Skirts During Pregnancy

Maternity Fashion

Obie Editorial Team

skirts-during-pregnancy.jpgWearing skirts during pregnancy is acceptable as long as the skirts do not fit tightly or cut off circulation to the growing fetus. Pregnancy and maternity skirts are available with stretchy waistbands to accommodate the enlarging uterus throughout the 40 weeks of gestation. Typically, pregnancy skirts are sized according to pre-pregnancy sizes. For instance, a woman wearing a size 8 before becoming pregnant will continue to wear a size 8 in maternity sizes.

Skirts can also be worn under the belly for the first few trimester of pregnancy in most cases. This allows the pregnant women to continue wearing clothes from her current wardrobe before buying new maternity skirts. In some cases, maternity skirts can be resized to fit after pregnancy.

For skirts that zip or button closed, stretchy fabric can be added to the waistline to retrofit skirts for pregnancy wear. These elastic bands attach with clasps, buttons or sewn seems and are removed after pregnancy.

Skirts are a comfortable choice during pregnancy because they offer both femininity and freedom. Swelling and weight gain can cause pants to fit snugger in the legs and buttocks during pregnancy; skirts allow for freedom from this effect. Skirts are also useful because they make using the restroom multiple times every hour more convenient.

For the fitness conscience, maternity fitness skirts are available in a variety of colors and style. Fitness skirts are made from moisture wicking fabric, which is useful during fitness and pregnancy. Moisture wicking material pulls sweat from the body providing a cooling effect. The maternity fitness skirts can be used during running, yoga and aerobics. Typically, the skirts will have a lined undergarment area with either an underwear or short insert.

Skirts are a fashionable and comfortable choice during pregnancy. Outside of proper sizing, there is no reason why women should not wear skirts while pregnant.