Not every pregnant women wants to dress in feminine clothing. Whilst it’s easy to think that regular men’s clothing will suffice, think again.
Wearing men’s clothing whilst pregnant is okay for the odd occasion but not for regular outings. Not only will you look like you have simply gained weight, and not pregnant at all, but the clothes will not be as supportive as you may need.
Butch, non-feminine maternity clothing is not often promoted but there are a few clothing options available, if you know what to look out for.
Here are some masculine maternity clothing choices to consider.
- Regular jeans or pants: Thanks to some clever inventions, you don’t have to go out and buy maternity pants. You can wear your regular jeans all the way through your pregnancy. Take a look at these 5 tips. And if you do like the look for maternity jeans, you can get plenty of styles that are not even close to being feminine. Despite their extra stretchy waistlines, these maternity jeans look like regular pants and with a long shirt or sweater only you’ll know.
- Long tops: Look out for longer t-shirts and tops that are not only stretchy but cover your belly. These can then either be tucked in or worn long.
- Overalls: Overalls are a great masculine pregnancy option. Depending on your shape, you may be able to get regular overalls, or a men’s style. You can even buy maternity overalls if you are comfortable wearing them as they will be cut to allow your tummy to grow without restriction. They aren’t fancy and come in various lengths too.
- Chef Pants: I’d have to say chef pants are one of the best non-femine maternity items to consider buying. They come in a large variety of colours and patterns, each and every one of which has an entirely elastic waist. Between solid, pinstripe, and herringbone patterns, you’ll find a pair that is perfect for work and casual situations.
- Maternity belt: Regardless of the pants, jeans or overalls you wear, if you are wanting to wear regular, non-maternity clothing as a first preference, consider investing in a maternity support belt. You can wear this discreetly underneath your tops and pants and give your growing belly the support it needs.
- Bra: And even though your outer clothing layers are masculine, it’s important to go shopping for an underwire bra. It need not be a fancy maternity or nursing bra, but try to avoid underwire if you can.
Here are a few tips on what to avoid (but you probably already know this)
- Avoid bows and scoop necklines: It goes without saying that bows are out, but so too should scooped necklines be. Anything that opens up the neckline and shows off cleavage is certainly something to avoid. Stick to round neck tops, sweaters and even hoodies that zip up. Oh and don’t go out looking for 3/4 sleeve tops.
- Avoid patterns, floral prints and stripes: You can still wear maternity tops but go for solid colors and nothing too bright or flashy.
Pregnancy can be especially difficult for women who prefer a masculine look when it comes to fashion. Everyone deserves to dress comfortably and look just as good as all mothers do. Maternity wear today is clearly very feminine but there are options available, albeit limited, to ensure you progress through your pregnancy your way! Pregnant butch clothing exists.