Congratulations! You’ve got bundle of joy on the way . . . and some drastic body changes. Just because your belly can be used as a table and comfort takes precedence over appearance doesn’t mean your maternity wardrobe has to be blah. Gone are the days when maternity wear was designed to hide the body. Today’s pregnant mom can show off her bump with style. Read on for our advice on fashion for pregnant women.

Max Appeal

Maxi dresses combine comfort with trendiness. Layer one with a vest, cardigan, or blazer in a complementary or contrasting color. Don’t be afraid to wear an empire waist to accentuate your curves.

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Bold Bump

On the opposite spectrum from billowing maxi dresses, curve-hugging maternity tops, dresses, and bottoms are attractive when worn right. Solid-colors are best but prints can be worn with care (see my other blogs about color and horizontal coordination).

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Cool Undercover

Cooler weather doesn’t mean you have to cover up style. Coats with wider lapels which frame the face and draw the eye upward will help elongate your appearance. Belted coats are also a great option for creating proportion.

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Provocative & Pregnant

Pregnancy is not reason to forego sex-appealing attire to enter the ranks of frump-hood. There is available fashion for pregnant women – pregnancy is far from a hopeless situation .Just ask men what they think about a sexy pregnant woman! Bloggist Judith Marsacky shows how it’s done.
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Harvesting the Crop

Take your basic dresses from plain to pow! with a crop top, cardigan, or jacket. Crop tops “cinch” in the waist and draw the eye there, creating an “hourglass” silhouette. You can crop a knit shirt by knotting the bottom at the centre of your waist.

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Jean Joy

If you’re a jean lover, you’ll be happy to know there are plenty of maternity jeans out there to suit your style, not to mention they are oh-so-comfy. And if you’re hesitant to pay for something you think will be worn for fewer than 9 months, keep in mind that maternity jeans are great to have while you’re losing post-pregnancy baby weight.

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