Imagine if pregnancy did not require you to adopt an entirely separate wardrobe. Rita Kazokaite-Kaupeliene's textile developments will lead designers and consumers to this reality. It may look like a simple cotton shirt; however, this piece of clothing is as malleable as the skin of a woman's abdomen.
Two types of material are woven into this flexible garment, characterized by the black and white stripes. When laundered in a roughly 30-degree washing machine, the chemise is allowed to easily expand when worn.
But you might have been able to don this maternity shirt snugly before your pregnancy, just as you can again afterwards. When cleaned at the higher temperature of about 50 degrees Celsius, Rita Kazokaite-Kaupeliene's stretchy top can retract semi-permanently by several inches.
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