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Shopping Tips For Maternity Undergarments

Nov 30, 2007
While the first thought that may come to mind when considering maternity underwear may be the dreaded "granny panty", modern maternity styles have came a long way. While many women may not have considered purchasing specialty maternity undergarments in the past, it can really make all the difference when it comes to comfort.

Maternity underwear are made with a higher spandex content than normal underwear. This is to fit snuggly without bunching or binding, and allow the belly to grow comfortably. Many of the normal styles often bunch around the mommy belly or ride up on the behind. Maternity underwear also doesn't use elastic bands like normal styles do. The elastic can often cut into the skin and make wearing them while pregnant very uncomfortable.

There are a few different styles of maternity panty to choose from when shopping. Some are meant to be worn beneath the belly, while others are meant to come up over it. Many women like to buy the latter style and fold the band under the belly to provide extra support. Maternity thongs and bikini styles are also available.

Some things to consider when shopping for maternity underwear are fit and comfort. First, maternity panties are sized the same as normal ones, so find the right fit according to your pre-pregnancy size. It's not a good idea to get a panty that's too high rise in the leg as it could ride up and cause some discomfort. The crotch should fit naturally against the body and the fabric shouldn't bunch in the front or back. The legs should be snug, but not binding; if there are grooves along the thighs then the underwear are too tight. It's also important to pay attention to the behind when shopping for maternity underwear; full coverage is a must, and the fabric should never be baggy or loose.

Modern maternity wear has also made great strides in the way of other fashion forward undergarments. Many sweet, micro fiber camisoles are available to fit snuggly and comfortably for nighttime or layering purposes. Maternity bras have also come a long way from the days of old; an expectant mommy can now get bars that fit and support comfortably, while still maintaining sweet and sexy details. Maternity lingerie is also available and looks better than ever. Take a browse through the undergarment section of your local maternity store and check out all of the options now available to make a pregnant momma feel sexier than ever!
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