When I first found out I was pregnant with my third child, I was so excited to try all the new maternity styles that are available these days. Retailers are extremely generous to the expecting mom these days — more so than in previous years. It seems everywhere you go, there is a fashionable new maternity line popping up — H&M, LOFT, Gap, Old Navy…they all have maternity lines that are reasonable and stylish. However, it’s one thing to think about wearing all these fashions and quite another to actually go about trying them on which can any expectant mom overwhelmed and feeling not that glamourous after all.
I’m here to tell you, it can be fun and don’t get discouraged! Make a list of the top ten items you’ll need this season and be ready to mix-and-match for the most sensible and fashionable maternity looks to get you through the pregnancy. All it takes is a little organization in your shopping (that and a lot of accessories to distract from your growing belly) and you’ll be looking and feeling back to normal in no time.
This fall and winter season, add these five wardrobe staples to your closet and you’ll be flying high in style…
Never under estimate the power of a wrap dress — pregnant or not, it will take you from work meetings to cocktails (in your case mocktails) without so much as shoe or accessory change. Merona Maternity Long-Sleeve Faux Wrap Sweater Dress, $29.99, at target.com. Be sure to choose a neutral color that can easily mix-and-match with items already in your wardrobe to make it last through this season and beyond.
There is nothing worse than a cold belly so keep it covered up this season with one of the stylish coats made with just enough extra room to keep you and your belly warm. Maternity Ruffled Wool-Blend Coat, $89.94, at oldnavy.com.
The belly bump has never looked better than in skinny jeans! These will take you from day to night…just add boots, booties or flats. 1969 Full Panel Always Skinny Jeans, $79.95, at gap.com.
A great Dolman Tunic Sweater will take you everywhere you want to go this season and looks great on every shape and size! Maternity Drape Neck Dolman Sleeve Pullover, $54.50, at loft.com.
A pretty tunic dress is all you need to complete your holiday wardrobe and get you from party to party this season. Embellished Detail Tunic, $138, at bodenusa.com.
Now that you’ve added these five pieces to your wardrobe, don’t forget your staples like camis, leggings and tons of comfy t-shirts because no-one wants you to be less than comfortable these next nine months!