• The 5 Wardrobe Staples You Absolutely Need During Your Pregnancy

    Your closet need these smart staples, many of which you can use pre- or post-baby
    by Tiffany Santos Canseco .
The 5 Wardrobe Staples You Absolutely Need During Your Pregnancy
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  • Are you the type of mom who gets too excited to shop and splurge on every item with “maternity” label on it? Or maybe you’re the practical mom who doesn’t want to spend too much on items that you will be wearing only for a few months. One thing is for sure though every mom wants to feel good and comfortable during pregnancy. And these are the wardrobe staples that are worth stockpiling in your closet right now. 

    Everyday maternity jeans

     Uniqlo's maternity jeans (Php790) has an adjustable ribbed waist, so it grows with your belly bump. 

    Invest in one or two maternity jeans or stretchable trousers that can cover you until your last trimester. Just simply go for a basic color that is easy to pair with your loose long sleeve polos or sweaters to make you look ready for work.

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    Your old leggings

    If you feel like you need to buy, try Uniqlo's maternity leggings (Php790), which doesn't feel like it's constricting your legs.

    One of the most versatile yet comfy pieces you can wear during your pregnancy are your pair of old pre-maternity leggings. Look for the item that is made of stretchable and breathable fabric. Wear them on weekends with your off-shoulder top and sneakers to channel that chill mom-to-be vibe.

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    Maxi dress

    This form-hugging maxi from Bub & Weave (Php1,950) also doubles as nursing wear — the cape serves as nursing cover. 

    Maxi dresses are perfect for days when you just don’t want to wear your maternity pants or leggings. You can go for either form-hugging fabric or flowy ones depending on how you’re feeling. The best part is that you can easily slip on these dresses without the struggle of having to close buttons or ties. When you’re in the mood to dress up, just add your favorite jacket and jewelry.

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    Comfy sandals, flats or sneakers

    This Aetrex sandals (Php4,990) is known for orthotic support, which provides proper alignment for your knees, hips, and back. 

    Save your feet from all of the discomfort of possible swelling on your last trimester by getting flats or sneakers with a little bit of space. You need to let your feet breathe, so get the footwear that’s easy to slip-on anytime, anywhere.

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    Wireless Bras

     Uniqlo has a wireless bra with soft cup (Php990) for women who don't like the contact between the skin and hook-and-eye closures at the back 

    Get bras without wiring and has a stretch material to make sure it feels comfortable and expands as you go along your pregnancy journey. If you are eventually planning to breastfeed, invest in nursing bras you can already use while pregnant. 

    Just a friendly reminder, you don’t need to spend and buy a whole lot of clothes. All you need to do is get these essentials then mix and match it with what you have. What’s important is that you feel comfortable all throughout your pregnancy journey.

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