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.
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).
You try to avoid maternity clothes for as long as possible, but once that bump pops out, you’ll find yourself stretching your clothes to the limit. Your belly has officially taken over. Ingrid & Isabel is one of our favorite maternity brands (anyone who invents the Bellaband is tops in our book), and we’re excited to have their new fall line on Gilt.com. This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at their autumn staples (plus some advice from the company’s designer, Ingrid). Bump-chic silhouettes in comfy fabrics? Yes, please!
Every pregnant woman has an “OMG my pants don’t fit” moment, but thanks to Ingrid Carney, there’s no need for a meltdown. The Bellaband, which she created while pregnant with her daughter (named Isabel, of course!) helps keep pants in place, so a burgeoning belly doesn’t mean saying goodbye to your go-to jeans. Being the fashion-savvy woman that she is, Ingrid also developed an entire maternity line. Here, she talks belly basics, including her fashion advice for chic moms-to-be.