Motherhood

Why Overalls Are The Most Comfortable Go-To Maternity Look

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on our sister site Livestly.com.

Getting dressed while pregnant is hard, and both goals can be challenging if you’re trying to look good and feel comfortable. When not pregnant, “looking good” means wearing clothes that accentuate your best assets.

Despite being comfortable, baggy outfits might hinder your desire to look stylish. The belly button may be irritated by anything form-fitting during pregnancy. It’s almost impossible to wear a skirt. You feel irritated and itchy when your thighs rub together.

You can score significant fashion points with overalls and dresses. It’s uncomfortable to wear stockings in the winter, after a bra and a turtleneck, when you’re pregnant. Pregnant women are generally more comfortable with one-piece looks that elongate their bodies.

Especially when pregnant, overalls make suitable outfit choices. Would-be mothers won’t have to worry about pants riding down their butts (yes, even when elastic is added to trousers or denim is worn with maternity jeans) or shirts riding up.

It feels oddly comforting to have two layers of clothes covering your precious tummy. Going to the bathroom during pregnancy is an arduous task. Wearing overalls might make going to the bathroom more difficult. In addition, overalls are fashionable.

Overalls aren’t for everyone. You must be very stylish to do it while pregnant since a bigger stomach accentuates the look in a good way. Since overalls come in all shapes, sizes, and materials (denim, cotton, linen), you can experiment and find your perfect look.

“I can say with some certainty that maternity overalls guarantee a remarkable emotional response from their beholders,” Reyhan Harmanci wrote in The New York Times in 2018, before listing the item’s tangible benefits, including the lack of a waistband, the relatively economical price, and their overall utility.

“They are adorable in the same way that puppies and kittens are adorable—in a primal way.” Having kids may be a trial-and-error process, just like everything else.