Frequently Asked Questions
Room For Two - Perth Western Australia
Where are we located?
Find us at:
Cockburn Gateway on the outside between PetBarn
You can also find us online shipping Australia wide. Wherever you have internet – you have access to our stunning range for bump, birth and beyond!
Can I try before I buy?
Absolutely - just visit one of our shops in Perth. After something in particular? Get in touch beforehand so we can see where that product is in stock.
Why should I buy maternity clothes?
Maternity clothing is designed to grow with you, allowing you to feel more comfortable and at ease. We mainly source breathable fabrics such a cotton, viscose and similar, with a slight stretch. The majority of our dresses and tops are also breastfeeding friendly. We have anything from casual to work wear to party outfits in a range of styles and colours.
When should I start buying maternity clothing?
As soon as you feel uncomfortable. Many of our customers start to come in around 16-24 week mark.
Can I just buy normal clothes a size larger?
Buying a size larger isn’t really ideal – tops will ‘cling’ in places they shouldn’t, be too big around shoulders and the length to cover the growing tummy isn't enough. Pants will eventually not fit properly and they will dig in. Most quality maternity jeans are great for the post-partum period as well, while your body works its miracles and slowly heals itself. Maternity clothes are designed to fit for the entire pregnancy and post-partum period - with the majority of dresses and tops we stock also are breastfeeding friendly.
How will I know what size maternity clothing I need?
We suggest you buy the sizes you would as if you are not pregnant - your pre-pregnancy size. Maternity brands cater for the widening of hips and the increase in bust. If you do put on more weight elsewhere (shoulder area) in pregnancy or expecting multiples then go up in size like with any weight gain. On the website we will also advise if the clothes are a smaller or larger cut. The most important thing is how you feel when you are wearing the item – ignore the sizing tag!
Bust wise most people will go up 1 or 2 cup sizes. Its important to measure yourself or get a professional fitting around 20 weeks or when you notice your old bras are too small - when breasts start spilling out or band starts digging in. You may wear flexiwire while pregnant and after established breastfeeding usually around 4-5-8 weeks after birth.
Buying a dual/multi cup maternity and nursing bra is a great investment.
Our Cockburn store has a large range of bras ranging from 8A-20J - our Whitford store has a select range.
How do I care for my new clothing?
The different maternity brands and garments will have different ways to best care for them. We recommend to always familiarise yourself with the garment and read the label attached for the recommendations for that particular garment.
At Room For Two Maternity Boutique we always seek quality outfits made with quality fabrics and fibers.
We have a passion for breathable fabrics that work well in any climate on any body - but pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding may lead to a higher body temperature, lower toleration to heat and so on - which makes the choice on breathable fabrics even more a favourable choice.
Improve well-being by choosing breathability.
We particularly love cotton, bamboo, rayon, viscose and similar - many with a bit of stretch in them to accomodate the changing/fluctuating body.
Rayon: Being a delicate fabric, it’s important to take care during the washing and drying process. Here are some tips on how to make your rayon dress last the distance:
- Wash in cold water with a mild detergent, if you have a detergent for dedicates – that would be ideal.
- Soak your rayon fabric in the basin until it completely wet. Then, gently swirl your fabric around the basin using your hands. Avoid harsh or rapid movements, such as those that would cause a splash.
- Avoid excess agitation whilst your garment is wet, Rayon is weaker when wet than when dry.
- Gently squeeze the excess water out from the fabric. Avoid harsh wringing and twisting of the fabric.
- You have to support the whole garment when lifting and carrying.
- We recommend hand washing & line drying Rayon clothing, and handling wet rayon with extra care.
- When ironing rayon, turn the garment inside out, set the temperature to low heat and don’t use any steam. Iron one small area at a time to avoid stretching.
- Has the garment shrunk slightly? Use a hand steamer and gently pull the garment back to shape.
What is the difference between a maternity bra and a normal bra?
A maternity bra is designed for comfort, support and usually includes drop down feeding access. At Room For Two we stock both wirefree and flexiwire bras. Flexiwire is more flexible than your standard wire bras, and is ok to wear while pregnant or after established breastfeeding - usually 4-5-6 weeks after birth. We find larger busted women prefer flexiwire for the extra support.
I have a special occasion I need an outfit for. Can you help?
Yes - we like to think we can! We stock a beautiful range of dresses, many suited for special events, weddings, baby shower and photo shoots.
Majority of them are also great for post partum, or if you are looking for a special occasion dress that is breastfeeding friendly.
We also may help you find pregnancy or nursing friendly wedding dresses - visit our Cockburn store to see a few samples, get measured and to order the perfect dress for your big day from our large range available.