Maternity Clothing for Teenagers

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on August 14, 2012

Teenage pregnancy is one of the biggest concerns in the United State for several different reasons. One of the factors could be the increased risk to the health of the expecting mother as well as the baby. Moreover, the changes that you will have to make to your entire lifestyle may be a bit overwhelming, considering your age. This does not mean that you should not enjoy your teenage time, just because you are a pregnant. On the contrary this is the best opportunity to steal all attention to you, just like any other mom-to-be would. However, you may face a challenge with your wardrobe.

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It may not be easy for you to find cool and fashionable teen maternity clothes.

Where to find funky maternity clothes for teenagers?

Not a lot of stores make or stock maternity clothes for teenagers, as they do not want it to seem like they are endorsing or supporting teen pregnancy.


Some people may advise you to just pick up regular maternity clothes in a smaller size, or wear large t-shirts and trousers. However, maternity clothes designed for older women may not necessarily suit you, because of the difference in body types. Fortunately, some maternity lines do manufacture funky maternity clothes for moms-to-be who want to look young and fashionable. You could try to look for –

Maternity jeans

Most teens live in jeans and fortunately you do not have to stop wearing your favorite piece of clothing, just because you are pregnant. Most pregnant women now have a few pairs of maternity jeans in their wardrobes. Unlike regular jeans, maternity jeans for pregnant women do not have a button or fly closure in the front. These jeans consist of an elastic waist band or a panel that expands as the baby grows. Some companies manufacture maternity jeans for teens in a skinny cut (for women with slimmer hips and thigh) or boot-cut (for women who tend to gain weight below the waist). If you are lucky, you may even find some maternity jeans for teenagers in different designs.

Leggings

Most pregnant women find leggings to be very comfortable, especially during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. You could wear a pair of leggings underneath a long-flowing top or even under a dress. Do not wear regular leggings during your pregnancy. Opt for maternity leggings instead, as they have panels to stretch over your belly. This piece of clothing is not just cool and fashionable, but it can also provide you with comfort and support as your baby grows.

Elastic skirts

During pregnancy, you may need to give up wearing certain types of skirts. The good news is that you can choose maternity elastic waist skirts instead, which are now available in various styles and colors. You could opt for a knee-length denim skirt with an elastic waist that will help to keep you comfortable. While shopping, try to pick up skirts that are knee-length or longer for comfort. You could combine these skirts with a matching cardigan or tunic top.

Dresses

hen it comes to being comfortable during pregnancy, most women vouch for maternity dresses. Fortunately, maternity dresses are no longer what they used to be. You can walk into any store that stocks maternity clothes and you should find an empire waist dress that fits below your bust. The high waist of the dress allows the outfit to flow over your belly, so that it feels very comfortable. You could combine these dresses with a jacket or a shrug, to enhance its look. Try to make sure that your dresses are knee-length or longer. During the summer, sundresses may also be a good option.

In case you do not find the maternity wear that you are looking for, you could get them custom-made. Speak to your designer about patterns like plackets, cowls, side seam extensions that could be used in your maternity wardrobe. However, pay a lot of attention to the fabrics you choose. In fact, it may be a good idea for you to speak to your doctor about the clothes that you should wear and avoid, just to be on the safe side.

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