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Pregnancy is definitely a time for comfort, but spending your nights in your husband’s oversized tee-shirt or a nightie which looks like a circus tent is not going to win you any points in the style stakes! Fortunately there are lots of stylish nightwear and loungewear options for pregnant mamas which will ensure you feel comfortable and glamorous, even if you are just spending time relaxing at home.
Choosing comfortably loungewear options will ensure that you are cosy whilst pregnant, and make it easy to rest during the day as you reach the later months of your pregnancy. Lounge pants, or stretchy yoga pants are incredibly popular with mamas-on-the-go as they are smart enough to be worn whilst out of the house yet super comfortable for lounging at home. 1 in the Oven’s super-soft ruched pants are the ultimate loungewear trousers. The smart luxury modal fabric offers great versatility and ensures they can be dressed up for a night out with a sparkly top, or down for a night in matched with a tee and slouchy socks. They have a deep waistband which can be pulled up over your bump during pregnancy, then rolled down over your tummy to give extra support post-baby. Teamed with a soft, cosy tee these trousers can also be worn as comfy pyjamas.
Maternity nighties ensure your growing bump has plenty of room, but without the acres of extra fabric which come when you size-up non-maternity garments. There are lots of fabulous designs to choose from – long sleeved chemises, spaghetti strap babydolls, wrap-around robes, dresses with shirring and ruffle details, plain cotton nighties and sexy slips. Belabumbum is a fabulous range of nightwear and loungewear from the US, with the emphasis on fashion-forward, pretty pieces with just the right amount of detail to give them a sophisticated, but playful edge. Their maternity chemises also have nursing access, giving your great value for money. Their Lotus Lace range is beautiful, with soft lace edging and ultra-flattering to a pregnant figure. They have recently introduced an eco-friendly range of maternity loungwear in planet-loving bamboo and fruit-dyed cotton fabrics. Moody Mamas is another US label quickly gaining a celebrity following, their fans include Heidi Klum and Jessica Alba. Their loungewear collection is hip and sophisticated, featuring beautiful details like lace, pearly buttons, ribbons and wonderfully soft fabrics. Their flattering cap sleeved nighties, luxurious camisoles, silky soft robes and swishy lounge pants keep pregnant mamas cosy and looking gorgeous.
When pregnant you are often warmer than normal, so look for nightwear made from natural fabrics - cotton or bamboo are perfect. These natural fabrics will stretch wonderfully and help you to stay comfortable and cool from your first trimester to your fourth! They are also very easy to wash and wear, and look good through pregnancy and beyond. To get maximum value for money, look for pieces which offer easy nursing access for after your baby is born, that way they will work as fabulous transitional pieces in your maternity wardrobe.