How Does Maternity Sizing Work?

by Bailey Bouwman

When shopping for maternity clothes, look for the size you wore before you were pregnant.

Everything is changing, growing, stretching… and so are your clothes!

Designers of maternity clothing make it easy for you to find your size by using your pre-pregnancy sizes and numbers.

If you wore Medium-sized shirts before pregnancy you’ll want to shop for medium-sized maternity clothes.

Same goes for numbered sizes; size 12 pre-pregnancy? Look for size 12 in pregnancy clothing. If you come across jeans that are labelled by waist size, (such as 34”) shop for your pre-pregnancy waist size. True, your waist probably is no longer the same size but the clothing designers have taken that into account


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