If this fashion week season has taught us anything, it’s that the world’s most stylish women are all mums-to-be right now. The Fash Pack are officially renamed the Preggers Pack and they’re making pregnancy style look like a walk in the park (with heels, of course). See how fashion’s elite are restyling their pre-pregnancy wardrobes and get the inside track on how to work with your new shape.
With this season’s A-line cuts and forgiving trenches, your maternity wardrobe needn’t be a wasteful pit of cash, but an investment that you can wear for seasons to come. Make like the street style stars and invest in a few purpose-made maternity items, such as jeans, a simple black dress and some basic tees and let the latest trends take care of the rest.
Take inspiration from pint sized Russian fashion editor Natasha Goldenberg and wear your favourite winter coat…and you don’t even have to button it up! Simply fasten the belt above your bump empire-line-style, or if your coat is beltless, invest in a contrasting leather belt and hitch it high over your outerwear.
To make your new trench bump-friendly, look to Lucky Magazine’s editor-in-chief Eva Chen, who belts it high over the obligatory maternity sack dress with style.
Maximum fashion points go to former Harper’s Bazaar Russia editor Miroslava Duma. She makes the hit pieces of the season work with her +1 and is the biggest risk taker of the Preggers Pack. Expertly channeling the 60s vibe that’s so prevalent this season, her signature style includes A-line leather skirts hiked up to empire-line, teamed with a statement jacket worn open – an insider trick to cover a zip that might be a little difficult to fully closed later in your pregnancy.
Statement coats and jackets will be your biggest allies in nailing maternity fashion, so take to the street in your hottest heels and embrace the bump in this season’s maternity-friendly styles.
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