STYLE: Maternity Trends
You’ve got this, Mama!
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For all of you expectant moms out there who are second-guessing fashion during this time period, rest assured: There is no reason to sacrifice style right now.
I loved getting dressed while pregnant. I was immersed in a whole new fashion arena — whether accentuating an expanding waistline or going completely comfortable and waistband-free. There are plenty of options today. Although the thought of being able to wear a wardrobe staple before, during and after pregnancy might seem farfetched, Natalie Martin’s line of beautiful and easy silhouettes bridge the gap. Her Fiore maxi dress is still one of my favorite go-to looks almost 10 years after having my daughter.
The philosophies of less is more and quality over quantity still hold true when preparing and shopping for a growing and changing body. Keep it simple with basics and pump up your style with accessories like a great hat, scarf and footwear.
Don’t like the thought of giving up your favorite jeans? You don’t have to. Simply unzip your favorites and cover your waist with an Ingrid & Isabel Bellaband (ingridandisabel.com/collections/bellaband).
If you’re not feeling this fashion fix, go for the real deal with a pair of maternity culottes from James Jeans.
If you plan to breastfeed, think about pieces that simplify that process. An oversized scarf can play double duty for countless purposes. Your feet may often feel tight and swollen, so opt for a pair of open sandals, upgrade rubber flip-flops for a leather pair or invest in a great pair of sneakers.
Of course, you’ll need a proper diaper bag with enough room to carry all of your baby’s essentials. Look for one with features such as a removable changing pad, optional mini pouch, adjustable straps and more. LeSportsac makes a diaper bag with all of these options. It may also double as your new favorite tote.
Here are some maternity styles and products to consider as you plan your wardrobe during this special time.
HATCH Boyfriend Shirt | $178
HATCH The Twill Overalls | $278
HATCH The Jasmine Jumper | $278
Ingrid & Isabel Knit Blazer | $128
Isabel Marant Alma Scarf | $275
Natalie Martin Fiore Maxi | $320