5 Plus-Size Maternity Fashion Tips

1. Invest in Maternity Wear

Although it may be easy to just use your pre-pregnancy clothing or buy clothes in a size or two larger, resist the temptation. "Don't buy large, buy maternity," says Rebecca Matthias, creative director and president of Destination Maternity, a Manhattan-based maternity one-stop-shop and spa. She adds that shoulder space and the rise of pants are important dimensions to achieve a proper fit, and that maternity wear accommodates a pregnant woman's growing body better than non-maternity clothes.

And what is the most important article of plus-size maternity wear? "A good bra," writes fashion expert and image consultant Monet Cole.

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