Dressing The Bump: Stay Fashionable With These Maternity-Friendly Clothes

If you’ve got a bun in the oven and you’re looking for some chic maternity clothes in Malaysia to dress your baby bump, we got you. It may seem like style has no place in an expectant mother’s wardrobe, but modern maternity wear is not as bad as you think. For starters, try working with the clothes you have for as long as they fit. Then, consider investing in timeless pieces that are comfortable, easy to wear, and versatile enough to carry you through the trimesters, and maybe even postpartum and beyond. Don’t limit yourself – look beyond maternity-specific brands! Here, we’ve narrowed down seven types of maternity-friendly clothes you can dress up or down in Malaysia that prove there is room for style in motherhood.

Chic Maternity-Friendly Clothes Malaysia

Knitted Dresses

knitted maternity dresses malaysia
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Pregnancy is a beautiful time, and embracing the curves that come with it is a mantra that many fashionable mums-to-be share. One way to show them off is by wearing stretchable ribbed or knitted dresses as maternity clothes. They’re comfy, easy to slip on, and flattering on most body types. Throw on a denim jacket or blazer and you’re ready to hit the mall or the office. Even after you’ve given birth, this dress won’t be going into the never-to-be-seen maternity clothes pile anytime soon. A button-down version, for example, is both elegant and nursing-friendly.

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Oversized Tops

Oversized tops
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Thank goodness for the oversized trend, which works wonders in the maternity clothes department. Oversized button-down shirts, which also work as dresses if they’re long enough, can be worn throughout the nine months of pregnancy. (Raid your husband’s wardrobe if you have to!) They also make for airy maternity clothes perfect for the sweltering heat in Malaysia. Furthermore, every stage of pregnancy can raise the body temperature slightly, so it’s best to choose tops made of breathable fabrics like cotton or linen.

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Athleisure maternity clothes Malaysia
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How about taking a leaf out of Chrissy Teigen and Sophie Turner’s maternity wear book, and going down the athleisure route? After all, nothing feels more practical, stretchy, and comfortable than activewear. You can go from running after the kids at home to hitting the gym for a light workout in a jiffy. For styling ideas, try hoodies with maternity leggings or matching activewear with oversized button-downs or jackets. Complete the look with cool sneakers for an effortlessly sporty look.

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Maternity Pants

Maternity pants Malaysia
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Most fashion editors seem to agree that a good pair of maternity pants (specifically, jeans) is a must-have. They fit and look just like regular pants but provide the support you need as your body grows. They’re easy to match too. A pair of slim-fit maternity trousers, for instance, can go together with a longer blouse or an oversized cardigan. If you can’t justify buying a pair, some ladies swear by a bump band, which is excellent for holding up unbuttoned pants so you can continue wearing regular jeans.

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Maxi Dresses

Maxi dress maternity clothes Malaysia
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Maxi dresses are staple maternity clothes for Malaysian mums-to-be, and with good reason. Firstly, they’re lifesavers when the frequent urination hits. Secondly, they come in styles roomy enough to grow comfortably in, especially during trimesters two and three. Thirdly, they would still look cute postpartum! A good tip is to choose dresses with higher waistlines or no waistlines so they won’t get in the way of your growing belly. If they feel a little too frumpy, a well-placed belt can always accentuate your waist and cinch everything in place.

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Dungarees And Overalls

Pregnancy overalls Malaysia
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Dungarees and overalls may seem like unlikely choices for maternity clothes in Malaysia, but if you think about it, their adjustable straps and open sides make total sense for pregnant ladies. Choose one made with a stretchy fabric and more room around the tummy area, so you can move freely. Otherwise, sizing up also helps. Admittedly, they’re a little fussy to put on, but they don’t require much thought and can be styled easily with a T-shirt or sweater.

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Coordinated Sets And Luxe Loungewear

Coordinated sets
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Let’s be honest. Working mums-to-be are just trying their best to get through the day (the hormonal changes don’t help). And matching their clothes daily isn’t something that everyone has the time or energy to do. This is where coordinated sets and luxe loungewear excel as maternity clothes, especially when working from home. They’re not just cosy and easy to wear, they also come with elastic-waist pants that can be worn well into the pregnancy. They transition well from work to dinner plans too. Just elevate the outfit with the right accessories and shoes, and you’re good to go!

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Update Your Wardrobe With These Stylish Maternity Clothes Curated For Malaysian Mamas

Maternity clothes Malaysia
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Your comfort and confidence matter most, so choose maternity clothes that work best for you in Malaysia’s climate. You can express your style while you’re at it, but do remember that your maternity clothes should also be functional enough to grow with you. For more pregnancy tips, check out these apps to help you navigate your pregnancy journey, and the essential vitamins and nutrients that will keep you and your baby healthy.

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