What is A Maternity Dress? And Everything You Need To Know About It.

A day at a local park in India, I noticed a large crowd gathering up around this woman with her child. A tall man has been yelling at the lady for breastfeeding in public.

The woman was wearing a regular Indian Sari and the man found it to be offensive that the lady was doing this in a public place.

Now I am not into politics that much but I believe that the woman should be able to feed the kid whenever she can. But also the society should make places dedicated for that or dresses that could make it much easier.

Now this made me think I might have a big business idea in my hand and I went online to look for something like “Clothing for Mothers” and unfortunately my business idea was not novel. There is a whole clothing lines dedicated to women’s clothing, there is no way I can succeed against the already amazing ideas that exist in the market.

But let me explain what I have learned throughout my extensive research on the topic.

This article is going to explain everything you need to know about Maternity Clothing.

For those who are looking for a short answer:

What is the Maternity dress ?

Women wear maternity clothing to accommodate changes in body size during pregnancy. The evolution of maternity clothing began in the Middle Ages and became fashionable as women became more selective about the types of maternity clothing they wore in terms of style and comfort.

And the people who are wanting to learn about more details, these are the topics we will be covering in this article, so please keep reading on:

  1. The Origins of Maternity Dresses
  2. Who wears Materinity Dresses?
  3. When do we wear Maternity Dresses?
  4. Types of Materinity Dresses

1. The Origins of Maternity dresses

Until the Middle Ages, dresses did not conform to the shape of the wearer’s body. When Western European dresses started having seams, wealthy pregnant women opened the seams to allow for growth. The Adrienne, a waist less pregnancy gown with many folds, was popular during the Baroque period. Women wore men’s waistcoats at the time. Laced vents in the back of some styles allowed the wearer to adjust the girth of the coat as needed.The Empire waist was a popular style for pregnant women from the 1790s to the early 1820s. Napoleon’s first wife, Empress Josephine, popularized the Empire, a style with a fitted bodice ending just below the bust and a loosely gathered skirt.

2. Who wears Maternity dresses?

Women wear maternity clothing to accommodate changes in body size during pregnancy.Women wear maternity clothing to accommodate changes in body size during pregnancy. The evolution of maternity clothing began during the Middle Ages and became fashionable as women became more selective about the types of maternity clothing they wore in terms of style and comfort. Fashions changed all the time, such as the high-waisted Empire silhouette style maternity dress that was popular at the turn of the nineteenth century, and the Victorian era “wrapper” style dress that a woman could simply wrap around herself and button up.

3. When Do We Wear Maternity dresses?

Women wear maternity clothing as an adaptation to changes in body size during pregnancy.During the first trimester, most women can wear their regular clothes /3 months.However, for comfort, you may want to consider a larger bra or looser-fitting clothing.

Around 4 or 5 months pregnant, you may need to start wearing larger clothing. When a woman is about 6 months pregnant, she usually transitions to maternity wear.

4. Types of Maternity dresses

Because of the hormones and all of the symptoms associated with pregnancy, you will have days when you need to remind yourself that you are beautiful and will want to dress accordingly. Some dresses are better suited to maternity wear than others. Look for these specific styles and you’ll be ready to dress that belly so that both you and it look amazing. After all, you can’t always wear maternity jeans.

1. Baby doll maternity dress

2. Maxi maternity dress

3. Sheath maternity dress

4. Wrap maternity dress

1. Baby doll maternity dress

Baby doll maternity dresses are short dresses that are usually above the knee length and have an empire waistline that sits high on the body. The waistline is just below the busts, leaving plenty of room for a baby’s belly. At this time, baby doll dresses and empire waistline dresses of all kinds are your best friend. Best of all, you may be able to wear the dresses after the baby is born and you no longer require maternity clothing. Baby doll dresses are non-maternity gowns that look great as maternity gowns.

2. Maxi maternity dress

Maxi maternity dress styles flatter most body types and are an excellent way to capture a pretty, bohemian style. This flowy dress is ankle-length or floor-length, and it’s made in a loose-fitting style that allows for growing baby bellies. Maxi dresses are typically made in light, airy fabrics that are extremely comfortable to wear. These dresses are ideal for casual or semi-formal occasions. With proper styling, you may even be able to wear a maxi dress in a professional setting.

3. Sheath maternity dress

A tight-fitting sheath dress may seem like the last thing you’d reach for when you have a protruding belly, but plenty of pregnant women pull it off. The trick is to use a stretchy fabric with a lot of forgiveness, like a knit. Instead of hiding the baby bump, the sheath emphasizes it. The only issue is that you won’t be able to wear this sheath after you’ve given birth in most cases.

4. Wrap maternity dress

Wrap maternity dresses are almost universally popular. They are suitable for any body type and are worn by women of all ages. Wrap dresses are great because they wrap around the body and are tied around the waist. That is, they will change shape alongside you as you change shape. Your wrap dress will fit as long as you have enough fabric. The belt that holds it all together can be tied high on the belly to allow plenty of room for your growing baby.

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