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Jennifer Strom Simonte

Your question:
I'm having twins, so I know I'm going to get huge. What are the best picks to make sure what I buy will last me through until the end?

The expert answers:
As a mother of twins, I feel like a pro on this topic. As your belly gets bigger, it gets harder and harder to find styles that will fit when you are expecting twins, especially into the third trimester. The good news is that there are many brands and styles that work really well.

First, wrap dresses are a sure thing. As these dresses wrap and tie so that you can expand the dress as you expand, they are a fabulous option. Japanese Weekend makes a great wrap dress that we always keep in stock for just this reason. And the best part about a wrap dress (or a wrap top) is that it is extremely comfortable and flattering. In addition, it is easy to dress up or pair with boots or flip flops for a casual look.

Second, there are many brands making one size fits all tees right now that really do stretch well. Michael Stars is our staple basic tee, and it comes in many styles and colors. It seems surprising that a t-shirt can work for many body types and belly sizes, especially through multiple trimesters, but these tees really do take you through your pregnancy with extra length in front to accommodate your belly and the capability to stretch.

Lastly, skirts are a great option. Skirts are comfortable and less confining than pants, and many moms-to-be of twins find them a good option. There are many easy and casual skirt options on the market to wear in lieu of pants. However, as it will be impossible to wear skirts all the time, an overbelly pant, especially one with an adjustable waistband, will be a must. The adjustable waistband will allow you to wear it from start to finish. Noppies makes our favorite overbelly pant, and this pant is an essential for all our moms-to-be of multiples.

Styles to stay away from in general are underbelly pants as you move into later trimesters and denim tends to be rather uncomfortable as you get past 20 weeks.

Expecting twins does not mean looking frumpy. I cannot deny that your belly will get huge, but there are plenty of stylish options for you. Happy shopping!PregnancyAndBaby.com

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