Are you pregnant and working from home? Then like most would-be moms, you’re probably gravitating to a sweatpants-and-pajamas uniform. It’s nice to be able to relax from all those years of following an office dress code, right?
Well, not really, at least not for the long term. Getting dressed in nice maternity clothes—like dressier tops and jackets pared with dual-purpose leggings or pregnancy pants—can actually make you more productive while helping you maintain some semblance of normalcy during this pandemic. The clothes you wear have a big influence on your mood and ultimately on your mental health. So go ahead and treat yourself to some smart work-at-home pregnancy clothes that you can order online in Toronto. Here are some tips for choosing professional maternity clothes so you can work in style, even if you never leave your bedroom:
Business up top, party down below.
Even on days when you feel like dressing down, try to always wear a business casual top. You can’t go wrong with a dressier maternity jacket and shirt over your comfiest pregnancy leggings or jeans. This way, you never have to panic if you suddenly have to jump on Zoom or Skype. You don’t want to look like you just got out of bed in front of your colleagues. Don’t worries—you can still wear fuzzy slippers. No one will see your feet.
Invest in some basics.
Looking professional while working remotely means investing in comfy basics, like flattering maternity blazers and of course, chunky knit sweaters that you will be happy to wear even after pregnancy. Wondering what to wear under that blazer? A delicate camisole or even a graphic tee will do. Blazers have a magical power to transform otherwise dumpy dresses into stylish business-casual outfits, too.
Change into casual maternity clothes by 5PM.
It’s easy to throw your work-life balance out of whack when you are working from your bedroom. Set some boundaries by changing into comfy pregnancy clothes when office hours are over. This can help make a distinct shift in your schedule and signal your brain to stop working.
Here’s the bottom line: Wearing work-appropriate maternity clothes keeps you in a professional work mode. It’s really as simple as that. So dress accordingly—and look cute while you’re at it.