Exciting times here at the Mayarya HQ - our founder Reika just announced that she is expecting her third child!!
Of course we had to ask: What are her top picks for the 1st Trimester (and how could she possibly hide her pregnancy from us all this time)?
The first trimester is exciting and anxiety inducing! It can also be the hardest stage of any pregnant woman (it was certainly for me!) having to go through morning sickness, migraine, fatigue and breast soreness. And you can’t announce it to your colleagues/boss or friends/family yet so no-one knows why you are taking sick leave or cancelling dinner plans :(
My advice - ditch anything that feels tight or restrictive, and instead invest in smart pieces to see you through pregnancy and beyond:
1. Stylish, comfortable dresses that look great….even when you don’t feel it!
Choose dresses that are made of soft and lightweight fabric so they are gentle on your sensitive skin. Maternity and nursing dresses with an A-line silhouette such as the Toledo dress can hide your first trimester bump and make you look professional at work. This mini dress is perfect to wear as a tunic with leggings and boots, too.
2. Good quality maternity & nursing bras
This is also the time to buy some good quality maternity and nursing bras. As your breasts will grow during pregnancy – potentially up to three cup sizes – it's important to swap out your regular bras with maternity and nursing bras that offer plenty of support and comfort. It will make a huge difference to your shape, posture and mood! Our Easyfit Sleep Maternity and Nursing Bra is feather-light and whisper-soft, so you’ll hardly know that you are wearing anything at all.
3. Super comfortable maternity essentials
Make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks at hand to keep your energy up and nausea at bay!
Thank you and congratulations, Reika!
This Holiday Season we are celebrating 6 years of Mayarya and we want to THANK YOU for your support! That's why we've prepared weekly holiday specials for you.
YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOUR CHANGING SHAPE
Unsure what size to buy? Mayarya offers an array of style solutions to suit your changing shape. From cleverly designed maternity friendly but not maternity only dresses with discreet nursing access to maternity pants with stretchy elasticated waistbands that can adjust to your post-partum shape too.
Find out what styles work for your stage of pregnancy and beyond!
How does Mayarya sizing work?
Mayarya follows international sizing standard. We take every effort to keep our sizing true and consistent and we want you to be able to wear the same size across all garment types in Mayarya. However, there will be occasional variations in the fit of some products depending on the style and fabric.
How does the size guide work?
The first step to determine which size to buy is by measuring your body size. Before you start measuring, remember to use non-stretchable tape and to keep the tape close to your body without depressing it. We aligned our products to the body measurements of the International Sizing Chart.
Please see our 'Mayarya Clothing Size Guide' below for more details:
Bottoms are one of the first items you realize your belly started growing! At Mayarya, we have under belly and over belly styles to accommodate your style and comfort needs.
Under Belly Pants, Treggings and Leggings
They sit below your growing bump and are particularly great during warmer seasons as it means less layers for your bump. A great solution for women with very sensitive skin as it does not cover your belly. Mayarya's under the belly pants look much like regular pants with stretchy, elasticized waistband so you can continue wearing them post-pregnancy too!
Over Belly Pants and Leggings
They are particularly great if you want some support around your belly. We choose breathable and stretchy fabric so it will not restrict the growth of your baby. You can fold them down during the early stage of pregnancy, roll up during 2nd and 3rd trimesters and roll/fold them down post-pregnancy.
DRESSES AND TOPS
Our dresses and tops are designed for both pregnant and non-pregnant women in mind so you can wear them seamlessly post-pregnancy.
You can select your size according to your pre-pregnancy size since our clothes are designed to fit from your first trimester to your third trimester.
Our smart design allows more room around your belly during pregnancy but falls down nicely on your body after pregnancy.
If you have gained more than the average pregnancy weight according to your doctor, you could go one size up from your pre-pregnancy size. If you are between two sizes, we recommend you pick the larger of two sizes.