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Maternity Fashions Fall 2011

Katlyn Joy |13, September 2011


Fashion and maternity. Two words you may have trouble putting together. In fact you may feel at a loss at putting maternity outfits together since you don't feel like you are in your own body right now. However, this isn't your mom's pregnancy tent today. The options are stylish, fun and never consist of a giant bow or an effort to hide your lovely expanding waistline.

Maternity Tops

Asymetrical necklines. These tops add some detail and edge to an outfit with no fuss.

Breezy tunic tops. Opt for tops often are in darker, autumn shades and rich patterns.

Flowing romantic blouses. You'll feel so much prettier in a top that is made of soft material with romantic details like ruffles, ties or bows.

Jersey twin set dress and jacket. This outfit is put together all ready. Thrown on some leggings and boots and you are set.

Twill jacket. Look for nice details such as gathers, belts, and one that looks as good open as it does tied for the most comfort throughout your pregnancy. Since your themostat will be set a bit higher than normal you'll most likely wear a jacket through the fall and maybe into the winter, more than a heavy parka.

Cascading sweater. Scarf like details look especially nice with skinny jeans.

Textured sweaters. Look for jewel tones for fall in a variety of lengths so you can create a new look depending what bottoms you pair with.

Maternity Bottoms

The skinny jean. Yep, skinny may seem a stretch but maternity skinny jeans are an adorable option for pregnant moms' silhouettes. The tummy panel will typically be made of a special stretch fabric.

Flare jeans. Not the hippy variety but the stylish and subtle. These look great paired with a sweater or long sleeved top that skims the hips.

Jeggings. These jean/leggings hybrid pants are fun to wear and available in dark or lighter wash styles or even corduroy.

Pencil skirt. You can boldly show your belly by topping the skirt with a shirt that doesn't cover your new baby curves.

Wide leg dress pants. These are a nice option for those working in the corporate culture. You can look put together and still be comfy.

Cargo pants. Pull on a pair and run your errands feeling casual but not sloppy.

Mini-skirt. Yes, a maternity mini-skirt. Didn't think you could go there? Yes, you can. It's a fun look and with an expanding tummy panel you'll be feeling at ease as well.

Maternity Dresses

Maxi dress. This style looks as attractive on pregnant women as it does on other women. Look for fluttery sleeves for a nice detailed touch. Some offer self belts to fasten above the tummy.

Classic black wrap dress. An essential simple yet classy dress will be at home in any maternity wardrobe.

Stretch jersey dress. Let it cling to those pregnant curves. Show off that blossoming baby.

Empire waist maternity dress. Is there anyone an empire waist doesn't flatter? Scoop up one or more in solid colors and dress up with accessories.

Trapeze dress. Aim for just above the knee length and a bold pattern for a fun piece for office or outings.

Drape front dress. This is a simple elegant look on a pregnant frame. Flowing silky material will be especially attractive.

Romantic dress in lightweight material with ruffles and sweet details. Every woman should have one ultra-feminine dressy dress.

Maternity Fashion Tips

  • Don't assume you shouldn't buy some attractive new pieces later in pregnancy just because you won't get wear out of it. You'll get so sick of wearing the same items over and over. Also, don't squeeze into clothes that constrict it's uncomfortable and unhealthy for baby and you.
  • Get breathable fabrics and find the tummy panels that seem to feel best on your figure and against your skin.
  • Plan to need to buy different sized clothes along the way. Yes, expanding tummy panels do indeed grow with you... to a point.
  • Don't worry that you won't get enough use out of your clothing. You can save them for another pregnancy, yours or a loved one's, or you can sell them online or at a consignment shop.

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