impact on flattering your body. Boot cut, flared, straight cut or even skinny can be found in maternity jeans too! Try a couple of cuts before you make your choice. Your body is changing after all so a new cut might fit you better!
Don't be afraid to follow the latest trends during your pregnancy, be a fashionista with a bump and opt for a pair of ripped jeans or even a floral one. Dare to be different, being pregnant doesn't mean that your style should be boring. We picked out some of our favorite maternity jeans to help you with your shopping. Tell us, which one will you be choosing?