Maternity Fashion Guide: Fall 2013
You have a little life growing inside you and nothing could kill your excitement. Except maybe the fact that nothing in your closet fits due to the bloat, growing bump, and other womanly areas that are increasing in size on what seems to be a daily basis.
It’s time to invest in some key pieces to get you through the cooler months of pregnancy.
We have rounded up a maternity fashion wardrobe that is classic and functional but doesn’t look like the frumpy, Puritan maternity wear of olde. You will keep these pieces from pregnancy into nursing and then into future pregnancies. In fact, we promise not to tell if you decide that you like wearing these chic pieces even when you no longer need to wear them!
We love how Pinkblush Maternity is on trend with their products! Not only do they offer classic styles and cuts, but they also include fun details and designs that are featured on non-maternity clothes in our favorite boutiques.
This top has the perfect amount of stretch with none of the expected “maternity bulk.” It features such details as a woven opening in the back and studded cuffs, all on top of a rich, red hue make this a statement piece for the woman who is embracing her bump.
Unsure about the studs and open back? Consider this burgundy sweater with crocheted sleeves instead!
9Fashion boasts a trouser jean that is perfect for your casual maternity wardrobe. The wide leg style is very popular right now, but also looks very classic when paired with other staples such as chic sweaters or button-front shirts. Trouser jeans are the perfect piece to dress up or down as the occasion suits!
The length on the Rayo Trousers makes them perfect to pair with pumps, even if you are tall! Additionally, the seam that runs vertically down the middle of each leg creates a long, slimming silhouette, which is always coveted in maternity wear!
Other looks we love from 9Fashion
We’ve featured Boob Design before, and it’s become one of our absolute favorite brands in maternity and nursing wear. When we saw the fall line, we had to jump at the opportunity to share it with you once again. This Swedish company, inspired by real moms and their impractical nursing clothing, offers innovative nursing and maternity wear that will leave you wondering why you ever struggled with the normal, nonfunctional clothing offered to you and generations before you at a time in your life when comfort, modesty, practicality and attractiveness were at their utmost importance.
Boob’s fall line offers a variety of jewel-toned, versatile pieces for every aspect of your life from the casual to dressy Before and After Nursing Top to the ultra-comfortable and stylish Knitted Nursing Sweater to the sporty B-Warmer Nursing Hoodie. The greatest thing about all of these and many more in Boob’s clothing lines is that they are transitional “before and after” pieces that are designed to be worn during pregnancy and post-pregnancy in the nursing stages. They won’t stretch with your growing belly or look like you’re still wearing maternity clothing once your baby is born. And all of their nursing wear is designed for discreet nursing with their innovative upper flap to eliminate the need for a nursing cover.
If you’re looking to stock your maternity/nursing wardrobe and create entire looks, their Maternity Treggings are an absolute must-have. They are slim-fitting, flattering and completely versatile. You can dress them down for movie date night or dress them up for a night on the town. You’ll love the quality, fit and style so much, you won’t want to store them away after baby arrives. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell!)
Dressing Up the Bump
Angel Maternity is a maternity clothier from “Down Under.” These Aussies know how to make fine clothing that will enhance your bump and not just cover it up.
The Maternity Dress in little V-neck line in plum purple is made of 100% polyester and provides a comfortably snug fit. This dress is perfect for any occasion, with its rich, jewel-toned color and modest hemline. Pair it with a fabulous pair of pumps (if you dare during pregnancy) or sensible suede flats and you are certain to have a knockout combination!
We also love the Layered Ponti Nursing Dress in Brown Stripe from Angel Maternity because it is not only perfectly wearable during pregnancy, but it also has a discreet flap for breastfeeding your little one!
This dress is excellent for all seasons. During the warmer months, wear alone with some statement jewelry and a bright shoe and in the cooler months, combine with a pair of black, opaque tights and black ankle booties!
Are you a fan of the British Royal family? Here at Daily Mom, we absolutely adore Princess Kate and her iconic sense of style, especially when she was pregnant with Prince George! If you loved her maternity style, allow us to introduce you to the chic brand that Princess Kate loved to flaunt during her months of pregnancy.
We’d like to imagine that if Princess Kate wasn’t bound by rules of decorum and strict dress codes, that she’d enjoy wearing an outfit like the one we’ve featured. How great would she look in these Faux Leather Panel Maternity Leggings which boast just enough edge and “rockstar” quality without being over the top.
Pairing these with a classic and demure black turtleneck helps to balance the edginess of the leggings while providing a monochromatic silhouette that slims and shows off your bump at the same time! This Black Roll Neck Nursing Top is perfect for layering and even features a discreet nursing panel!
Top it all off with another nursing necessity, a Grey Wool & Cashmere Maternity Wrap Cardigan for discreetly feeding your little one while also keeping yourself warm and cozy!
Pieces Worn by the Duchess of Cambridge:
You’ve seen us feature Baukjen in our workwear and loungewear features and you know how much we love their high end pieces! Now we’d like to introduce you to the workwear maternity line from Baukjen’s sister company, Isabella Oliver.
Isabella Oliver has over 100 pieces perfect for dressing your bump at the office! We love this chic Libby Maternity Tunic and Tailored Maternity Cigarette Pants as a stylish working outfit for all expecting moms!
The Libby Tunic is a fitted, 3/4 length sleeved, button front tunic with a sash that can tie in the front or back as you prefer. Since the tunic is so breezy and loose, it needs to be paired with a slim, tailored pant. The perfect pairing is the Tailored Cigarette Pants which feature a slim, straight leg that hit right at the ankle. Finish the look with a heeled bootie and some statement jewelry for a polished office look!
Love Isabella Oliver? Check out more of their pieces!
Ingrid & Isabel
In the summer we loved Ingrid & Isabel’s swimwear, but now that the weather is cooling down and we are back at work after summer vacations and heading into the holidays, we need classic pieces to transition from office to home to work party without missing a beat.
Ingrid & Isabel offers stylish pieces such as the pleated pencil skirt featured above as well as their stylish shift dresses, blazers and trousers. Don’t forget that when you’re going out in this cool, fall weather, that you want to keep warm with a pair of Ingrid & Isabel’s unparalleled Belly Leggings under your skirts and dresses!
If you want to go from office to dinner with a client, lose the blazer and stick with the long sleeved cowl neck tee which is as soft and comfortable as your favorite pair of pajamas. Don’t forget to layer their perfect white seamless ruched tank under it if you choose the white tee option (no one likes a visible bra silhouette)!
Ingrid & Isabel Featured Pieces
Are you looking for the best in maternity lingerie? You are long past the days of fitting in those itty bitty bras and panties of your pre-conception days and you need something more substantial. Should you sacrifice style, though? We don’t think so, and neither do the fabulous folks at Cake Lingerie.
They offer bras in a wide selection based on your needs. Do you prefer seamless? Contour? Underwire or non-wire? Even plus sized bras are available through Cake Lingerie! Panties come in a variety of briefs, boy shorts and thongs to fit your preference!
We love the beautifully matching collections that come in delectable names such as Licorice, Vanilla Cream, and Mint Toffee! The beautifully designed, silky soft and lacy combination featured above has truly caught our eye from the well fitting brief to the balconette style bra. Known as the Rocky Road bra and brief, this set is sure to become your favorite pair of undergarments during your pregnancy! We’re sure your man is going to enjoy this sexy set too!
More to Love from Cake
Looking for Un-Maternity Wear?
If you need to add some maternity clothing to your wardrobe, but don’t want to spend money on pieces you’ll only wear for a short period of time, then head on over to Melody Lane for the best in regular clothing that is versatile enough to wear before, during, and after pregnancy! They offer trendy, classic, and comfortable clothing that is hand-picked for all the life stages women usually experience. With nothing over $100, always free shipping, and new styles featured every season, Melody Lane makes sure your “fashion meets life”.
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