The other day my pregnant friend was asking me my thoughts on the “hide it” or “flaunt it” philosophy to dressing while with child. I say, definitely flaunt it! Opt for stretchy clothes with body-con fits that accommodate an expanding belly. I love when women embrace their baby bump.
The breezy Isabel Marant skirt, with its elastic-waistband, is ideal to accommodate your growing tummy and the peasant paisley-print stretch jersey top will expand right along with it. J Brand has recently designed a maternity line of jeans/leggings. They’ve added soft elastic panels on each side of the waistband for room to grow with each passing month. Also, a higher back rise was added for extra comfort. Try pairing them with a deconstructed tee – Raquel Allegra’s Jersey Tee is perfect- you can do a half tuck while you’re in your early months, and it has room to grow with you in your later months. To show off that delicious baby bump American Apparel’s body-conscious striped dress (in stretch jersey) is perfect and you’ll be able to wear it after the baby’s born too.
You can be extra good to your mom-to-be friends, and let the dad in on the perfect gift for the soon-to-be mom – Monica Rich Kosann baby feet 18K gold charm with diamonds. On the flip side are raised beads and engraving for name, date of birth, weight and height. She’ll cherish it forever!!
Clockwise from top left: Isabel Marant Paisley-print Stretch Jersey Top $855.00 www.netaporter.com, Isabel Marant Paisley-print Sillk-guaze Skirt $845.00 www.netaporter.com, Raquel Allegra Deconstucted Jersey Tee $152.00 www.lagarconne.com, American Apparel Body-Conscious Striped Dress $61.09 www.asos.com, Monica Rich Kosann Baby Feet 18K Gold Charm $2,900.00 www.shop.mrkstyle.com, J Brand Maternity Legging $196.00 www.jbrandjeans.com.