Hello! Paula here from TrésChicMama, the one-stop destination for fashion-conscious women who want to live in style while expecting. With the holiday season in full force, coming up with bump-friendly festive ensembles can seem like a challenge. Not to worry! These three style tips will help you create ultra-chic looks that will make for a dramatic entrance.
Paula Alonso, founder of TrésChicMama
Focus on Quality & Fit
Shop for pieces that will stand the test of time, and look for flattering fits that will follow your curves at every stage — ruching, wrapping and draping in soft materials will achieve this. If you stick to clothes that are made with quality fabrics, you’ll need fewer pieces in your maternity wardrobe (cause the ones you have will work 100% of the time, including special occasions like the holidays).
Buy a LBMD
The Little Black Maternity Dress is a highly versatile piece that’s a staple in the chicest of wardrobes. Opt for a silhouette-skimming fit in subtly shimmering materials for a festive look. Finish with statement earrings and sparkly heels and a pop of color on the lips.
Mix and Match Separates
Look for a few pieces that you can mix and match throughout the holiday season. A skirt in a great print or interesting texture is the perfect foundation to build the rest of your look (opt for one with a bit of stretch so you feel comfortable while wearing it). Pair with silky blouses, tops in rich hues (bordeaux and deep red are a great touch for the holidays), or thin sweaters that you can embellish with statement necklaces. Top it all off with opaque tights and striking heels.
My Top Picks from Olian Maternity
Leopard Faux-Wrap Dress, $72 (from $118)
A dress in a statement print is all you’ll need to look great in a moment‘s notice. Channel Gloria from Modern Family and wear this frock with sexy confidence! Let the dress do all the talking and keep your extras muted with these Pour La Victoire ankle strap pumps and this great little clutch by Foley & Corinna. Add a gold touch with a chunky bauble such as this Noir Jewelry pyramid stretch bracelet.
Red Faux-Wrap Dress, $72 (from $118)
What can be more festive than a crimson red dress? This is a wardrobe staple that will look chic every time. Accessorize with statement jewelry like the Kevia flower necklace and bring your hair up in a top-knot. Layer with a cropped woven jacket in metallic to add a little sparkle — or try this one from Alicia + Olivia. Finish the look with cozy opaque tights and a great pair of booties such as this Pour la Victoire number!
Twist-Front Wrap Dress, $72 (from $118)
Perfect for the office party, this graphic print dress is a keeper! Accessories should be kept minimal, so something like the Akribos XXIX watch is a great option on your wrist. Go with dark nail polish for your digits for an edgy look. Julep’s nail polish trio is perfect, especially the color “Jordan” with its multi-dimensional gunmetal finish.