Gorgeous. Elegant. Sophisticated. These aren’t words you would normally use to describe maternity clothes, but believe us, Rachel Pally’s designs are some of the best bump-friendly looks we’ve found. Rachel’s fun-loving personality is infused into her clothes, and it shines through here as she talks about fashion and her life as a new mom.
Describe yourself in three words: Driven, generous, stubborn
Coolest thing about your clothes: The Rachel Pally collection fits every figure — it hugs the right places and translates so well for a pregnant body. And it’s so comfortable! You can wear the clothes after the baby comes, too.
Style inspiration: I’m inspired by women, movies, travel, and magazines. I’m just as comfortable in a flowing caftan dress and flat sandals as I am in leather leggings and booties. I like a bit of everything!
Your maternity style is: Comfortable and sexy, and mostly black. I wore a lot of loose tunics and dresses during my first trimester (to hide the mini-belly), but once it popped I lived in tight dresses.
Favorite fashion designer: I don’t have a favorite designer but I love 70s-inspired styles: maxi dresses, bell bottoms, caftans, platforms.
Favorite item from our sale: The Long Caftan dress in the papaya squares print.
Reason you love it: I think this is the most flattering dress EVER! The sleeves cover the upper arm; the tie defines the waist; it’s bra-friendly; works before, during, and after the baby comes; and I love the neutral print. Throw on a pair of gold hoops and some sandals and you’re good to go.
Number of children you have: One perfect little boy! He’s 3 1/2 months old.
Favorite activity to do with him: I love going on hikes with him in the carrier. I strap him in and narrate the walk as we go. He coos and smiles and drools and then falls asleep. It’s pretty much the best thing in the whole world.
Best parenting advice: Roots and wings! Give your child a strong foundation and a loving support system, but encourage him to be who he is meant to be.