top 5 maternity style tips

by TRESCHICMAMA on July 27, 2011 · 4,507 comments

Achieving a killer wardrobe when you’re expecting doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Get inspired by today’s 5 alluring celeb moms-to-be and follow these basic style tips- you’ll be rocking your maternity style in no time.

Top 5 maternity style tips


tip #1: maintain your personal style

Stay true to your signature style above and below the bump and shop for appropriate maternity pieces to accommodate your growing midsection.  Looking fabulous in the latest trends while expecting has never been easier with the myriad of fashion-forward maternity choices available today.  A maternity band, denim with stretch side panels, and tunics will go a long way to dress your bump while maintaining your unique look throughout the nine months.

tip #2:  keep it simple

Pick basic silhouettes that are as easy to shop as they are to wear, such as shirt dresses, classic tanks, leggings and maxi skirts.  Stick with solid colors, timeless nautical stripes and sophisticated, graphic prints.  Layering different pieces will add interest to your look while keeping it simple.

tip #3:  show off your bump

Today’s fashion embraces the maternity silhouette.   In Marie Claire’s August issue, Tim Gunn gives key advise on maternity style: “Your go-to items should have a minimum of 5% stretch because they’ll accommodate your growing midsection while maintaining a form-fitting sleekness.”  Mr. Gunn is obviously right, wearing baggy, unfitted styles will make you look larger all around.  Stick to  body-hugging garments that will accentuate your bump in a polished and always stylish way.

tip #4:  wrap it up

If you already loved wrap dresses before, you will fall in love with them all over again during your pregnancy.  There’s a reason why Diane Von Furstenberg’s impeccable printed wraps are a timeless hit: they are the single most flattering piece of clothing, hitting your curves in all the right places, and in all the right ways.  Pick this preg-body confidence booster for instant style every time.

tip #5:  accessorize, accessorize, accessorize

The right accessories will turn a look on its head.  Seriously.  Give your low-fi ensembles serious style by adding of-the-moment shoes, chic handbags, bump-defining belts and topping it off with statement jewelry for that added pizazz.  Being on trend while expecting has never been easier when sporting the latest accessories.

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