5 Plus-Size Maternity Fashion Tips

3. A Little Give and Take

Waist gain during pregnancy can range from 9 to 15 inches on average. To be comfortable, choose clothes in fabrics that offer a little give. "Choose knits or woven fabrics with Lycra. Knits are great with a body size that is slightly larger to begin with and is growing," Matthias says. However, don't shy away from other fabrics completely, because a well-structured outfit gives shape and definition. "Anything that's sort of obviously clingy doesn't work if it clings to all the wrong places," according to Clinton Kelly, stylist and cohost of TLC's What Not to Wear, in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article.

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