So you're pregnant, and your body is changing rapidly... you've been getting by with elastic waists and smock dresses, but your bump can no longer be contained by regular old clothes. It's time to invest in some maternity clothing, but how the heck do you know which size to buy?
Maternity clothing sizes usually take into account the woman's pre-pregnancy size PLUS some extra space in the waist, hips and bust. For most average pregnancies this is a pretty good system, however if you're holding a lot of water weight, or carrying multiples you may want to size up.
Sizes may vary between brands, but most use a numerical system (e.g. XS, S, M, L, XL) which would correlate to standard Australian women's wear sizes (XS=8, S=10, M=12, L=14, XL=16). If at all possible, always Google the brand name and the words 'size chart' so you can double check the measurements. Once you find a brand that works for you, it's generally possible to stick to that one size which makes it heaps easier when you're shopping online.
We do our best to include fit notes wherever possible, but if you ever need more info or measurements, feel free to contact us!